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Exam Masterclass

Cognitus Academy’s Masterclasses teach strategies that help pupils excel in the English Exams.

PSLE MASTERCLASS

Is your child ready for the coming English exams?

How do you boost your child’s confidence in English?

Adopting our Critical Writing and Critical Reading approach, our team of ex-MOE teachers and PSLE exam markers have developed an intensive masterclass to help students with the following core components of the English exams:

COMPONENTS BREAKDOWN  HOW YOUR CHILD WILL BENEFIT
Continuous Writing (CW) – Students will learn to use opening and closing techniques such as flashbacks, foreshadowing, twist and hook in their compositions.
– Students will learn how to develop a slow-motion climax that captures the dramatic sequence in a suspenseful climax.
– Students will learn to develop characters with Personality, Emotions, Actions, Reflection, and Speech (PEARS).
Situational Writing (SW) – Students will learn the format and style of formal and informal emails/letters.
– Improve on contextual tone & vocabulary by identifying the Purpose, Audience and Context of a SW question.
Synthesis and Transformation (S&T) Students will be taught the following grammar conventions:
– Subject-verb agreement
– Tenses
– Conditional sentences
– Relative clauses
Students will also be taught up to twelve different types of S&T questions, including
– Contrast (despite, though, etc)
– Cause and effect (so…that, in order for, etc)
– Reported speech (statements, commands, questions)
– Conditions (if, unless, lest, etc)
Finally, students will be exposed to the most challenging types of S&T questions, similar to past PSLE and school exam questions.
Comprehension Cloze Passage Students will develop the ability to:
– Identify main ideas of each paragraph
– Fill in blanks in the passage based on the context
– Identify clues in the passage
Comprehension Open-Ended – Sharpen critical thinking skills through practices and critical reading of passages.
– Students will be engaged in question analysis, building their inferential skills and demonstrate logical reasoning.
Visual Text Comprehension – Students will be able to sharpen critical reading skills through analyses of the passage.
– Students will develop the ability to analyse questions, build their inferential skills and demonstrate logical reasoning.
– Learn accurate answering techniques
Oral – Reading Aloud – Develop accuracy in pronunciation and the ability to read with expression
– Learn to analyse graphic stimulus and predict possible questions for Stimulus-based Conversation.
– Master a framework to consistently develop comprehension responses to oral questions.
– Receive individualised teacher feedback for improvement.
Oral – Stimulus-based Conversation

We have always emphasised that mastery of English requires consistent effort over a period of time. Nevertheless, some students may have heard of our programme too late, or just need an additional set of strategies to do well in the exams. The Exam Masterclasses are designed with these students in mind.

Masterclass Breakdown:

PAPER 1WHAT WE’LL COVER
3 hoursSituational Writing
– Emails (formal/informal)

Continuous Writing
– Opening
– Character
– Climax
– Closing
– Letters (formal/informal)
– Reports

PAPER 2 – S&T    WHAT WE’LL COVER  EXAMPLES
3 hoursRelative PronounsWho, whom, whose, that, which, where, whoever, whichever, whenever, wherever etc.
Conjunction of TimeWhen, as soon as, on, having, as, until, till, only when, yet etc.
QuantityAnd, together with, as well as, except, neither of, none of, most of, all but etc.
Cause and effect/Reasonbecause, due to, so…that, such…that, in case, as a result, by etc.
ChoiceOr, either…or, neither…nor, prefer…to, rather than etc.
ContrastBut, although, despite, in spite of etc.
PurposeTo, in order to, in order for, so that, so, lest etc.
ConditionUnless, if, had, regardless, no matter, only when, without etc.
VoiceActive to passive voice etc.
Reordering main clause and subordinate clause
Reported speech

PAPER 2 – VOCAB, COMPRE CLOZE & COMPRE OEWHAT WE’LL COVER                 
3 hoursVocabulary
Comprehension Cloze Passage
Comprehension Open-ended
– Critical reading
– Answering techniques

ORAL   
3 hoursReading Aloud
Stimulus-based Conversation
– Interpreting the stimulus
– Predicting questions
– Designing responses

SCHEDULE:

  PAPER 1  PAPER 2 – VOCAB, S&T, COMPRE CLOZE & COMPRE OE
SEP9/9, 10am – 1pm9/9, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

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AUG: Sign up before 2/8/2020 to enjoy 5% discount*

SEP: Sign up before 30/8/2020 to enjoy 5% discount*

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MOCK EXAMS

Our mock exams will follow closely to the format and assessment criteria of exam papers set by MOE schools.

This mock exams package consists of the following:

  • Exam on the one week mid-term break in July
  • Detailed feedback sessions
    • Oral and Listening Comprehension Feedback: On the spot
      • Primary: Each student will take a 15-minute slot within the session.
      • Secondary: Each student will take a 20-minute slot within the session.
    • Paper 1 and 2 Feedback: See schedule below

SCHEDULE:

PRIMARY 4 – 6
ROUND 1ROUND 2
Listening Compre21/7, 9:30am – 10:15am8/9, 9:30am – 10:15am
Oral21/7, 10:30am – 12pm9/9, 9am – 11am / 12pm – 2pm
Paper 122/7, 9am – 10:15am8/9, 10:30am – 11:15am
Paper 222/7, 10:30am – 12:30pm8/9, 11:30am – 1:30pm

PRIMARY FEEDBACK SESSIONS
ROUND 1ROUND 2
Primary 423/7, 9:30am – 11am10/9, 10am – 11:30am
Primary 523/7, 11:30am – 1pm10/9, 12pm – 1:30pm
Primary 623/7, 1:30pm – 3pm
23/7, 3:30pm – 5pm

SECONDARY 1 – 2
Listening Compre21/7, 1pm – 2pm
Oral21/7, 2:15pm – 4pm
Paper 123/7, 9:30am – 11:30am
Paper 223/7, 12:30pm – 2:30pm

SECONDARY FEEDBACK SESSIONS
Secondary 124/7, 10am – 12pm
Secondary 224/7, 1pm – 3pm

PROMOTIONS

  • ROUND 1: Register before 13/7/2020 to enjoy 5% early bird discount on package fees.
  • ROUND 2: Register before 30/8/2020 to enjoy 5% early bird discount on package fees.

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