Sunday, 8 March 2015

SPM 2014 RESULTS

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS!

Villasha Anbalagan - Sri Kuala Lumpur: A+
Ebony Pharamond - SMK Damansara Jaya: A
Amani Fadzlina Abdul Aziz - SMK USJ 13: A-
Wan Hay-Ley - Beaconhouse: A-
Mira Ashvini - Sri Kuala Lumpur: B+
Wong Yu Hao - Tsun Jin High School: B


Friday, 6 February 2015

ABOUT THE WRITERS - 7th Cycle Texts


Minfong Ho
Born in Burma in 1951 to Chinese parents, Minfong Ho has lived in Thailand and Singapore, and currently resides in Ithaca in upstate New York with her husband and three children. At 16, she left Thailand for Taiwan where she studied Chinese history and literature for two years at Tunghai University. After that she studied at Cornell University and graduated with a B.A. in Economics and later a Master of Fine Arts. 

Sunday, 18 January 2015

NEW! 7th Cycle of Texts for SPM 2016.

The new cycle applies to students sitting for SPM in 2016 and later.

POEMS: from Poems Then And Now by Fiona Waters
Theme: Lessons in Life
1.  Scattering the Ashes - Andrew Fusek Peters
2.  Remember- Christina Rosetti
3.  A Little Learning - Alexander Pope
4.  If - Rudyard Kipling 
5.  Half-Term -  U A Fanthorpe
6.  London - William Blake
Theme: Nature
7.  The Tyger - William Blake
8.  Mooses - Ted Hughes
9.  To Autumn - John Keats
10. Winter - Andrew Young 
11. Daffodils - William Wordsworth
12. Address to a Child During a Boisterous Winter Evening - Dorothy Wordsworth
Theme: People
13. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love - Christopher Marlowe
14. Best Bone - Paul Hyland
15. When You Are Old - WB Yeats
16. The Little Black Boy - William Blake
17. Field of Vision - Seamus Heaney
18. Miners - Wilfred Owen

NOVELS:

-The Clay Marble by Minfong Ho
-The Lost King by Scot Gardner

PLAYS (DRAMA):
-The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
-The Play of FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON (by Daniel Keyes) adapted by Bert Coules
-Hope Springs by Richard Conlon

SHORT STORIES:
Anthology of Short Stories - Form 4 & 5

- Embracing Your Shadow by Chua Kok Yee
- Thieving Daughter by Chua Kok Yee
- Sambal Without Anchovies by Chua Kok Yee
- Turning Thirty by Minfong Ho
- Birds of Paradise by Minfong Ho
- The Winter Hibiscus by Minfong Ho

Thursday, 20 March 2014

SPM 2013 SUCCESSES

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS:

Asia Pacific Smart School
Alishya  A
Arif      A
Izzat    A+
Shani   A-

SMK Damansara Jaya
Yen Ni  A

SMK Aminuddin Baki
Wan Aiman  A

Sri Kuala Lumpur School
Jinghann   A

SMK Methodist
Jason Lin   A+

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Classes For SPM 2015 Students

The classes for SPM 2015  have commenced. Anyone interested to join can send a request via email. All classes are held in Petaling Jaya and numbers are limited to four students per group. Students from out of town can opt for online sessions via Skype.

Weekdays:
Wed  4.30pm - 6.30pm
Sat    8.30am - 10.30am
Sat    10.30am - 12.30pm (full)



The texts taught in these classes are:
NOVEL:  Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
DRAMA: The Lion and The Jewel by Wole Soyinka, An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
POEMS: Theme - RELATIONSHIPS and/or PERCEPTIONS OF SELF
SHORT STORIES: All five stories from the prescribed list.


Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Guides to studying some of the poems

Click on the title to read the BBC guide to studying WILFRED OWEN's Dulce et Decorum Est

Read what this blogger has posted on STANLEY KUNITZ's poem, The War Against the Trees.

Andrew Moore provides a detailed study of THOMAS HARDY's poem The Man He Killed

Read the sample essay on ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING's poem How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count The Ways in this blog.