Monday, July 25, 2011

Changes in PMR English Language Paper

I would like to share the latest circular [ KP.LP. ] issued by the Ministry of Education pertaining to the PMR English Language paper. Starting next year, English Literature Component would no longer be tested in Paper 1 (12/1) but would be assessed in Paper 2 (12/2) in form of open-ended questions (poem) and open response with textual evidence (novel). No more MCQs. Short stories will not be tested.

For further details, please refer to the enclosed circular.

Latest Circular on PMR English Language Format

Saturday, July 23, 2011

SPM Past Year's Questions : Novel

Choose an event in the novel you have studied which you find to be most memorable. Give reasons for your choice and with close reference to the text, discuss the event. Plot
‘Love is important in a family.’ How is this shown in the novel you have read? Support your answers with close reference to the text. Theme
The writer describes the main character as a very determined person. Using details from the novel you have studied, write about:
-some instances that show the character’s determination.
-how the determination affects his/her family.
Character & Characterisation
‘It is important to have a person you look up to in your life.’ From the novel you’ve read, write about one character that you looked up to. Give a reason why you choose him/her. Character & Characterisation
Describe what happens at the end of the novel and explains why you find the ending happy or sad. Plot
Using the details from the novel you have studied, write about a difficult decision made by one of the characters.  With close reference to the text, do you think this was the right decision? Character
Based on the novel that you have read, write about an important incident that you remember. Give reasons why you remember the incidents.

This morning, I facilitated the Curse Item Building Workshop organised by the Johor Bahru's English Language Panel at SMK Sultanah Engku Tun Aminah (SETA). Despite the fact I just got back from a week meeting with CDD in KL last night, I felt it's my responsibility to be there and assist my team mates ( the ever esteemed Pn. Jamiah and resourceful Pn. Ho).  The main objective of organising this workshop is to assist the teachers in facilitating revision for the Curse as it is the first time it would be tested in SPM this year. Thank you to all the teachers who took part in designing the module. If you are interested to use the module, check out my Scribd doc. Thanks to Ms. Ruzana Saat, the District English Language Officer for her ideas and sponsoring our food :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Johor's Trial Exam Schedule 2011

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