This is a critical period of developing the joy of learning in children through exposing them to exciting global topics, culture and events. Combined with our social-emotional based values system, our curriculum builds the child up to succeed not only in their grades, but in life!
English and Literature are twinned in our Language Arts program because they are two sides of the same coin. The same skills needed to read and infer intent and messages between-the-lines in English Comprehension are developed further in the unseen and set text analysis in Literature..
Knowing how most Lower Sec students struggle with the compulsory Literature subject also compelled us to develop our original Language Arts program to help them.
Building personal expository writing is also fundamental because it is complex yet long-term requirement for academic (GP at ‘A’ levels, thesis at university) and lifelong career. Expository writing synthesizes thinking and feeling and allows our students to develop the ability to think through and build clear arguments that put forth the strength of personal conviction through emotions and beliefs.
Building critical reading & thinking through current affairs and developing a personal voice in expositions through persuasive language are covered in our English enrichment course for Upper Secondary.
The ability to comprehend expositions and then, to write them well, requires the student to have breadth of knowledge and vocabulary that is best built through regular, deep critical reading of current affairs. This can then be applied across all English components from Oral to Comprehension and Composition, and even to Visual Text and Situational Writing.
At BELOVED, our students learn to develop their own personal voice through the persuasive schematics of Ethos, Pathos and Logos (EPL), that will not only guide students in their reasoning and argumentations, but also the language to put forth their convictions and feelings.
We believe that excellence in the English language comes when our students are personally fired up by their own convictions to current issues to think critically and express themselves clearly..
Beyond the immediate academic demands, the confidence and conviction our students develop would inspire their life pursuits with courage. This is the difference our BELOVED curriculum and teachers make in the whole-person approach to learning.