By Singapore Teaching Centre, British Council

19 January 2022 - 18:00

English lessons for 10-12 year olds

You want your child to not only do well in the exam room but discover the joy in learning. So what can we do outside of their school lessons to help them stay engaged and fulfil their potential? 

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Why English enrichment is important for well-rounded learning

Upper Primary is a transitional time for kids as they prepare for the next stage in their academic journey. During these crucial years, it’s important that children are given the tools and techniques they need to overcome learning obstacles and rise to new challenges.

English enrichment is an essential part of a child’s holistic education, because it’s not simply about cultivating new language skills (though those are important). Through collaborative activities and a rich variety of texts, our young learners are encouraged to develop the key 21st century competencies needed to thrive now and in the future. 

We want to see our students become independent thinkers, in charge of their own learning. Our highly qualified and passionate teachers guide children to go beyond the surface of their reading material, nurturing critical thinking skills that will promote greater creativity, understanding and confidence. 

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Instead of asking our students to accept and memorise facts, we help them to interpret stories and practise vocalising their ideas, while listening to other perspectives. This way, children learn to apply their new knowledge to skills such as evidence-building and precise self-expression, as they learn about the wider world.

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What to expect from our Upper Primary courses

Comprehension strategies 

Comprehension skills will be improved through the use of challenging fiction and non-fiction texts. Children are supported to learn close reading techniques as they expand their knowledge of international and Singaporean topics. 

Composition techniques

Composition techniques are taught by exploring a range of MOE text types, such as narrative, email and personal recount. Our students are always looking to improve their writing through redrafting and introducing new words into their vocabulary.

Exam practice

Students gain regular practice in PSLE-style exam questions with our assessment book developed by an MOE expert. Our preparation helps children to approach the real exam with confidence and achieve success.

Challenging tasks

We encourage our young learners to engage more deeply with home and international topics and apply this knowledge to writing, reading and oral tasks. Greater awareness of the wider world will help children to excel academically.


Feedback is a core aspect of our safe, supportive and dynamic learning environment. Our experienced teachers provide regular, individual feedback so that your child may grow into a reflective learner, as well as keeping parents informed of their progress.

Find out more about the British Council’s range of English lessons for children. Sign up for our Upper Primary course today or try out our primary English tuition with a trial.