Given that the English Language is Singapore’s official language, all students in Singapore will have to learn and master English in all forms of communication. The PSLE English Language syllabus and examinations will help students to be better English students, speakers and readers.
Of all subjects in the PSLE, English language is most likely the most important for primary school students. Without a strong foundation in this commonly-used language, students will find it difficult to communicate, learn and play, thus hindering their development.
In addition, since most subjects are taught in English, other than Mother Tongue Languages, understanding English will be necessary to learn the other PSLE subjects well. With how content-heavy the PSLE subjects are, we certainly do not want to pile more learning difficulties on our students.
This is the reason why many parents give their children plenty of help to master their English language, such as encouraging them to read more and having supplementary English tuition classes. You can always prepare yourself well for the PSLE examinations by securing a strong foundation in the English language!