• Secondary English

Secondary ‘O’ Level English Mastery Class

Structured around a three-week cycle, language skills in our Secondary ‘O’ Level English Mastery classes are continually revisited and reinforced at increasing levels of complexity as our students progress.

The MOE Secondary English curriculum requires the student to display independent critical thinking and writing across a broad range of topics. At Write Edge, students will learn crucial skills that can help them score in their ‘O’ Level Paper.

Secondary ‘O’ Level English Mastery Class

In a small class size of only 7-8 students, our teachers are able to take the time to focus and explore each topic thoroughly. In our classes, we strive for understanding and not just memorising. Our end goal is to help students develop independent and critical thinking.


Suitable for Secondary 1 – 5 students

Paper 1 and 2 Segments

All Paper 1 and Paper 2 segments fully covered (70% Weightage)

Targeted Strategies

Targeted strategies to tackle complex comprehension questions (Latest MOE Syllabus)


Curriculum developed after 4 years of research

Vocabulary Passages and Articles

Be exposed to a carefully selected range of vocabulary words, passages, and articles

Language Skills

Language skills are continually revisited and reinforced at increasing levels of complexity as our students progress from Sec 1 to Sec 4


Structured around a three-week cycle of Comprehension, Writing and Core Skills

Week 1: Comprehension:

  • Active Reading
  • 18 ‘O’ Level Comprehension Question Types
  • Strategic Comprehension Skills
  • Summary Writing Skills
  • Deconstructing Visual Text

Week 2: Writing:

  • Narrative, Personal Recount and Descriptive Writing
  • Expository (Argumentative and Discursive) Writing
  • Situational Writing
  • Current Affairs
  • Point-Elaboration-Evidence-Link (PEEL)
  • Show-Not-Tell
  • Mature Reflection
  • Language Features

Week 3: Core Skills:

  • Build Current Affairs Knowledge
  • Grammar and Vocabulary in Context
  • Develop Opinions, Reflections and Judgement
  • Common Editing Errors

FAQs for Secondary

FAQs for Primary

How do you teach Secondary English at Write Edge?

The MOE Secondary curriculum requires critical thinking and independent writing across a broad range of topics. By exposing the students to carefully hand-picked words, passages and articles, as well as engaging them in in-depth discussions on a range of essays – from narrative to current affairs, we hope to prepare them for the O Level examinations and beyond.

Secondary English Mastery course covers 70% of the O Level English paper. Every lesson, we have a specific objective and in 6 weeks, we will cover each segment of the English Paper (as shown below) once through, in-depth.


  • Narrative Text Comprehension
  • Non-Narrative Text Comprehension
  • Visual Text Comprehension


  • Narrative, Recount and Descriptive Writing
  • Argumentative and Expository Writing
  • Situational Writing
  • Summary Writing


  • Current Affairs
  • Editing
  • Vocabulary

What makes Write Edge SPECIAL/DIFFERENT from the other centres?

In the Secondary English Mastery Classes at Write Edge, we focus on depth. With the right dose of work and materials, our teachers can take the time to focus and explore further within an area of discussion instead of rushing to complete the syllabus, spreading the students thin. We strive for understanding, not just memorising. Our emphasis on depth and discussion mean that the students would be mentally engaged, but such engagement can only be effective when time is given for the students to think about the information they just received and the questions they have. We allow more time for students to think and respond so as to develop independent thinking. Ultimately, beyond attaining stellar grades, we believe that providing the platform for students to think, write, practise, make mistakes and revise their drafts weekly will benefit them in the long run. English has been, and will continue to be, the most used language in the world. To prepare our children just to tackle the exams, would be myopic. In our Secondary English Mastery Classes at Write Edge, we introduce real-life examples and specially curated materials to ensure that the skills they learn will stay relevant even after they complete their O levels. Curriculum: Our curriculum specialists and ex-MOE teachers who are familiar with the requirements of the Cambridge O Level examinations specially curate our learning materials. They are improved frequently to ensure clarity, effectiveness and to ensure that we are up to date with the latest syllabus changes. All our Secondary school teachers have over 5 years of experience, are trained regularly, dedicated and passionate! We do our best to ensure that every child learns at Write Edge regardless of ability. Low student-teacher ratio: We strictly run small classes of up to 8 students and this promotes higher interaction between the teachers and the students. Not many centres offer such a low student-teacher ratio. Students can comfortably pose questions to their teachers who act as facilitators to help them achieve understanding of their texts, questions as well as with crafting their essays.

Are the Secondary English Master classes very different from the Primary School Writing classes?

Yes, it is considerably different. The primary school creative writing classes only covers the composition writing segment of the English paper. The Secondary English Mastery class covers 70% of the English paper (all except Listening and Oral). The scope of topics and skills taught at the Secondary level is also much wider.

At Secondary Level, students are expected to be independent learners and take responsibility of their weekly revision and homework.

Is there a trial class?

Yes. Your child may attend one paid trial class before deciding if our programme is suitable for him/her.

Will there be lessons on Public Holidays?

– Lessons are conducted as usual during the MOE school holidays (March, June and September). Our term ends in November ie: no classes during December holiday.


– With the exception of Chinese New Year, New Year and Christmas, lessons will be conducted as usual for any other Public Holiday that falls on a Saturday or Sunday,


– Classes will not be scheduled on gazetted Public Holidays that falls on weekdays and fees will be prorated accordingly.

What if my child can’t make it for one lesson due to school activities or illness?

Replacement lessons are scheduled within the week at a maximum of twice a term and is subjected to availability. Worksheets will be given if there are no suitable timings for replacement. Strictly no prorate, credit or refund for lesson missed.

Have other questions in mind?


“Indeed, the teacher in charge at WE was very fast to customise some parts of their teaching to match Jia En’s learning ability. Although some parts of the lesson are customised, her teacher continues to stay close to the standard curriculum. By doing so, it helps Jia En to build confidence and enthusiasm in English.”

Jez HowParent of Chia Jia En, Sec 1