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Subject-Based Banding for Secondary Schools

By now, you probably would have known or heard about the Subject-Based Banding (SBB) system that will soon replace the current streaming system in secondary schools. If not, well, here’s the lowdown on it. The current system Secondary school students are allocated to three different streams based on their PSLE scores. They can only take ...

Techniques to ACE Primary English Examinations

“How can I help my child to improve his/her English other than encouraging him/her to read more?” Well, reading will definitely support your child’s language development and this is something your child has to continue doing. Besides reading, you can also teach your child some other techniques that may help him/her to perform better during examinations. ...

Guide on PSLE Listening Comprehension

The PSLE Listening Comprehension Examinations will be held soon on 20th September 2019 (more PSLE dates here). They form Paper 3 for both English and mother tongue, and are weighted at 10%. Although relatively easy to score in, they are still a crucial component of the PSLE not to be overlooked. The ability to listen well is a ...

Ways to Go Green as a Family

Our island state is facing the threat of rising sea levels due to global warming and we are running out of landfill space. These environmental problems are part of an ongoing social issue that affects every one of us. We all know what the 3 R’s are, but have you been actively reducing, recycling and re-using Earth’s resources? ...

National Day 2019: Our Education System Through the Decades

With little natural resources to rely on, we are our very own assets and it is not difficult to comprehend the important role that the education system has played (and is still playing) in Singapore’s rapid growth. As we celebrate Singapore’s 54th year of independence, let us look back in history at the milestone changes in ...

Changes to the PSLE Scoring System

Do you, at times, feel that Singapore’s education system is taking a toll on you and your child? The PSLE is undoubtedly one of the first major hurdles that local children will have to face and overcome. We know that scores are necessary to benchmark the learning efforts a student has made during his or ...

Things You Need to Know About PSLE 2019

PSLE is just around the corner (in a month’s time!), so here is some useful information to keep your child in check and to set target scores based on the cut-off points (COPs) of the last secondary school intake. On a side note, it is important to be mindful that besides COPs and how the ...

Public Apology for Infringement of our Intellectual Property Rights

It came to our awareness that yet another individual by the name of Ong Bee Tin had infringed our copyright and our rights in the registered Trade Mark by using recordings of our video lessons that were obtained from an unauthorised source for her own commercial purpose. We have since taken legal action against her ...

June Holidays 2019: Recommended Reads

“Reading is to the Mind what Exercise is to the Body” We are in the midst of the June School Holidays and there’s no better opportunity for your child to spend some quiet and quality time with a good book. Besides opening doors to new information and different cultures/places, reading also helps your child to ...

Are you also confused with this question?

Mr Gan ordered 45 pots of plants to decorate the corridor for a school concert. They were to be placed in a straight row from one end to the other end of the corridor at an equal spacing of 1.2m apart. On the day of the concert, Mr Gan was short of 11 pots of ...