The EL and Literature Department aims to develop Kent Ridgeans to be confident communicators and self-directed learners with a love for Language and Literature.

We explore student-centric pedagogy such as Writing as a Process to help our students to develop metacognitive awareness in their writing. We also make use of ICT tools such as the Google Classroom and SLS to promote self-directed and collaborative learning in the classroom. For our Secondary 2 Express classes this year, we incorporated Gamification using Coursemology, an ICT platform which helped to imbue in our students the joy of learning.

We also assess our students holistically with alternative assessment to allow our students to develop skills beyond what is required in pen and paper assessment. The alternative assessment is planned for students to develop a range of skills over the course of 3 years:

Secondary 1: Video production

Secondary 2: Drama

Secondary 3: Current Affairs Presentation

Students also have an opportunity to showcase their alternative assessment to the school through the Speak Up, Speak Out, Speak Right (S³) Programme.

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