For the Primary 5 composition exam, the exam format is identical to the PSLE composition examination.
This means pupils have two years of practice with the same format. Although the format is similar, the titles are slightly different as they progress in difficulty level.
To better prepare for the composition exam, it is important to be aware of the differences.
What to expect for Primary 5 mid-year exam
Pupils are expected to write a story which fulfills the basic exam requirements :
A) Fully reflects the title through the chain of events in the story – After a marker reads a story based on the title “A dishonest act”, he fully agrees that the story is entirely based on a dishonest act.
B) Emphasizes the picture in the main event of the story – This is a firm rule that pupils must adhere to. The picture cannot be a passing mention at the beginning or the ending of the story.
Common titles for Primary 5 mid-year exam (SA1)
How to write
|A kind act|
What to expect for SA2 composition exam
By the end of the Primary 5, pupils are expected to be fully aware of the basic requirements for the composition exam.
As such, there is a shift towards more challenging titles for the Primary 5 composition exam for SA2. The titles require more thought as the keywords can be quite specific. This means there are restrictions on the storyline and there is very specific content that pupils can and cannot write.
Common titles for Primary 5 end-of-year exam (SA2)
How to write
An unexpected outcome
|A memorable experience|
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