Education is the focal point of national development, ever since 1965, the Singaporean government has repeatedly been integrating various strategies, techniques, and scopes in their educational program to meet recent development in science and technology globally. The aim is to prepare a collective number of young individuals who can compete on a global scale for a well-informed future. Hence, the continuous reassessment and restructuring of educational etiquettes in the country.
This consequently has made the ministry of education (M.O.E) complicate the syllabus of ordinary level education, and because of that, the o’ level education has become tougher. The syllabus has been distorted so that advanced topics taught in higher classes are now introduced to those in lower classes.
This syllabus change has affected many teachers, students and tuition centers such that they are finding it difficult to switch to the new syllabus. Unknown to many, the old syllabus is still taught with outdated teaching materials that in no way correlate to the new, this accounts for the failure of some o’level students especially English language.
In primary school education, the foundation of English is established, as a child progresses into secondary education, English becomes a tougher subject and in fact becomes a regular subject throughout forms 3 and 4. The importance of having a credit in English at ordinary level can not be any lesser emphasis.
The following reasons testifies to this,
It is ESSENTIAL to be calculated into the L1R4 score needed to enter into Polytechnic courses.
It is key to be calculated into the EMB3 score needed to proceed from 4N to 5N or direct admission to the Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP). There’s virtually no way to overcome this examination bodies without being sound in English.
All Special and Express stream students must take an at least five subjects but are permitted to take up to a maximum of nine. Students who wish to take ten subjects must get approval from the Ministry of Education. English Language (includes listening comprehension and an oral examination) is a compulsory subject for special and express students without which a student can not move pass the ordinary level.
The ordinary level examination is one that every child in Singapore will someday confront, and it goes a long way to determine the future of such a child. If a child can conquer the challenge by performing excellently, the child able to move on to a great JC or Polytechnic. However, if he performs woefully, his choices and plans to progress further is effectively limited and his dreams will be aborted and cut short.
The overall aim and purpose for this is to build competence in students and make sure only the qualified candidates are given the chance to perform in any field of study of their choice. Hence the government has implemented these policies to equip students with literacy, global awareness, inventive thinking, information and communication skills, all coupled together, these skills will enable young people tap into the countless opportunities of the digital age.
Every parent around the world wants the best for their children academic wise and will invest what ever is at their disposal to achieve this.
As such, it is only traditional for parents to want to see their child excel at their O level examinations so that they can go on and do greater things in life. If we say that ones potential cannot be adequately judged by their success rate in their O level, we may not be out of point, but it cannot be denied how paper qualifications lie in the onus of decision makers as a key criterion in the day world.
Give your child the very best he deserves today. You will not be disappointed!
Every parent should get interested in their children’s education, just sending children to school at times may not be enough, what is necessary is for parents to monitor the performance of the child and hence the importance of english tuition for secondary school students . Also to know the child’s strength and weakness and must be able to address such and do whatever is necessary: seeking guidance from experts, running extra classes, getting required materials for study and make sure the child is given to efforts to save the future of such child.