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Empower Your Child's English Journey with Our PSLE Intensive Workshops!

Prepare your child for success in PSLE English Exam with expert guidance.

Are you searching for a way to give your child an extra edge in English? Look no further than our PSLE English Intensive Workshops!

We understand the challenges students face when preparing for the PSLE English exam, particularly with components like Synthesis & Transformation, Comprehension, and more. That's why our workshops are designed to provide tailored support and guidance in these areas.

During the school holidays, students have the perfect opportunity to dive deeper into English comprehension, composition writing, and critical thinking skills.

Led by our experienced teachers, our engaging sessions cover essential exam techniques and strategies to ensure your child feels fully prepared for success. Our supportive learning environment encourages growth and development, empowering students to tackle any English challenge with confidence.

Don't let your child struggle with English. Enrol them in our PSLE English Intensive Workshops today and watch them thrive! 🚀

Message from our Founder

Dr Daniel Chua

Founder and Director

Greetings, parents! I’m Dr. Daniel Chua, a former Head of Department in the Ministry of Education (MOE), an experienced PSLE exam marker, and a former lecturer at the National Institute of Education (NIE).

During my tenure as an MOE teacher, I had the privilege of instructing highly talented students from the Primary Gifted Education Programme (GEP). However, I also recognised that many of my non-GEP students possessed remarkable but untapped potential.

To address this, I decided to impart some of the critical thinking skills typically taught in the GEP to all my students. To my great satisfaction, these skills enabled them to significantly enhance their English grades.

This forms the foundation of our Critical Reading & Writing (CRW) strategy. My team and I employ a ‘gifted’ approach in teaching students of all proficiency levels, ensuring that they too can excel in the subject.

Our Teaching Team

We take pride in helping our students achieve breakthroughs in their results.
We are able to do that because of the strong team that we have built to teach, organise and administer our robust programmes.

At Cognitus Academy, our teachers are the heart and soul of our English programmes. We take great care in selecting our educators, and they go through an intensive 3-month training programme to build their teaching skills.

Our curriculum and teaching methods are always evolving to keep up with changes in the education system. This transformation is led by our curriculum team, which includes ex-MOE teachers, Heads of Department, Senior Teachers, and our experienced Cognitus instructors.

Who Should Attend This Course?

🖋 Students who are aiming for AL1 in PSLE English examinations should sign up for this PSLE Intensive Revision Workshop because you will learn consistently effective strategies that have helped students improve by at least 1 AL grade within one week. Even students who are already strong in English find great benefits from the Programme!

🖋 Students who are still unaware that Synthesis and Transformation, Comprehension Cloze Passage and Comprehension Open-ended can be learnt in a structured, reliable, and ultimately, repeatable manner must attend the PSLE Intensive Revision Workshop. Be let in on the open secrets on how to score for Paper 2!

🖋 Students who have tried everything and still can’t improve should attend this Workshop. We know how it feels to try so hard but not seeing an results. We have combined our strategies with passionate teachers to create a motivating and enjoyable learning experience!

Introducing our Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) Strategy for English

In our Primary English program, we focus on building essential skills at every step of the way. Starting with the basics of paraphrasing and identifying main ideas, we create a strong foundation for success in exams.

As we progress to the more advanced levels of critical reading, like analysing and evaluating text logic, your child becomes uniquely equipped for excellence in the PSLE English exams. It's these skills that truly set our Cognitus students apart!

Among our past students who have taken their PSLE English exams, almost 90% of our students have improved by at least one grade from applying our teachings. Among the areas that they made improvements, the most significant grade jumps come from Comprehension OE, Compre Cloze, S&T and Composition.

Hear What Satisfied Parents Have To Say

Here are a few of our students who have made remarkable strides in their examinations

Our teachers will impart top exam tips and secrets to prepare your child for the PSLE English exam.

Mastery of English requires consistent effort over a period of time. However, some students may have heard about our programmes too late, or just need an additional set of strategies to do well in the exams. The PSLE English Intensive Revision Workshop is designed with these students in mind.

The following core components of the English exams will be covered in the PSLE English Intensive Revision Workshop:

PSLE English Exam Paper 1 and 2

Situational Writing
Students will learn the format and style of formal and informal emails/letters., and improve on contextual tone & vocabulary by identifying the Purpose, Audience and Context of a SW question.

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 and identify clues in the passage.

Synthesis and Transformation
Students will be taught the following grammar conventions (such as Subject-Verb Agreement, Conditional Sentences, Reported Speech, Conditionals and more). They will also be exposed to the most challenging types of S&T questions, similar to past PSLE and school exam questions.

