Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level)

Course Information: The Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination is an annual examination conducted in Singapore. The examinations are jointly set, mainly by the University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate (UCLES) and the Ministry of Education, Singapore (MOE). The qualification is recognised internationally and is accepted for entry in many tertiary institutions around the world, including the junior colleges and polytechnics in Singapore.

Touchstone International Institute has specially designed an effective Preparatory Course to help students pass the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination.The main objective of this programme is to prepare both local and foreign students to sit for the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination. Students who have passed and obtained good grades will be able to gain entry into local universities as well as other universities overseas. The aim is to ensure that students eventually gain their university degrees that will aid their entry into the working world.

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 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level)
At the end of the course, students will sit for the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination conducted by the Singapore Examination and Assessment Board.

Subjects Offered (Student may choose up to a maximum of 3 H1 subjects and 4 H2 subjects):

  • General Paper (H1)- compulsory subject
  • Mathematics (H1)
  • Mathematics (H2)
  • Physics (H2)
  • Chemistry (H2)
  • Economics (H1)
  • Economics (H2)
  • Principles of Accounting (H2)
  • Management of Business (H2)
  • Chinese Language (H1)
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Course Duration:

Full Time students 12 months, 5 weekdays, 5 hours daily OR 18 months, 5 weekdays, 5 hours daily

Course Admission Requirements:

Students should be at least 17 years old by 1st January of the year of examination.
Students should have completed GCE O Level or equivalent.
Students will be required to attain 50% or more for Touchstone International Institute Upper Secondary English Placement Exam.

Course Commencement Period:

At the beginning of every month. Students commencing their course after March may only be registered for the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) examination in the following year.

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 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination
- GCE A Level Chinese Language (H1)Examination will be conducted betweenMay to July OR November;
- GCE A Level Science Practical Examinationswill be conducted in October; and
- Examinations for all other GCE A Level subjects will be held betweenNovember to December.

Course Completion

Students may take the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination

Requirement for Course Completion

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

Type of Qualification

Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Certificate awarded by the Ministry of Education, Singapore and University of Cambridge International Examinations, after successful completion of GCE ‘A’ Level Examinations.

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). TSI subscribes to these regulatory provisions and requirements in its collection of fees from full-time students.
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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) 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 visitthe Committee for Private Education website for more information about choosing a PEI and advisory note to students.