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Knowledge & Power

I Grew Up Gifted. It Was Terrifying.

Imagine that, one day, you awoke to find yourself transformed into a seven-year-old child. Yes, an adult, cognitively speaking, trapped in a child’s body. How terrible, how incomprehensibly terrifying, would it be? I am perfectly aware that in Singapore, people love to talk about giftedness all the time. The power

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Announcements

2017 Annual Report

CONTEXT This year, Academia took in a large number of new students in the first quarter of the year, representing almost 30% of our total student population at its peak. Many of these students came to us because they were performing weakly and/or dissatisfied with their results after being at

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A 360° Learning Experience

Musings of an Ex-Vice-Principal: Learning About Learning

I had a whale of a time discussing Comprehension and Composition strategies with our valued clients, as well as visitors, at my last Parents' Workshop. No gimmicks, no grandiose claims: just a talk to share my insights on the English syllabus. It's our way of sharing knowledge with parents and creating

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Announcements

General Paper by Dr Neil Coomber x Academia

Real notes and essay plans, created by experts. Real writing, done in class, with detailed feedback and analysis. Real insights on what the Cambridge examiners are looking for. This is how we think it should be done. Introducing General Paper by Dr Neil Coomber x Academia. The most rigorous and

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A 360° Learning Experience

Video: 10 Tips for SA2

It's that time of the year again and we're burning the midnight oil, too! Sherman and Johann discuss 10 tips that we want our students to remember for SA2. (So that we can nag them even when they're not at the centre.) Happy studying and keep your spirits up!

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Announcements

Introduction to Secondary One Programme

Secondary English is a completely different beast from Primary school. The rules of the game change dramatically: the emphasis is now on deep language skills, a wide and insightful knowledge base, literary sensitivity, and most importantly - a sense of style when writing. The last element accounts for the bewildering

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A 360° Learning Experience

Video: 2017 PSLE Pep Talk

Our directors, Johann Loh and Sherman Tseng, give a heart-to-heart pep talk to our students on their final tips and techniques for the upcoming 2017 PSLE. Here's wishing our students all the best - you have all come so far and we know you have done your utmost. It has

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Announcements

Introduction to Primary One Programme

Our Introduction to Primary One programme has been running for a couple of years now and this year, we’ve kicked it up a notch, unifying a richly designed English and Mathematics curriculum into a 360° learning experience. Yes, our programme is now a perfectly pitched blend of both core subjects.

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Knowledge & Power

How to Survive the Examination Crunch

There’s a certain unique buzz that occurs only when the exams are around the corner. The canteen fills with students debating spiritedly about various exam topics. Several once-quiet corners become occupied by preoccupied faces scouring their handwritten notes and papers. The library becomes crowded once again, the cool air permeated

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Personal Branding & Well-Being

The Power of Slightly Negative Thinking

Is your glass half empty or half full?The classic expression that determines whether you’re an optimist or a pessimist is so well-known that it has often been used to refer to different personality types. If you step out into the world feeling confident, you’re already won half the battle. You

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