The paper pattern of O’level English 1123 Syllabus will change from 2018.
There are minor changes in the format of Directed & Creative Writing tasks in the Writing paper, but the tasks remain essentially the same. Creative Writing topics will be given genre wise, i.e. descriptive, narrative and argumentative topics will be explicitly categorised.
The reading paper has major changes in terms of format and marks. Note-taking task in the summary section will be of 12 marks now and paragraph summary task will be of 10 marks, instead of 5. The comprehension section will have a multiple choice Words Meaning Question, to the relief of many students, I believe. A question requiring meaning and effect analysis of given phrases from the text has been added.
Please find the specimen papers for the revised paper format below.