Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (Primary and Secondary Levels)

Course Information:

The aim of the course is to prepare foreign students for the AEIS and S-AEIS examinations administered by the Ministry of Education (Singapore) for admissions into various government primary and secondary mainstream schools in Singapore.

This course is designed for international and local students alike from ages 7 to 14 who will be coached to prepare for the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) and the Supplementary Admissions Exercise for International Students (S-AEIS) examinations usually held respectively in September and February each year.

Students will go through a customised and structured intensive programme that will better equip them with knowledge and skills needed to meet the standards for entering Singapore’s mainstream government schools. The subjects that are taught follow the Ministry of Education (Singapore)’s syllabuses closely.

Programmes Offered:

  • Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (Primary 2)
  • Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (Primary 3)
  • Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (Primary 4)
  • Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (Primary 5)
  • Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (Secondary 1)
  • Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (Secondary 2)
  • Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (Secondary 3)
At the end of the course, students will sit for the AEIS or the S-AEIS examination conducted by MOE to determine the entrance eligibility into a government school in Singapore.

Modules Offered:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science (except for Primary 2 and 3 students)
  • Humanities and Social Studies
  • Please click here to view module synopsis.

    Course Duration:

    Full Time students 6 months, 5 weekdays, 6 hours daily

    Course Admission Requirements:

    Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (Primary 2)

    Students should be 7 years old.

    Students will be required to attain 40% or more for Touchstone International Institute Lower Primary English Placement Exam.

    Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (Primary 3)

    Students should be 8 years old.

    Students will be required to attain 50% or more for Touchstone International Institute Lower Primary English Placement Exam.

    Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (Primary 4)

    Students should be 8 years old.

    Students will be required to attain 40% or more for Touchstone International Institute Upper Primary English Placement Exam.

    Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (Primary 5)

    Students should be 9 years old.

    Students will be required to attain 50% or more for Touchstone International Institute Upper Primary English Placement Exam.

    Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (Secondary 1)

    Students should be 12 years old.

    Students will be required to attain 40% or more for Touchstone International Institute Lower Secondary English Placement Exam.

    Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (Secondary 2)

    Students should be 13 years old.

    Students will be required to attain 50% or more for Touchstone International Institute Lower Secondary English Placement Exam.

    Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (Secondary 3)

    Students should be 14 years old.

    Students will be required to attain 40% or more for Touchstone International Institute Upper Secondary English Placement Exam.

    Course Commencement Period:

    At the beginning of every month

    Mode of Delivery

    • Low Teacher-Student Ratio (1:10)
    • Classroom Tutorial
    • Self-Directed Learning
    • Information Technology
    Note: Courses are conducted according to the latest syllabuses specified by the Ministry of Education, Singapore

    Mode of Assessment

    Internal Assessment:

    Quarterly Assessment Tests will be conducted.

    External Assessment:

    Students can register for the AEIS (Admission Exercise for International Students) in September or S-AEIS (Supplementary-Admission

    Exercise for International Students) in February for admission to Singapore Government Schools organised by the Ministry of Education, Singapore.

    Course Completion

    Students may take the AEIS (Admission Exercise for International Students) in September or the S-AEIS (Supplementary-Admission Exercise for International Students) in February for admission to Singapore Government Schools organised by the Ministry of Education, Singapore.

    Requirement for Course Completion

    Students must achieve at least 90% attendance and not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason.

    The 3 (three) types of fee chargeable by TSI are:

    Application Fee

    A one-time application fee is non – refundable. Payment modes: Cash, cheque, remittance/telegraphic transfer, bank draft, cashier’s order.
    Payable to: Touchstone International Institute Pte Ltd.

    Course Fees

    The Committee for Private Education (CPE) has regulatory provisions and requirements to protect course fees that are payable by students who are enrolled in a private education institution (PEI).
    Fee collection schedule is as indicated in individual student’s contract.
    The course fee is refundable and will be subjected to TSI refund policy.
    Payment modes: Remittance/telegraphic transfer, bank draft, cashier’s order or cheque

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    Miscellaneous Fees

    (not all items are applicable for all students)
    * This applies for foreign students who are currently on Dependency Pass (DP).
    Payment modes: Cash, cheque
    Note :Miscellaneous fee will not be protected under the Fee Protection Scheme.

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    Students who wish to register for this course should also visit the Committee for Private Education website for more information about choosing a PEI and advisory note to students.