BEYOND HORIZONS offers Lower Secondary EXP/NA and Upper Secondary NT students a diverse variety of current topics, authentic non-fiction texts, and skill-based language practice.

Incorporating reading intervention strategies in each article, BEYOND HORIZONS helps students to:

  • Interpret and analyses text types and structures
  • Identify language features, literary devices and their functions

BEYOND HORIZONS also features a poetry section based on selected themes to promote multi-literacy.

Articles are written based on broad educational themes:

  • Historical world events and perspectives
  • Singapore issues
  • Wildlife and environmental issues
  • Insights into cultures, societies and practices
  • New technology and medical science
  • Social emotional learning, sports and health issues
  • Inspiring individuals who have made a difference
  • Personal recounts and reflections
  • Critical response on issues at hand

Practice Section inside BEYOND HORIZONS cover language skills based on MOE English Syllabus 1128:

Paper 1:

  • Grammar Editing
  • Situational Writing
  • Essay Writing

Paper 2:

  • Visual Literacy
  • Comprehension

Paper 3:

  • Listening Comprehension

Paper 4:

  • Oral Communication

Lightbulb Tips: Identify writer’s intent and text type. E.g. Discursive, Personal Recount, Hybrid. Language for impact & text analysis pointers unpack text and identify literary devices for effective reading and writing.

QR Codes: Related videos extend reader experience and encourage acquiring of information from different sources

Let’s Discuss: Higher Order ThinkingQuestions promote critical thinking and creative problem solving

Word Bank: Highlighted thematic vocabulary enriches writing and speaking skills

Writing skills on featured text types

Explicit teaching of grammar and vocab skills

Accompanying Teacher’s Guide containing teaching and learning activities

Differentiated worksheets provide language practice for the various exam-based sections aligned to the MOE English Syllabus 1128:

Lower Secondary NA

  • Editing
  • Visual Text
  • Reading Comprehension

Upper Secondary NT

  • Editing
  • Language in Spoken Context
  • Modified Cloze
  • Reading Comprehension