Secondary 4

Secondary 4

Download our programme brochure to find out more.

Download our programme brochure to find out more.

For students on the ‘O’ Level track, this crucial examination year is about systematic revision and refinement of essential exam skills.

If your child is from an IP school, the Secondary 4 year is a time to prepare well for curriculum at the pre-tertiary level, which will require your child to master essential skills in managing complex question types.

 

 

For students on the ‘O’ Level track, this crucial examination year is about systematic revision and refinement of essential exam skills.

If your child is from an IP school, the Secondary 4 year is a time to prepare well for curriculum at the pre-tertiary level, which will require your child to master essential skills in managing complex question types.

 

 

Programme Outlines

 



 

English

Lesson Duration: 2 hrs
Class size: 10 - 12 students


 

 

At Secondary 4, your child will be required to read more complex passages and to write with precision and clarity.

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Content and Language Mastery


Improve grammar knowledge and skills with grammar drills, editing and sentence reconstruction exercises. Learn to edit writing for grammatical accuracy and clarity to avoid loss of marks.

Comprehension, summary and critical thinking passages cover a wide range of general knowledge topics and current affairs to help students develop a global perspective and build a repository of strong evidence for essay writing. These topics include:

  • technology and science
  • global issues and social trends
  • case studies of inspirational figures

Skills and Techniques


Refine critical reading and writing skills through weekly lessons. 

Master the following:

  • building writing skills by learning how to fine-tune language using signposting and hedging
  • honing summary writing skills by learning how to paraphrase effectively and organise responses to match question requirements
  • enhancing comprehension skills through error analysis and answer precision, and learning to construct responses in a clear and logical manner
  • learning how to apply critical reasoning skills to evaluate information, recommendations and lines of reasoning presented in written and visual texts

Revision and Reinforcement


Students will be trained in techniques and skills to help them excel in their examinable components.

Our Secondary 4 programme helps students:

  • hone time management skills through practice tests in simulated exam conditions
  • learn to analyse and review errors to identify and work on weaknesses
  • recap and review question analysis and answering techniques, as well as analyse assessment requirements
  • learn how to use the appropriate tone, register and structure to present ideas and opinions clearly and confidently during oral examinations

Download our programme brochure for the full curriculum details.


 

Mathematics

Lesson Duration: 2 hrs
Class size: 10 - 12 students


 

 

The aim of our Secondary 4 Mathematics programme is to prepare your child for the ‘O’ Level A Math examination.

 

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Content Mastery


  • Understand and apply different geometric theorems, such as the midpoint theorem
  • Write formal proofs and explain whether a geometrical statement is true
  • Learn Calculus, the most advanced concept in Secondary Mathematics
  • Students will learn to model the motion of an object in a straight line using kinematics concepts

Skills and Techniques


  • Learn to recognise question types, identify important markers and apply effective strategies to answer questions
  • Study real-world problems and formulate them in mathematical terms with suitable assumptions and simplifications
  • Interpret mathematical solutions in real-world contexts

Revision and Reinforcement


  • Focus on revising and mastering all the topics through practice tests and revision handouts, which include questions that test foundational knowledge and examination questions
  • Hone key examination skills such as time management and error analysis with practices on specific question types

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Biology

Lesson Duration: 2 hrs
Class size: 10 - 12 students

 

 


 

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Content Mastery


  • Learn new topics such as Coordination and Response and Cell Division

Skills and Techniques


  • Complete learning the 'O' Level syllabus and consolidate all topics and skills learnt in the form of revision workshops and practices
  • Identify and effectively answer questions across interrelated topics within a question as per exam trends
  • Gain more practice with application questions to challenge thinking and be ready to handle critical thinking questions in the exams

Revision and Reinforcement


  •  Hone exam skills and application of knowledge with topical tests and mock papers which simulate exam conditions
  • Focus is placed on ensuring ability to understand and respond to answers
  • Learn to identify and avoid common pitfalls specific to question types

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Chemistry

Lesson Duration: 2 hrs
Class size: 10 - 12 students

 

 


 

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Content Mastery


  •  Learn and master new topics such as Organic Chemistry

Skills and Techniques


  • Manage Experimental Planning: plan an experiment to investigate the relationships between two or more variables
  • Consolidate all topics learnt to create the necessary links between topics to understand chemistry as a whole and to build confidence in answering questions with interrelated topics
  • Gain ample practice with the 'O' Level exam format and acquire examination skills and answering techniques required to tackle each section of the 'O' level exams
  • Practise applying the concepts learnt to data-analysis and application questions pertaining to real world data and issues

Revision and Reinforcement


  • Focus on revising concepts and clarifying any existing misconceptions
  • Learn to identify and avoid common pitfalls to prevent loss of marks in the exams
  • Hone time management skills with multiple mock examination papers under exam conditions
  • Get a systemic, topical-based revision of all O Level topics, including common and challenging questions

Download our programme brochure for the full curriculum details.


 

Physics

Lesson Duration: 2 hrs
Class size: 10 - 12 students

 

 


 

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Content Mastery


  • Learn new topics, such as Static Electricity, Magnetism, Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

Skills and Techniques


  • Design and plan an experiment, as well as learn how to evaluate it
  • Hone mastery of answering techniques, such as question analysis, identification of the relevant concepts and the development of an appropriate strategy to approach each question
  • Manage manipulating information provided in the question to obtain answers

Revision and Reinforcement


  • Focus on revision and clarification of any existing misconceptions
  • Get ample time management practice with multiple mock examination papers under exam conditions
  • Go through comprehensive revision with comprehensive packages that summarise the key points and common types of questions for each topic to help consolidate learning

Download our programme brochure for the full curriculum details.

 

 

 

The TLL Experience: O-Level Edition

 

 

The TLL Experience:
O-Level Edition

 

We asked our TLL students for their O-Level hacks.
Guess what they said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Without my teachers, I would never dare to dream of where I am today."


DENISE LAI
TLL Alumnus (P4 to JC2)

 

 

"A determined and kind teacher who never gave up on her students, Ms Shu truly inspired me and all my classmates to work harder and never give up. Without any expectation of recognition, Ms Shu has been our light when we were shrouded in darkness.

I can confidently say that Ms Shu is definitely the best teacher that I have ever met, and I believe that most of my success can be credited to her and TLL.

Once again, I would like to express my gratitude to TLL and my teachers for never giving up on me. Without them, I would never dare to dream of where I am today, and I would never have achieved the results I have today."

 

 

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