For ages 14-16

Build up your arsenal of tips, tricks and techniques while mastering the skills of GCE ‘O’ Level English comprehension – the second paper.

Learn how to analyse texts, identify required responses and form correct, accurate answers as well as enlightening texts. This concise comprehension programme has been designed to strengthen participants’ analytical skills and ensure a strong performance during their ‘O’ level comprehension examinations and summary writing.

After participating in this programme students will have gained knowledge in methods that effectively guide them through the ‘O’ level comprehension assessment taking into consideration key aspects of the Ministry of Education syllabus. Students will be exposed to distinctive text types and learn ways to interpret and deduce vital information for each corresponding type.

Programme details

Wednesday 8 June – Tuesday 14 June

1:00pm – 4:00pm (total 15 hours)


Aestral Private School

273 Bukit Batok East Avenue 4 #02-80

Learning Outcomes

i. Visual Text 1
1. State the type of text
2. Say for whom it is intended
3. State the purpose
4. Say how the designer of the text achieves the purpose
5. Identify if any other illustration aids the visual text
6. State impact it has created on the audience
ii. Comprehension 2
1. Developing skills in analyzing what is required
2. Extracting the relevant points
3. Identifying the correct tense
4. Proper structuring of the answer
5. Time frame needed
ii. Comprehension 3
1. Analyzing the passage and contents
2. Extracting the facts
3. Studying the tense used
4. Forming accurate answers
iv. Summary
1. Reading and analyzing the summary question
2. Identifying what is required
3. Reading the question again to ensure accuracy
4. Writing a rough draft
5. Correcting the draft
6. Writing the summary

English PSLE: Mr Ramachandran (Full Time)

  • Certificate in Education (Teachers Training College, Singapore)
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English (Cambridge University)
  • Certificate in Current Affairs (National Institute of Education)

Subjects Eligible To Teach

  • GCE O & N Level – English & Mathematics
  • GCE A Level – General Paper
  • Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • International English Language Testing System(IELTS)
  • LCCI English for Business


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