At Indigo, we believe in helping all students achieve their academic distinctions with Meaning and Purpose.  At the end of the day, we aim to assist all our students to be amongst the top 20% of their cohort. 

Indigo IP English is a balanced programme where we establish a high standard of the English Language and impart the key skills needed to approach comprehension and essay writing. As our IP students have the opportunity to be stretched, we focus on language inference, context dissection and critical thinking skills.

Our aim is to provide all our IP students with a head-start to obtain their distinction for the General Paper A-Level exam. 

This programme is suitable for all secondary schools in Singapore offering the Integrated Programme (IP), including:

Hwa Chong Institution; Nanyang Girls' High School; Raffles Girls' School (Secondary); Raffles Institution (Secondary); Anglo-Chinese School (Independent);   Catholic High School; Cedar Girls' Secondary School; CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School; Dunman High School;  Methodist Girls' School;  National Junior College; River Valley High School; Singapore Chinese Girls’ School; St. Joseph’s Institution; Temasek Junior College; Victoria School; NUS High School of Mathematics and Science


The IP English Excellence Programme is specially designed to help IP students to cope with the high demands of Language Arts at the lower secondary level as well as expository writing and comprehension skills at the Upper Secondary level.

Our robust English programme helps students break down essay writing structures and comprehension skills into manageable forms. We provide a comprehensive method of practicing and improving English with the aim of empowering students to approach the English language with confidence.

Programme Structure:

  • Develop critical thinking skills through the integrated study of English and Literature alongside practical criticism
  • Strengthen Narrative Writing & Expository Writing skills
  • Exposure to Application Questions at the Upper Secondary levels - Unique feature at Indigo
  • Deepen Comprehension skills through Inferential, summary, factual and Application questions
  • Expand and broaden knowledge through increased exposure and analysis of current affairs

Key Features:

  • Lower Secondary - Our Language Arts component seeks to equip Sec 1-2 IP students to have a critical appreciation of unseen poems and prose as well as a sound understanding of the narrative and expository writing structures.
  • Upper Secondary - Specially designed for Sec3-4 IP students to be equipped with the skills and structure required of expository writing for ‘A’ level H1 General Paper. It seeks to impart them the techniques for answering comprehension questions and to infuse current affairs into teaching and learning, thus laying a strong foundation for H1 General Paper at GCE ‘A’ level.
  • Current Affairs across all levels - A unique component featured in each level's programme, it provides vast content that can be used in exams, and expose students to pertinent world events that are happening around them.  Using our Proven Critical Thinking Model – SPERMS, CEFGKPPO, IEETDDPRC, students will be provided with the key skills and concept necessary for them to develop content knowledge to apply in their essays and application questions. 

For Indigo's other IP level subjects, click here: 

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Samuel Lim

Group Principal; Director, Curriculum Studies

•GP & History Teacher, Victoria Junior College

•Hwa Chong Institution: Subject Head Hwa Chong International School: Faculty Head

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Trevor Lum

Head, Student Affairs (Sec IP)

•BA (USC Berkeley)

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Shereen Ng

Senior Tutor, General Paper, Upper Sec IP English

•Former GP Tutor, Hwa Chong Institution

•Former GP Level Head, Temasek Junior College

•Career & Higher Education Counsellor, Raffles Institution

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Desmond Chan

Senior Tutor, English – Indigo Group

•Master of Arts in Linguistics

•Former General Paper Teacher in Junior College, and English Teacher in Secondary School

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Sean Koh

Group Chief Technology Officer; Senior Tutor, General Paper

•Adjunct Faculty, Singapore Management University

•DSTA Overseas Scholar

 MSc Stanford University