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English Language and Literature

Confident and future-ready language learners

To develop rational thinkers, confident communicators and cultured youths who appreciate the literary arts

The approach to the teaching and learning of English Language and Literature involves:
  1. Contextualising an integrated, process-oriented and spiral-progressive curriculum
  2. Adopting effective learner-centred pedagogies to allow students to become discerning readers and creative inquirers in a language-rich environment
  3. Providing opportunities for students to be empathetic communicators through learning-focussed interactions 

Key Programmes
Multimodality and Multi-literacy
Multimodality and Multi-literacy (M&M) seeks to develop 21st century competencies (21CC), such as Critical and Inventive Thinking; and Communication, Collaboration and Information Skills in all our students through the disciplinarity of the English Language and Literature. 

M&M learning experiences include: 
  • Secondary 1-5 : EL Shines!
  • Secondary 1-5 : Avid Reading for Knowledge (ARK)
  • Secondary 1-2 : Walk The Talk (WTT)
  • Secondary 3-5 : The World From My Journal (TWFMJ)
  • Drama or Play Appreciation
  • Work Attachments or Learning Journeys

IGNITE stretches the potential of students talented in writing and speaking. It allows accomplished writers to hone their creativity and provides opportunities for them to participate in national and international competitions. Confident speakers will showcase their effective communication skills at school and external platforms.