Secondary 1 Holiday Courses

About these courses

These courses are suitable for students currently studying in Secondary 1. We have five courses available for these levels:

  • Summary Skills
  • Essay Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Amazing Journeys
  • Debating and Public Speaking

OUR SECONDARY 1 HOLIDAY COURSES COVER THE FOLLOWING LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Summary Skills

  • identify main ideas
  • paraphrase
  • link ideas
  • understand details of a text

Essay Writing

  • understanding the demands of the question
  • introductions and conclusions
  • counter paragraphs and rebuttals 
  • spotting errors and making changes

Critical Thinking

  • understand and solve logic problems
  • identify fallacy
  • make decisions based on logic
  • make persuasive arguments

amazing journeys

  • develop skills to plan, compose and improve different types of compositions, situational writings and summaries
  • develop the ability to use numerous writing techniques include linking ideas, adding interesting details, reducing and expanding notes, adding flashbacks and signals and using reported and direct speech
  • develop the ability to read confidently for gist and specific information
  • develop the ability to speak clearly and confidently, especially when asking for and giving advice, reading aloud, exchanging information, working cooperatively with classmates and giving presentations
  • develop the ability to guess meaning from context, recognise content and inference questions and infer logical conclusions
  • develop the ability to take concise and relevant notes, reduce words in a sentence, rewrite using your own words
  • develop the ability to plan, write and link ideas using time markers, adding flashbacks and signals to a story to make writing more interesting
  • develop the ability to write an eye witness account, add important elements to a factual report, information brochure, newspaper articles, a formal letter and a web page
  • develop the ability to put expression into your voice, express (dis)agreement, information exchange, and demonstrate presentation skills

Debating and Public Speaking

  • improve ‘spoken delivery’
  • plan and express personal opinion
  • understand the processes of British Parliamentary Debate
  • analyse linguistic techniques
  • structure and write a persuasive/argumentative composition

Where is this course taught?

Calendar and pricing

These holiday courses are available for Secondary 1. 

Holiday Courses: November/December 2016

Summary Skills

Teaching Centre Date Day Time Fee
Napier Road 24 Nov - 25 Nov Thu - Fri 13.30 - 17.30 S$280.00
Marsiling 21 Nov - 22 Nov Mon - Tue 09.00 - 13.00 S$280.00
Tampines 23 Nov - 24 Nov Wed - Thu 13.30 - 17.30 S$280.00
Tampines 07 Dec - 08 Dec Wed - Thu 13.30 - 17.30 S$280.00
Toa Payoh 21 Nov - 22 Nov Mon - Tue 09.00 - 13.00 S$280.00

Essay Writing

Teaching Centre Date Day Time Fee
Napier Road 22 Nov - 23 Nov Tue - Wed 13.30 - 17.30 S$280.00
Marsiling 24 Nov - 25 Nov Thu - Fri 09.00 - 13.00 S$280.00
Tampines 21 Nov - 22 Nov Mon - Tue 13.30 - 17.30 S$280.00
Tampines 05 Dec - 06 Dec Mon - Tue 13.30 - 17.30 S$280.00
Toa Payoh 24 Nov - 25 Nov Thu - Fri 09.00 - 13.00 S$280.00

Critical Thinking

Teaching Centre Date Day Time Fee
Napier Road 21 Nov Mon 13.30 - 17.30 S$140.00
Marsiling 23 Nov Wed 09.00 - 13.00 S$140.00
Tampines 25 Nov Fri 13.30 - 17.30 S$140.00
Tampines 09 Dec Fri 13.30 - 17.30 S$140.00
Toa Payoh 23 Nov Wed 09.00 - 13.00 S$140.00

Amazing Journeys

Teaching Centre Date Day Time Fee
Napier Road 21 Nov - 02 Dec Mon - Fri 13.30 - 17.30 S$1,400.00

Debating and Public Speaking

Teaching Centre Date Day Time Fee
Napier Road 28 Nov - 02 Dec Mon - Fri 13.30 - 17.30 S$700.00
Tampines 28 Nov - 02 Dec Mon - Fri 13.30 - 17.30 S$700.00
Toa Payoh 21 Nov - 25 Nov Mon - Fri 09.00 - 13.00 S$700.00

Learning outcomes

Summary Writing

Develop a range of strategies to synthesise texts and write effective 'O' Level summaries. This workshop provides a focused approach to a skill students often struggle with.

This course is for Secondary 1 to 4N. 

The course teaches how to:

  • identify main ideas
  • paraphrase
  • link ideas
  • understand details of a text

Essay Writing

Understand and practice different sub-skills of writing. Learn and define techniques to improve your writing performance.

This course is for Secondary 1 to 4N.

The course teaches:

  • understanding the demands of the question
  • introductions and conclusions
  • counter paragraphs and rebuttals
  • spotting errors and making changes

Critical Thinking

Improve your ability to think deeply and logically to solve problems and understand concepts. This workshop covers the vital skill of questioning critically what you read and hear.

This course is for Secondary 1 to 4N. 

The course teaches how to:

  • understand and solve logic problems
  • identify fallacy
  • make decisions based on logic
  • make persuasive arguments

Amazing Journeys

Journey around the world while improving your composition and comprehension skills.

This course is for Secondary 1 to 3.

THIS COURSE TEACHES:

  • how to develop skills to plan, compose and improve different types of compositions, situational writings and summaries
  • the ability to use numerous writing techniques include linking ideas, adding interesting details, reducing and expanding notes, adding flashbacks and signals and using reported and direct speech
  • the ability to read confidently for gist and specific information
  • the ability to speak clearly and confidently, especially when asking for and giving advice, reading aloud, exchanging information, working cooperatively with classmates and giving presentations
  • the ability to guess meaning from context, recognise content and inference questions and infer logical conclusions
  • the ability to take concise and relevant notes, reduce words in a sentence, rewrite using your own words
  • the ability to plan, write and link ideas using time markers, adding flashbacks and signals to a story to make writing more interesting
  • the ability to write an eye witness account, add important elements to a factual report, information brochure, newspaper articles, a formal letter and a web page
  • the ability to put expression into your voice, express (dis)agreement, information exchange, and demonstrate presentation skills.

Debating and Public Speaking

The Debate and Public Speaking course challenges students to extend their speaking and writing skills to become more confident speakers and writers. The conclusion of the course will be a group debate competition.

This course is for Secondary 1 to 4N. 

The course teaches how to:

  • improve ‘spoken delivery’
  • plan and express personal opinion
  • understand the processes of British Parliamentary Debate
  • analyse linguistic techniques
  • structure and write a persuasive/argumentative composition