The New PMR English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2 Format (Starting 2012

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posted August 10, 2011 / 11 Comments

The ministry has released a circular in mid July on the new format for PMR English language paper,

which will be implemented in 2012. There

are changes to both papers

with objective questions for literature component removed from Paper 1. The marks for the literature component in Paper 2 have been increased, allowing subjective responses from the students to be used as a measurement of their understanding and appreciation of the literary works.

The Changes
Paper 1 Section A Graphics/Stimuli (short texts, charts, notices) 10 questions Section B Relational Cloze 10 questions Section C Closest in Meaning 6 questions Section D Comprehension ‡ ‡ non-linear (1 text) ± 6 questions Linear (1 text ± factual, narrative, etc) ± 8 questions

Total: 40 questions (1 mark for each question) Paper 2 Section A Guided composition (non-linear and/or linear) 1 question ± 25 marks Section B Literature components

‡ ‡ Poems ± open-ended questions (2 questions ± 3 marks) Novel ± open response with textual evidence (1 question ± 12 marks) Section C Summary writing 1 question ± 10 marks Total questions: 5 Total marks: 50 .

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