A passionate, confident and proficient English community.
To ignite students’ passion, develop them with linguistic and literary skills, and empower them into confident global citizens of the 21st Century.
By the end of Secondary 4/5 at EVG, a student should be able to:
- communicate effectively in different contexts
- think critically on a variety of world issues
- be confident and passionate in the use of the English language
Department Programmes & Events
Applied Learning Programme
Evergreen Secondary’s ALP is the signature Communication Skills & Inventive Thinking Programme that focuses on values, communication, creative and critical thinking using the real-world context. Through the EVG Communication Programme, we aim to nurture all our students to become confident leaders, possessing effective communication skills and a sense of purpose. In this way, we hope to enable every EVGian to Aspire & Achieve and be inspired to contribute actively to Singapore and the wider community. (website link to ALP)
Every March, the English Department organises a week-long event to celebrate the English language and to get students and staff to develop a greater sense of appreciation of English Language & Literature through fun and educational activities, like concert performances, panel discussions and language games.
Whole School Reading Programme
The English Department works in partnership with the The National Library Board (NLB) to provide greater reading opportunities for our EVGians through activities like mass borrowing and assembly programmes.
Sec 4/5 EL Learning Journey
To foster greater appreciation in the arts, all Sec 4 and 5 students get the opportunity to attend a theatre performance every year.
Literature Curriculum 2018
|Seen Poetry||Writing for Literature|
Emily of Emerald Hill
|Sec 3||Julius Caesar (Lit)
Fiela’s Child (E. Lit)
|Unseen Poetry & Singapore Poetry|
|Sec 4/5||Road to Memphis (Lit & E. Lit)|
Students should be able to articulate a thoughtful response to a text and construct a coherent argument so as to answer structured questions and preparatory essays.
Students are encouraged to read widely so as to promote a love for reading. The Literature programme provides a sound foundation for a possible extension of this subject at higher levels.
Students are taught drama skills to help them understand aspects of literary study such as characterisation, setting, mood and atmosphere.
Creative Writing Skills
Students are encouraged to explore the creation of literary works to find their personal voice, such as by composing original poems.
Why Study Literature?
- The study of Literature both sharpens and broadens students’ minds. The critical thinking skills uniquely offered by Literature include:
- cultivating a questioning mind;
- exploring personal and social issues; and
- interrogating and managing ambiguities and multiple perspectives.
- It develops empathy and stimulates thinking about beliefs and values.
- It builds in students socio-cultural sensitivity and awareness, as well as a global outlook.
Literature Enrichment Programmes 2018
|Sec 1||Film Screening||National Schools Literature Festival|
|Sec 2||Drama Workshop|
|Learning Journey to Peranakan Museum|
|Performance of excerpts from Emily of Emerald Hill|
|Sec 3||Shakespeare in the Park|
|Literature Learning Journey|
|Sec 4/5||Drama Enrichment – Road to Memphis|
|Julius Caesar Performance|