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English Language and English Literature

Our Objectives

  • To cultivate empowered and engaged 21st century learners who are discerning yet empathetic and effective communicators
  • To inspire a deep appreciation for the English Language and Literature, and their use in creative expression and in daily life

Our Approach

  • Focus on experiential learning and guided discovery to allow for deep learning
  • Explicit instruction on the use of visible thinking strategies to enhance metacognition
  • Opportunities to harness ICT to allow for the co-construction of knowledge

Our Programmes

  • Experience the authentic use of English Language and Literature through theatre experiences and learning beyond the classroom
  • Explore different perspectives of the world through dramatisation and debates
  • Engage in dialogic classroom discussion to develop richer perspectives
Through all the above programmes, students will learn to use the English Language with impact, effect and affect.

Capitalising collaboration to promote perspective taking:
A Literature class simulating 'Studies in the Park' by Anita Desai in our school's garden (left). An Inquiry through Dialogue Lesson in English Class (right).    

The Sec 2s’ Wax Museum Drama Showcase: exploring past, present and future trades.
Our students sharing their experiences of the Augmented Reality (AR) Book Trails created by the teachers in the ELLit Dept with Minister Chan Chun Sing. (Photo credit: MOE, 2021)

Our students took part in the Live On Festival Essay Writing Competition. Marianne (4F, 2022) achieved a High Distinction for her essay on organ donation culture.  

Our department’s work is tied closely to our school’s Applied Learning Programme in Theatre and Debates. Find out more here.