Poll reveals English as the biggest concern for parents

Friday 06 September 2013


Singapore – How is the new PSLE 2015 syllabus going to affect your child? Are you worried about your child’s English results? 

According to the latest poll on KiasuParents.com, parents worry most about the English subject in the PSLE (as at 5 September 2013). 

Come to our upcoming Open Houses to discover how British Council’s English courses can maximise your child’s IQ (through lessons built upon the MOE syllabus to help students excel in their exams), EQ (through the British Council methodology that is based on praise and positive reinforcement) and CQ (through British Council’s experience in helping to stimulate, motivate, engage, and nurture confident and independent thinkers). 

Meet with our senior educators, sit in and observe a class to understand how our methodology can help students cope with the recent syllabus changes and how we develop students to write creatively, think critically and speak confidently. 

Trial classes include: 

  • Nursery 2 to Kindergarten 2: Stories and Languages Games
  • Primary 1 to 3: Reading Vocabulary and Comprehension 
  • Primary 4 to 6: PSLE Skills 
  • O-level Exam Preparation 
  • Secondary Comprehension Skills 

Also, keep an eye out for our free parent workshops. Our experienced teachers will give you an insight into the teaching approach and range of materials used at British Council, and useful tips on how to: 

  • Assist your child with secondary comprehension skills 
  • Help your child ace the PSLE 2015 exams 
  • Guide your child in creative writing, by Duncan Watt 
  • Encourage and lead your child through the early stages of reading 

Get up to S$250 off as well as a free welcome pack for all registrations for English for School courses that take place during the Open Houses. A mystery gift will also be given for the first 100 full-year 2014 course registrations at each centre.


Napier Road Centre 
30 Napier Road 
Singapore 258509 
Date: 26 October 2013, Saturday 
Time: 10.00 - 16.00

Marsiling Centre 
1 Woodlands Street 31 
#04-01 Fuchun Community Club 
Singapore 738581 
Date: 22 October 2013, Tuesday to 27 October 2013 (Sunday) 
Time: 10.00 - 16.00 

Tampines Centre 
11 Tampines Concourse 
Singapore 528729 
Date: 30 November 2013, Saturday 
Time: 10.00 - 16.00 

Toa Payoh Centre 
480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh 
#09-01 HDB Hub, East Wing 
Singapore 310480 
Date: 1 December 2013, Sunday 
Time: 10.00 - 16.00

Registration for the trial lessons and parent workshops is compulsory. 

Notes to Editor

For media enquiries, please contact:

Jean Lin, Manager, Marketing and Communications
British Council (Singapore) Limited
D: +65 6470 7155
E: jean.lin@britishcouncil.org.sg

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. 

We work in more than 100 countries and our 7,000 staff – including 2,000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the Arts and delivering education and society programmes. 

We are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter. A core publically-funded grant provides less than 25 per cent of our turnover which last year was £781m. The rest of our revenues are earned from services which customers around the world pay for, through education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. All our work is in pursuit of our charitable purpose and supports prosperity and security for the UK and globally.