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Re: [Bukit Timah] Primary Schools

Postby janet88 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:38 pm

I heard English is going to be streamed earlier...ie if kids do not perform well for English in P4, they cannot go to express. Can someone pls confirm?
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Re: [Bukit Timah] Primary Schools

Postby phtthp » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:22 am

janet_lee88 wrote:I heard English is going to be streamed earlier...ie if kids do not perform well for English in P4, they cannot go to express. Can someone pls confirm? Thanks.


below how many marks then get streamed into Normal stream ?

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Re: [Bukit Timah] Primary Schools

Postby janet88 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:01 am

phtthp wrote:below how many marks then get streamed into Normal stream ?

I don't know...very scary to hear this bcos if this is true, my daughter will suffer if streaming is carried forward.

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Re: [Bukit Timah] Primary Schools

Postby alng » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:13 am

janet_lee88 wrote:I heard English is going to be streamed earlier...ie if kids do not perform well for English in P4, they cannot go to express. Can someone pls confirm?
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Janet, where did you hear this from?

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Re: [Bukit Timah] Primary Schools

Postby janet88 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:20 am

alng wrote:Janet, where did you hear this from?


parents with kids going to p4 next year...heard it from a tutor.

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Re: [Bukit Timah] Primary Schools

Postby alng » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:57 am

janet_lee88 wrote:parents with kids going to p4 next year...heard it from a tutor.


Janet, I wrote to the HOD for English of my dd's school. She said that she has not heard about this before. Phew!

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Re: [Bukit Timah] Primary Schools

Postby janet88 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:21 am

alng wrote:Janet, I wrote to the HOD for English of my dd's school. She said that she has not heard about this before. Phew!


Really ? That's a relief to hear that.
I am stressed out with my son now...don't want to hear any more shocking news. Thanks for updating.

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English syllabus for upper primary is revised from 2013.

Postby mother777 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:11 pm

Dear KSP Parents,

Just received the news flash from Straits Times that English syllabus for upper primary is revised from 2013.

Click below link in MOE website for more details.

http://www.moe.gov.sg/media/press/2012/ ... evelop.php

From 2015, pupils sitting for PSLE will have to attempt the revised paper format.

And my DD will be going to PSLE In 2016 :nailbite:

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Re: English syllabus for upper primary is revised from 2013.

Postby fable » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:16 pm

The language skills tested in the revised PSLE are the same as those tested in the current PSLE. However, the revised examination papers give greater emphasis to the 21st century competencies in the teaching syllabus by:

Giving students greater scope for providing personal response in speaking and writing
Greater emphasis on viewing skills integrated with listening and reading


This is encouraging! I was initially concerned when I read about the emphasis on "21st century competencies" - what on earth does that mean(!) but based on this extract from the MOE site referenced, it looks like things are heading in the right direction.

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Re: English syllabus for upper primary is revised from 2013.

Postby mother777 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:23 pm

I just hope by the time first batch of students attend the PSLE,they have enough resources and guidelines to prepare and attemp the exam with confidence.

There are changes in the way situational writing, listening compre & PD, Compre OE will be tested.

A bit more clarification with some examples provided will relieve both the students and parent from being anxious worrying about how the actual exam paper format will look.

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