Meet our Secondary course curriculum writers

Our Secondary English curriculum

Our curriculum combines the British Council’s expertise of over 80 years teaching English with a Singaporean MOE expert to provide your child with a challenging, high quality course covering the knowledge and skills to succeed at school.

Who writes our curriculum?

Robert Playfair, DELTA, PGCE
Head of Secondary, British Council Singapore

Rob has taught English to teenagers across the world, including the UK, since 2006. In Singapore, Rob works closely with parents, teachers and materials writers to help teenagers succeed academically.

At the British Council, Rob oversees the design of the Secondary courses, ensuring that they are interesting for our Secondary students, provide a high level of challenge and contain relevant knowledge and skills which will contribute to success in the ‘O’ Level English exam.

Monica Sharma Menon, MA Education (NIE)
Assessment Book Author

Monica has over 25 years’ experience as a teacher and materials writer for Singaporean students. Her last appointment with the Ministry of Education (Singapore) was Head of the English Department at Cedar Girls’ Secondary School. She currently supervises teaching courses at National Institute of Education. 

Among her publications is the well regarded student book, ‘All About English: Comprehension’ (2014), published by Pearson.