Mother Tongue

Department Vision

To inspire in students a love for the language and culture through creative and innovative strategies in a supportive environment, so as to nurture upright pupils who are confident users of the language
 

Objectives

  • To develop students' listening, oral, reading and writing skills
  • To promote the use of the language for personal growth and development
  • To inculcate NE messages through  MT lessons
  • To offer insights into the cultures of the MT languages
  • To explore learning opportunities beyond the classroom

Academic Programmes

Chinese Language Curriculum

  • Twinning programme to Beijing and Shijiazhuang, China
  • Mother Tongue Language Fortnight and Language Camps
  • Sec 1-3 CL/HCL workbooks are replaced by assignment books designed by the teachers.
  • Magazines and articles are selected to supplement students’ reading.
  • On-line learning portal is used to complement our teaching and learning programme.
  • Performance tasks for Lower Sec pupils as part of formative assessment

 

Malay Language Curriculum

  • Twinning programme to Malaysia
  • Mother Tongue Language Fortnight and Language Camps
  • Performance tasks for Lower Sec pupils as part of formative assessment
  • MOE textbooks and worksheet.
  • Weekly newspaper and monthly magazine subscription.
  • On-line learning portal is used to complement our teaching and learning programme. 

 

Tamil Language Curriculum

  • Immersion programme to Chhennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Mother Tongue Language Fortnight and Language Camps
  • Sec 2-4 HTL curriculum is designed by the teachers
  • Performance tasks for Lower Sec pupils as part of formative assessment
  • Articles and short stories are selected to supplement pupils' reading

 

Learning Beyond the Boundaries of Classroms

  • Twinning Programmes with schools in China and Malaysia
  • Integrated Learning Journeys
  • Language and Cultural Experiences (a collaboration of MT, EL, aesthetics and NE deparment)
  • Conversational Chinese/Malay

 

We offer the following MT languages

  • Chinese Language, Higher Chinese Language, Literature in Chinese and Chinese (Special Programme)
  • Malay Language, Higher Malay Language and Malay (Special Programme)
  • Tamil Language and Higher Tamil Language, Literature in Tamil

Department Achievements (Academic & Competitions)

HCL

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

MSG 2.7 3.2 3.5 3.2 3.3
Expected MSG 3.4 3.3 4 3.7 3
% Passes 98 92.9 88.8 95.1 90.8
% Distinction 52.9 45.8 39.1 41.3 42

 

HML

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

MSG 2.8 3.5 3 3.6 2.7
Expected MSG 1.8 3.2 1.7 - -
% Passes 100 93.2 95.5 94.7 93.8
% Distinction 40.7 25 47.7 34.2 68.8

 

HTL

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

MSG 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.6 2.1
Expected MSG 1.8 3.2 1.8 - -
% Passes 100 100 100 93.3 100
% Distinction 66.7 55.8 57.1 60 52.5

 

CHINESE LIT

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

MSG 1.3 1.2 1.9 1.3 1.2
Expected MSG - 3.9 - - -
% Passes 90.9 100 100 100 100
% Distinction 100 94.1 88.2 93.3 100

  

GCE 'O' Level

Sec 3

% of Distinctions

Mean Subject Grade (MSG)

Years 2006 2007 2006 2007
Subject Sch Nat Sch Nat Actual Expected Actual Expected
CL 84 73 81 77 1.5 - 1.6 -
ML 55 62 89 71 2.3 - 1.5 -
TL 49 56 71 58 2.2 - 1.7 -

 

Sec 4

CL

2008

2009

2010

MSG 2.2 2.3 2.4

Expected MSG

2.7 2.4 2.8
% Passes 100 100 100
% Distinction 59.6 47.7 55.9