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

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.

TSI 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 Singapore’s universities and polytechnics as well as other colleges and 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) Examination
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:
H1 H2
Compulsory Non- Compulsory (choose 1 subject) Non- Compulsory (choose 3 subjects)
  General Paper   Economics
Mathematics
Chinese Language
Economics
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Management of Business
Principles of Accounting

Course Duration:

Full Time students
12 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 must have completed Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) examination or equivalent.
Students will be required to attain 50% or more for TSI English Placement Test (Upper Secondary).

Course Commencement Period:

At the beginning of every quarter of the year in January, March, June and September. Students commencing their course in June or September 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:
Bi-weekly assessment (quiz, presentation, groupwork, etc), Quarterly Tests

External Assessment:
- Registration for the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level)examination in March.
- Chinese Language Examination from June to July
- Examination for all subjects will be held from October to November

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 ‘O’ Level Examinations.

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