British Council Open House

Book a free Secondary English tuition trial class at our Open House today! Limited slots available.

Don't miss this chance to speak to our teachers to learn more about how our courses will help your child. Also, take part in our fun activities for the whole family*:

  • Face painting
  • Balloon sculpting

*Not available at our Napier Road centre

We focus on improving comprehension and composition skills and track students' progress with regular 'O' Level-style assessment tasks.

Secondary English Tuition

The British Council four-year Secondary tuition course will support your child to succeed in the 'O' Level English exam. The topics tested in the exam change every year so students need to have not only solid command of language but also broad general knowledge.

This is the focus of our new comprehension and composition courses at Secondary 1, 2 and 3: we systematically teach topics relating to current world issues, widening students' general knowledge and equipping them to comprehend texts on an increasingly complex range of topics and to write well-informed compositions. This is supported with weekly comprehension and composition question practices tailored to each level by an MOE expert. At Secondary 4 we bring this together by analysing past 'O' Level papers, anticipating common errors and teaching key exam strategies.

Secondary 1 - 3 (Comprehension and Composition)

At the British Council we understand the challenges and demands at each level, and have designed our courses to teach these areas to give your child the skills to succeed academically. Our courses teach, and test, comprehension and composition skills through a variety of challenging up-to-date topical texts. This course will equip students with both a broader knowledge of the world as well as key comprehension and composition skills needed to excel in exams at local schools.

All our Secondary 1- 3 courses will help your child:

  • Develop their comprehension of challenging non-fiction texts
  • Improve their composition in a range of MOE text types
  • Widen their vocabulary and general knowledge
  • Track their progress with regular assessment tasks

An assessment book written by an MOE expert will be used throughout the course for homework, in-class assessment and review in addition to the main course book.

Secondary 4 ('O' Level Preparation)

With the ‘O’ Level exams at the end of the year, this is a vital time for your child. Their English skills need to be of a high academic standard and they need exam strategies to ensure they perform at their best. At the British Council we understand this.

This course is designed for Secondary 4 students preparing to take the ‘O’ Level. It teaches, and tests, comprehension and composition skills as well as Listening and Oral Communication. This course will equip students with time-saving exam strategies, targeted exam practice as well as key language skills that lead to exam success.


Fees for our Secondary tuition courses start from $1,368 for a half-year course (20 lessons). Discounts are currently available, see below for more information.

Enjoy special discounts when you register for 2018 English enrichment courses at our Open House!

Discount for half-year course registrations Discount for full-year course registrations
$100 $200

We accept NETS, credit card (Visa and Mastercard), cash and cheque payments. 0% interest instalment payment plans are available with Citibank, UOB and DBS/POSB credit cards.

Book a free trial class now!