① A Celebration of Composition

Compositions, like vegetables and cheese, can sometimes be an acquired taste for these young ones. Luckily, Ms Emmanuel, the Head of our Foundation Programme, is here to help make it fun, engaging and a meaningful experience. We invite you to join Ms Emmanuel for a Celebration of Composition and understand why our Foundation Programme for Primary 1 and 2 students has become such a sleeper hit with the littlest minds!

Monday 3, Tuesday 4, and Thursday 6 June

1215 to 215 pm

Ivy Campus

400 + GST

② Academic Admissions Prep for the DSA Interview

Showcasing your aptitudes and achievements for the Direct Schools Admissions is a delicate task that requires meticulous preparation but also methodical guidance. Tap on the expertise of Mr Sherman Tseng and Mr Maximilian Low, who know exactly what the admissions committee is looking out for during the Direct Schools Admissions exercise. Under their guidance, students will learn to curate their achievements in the interview and present their strengths confidently. During the intensive programme, students will also learn the necessary rudiments to project the right body language and deliver authentic responses. Our past students in the programme have gone on to selective IP schools including, but not limited to RI, RGS, NYGH, HCI, SOTA, NUS High, SJI, ACS(I), CHIJ.

Session 1: Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 June

10 am – 12 pm

Session 2: Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 June

10 am – 12 pm

Ivy Campus

300 + GST

③ How to Write Beautiful PSLE Compositions

As a national top student who discovered the perfect way to balance his innate creativity and artistic integrity with the most stringent examination requirements, Mr Johann Loh has always believed that you can have your cake and eat it too. Through trial and error as a student, he gradually embraced the philosophy that there are certain parameters for excelling in your writing while developing a vibrant writing style that is completely in sync with global trends. (Hint: it’s the exact same writing style that takes you from the Financial Times to the Wall Street Journal; or, from the Ivy League to Oxbridge.) This PSLE-ready writing programme moves beyond the false dichotomy of high-stakes examinations vs. artistic and creative value and shows how you can train to achieve the highest marks while simultaneously becoming a superb writer. Every composition we do at Academia reflects this philosophy of writing.

Monday 3, Tuesday 4, and Thursday 6 June

1215 – 215 pm

Ivy Campus

400 + GST

④ Essays for Future Leaders

The argumentative essay is the quintessential essay that will take you not just through secondary school and junior college but all the way to university and beyond – whether it’s a PhD or an MBA. Join Dr Neil Coomber, a highly sought-after former RI teacher, for an intensive session of essay writing that is the gateway to your future self. Naturally, if you are preparing for a milestone examination such as the English O-levels or GP A-levels, this programme delivers on its promise today.

Monday 3, Tuesday 4, and Thursday 6 June

1215 – 215 pm

Bodley Campus

400 + GST

⑤ The Art of PSLE English & Composition Writing

Examinations are a quintessential aspect of childhood culture; a language examination is, in many ways, an English and writing competition with strictly defined parameters. At Academia, we see the beauty in the language and, indeed, even the examination itself. The PSLE English paper is not just manageable but also a chance to showcase your language skills with the right kind of flourish that will help you achieve A*.  

Especially for our Primary Six students, we hope you will approach this milestone examination in your life with positivity and, above all, an appreciation for the beauty of what you are trying to accomplish. Performing well in your PSLE English component is an art, a skill that you will continue to hone throughout the remainder of your life. Be inspired, never defeated.

We invite you to join us on 13 June 2019 at our student lecture, The Art of PSLE English and Composition Writing, held at the National Gallery’s Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium. We will discuss how you can produce the most beautiful, timeless, and yet fresh compositions in a style that will take you through the PSLE and beyond. And for Paper 2: the elegant rules and techniques you need to master so you can handle the paper fluidly and instinctively. 

Thursday 13 June

10 am – 1 pm

National Gallery, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium

200 + GST