2021 June Holiday

 

Tackling Unseen Poetry

 

Level: Sec 1 & 2 (IP/IB/O-Levels)

Teacher: Ms Nicole de Silva (Ms D)

The Tackling Unseen Poetry Workshop was designed by Mrs Nora de Silva to equip students with the skills required to approach the Unseen Poetry component in the O-Level, A-Level, and even IB exams.

Unseen Poetry is a critical component of the O-Level English Literature paper, appearing in Paper 1 alongside the Set Text component. Unseen Poetry also appears in the A-Level H1/H2 papers and is taken as the ultimate test of the student's ability to respond critically to a piece of writing that is new to them, through close reading and analysis of the writer's choices of form, structure, language, and other literary devices.

Unseen Poetry as an exam format is introduced to students in Sec 1 & 2 with many students struggling to score in this challenging component despite good scores in their English Language papers, with the Unseen aspect of the paper usually throwing them off and/or deemed as something that "cannot be studied".

 

Mode: Online*

Duration: 6 sessions x 1.5 hours

Dates: 11-25 June 2021 (Mon & Fri, twice weekly), 5.30 - 7PM

Capacity: 15 students 

Fees: Existing Students & Early Birds** @ $420 (New Students @ $450)

 

*Please ensure your camera & microphone are in good working condition.

**Secure your place by 14 May 2021 to enjoy the Early Bird price. Subject to availability.

WRITE ON! Paper 1 Skills Workshop

 

Level: Sec 3 & 4 (O-Levels)

Teacher: Miss Woo

This holiday workshop will focus on Paper 1 of the O-Level English Language Paper, targeting key areas that tend to stump even the strongest students. The workshop will dive straight into tackling more complex question types that have been appearing more frequently in the recent years.

(‘Paper 1 Writing’ accounts for 35% of the student’s overall grade in English Language at the O-Levels)

 

Mode: Live @ United House

Workshop will cover:

- Editing Section: Identifying and editing difficult grammatical errors that often escape students’ notice

- Situational Writing: Practicing formal writing and applying appropriate tone and register to popularly tested formats (email, speech and article)

- Continuous Writing: Focusing on Hybrid/Mixed Genre & Argumentative Questions, based on the trends seen in recent O-Level papers.

Duration: 3 days x 3 hours (with short refreshment break)

Dates: 14-16 June 2021 (Mon-Wed), 9.30AM - 12.30PM

Capacity: 8 students 

Fees: Existing Students & Early Birds* @ $400 (New Students @ $420)

*Secure your place by 14 May 2021 to enjoy the Early Bird price. Subject to availability.

 

SPEAK UP! Oral Exam Skills Workshop

 

Level: Sec 3 & 4 (O-Levels)

Teacher: Miss Woo

This holiday workshop is designed to prepare your child for the O-Level Oral Examinations, from reading aloud to conversing with the examiners on the given topic. Armed with recent experience as an O-Level and N-Level Examiner for the Oral Exam, Miss Woo will be offering methods to prepare and practice for the Oral Exam, as well as strategies to ensure your child is able to impress the examiners with their eloquence while displaying maturity of thought.

(The ‘Oral Communication Exam’ accounts for 20% of the student’s overall grade in English Language at the O-Levels)

 

Mode: Online*


Workshop will cover:
- Reading Aloud: Articulation, Intonation, and Pronouncing Difficult Words
- Spoken Interaction: Structure and Etiquette
- Content: Covering a range of topics based on recent O’Level Examination Trends
- Exam Strategies: Understand the examination framework and know what your examiners are looking out for!

 

Duration: 5 sessions x 1.5 hours 
Dates: 7 -11 June 2021 (Mon-Fri), 5 - 6.30PM
Capacity: 12 students per session
Fees: Existing Students & Early Birds** @ $300 (New Students @ $325)

*Please ensure your camera & microphone are in good working condition.

**Secure your place by 14 May 2021 to enjoy the Early Bird price. Subject to availability.