The New EL 1184 Syllabus: What It Means for Your Child’s O-Level English Success

Understanding the New O-Level English 1184 Syllabus

Is your child preparing for the O-Level English exam from 2023 onwards? If so, it’s crucial to stay informed about the new English 1184 Syllabus, which brings several changes to the examination format. We understand that navigating syllabus changes can be overwhelming, but at EduEdge, we’ve got you covered.

Why the English Syllabus Is Changing

In a world shaped by the internet, mobile devices, and social media, language skills have evolved. It’s no longer sufficient for students to read and write; they must also understand how language impacts, effects and affects

Here’s an example of how “affect” comes into play: Imagine watching an advertisement for a new product. If that advertisement convinces you to buy the product, it has successfully affected you. 

Your emotional response to the language used in the ad, whether it made you excited, curious, or eager to try the product, illustrates how the profound impact of language can affect you.

The Ministry of Education (MOE) recognises the need to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to navigate this dynamic world and prepare for their future careers. Thus, they’ve updated the English O-Level syllabus to reflect these changing times.

Understanding the 2022/2023 Syllabus Changes

The transition to the New English 1184 Syllabus might seem overwhelming, but we’re here to simplify it for you. Below, we’ve provided a summary of the changes in comparison to the previous old syllabus:

[Paper 1:Situational Writing]

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[Paper 1:Continuous Writing]

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[Paper 2:Visual Text Comprehension]

O Level English

[Paper 4:Oral Communication]

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All these are just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more key differences that are important to note but it’s beyond the scope of this article to examine them.

How EduEdge Prepares Your Child for Success

At EduEdge, we pride ourselves on staying ahead of the curve when it comes to MOE syllabus changes. Here’s how we ensure that your child is well-prepared to tackle the English paper:

  1. Adapting to Syllabus Changes: We develop and adapt our lessons and materials promptly to align with the latest MOE syllabus changes. This ensures that our students are well-equipped to tackle the evolving English paper.
  2. Comparing Old and New Syllabus: We meticulously compare the old and new MOE syllabus guides, mark schemes, and specimen papers. This allows us to pinpoint the changes and the latest trends in the examination format.
  3. Revising Lessons and Resources: Based on our thorough analysis, we revise our lessons and resources to incorporate all the latest MOE syllabus requirements. This ensures that your child is well-prepared for every aspect of the examination.
  4. Teaching Proprietary Formulas: We equip our students with proprietary Formulas, including step-by-step techniques and thinking skills exclusive to EduEdge students. This means that your child learns how to tackle a variety of questions, regardless of their difficulty level.
  5. Understanding Examiner Expectations: We provide our students with insights into how O-Level Cambridge Examiners grade their work, enabling them to answer questions with precision.

Secure Your Child’s Future with EduEdge

Navigating the evolving landscape of English examinations is no easy feat. The introduction of the new O-Level English 1184 Syllabus presents challenges and opportunities. 

To ensure your child’s success, consider our specialised English tuition programmes at EduEdge. 

We simplify the complexities of the syllabus changes and empower your child to excel in English, giving them a significant advantage in the competitive world of O-Level English exams.

Schedule a Diagnostic Consultation & Assessment (DCA) Session

To get started on this journey to success, schedule a Diagnostic Consultation & Assessment (DCA) session with our Language Specialist. 

This personalised assessment identifies your child’s strengths and areas for improvement, allowing us to create a comprehensive learning plan tailored to their English excellence. 

Don’t leave your child’s O-Level English preparation to chance. Schedule a DCA session with EduEdge today, and equip your child for a brighter future.