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A confident speaker and critical thinker who respects others and is well informed about world issues.


To develop in all Andersonians fluency, confidence, intellectual curiosity, thirst for global knowledge and respect for others.


Head of Department English & Literature

  • Ms Khoo Poh Leng (khoo_poh_leng@schools.gov.sg)

Head of Department (Partnership)

  • Mrs Ashari Sabariah (sabariah_mohd_yusoff@schools.gov.sg)

Year Head Upper Secondary
  • Mr Stephen Ng Ching Enn (ng_ching_enn@schools.gov.sg)
Subject Head English Language

  • Ms Tan Kiak Ping Anne (tan_kiak_ping_anne@schools.gov.sg)

Subject Head Publicity

  • Mr Premkumar Thanapalan (premkumar_thanapalan@schools.gov.sg)

Senior Teachers

  • Mrs Caroline Lawrence (caroline_patricia_thomas@schools.gov.sg)
  • Mr Lim Kelvin (ST/EL) (Lim_Kelvin@schools.gov.sg)


  • Mrs Trixie Goh / Ong Piak Yun (tan_piak_yun@schools.gov.sg)
  • Mrs Pamela Priya Raj(pamela_priya@schools.gov.sg)
  • Ms Soh Wan Ting (soh_wan_ting@schools.gov.sg)
  • Ms Tan Yin Wei (tan_yin_wei@schools.gov.sg)
  • Mdm Nur Fadilah Yusran (nur_fadilah_yusran@schools.gov.sg)
  • Ms Chang Li Jun Winnie (chang_li_jun_winnie@schools.gov.sg)
  • Ms Yeow Swee Li (yeow_swee_li@schools.gov.sg)
  • Mr Teo Siang Yang (teo_siang_yang@schools.gov.sg)
  • Ms Wang Sichuan (wang_sichuan@schools.gov.sg)
  • Ms Wong Li Yi Petrina (wong_li_yi@schools.gov.sg)

Adjunct Teacher

  • Ms Angela Jacob (angela_jacob@schools.gov.sg)

Allied Educator

  • Mr Riyan Sukarno Basry (riyan_sukarno@schools.gov.sg)

Subjects offered by Department

  1. English Language
  2. English Literature
  3. Drama

Key programmes of Department

Drama based on Reading


All Secondary 1 and 2 students are exposed to the Drama based on Reading Programme. In these two years, Andersonians are equipped with real-world skills such as teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving. This programme is aimed at making students become more confident presenters and curious thinkers. Our lower secondary students are subsequently able to showcase their talent in making their own skits during the year-end Arts Festival.

Theatre Exposure


All Secondary 2 students are exposed to an external theatre production. This programme enables students to reap significant benefits in the form of knowledge, tolerance, empathy, critical thinking and future cultural consumption.

Literature Festival - Shakespeare's Birthday


Here is an opportunity for our upper secondary Literature students to get their creative juices flowing as they are given the opportunity to put on a performance to celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday. Students can either perform scenes from any of the Shakespearean plays or read his wonderful sonnets.

Awards and Achievements of Department


UNSW Competitions

In 2017, our students participated in the Writing Competition as well as the English Competition organised by University of New South Wales. We are proud that in the Writing category, 115 students participated, 5 students achieved High Distinction and 30 students achieved Distinction awards. Here are the students who achieved the High Distinction awards in the Writing category:

1. Bernice Ooi Rui Qi
2. Gerin Lim Wen Ting
3. Yong Kok Yew (was also awarded the UNSW Gold Medal)
4. Marie Pereira Manuella
5. Desean Soh 

In the English (Vocabulary) category, 98 students participated and the school was awarded 1 High Distinction and 16 Distinction awards. The High Distinction award winners are as follows:

1. Tammy Tan Le-Xuan