How to Improve PSLE Results: Teacher Insights Series
One of the “favourite” questions asked during Parent-Teacher Meeting is how to improve a child’s results for a particular subject.
All parents want their children to do well for exams or PSLE and not just to aim for passing. On top of that, PSLE T-score will affect a child’s chance to get into the school of his choice since the calculated T-score is relative to others’ performance (at least till 2020).
Without further ado, let’s find out the tips as shared by our subject specialists.
Question 6: Are there any tips to boost my child’s grades in a particular subject?
Mr. Nicholas Ee
As an English teacher, most of a child’s written competency revolves around the structure (grammar), expression (vocabulary) and appropriateness (comprehension) of the language.
A tip is to deconstruct stories or articles one has read. E.g. In an article that speaks out against the use of electric scooters on pavements, a student can pick out the main points of the writer’s arguments and observe the style and manner in which they are written.
The author may be a very sensorial writer as he uses elements of sound and movement in describing the potential dangers posed by these personal mobility devices on pavements.
Mr. Ng Yeo Heng
The subject specialists in OwlSmart team have prepared some study tips to help your child “conquer” each subject.
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To summarise, in order for your child to excel in PSLE Science, your child MUST equip himself/herself with the following skills:
- Understanding and application of concepts in different scenarios
- Process skills in “dissecting” a Science question
- Answering techniques
Find out more in the following PSLE Science articles:
For PSLE Math, there are different things to look out for in different topics. Do sign up your email address with us so as to get the preparatory tips for Math. It is difficult to pen down everything here.
In summary, adopt good practices as follows:
- Understand the concepts learnt in Math. Do not memorise the steps!
- Practise Math papers within stipulated duration stated above on a regular basis.
- Try not to use the calculator too much in daily practices to improve on speed and accuracy.
- Learn different methods in solving problem sums.
- Familiarise with Math PSLE syllabus and strategise!
- Familiarise with the common strategies used in problem solving.
- Adopt STAR approach to solve problem sums in a systematic manner.
- Quality over quantity when it comes to revision.
For greater details, check out the following PSLE Math articles:
Pitch the learning tasks or intensity according to your child’s limits. Manage your expectations before stretching your child’s limits. It is always good to sit down with your child and plan the study schedule or activities together.
About the Author
Prof Ollie is a guru of PSLE revision strategies specialising in the Leitner System and aims to help primary 6 students from all walks of life to excel in their PSLE. Despite being a professor, he wears his graduation hat wherever he goes. When not working on OwlSmart, Prof Ollie flies around Pulau Ubin to lose weight and catch up with the resident hornbills.