"When students sit one of the papers in next year's A-level Literature in English examination, they may find themselves dissecting poems not just from foreign lands, but closer to home - verses on chopstick superstitions, perhaps, or the brief history of Toa Payoh.
The syllabus has been revised to expose students to more Singapore literature, said the Ministry of Education (MOE). At least one question in the poetry section of the exam, which Junior College (JC) 2 students will sit from next year, has a new requirement for them to respond to a Singapore poem.
To spark students' interest in local literature, MOE has also commissioned a collection of poetry by local writers, which schools can use to teach practical criticism skills for that section of the paper. This is the first such anthology that will be published for A-level study..."
Full article at the Straits Times