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THE SPM LITERATURE COMPONENT
Beginning in 2001, the literature component has been
included in the SPM English Language Paper.
For the Form 4 literature component, students must study
six poems ('Sonnet 18,'si tenggang's homecoming, 'there's been a death in
the Opposite House', 'The Road Not Taken', 'Monsoon History' and 'If') and
five short stories ('The Lotus Eater', 'The Necklace', 'The Drover's
Wife', 'The Sound Machine' and 'Looking for a Rain God').
For Form 5, students must study one of the following
novels: Jungle of Hope, The Pearl and The Return.
Question on the literature component for SPM appear in
Section A and D and Paper 1.
Students are required to answer all question on the
In section A, students are tested on the anthology. The
questions in this section are multiple-choice questions and essentially
test reading and comprehension skills at the recognition level.
In section D, students are tested on both the anthology
and the novel. The question in this section test the students' reading and
comprehension skills at the production level.
The question on the anthology in Section D are open-ended
short response questions.
The question on the novel is a free response or personal
response question. Students can choose any one out of the three novels to
answer this question.
The choice of texts, as well as the number of poems and
short stories, to be used in testing may change from year to year.