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English and Literature



Mission


To develop Clementeens to be proficient in the language, confident of using it and appreciate the language arts.

Our Teachers:

Head of Department

Mrs Teresa Chua

Subject Head (Internal)

Mr Alvin Ng

Literature Coordinator

Ms Chloe Chan

 

Mr Chia Chun Kiat

 

Ms Valane Tnee

 

Ms Stella Leong

 

Mr Peter Tan

 

Mr Vivek Venugopal

 

Mr Kishan Kannan

 

Mrs Yuen Lay Eng

 

Ms Joycelyn Tan

 

Ms Karen Sia

 

Ms Rachel Lee

 

Ms Sophia Ng

 

Mrs Winnie Tan

 

Mrs Linda Lim

 

Ms Janice Soh

 

Ms Shena Tng

READ@CTSS


To instill the love of reading and inculcate good reading habits in our Clementeens, we have a structured and supervised time slot for Clementeens to immerse themselves in a good book of their choice. In our English curriculum, we introduce popular teenage fiction to our Clementeens with Narratives Thursdays, and proceed to build general and current affairs knowledge in our upper secondary levels through the exposure to articles of non-fiction genres. CTSS R.E.A.D model is employed to encourage Clementeens to respond critically to their reading texts. This reading technique, that is developed in-house, hones students’ critical reading skills as they react, explore, analyse and discern the text. At the end of the 4 to 5 years of CTSS reading programme, our Clementeens will be familiar with a multitude of genres, and have a broadened mindset that will prepare them for their next phase of higher education.

Literature Mosaic

Our Secondary 2 Literature curriculum aims to develop the love and appreciation of English literary arts in our students. The focus this year is on introducing students to Shakespearean texts – Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Merchant of Venice.  To get students to take ownership of their own learning, we allow our students to choose the text that they are interested in. 

Drama-in-Curriculum

Drama education helps develop self-confidence, public speaking skills and interpersonal skills in our students. As such, we have a drama-in-curriculum programme where our lower secondary Normal Technical students develop and perform their own interpretation of classic and well-known drama pieces such as Army Daze and Othello. Our students are introduced to the fundamental elements of drama, and learn to express themselves freely through language and motion. They will also understand the importance of teamwork as they form groups and produce their own drama pieces. At the end of this programme, students will have developed essential communication and interpersonal skills whilst learning creative writing and drama techniques.


PerspeCTives!

To develop Clementeens with the 21st century competencies for a globalised world, the department has curated PerspeCTives to develop our Clementeens with civic literacy, global awareness and cross-cultural skills, critical and inventive thinking, and communication, collaboration, and information skills. PerspeCTives extends training and learning for our Clementeens through the following 3 Cs:

Curate ­– Digital content curation on current affairs and school events

Connect – Article writing on student issues/perspectives

Create ­– Recorded podcasts for publication and sharing (CT Spotify Account)

PerspeCTives aims to develop our Clementeens in creating content and imparting knowledge by increasing media literacy and sparking meaningful conversations about currents affairs amongst participants. Clementeens will also have the opportunity to serve as journalists, reporters, interviewers and podcasters and have their works showcased.

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Development programmes


Public Speaking Competition

In CTSS, we believe in providing ample avenues and opportunities for our Clementeens to participate in public speaking. Clementeens with good oratorical skills are identified and trained to participate in competitions such as the YMCA Plain English Speaking Awards, ACJC Orator’s Trophy. 

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Writing Competitions

Our department has been developing Clementeens for various writing competitions to nurture young writers and poets. Promising Clementeens with an interest in writing prose and poetry are encouraged and guided in building their portfolios for the Creative Arts Programme and Unity Writers Festival, to name a few.

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Student Achievements


S/N

Competition

Results

Names

1

Speech Arts Competition

3nd Runner-Up, Comic Monologue Upper Sec /JC category

Giovanna Teresa Kristiani

2

Unity Writers Festival

2nd Position

Evan Wong Yi Feng

3

Interschool Poetry Appreciation 2021 

 

Silver Award

 

Angel Tan Xiang Qi

Sahana Ramamoorthy

Lim Jee Kei