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

Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) Examination
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12 months or 24 months

Stalford Academy’s ‘O’ Levels preparatory course aims to thoroughly prepare private candidates for the GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations, which are national level assessments jointly organized and conducted by the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) and the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicates.

In this preparatory program which content is aligned closely to the latest examination guidelines, students will be equipped with the concrete knowledge and necessary intellectual skills in tackling the examinations. If you are keen on achieving a robust foundation that will pave your smooth progress into post-secondary institutions, be sure that this is the right preparatory program for you.

Students who manage to attain outstanding results in the ‘O’ level examination could receive grants of up to 70% of polytechnic fees, on the condition they work for three years with any enterprise in Singapore. In addition, students will also be allowed to apply for permanent residency in Singapore.

General Information

Course Duration: 12 months (Full-Time) or 24 months (Full-Time)
Course Delivery Method: Classroom Teaching
Lesson Hours: Mondays to Fridays, between 9am to 7pm (actual duration depends on the number of subjects taken)
Total Contact Hours: 945 contact hours for 12-month programme (5-subject package)
1,890 contact hours for 24-month programme (5-subject package)
Lesson Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours per lesson
Lesson Venue: 12 Kallang Avenue #03-11/12/13/14, Aperia, Singapore 339511

Course Duration for Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge GCE (Ordinary Level) Examination

Programme

Commencement Date

Completion Date

Academic Terms (Weeks)

Term Breaks & School Holidays@

12 Months

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4 (44 weeks)

One 1-week term break per term.

One 8-week school holidays per annum.

24 Months

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8 (88 weeks)

@ Dates are subjected to changes and students will be notified two weeks in advance.

Course Content
Applicants may enroll for the following subjects*. Additional information about the syllabus may be found on the SEAB website.

Core Subjects

Elective Subjects

English Language

Additional Mathematics

Chinese

Elementary Mathematics

Physics

Higher Chinese

Chemistry

Literature in Chinese

** Biology

** Principles of Accounts

Science (Physics, Chemistry)

**

** Science (Physics, Biology)

** History

** Science (Chemistry, Biology)

**

*Subjects offered may change without prior notice. Applicants should check with the school before enrolment.
**A minimum number of 10 students enrolling in the subject are required before the subject is offered.

Additional Subject Information

  • Students taking the standard course package must select 5 subjects, comprising 2 compulsory core subjects and 3 elective subjects.
  • Science laboratory sessions will be conducted for students who have chosen Chemistry and/or Physics as examinable subjects.

Students seeking entry into Singapore Polytechnics

Requirements for entry into Singapore Junior Colleges or Millennia Institute

Generally, students seeking entry into local polytechnics must fulfil the EL-R2-B2 requirement. The following provides more details about the entry requirements for various polytechnic courses: Students seeking entry into local junior colleges or Millennia Institute must fulfill the L1-R5 or L1-R4 requirements set by the Ministry of Education.

Course Requirement

Business

Science and Technology

Design

Pre-University Requirement

Local Junior College

Millennia Institute

EL (Subject 1)

English

English

English

L1 (Subject 1)

English

English

R2 (Subject 2)

Elementary Mathematics or Additional Mathematics

Elementary Mathematics or Additional Mathematics

Elementary Mathematics or Additional Mathematics

R5 (Subject 2)

Geography, or History, orCombined Humanities, or Literature in Chinese

Geography, or History, or Combined Humanities, or Literature in Chinese

R2 (Subject 3)

Geography or Principle of Accounts

Chemistry, or Physics, or Science (Physics and Chemistry)

Chemistry, or Physics, or Science (Physics and Chemistry)

R5 (Subject 3)

Elementary Mathematics, or Additional Mathematics, or Chemistry, or Physics

Elementary Mathematics, or Additional Mathematics, or Chemistry, or Physics

B2 (Subject 4)

Best 1 other subject

Best 1 other subject

Best 1 other subject

R5 (Subject 4)

Elementary Mathematics, or Additional Mathematics, or Chemistry, or Physics

Elementary Mathematics, or Additional Mathematics, or Chemistry, or Physics

B2 (Subject 5)

Best 1 other subject

Best 1 other subject

Best 1 other subject

R5 (Subject 5)

Any GCE ‘O’ Level subjects

Any GCE ‘O’ Level subjects

Students can either choose to take all 5 subjects in one academic year, or combine two ‘O’ Level certificates (which were obtained in 2 consecutive years) when applying for local polytechnics.

R5 (Subject 6)

Any GCE ‘O’ Level subjects

N/A

Admission Pre-requisites

Local Students (12/24-month programme)
Applicants must:
Be above 15 years of age as of 1st January of the year of enrolment
Have successfully completed Junior High School, Secondary 3 or its equivalent

International Students (12-month programme)
Applicants must:
Be above 15 years of age as of 1st January of the year of enrolment
Have successfully completed Senior Middle 1 or Grade 10 or its equivalent
Have obtained a pass in English (i.e. 50% of total mark at current high school)

International Students (24-month programme)
Applicants must:
Be above 14 years of age as of 1st January of the year of enrolment
Have successfully completed Middle School or Grade 9 or its equivalent
Have obtained a pass in English (i.e. 50% of total mark at current high school)

Mode of Assessment

1. Internal Assessment – all internal assessments will be in the form of written papers
a. For the 12-month programme, 4 Examinations will be conducted.
b. For the 24-month programme, 8 Examinations will be conducted.

2. External Assessment – GCE ‘O’ Level Examination [www.seab.gov.sg]
a. Registration for GCE ‘O’ Level Examination is in March
b. Chinese Listening Comprehension and Oral Examination from June to July
c. English Listening Comprehension and Oral Examination in August
d. Examinations for all other subjects will be held from October to November
e. Students will sit for a preliminary examination at Stalford Academy in preparation for the actual ‘O’ Level examinations.

Requirements for Completion of Course
  1. Local Students (Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents) and Dependent’s Pass holders must achieve at least 75% attendance and not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reasons.
  2. International Students (Student’s Pass holders) must achieve at least 90% attendance and not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reasons.

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