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Words have power. We strive to develop you to become effective, eloquent and empathetic communicators so that you can harness the power of words in various contexts, to positively influence the people around you. We also seek to inspire appreciation, understanding and passion for language, through the study of English Language and Literature.

Our Curriculum

Thinking, writing and reading critically are essential skills for the 21st century. You will apply these skills as you engage in discussions on complex issues and texts both within and beyond the classroom. You are exposed to a wide range of texts to enable you to develop new ways of perceiving your world. You are also given opportunities to present your thoughts and views to others, in order to develop your confidence in public speaking.

Our Enrichment

Lower Secondary English Speech and Drama Enrichment

The Secondary 1 English Speech Enrichment programme seeks to develop your confidence and equip you with skills and techniques necessary for effective communication and presentation. You will learn how to write a persuasive speech effectively before presenting your speeches to the class for assessment. The best speaker represents the class in the annual ELLF interclass speech competition.

The Secondary 2 Drama Enrichment programme seeks to equip you with fundamental public speaking skills and the basics of stagecraft. You will deepen your understanding of drama and gain exposure to the world of Shakespeare and his works.

English Language and Literature Festival (ELLF)

ELLF takes place in April each year. Throughout the week, students are exposed to a wide range of activities such as workshops, inter-class speech competitions and literary competitions. You will also have the opportunity to plan and execute your very own English and Literature activities.

Creative Writing Circle

Our school-based writing circle seeks to develop, inspire and empower students who have an interest in creative writing. It involves seminar discussions with local poets or writers who share their approach and inspiration behind their creative pieces, and tips on writing. Students are given time to work on creative writing pieces which are submitted for critique by local writers.

N6 Cluster Literature Events

As the Centre of Excellence for English, we organise annual cluster events such as the ‘Tea, Tiffin and Poetry’ to inspire students to love poetry, read poetry and write your own poems.