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English Literature Department


English Literature Curriculum

The aims of the English Literature Curriculum at Northbrooks are:

  • discover the joys of reading Literature and become aware of new ways of perceiving the world around them;
  • appreciate the aesthetic value of language;
  • engage personally with a variety of texts and draw connections between self, texts and the world in order to develop intellectual, emotional, socio-cultural and global awareness;
  • articulate perceptive and analytical thinking when discussing and writing about literary texts;
  • explore how the elements of different genres function in literary works to achieve specific effects; and
  • appreciate the importance of the contexts in which literary texts are written and understood.

English Literature Key Programmes

1. Secondary One:  Prose and Poetry

  • Haiku writing on Singapore
  • Projects on  the set text ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ by John Boyne


2. Secondary Two:  Drama and Poetry

  • Workshops on creative writing/storytelling
  • Projects on the set text ‘Boom’ by Jean Tay


3. Upper Secondary:  Elective Literature

  • The Unseen – Prose and Poetry
  • Projects and debates/forum on the set text ‘Lord of the Flies’ by William Golding


4. All  Levels: 

  • Participation in internal and external competitions
  • Viewing plays on the set-texts
  • Brooksian Theatre Day