Comprehension Open-Ended
Applying Critical Reading techniques, our students are able to dive deep into the context of the passage, analyse the requirements of the different questions types and master the techniques for answering questions accurately and comprehensively.

PSLE English Exam Oral

Reading Aloud
Students will develop accuracy in their pronunciation and the ability to read with expression. They will also learn to analyse graphic stimulus and predict possible questions for Stimulus-based Conversation.

Stimulus-Based Conversation
Our workshop empowers students by teaching them how to interpret the stimulus effectively, predict potential questions, and craft well-designed responses in stimulus-based conversations.

Hear What Some of our Parents and Students Say

Don't just take it from us!

If you are ready...

📍 Goldhill Plaza

Run Programme Date and Time
Run 27
(FULL)
PSLE Intensive
Oral Workshop
20 Jul
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Run 28
(FULL)
27 Jul
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Run 29
(FULL)
3 Aug
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Run 30
(FULL)
10 Aug
1:30pm - 4:30pm

*All schedules subject to changes. Classes are usually fully subscribed 1 month in advance. Sign up now to avoid disappointment.

Run Programme Date and Time
Run 35
Synthesis and Transformation,
Compre Cloze, Compre OE
Situational Writing
3 Sep to 6 Sep
10:30am - 12:30pm

*All schedules subject to changes. Classes are usually fully subscribed 1 month in advance. Sign up now to avoid disappointment.

💭 If you are still not fully convinced, consider this...

In the past, Primary 6 students have come to us at different times of the year. The group that makes us “drop everything” and give herculean support to are those who come less than two months before PSLE. Very often, they are failing the subject and are panicking.

While we have given them extra coaching and equipped them with every tip that will help them, we are anguished that these students found us too late. But we are happy to share that every one of these “Hail Mary” students have improved by 1 to 2 grades (D for Prelim improved to B for PSLE! We did it together!).

Here’s what we will cover:
➡️ 11 critical question types for Synthesis and Transformation
➡️Four-step method for getting full marks for Comprehension
Cloze Passage (It is possible!)
➡️ Clear steps on achieving optimal understanding of comprehension passages
and knowing what every question type requires.
➡️ Fool-proof method to ace Situational Writing, just by following our templates.

Your child still has time, but we may not. As with all things good, our team of dedicated teachers do not have unlimited time and capacity. Act fast, so that we don’t have turn you away when you need us the most. Yes, some parents decide to act as early as Primary 3 because slow and steady wins the race 😊

We do have to turn them away because we have saved the seat for your Primary 6 child. Act now.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does this PSLE English Intensive Revision Workshop differ from other programmes out there?
Unlike English enrichment programmes conducted by other centres, the PSLE Jump Start Programme follows the Critical Reading and Writing Strategy that has helped numerous students get a boost in their results since we started running our English programmes. Find out more about the CRW Strategy here.
 
Other English programmes may combine several components of the English examinations into one session. The PSLE Jump Start Programme is targeted and saves your child valuable time by allowing your child to only attend sessions that cover their areas of weakness. Refer to our latest schedule for the next run.
Will there be homework given for students to do?
That depends. For your child to master the different components of the English examination, they need to learn and apply the techniques that we teach. What your child learns in a few hours cannot compare with what regular Cognitus students spend weeks to master. Therefore, for Synthesis and Transformation, and Comprehension Open-ended, homework may be assigned to allow students to practice and get feedback from our teachers. For Oral, Comprehension Cloze and Situational Writing, feedback can be given during the course.
What kind of materials will my child be getting?
A set of carefully curated questions and notes will be given to students before the commencement of the courses. The materials are an accumulation of past year PSLE and school examinations, combined with grammar notes that come from the English reference books used by PSLE English markers. Your child will learn materials that teach the teachers how to mark PSLE papers. This is an advantage worth acquiring.
Who is the teacher for the class?
All teachers undergo rigorous training over a span of one to three months. Only the most dedicated and qualified teachers get to teach our students. So rest assured that your child will only learn from the best. Find out more about teachers here.
Will the lessons be onsite or online?
Depending on prevailing Covid-19 safe management measures, the PSLE Jump Start Programme will run in two modes: hybrid and full online.

 

Hybrid mode allows the flexibility to attend the lesson onsite (capped at 8 students per class) or from the comfort and safety of your own home.

 

Full online lessons will only be conducted via Zoom if Cognitus Academy is not permitted to conduct in-person courses at its premises.

Thanks for taking time to read about our
PSLE English Intensive Revision Workshop.

These are the underlying principles behind some of the strategies taught to gifted kids. We want mainstream students to also benefit from them because we have seen how powerful they can be. If you want your child to improve significantly for the coming PSLE English exams, sign up using the form below.