PREP 2 PSLE PROGRAMME

(Formerly known as English Exam Skills)

 

ses logo Specialised Educational Services (SES) is a division of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore. SES programmes are tailored to fit the learning needs of students with a learning difference. 

 

Is the English examination always a nightmare for both you and your child?  It may seem like a daunting task but equipped with the right skills and strategies, doing well is like a dream come true.  We want to help your child cope with the demands of the English language examination in school and we do so by equipping them with the necessary knowledge, skills and strategies to succeed.  At the same time, we want to shape their attitudes towards the language and help them see that it is possible to pass or even excel in the subject.

In addition to what students learn on the DAS Main Literacy Programme, we want to translate that learning into practical application for their English Exams.  Components of the lessons we teach are:

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The aim of the SES PREP 2 PSLE Programme is to provide students with direct support to equip them with the knowledge, skills, strategies and attitudes to cope with the demands of the English language syllabus in school.

The PREP 2 PSLE Programme is supported by Care & Share. Click here to learn more.

Our Approach


The programme provides an extension to what students have been taught in the Main Literacy Programme (MLP) and helps to put the skills learned into practical use in their examinations. In class, students will be exposed to various language components and related strategies in order to cope with their language needs in their English examinations.

Components covered in a typical lesson

  • Grammar
  • Editing
  • Synthesis & Transformation
  • Comprehension
  • Annotation Skills

The curriculum has been carefully designed and frequently evaluated by our team to ensure its suitability to our students. Lessons are in line with the MOE English Language Syllabus and reference the Orton-Gillingham principles.

Recommended for

Students with difficulties in various English exam components such as Synthesis and Transformation and Comprehension.

Entry Criteria

Application is open only to students who are diagnosed with Dyslexia and 

  • are in Primary 3 and 4
  • are in Primary 5 and 6 Standard or Foundation streams
  • have attained a minimum score of 35% in their most recent school English Exam Paper. 
  • are in MOE schools’ School-Based Dyslexia Remediation (SBDR) programme and meet the above criteria. Kindly provide a copy of any of the following:
    1. Child's psychological report (Dyslexia diagnosis)
    2. School-Based Dyslexia Remediation (SBDR) Enrolment letter 

 


ses logo Specialised Educational Services (SES) is a division of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore. SES programmes are tailored to fit the learning needs of students with a learning difference. 

Video Lesson 1: Introducing Adjectives

Video Lesson 2: Abstract and Concrete Nouns

Video Lesson 3: The Case of the Missing Nouns

Video Lesson 4: TRUE or FALSE?

Fees (PREP 2 PSLE)

 

  Singapore Citizen   Singapore PR and
International Student
  Per Hour Per Term Per Hour Per Term
PREP 2 PSLE Programme (10 lessons) $56.00  $560.00  $62.50 $625.00


Fees are inclusive of GST.
With effect from 01 January 2019

BURSARIES PROVIDED BY CARE & SHARE

The English Exam Skills Programme is supported by Care & Share. Click here to learn about the PREP 2 PSLE Programme.

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Care & Share is a national fund-raising and volunteerism movement led by Community Chest for the social service sector, in celebration of SG50 this year. It aims to bring our nation together to show care and concern for the needy and recognise the contributions made by voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs). Eligible donations raised by Community Chest and participating VWOs from now till 31 Mar 2016 will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the government. The matched amount will go towards building the capabilities and capacities of the social service sector and supporting social services to meet rising needs

PREP 2 PSLE PROGRAMME


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. What does PREP 2 PSLE stand for?
PReparation for English Paper 2 PSLE.

2. What is PREP 2 PSLE about?
It is a one-hour weekly remediation programme that aims to address the examination needs of primary school students in the hope of enhancing their confidence and preparedness for the PSLE English Paper 2 Examination.

It aims to support Primary 3 to Primary 6 students by equipping them the knowledge, skills, strategies, and attitudes to cope with the demands of the English Language syllabus in school.


3. What is the duration and frequency of PREP 2 PSLE?
Classes are conducted once a week, one hour per lesson.

4. What are the topics being taught?
Grammar, Editing, Synthesis & Transformation and Reading Comprehension.

5. Why does PREP 2 PSLE only cover the above-mentioned topics?
Taking into consideration the workload students have in school, PREP 2 PSLE classes target components that students find challenging. These components carry a higher weightage of marks in school exams and the PSLE. Topics are also selected based on how easily students can retain the information taught.

6. Is my child eligible to join PREP 2 PSLE?
Is my child eligible to join PREP 2 PSLE?

  • are in Primary 3 and 4
  • are in Primary 5 and 6 Standard or Foundation streams
  • have attained a minimum score of 35% in their most recent school English Exam Paper.
  • Non-DAS students who are in MOE schools’ School-Based Dyslexia Remediation (SBDR) programme and meet the above criteria.

7. How are students grouped into classes?
There are three groupings of classes:

  • Primary 3 & Primary 4
  • Primary 5 & Primary 6 Foundation
  • Primary 5 & Primary 6 Standard

8. How big is the class size?
PREP 2 PSLE classes are kept small (4 to 5 students in a class) to ensure that teachers are able to attend to the individual needs of students. This is particularly important for struggling learners.

9. My child is already in Primary 6, is there still time for him/her to join?
Students may join the programme during the start of every school term throughout the academic year. However, if your child is already in Primary 6, we recommend him/her to sign up for the PSLE Boot Camp Short-Term Programme (STP) during the June Holidays. During the boot camp, our teachers will help your child consolidate key concepts critical for managing challenging components in English Paper 2.

10. How much is the fees per term?
The cost for both PREP 2 PSLE and STP is $560 before GST.

11. Is my child entitled to apply for a bursary?
Yes. However:

  • Bursaries are only available for one SES programme.
  • The student has to be currently enrolled in the MLP programme.
  • The bursary awarded will be one tier below MLP bursary awarded.

12. Which DAS Leaning Centres offer PREP 2 PSLE?

  • Bedok (BDK) Bishan (BJ8)
  • Chua Chu Kang (CCK)
  • Chinatown Point (CTP)
  • Jurong Point (JPT)
  • Parkway Parade (PWP)
  • Queenstown (QTN), Rex (REX)
  • Sengkang (SKG)
  • Serangoon (SRN)
  • Tampines (TPN)
  • Woodlands (WDL)

13. What are the application procedures like for PREP 2 PSLE?
Parents may request for an SES Application Form from the Student Service Assistant(s) at the learning centre or download the application form here, and submit it upon completion. Thereafter, Centre Managers will find a suitable class for the child before calling parents to offer a placement.

14. How is PREP 2 PSLE similar/different to the other English-based programmes such as MLP?
Classes are kept small (4-5 students in a class) to ensure that teachers are able to attend to individual needs. Moreover, lessons are structured and cumulative to align with the Orton- Gillingham Principles of the MLP programme, thereby giving time for students to internalise, understand, review and retain concepts, strategies and skills taught. However, PREP 2 PSLE specifically focuses and covers topics tested in English Paper 2 such as Grammar, Editing, Synthesis & Transformation and Reading Comprehension in preparation for PSLE.

15. Where can I find out more information regarding PREP 2 PSLE?
Kindly visit our DAS website for more information. Alternatively, you may email our PREP 2 PSLE Programme Manager at tuty@das.org.sg.

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