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Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level (Full-Time)

Provided by: Kaplan Singapore
Awarded by: Kaplan Higher Education Academy

Course Introduction

Kaplan Higher Education Academy provides full time study in a variety of disciplines including Accounting & Finance, Business & Management, Communication & Media, Humanities & Social Sciences, Hospitality & Tourism Management and Information Technology. Through collaboration and partnership with prestigious universities around the world, it prepares students for employment in various fields.

Curriculum Overview

The programme may be completed in 12 months. It prepares candidates for the GCE ‘O’ level examinations with intensive lessons and assessments on a regular basis. It follows the syllabus stipulated by the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB).

You may choose any of the following modules:
•English Language
•Mathematics
•Additional Mathematics
•Science (Physics/Chemistry)
•Principles of Accounts
•Chinese
•Geography

Your intended education pathway and progression must be taken into account when making your module selection as different progressions would require different number of modules and combinations.

A 24-month programme is also available for international students. Student pass holders are required to study at least 3 modules including English.

Area of Studies

  • Lectures, tutorials, discussions, term Tests, mid-year exams, and preliminary exams.
  • The lessons are held in conducive classrooms. Students will learn about the content of selected subjects according to the syllabi set by Ministry of Education in preparation for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level examinations.
  • Students enrolled for this course will sit for the examination as a private candidate. Depending on whether the student wants to apply for admission to polytechnics, junior colleges (for A-Level) in Singapore or pursue tertiary education at Kaplan, students need to do 5 or 6 subjects respectively.
  • Oral examination: July/August
  • Practical & written examination: October to November

Entry Requirements

For Singaporean / PR
•15 years old as of 1st Jan of the year of GCE O-Level examinations
•Completion of Secondary 3 or equivalent
•Applicants who did not obtain a pass in English are required to complete Kaplan's English Placement Test or equivalent

For International Students
•15 years old as of 1st Jan of the year of the GCE O-Level examinations
•Completion of Secondary 3, Year 9 or equivalent
•Language Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 or pass Kaplan's English Placement Test or Complete Kaplan's PBEP Level 5 or equivalent.

Fees & Funding

TuitionFees

For Singaporean/Permanent Resident

Programme fee for 5 core modules:

  • SGD$7,383.00
  • SGD$7,033.00 (after SGD$350.00 study rebate)
Installment Payment:
  • 1st installment: SGD$2,996.00
  • 2nd installment: SGD$2,996.00
  • 3rd installment: SGD$1,041.00 (after SGD$350.00 study rebate)
*Additional S$1926.00 for Geography

*Additional S$963.00 for Chinese

For International Students:

Programme fee for 5 core modules:

•S $ 12,305 (12 months)
•S $ 24,610 (24 months)

*Additional S$3,210 for Geography

*Additional S$1,605 for Chinese

Non-tuition Fees

For Singaporean/Permanent Resident

•Application fee: S$74.90

For International Students
•Application fee: S$492.20
•Administration Fee: S$749 (which includes application for Kaplan Student Access Card, Student’s Pass, Fee Protection Scheme and Medical Insurance)

All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

*Note: All fees are subjected to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 23 February 2017. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant.

Study Mode & Duration

Delivery and Assessment Methods

•Lectures, tutorials, discussions, term tests, mid-year exams, and preliminary exams.
•The lessons are held in classrooms. Students will learn about the content of selected subjects according to the syllabi set by Ministry of Education in preparation for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ level examinations.
•Students enrolled for this course will sit for the examination as a private candidate. Depending on whether the student wants to apply for admission to polytechnics, junior colleges (for A-Level) in Singapore or pursue tertiary education at Kaplan, students need to do 5 or 6 subjects respectively. ◦Oral examination: July/August
◦Practical & written examination: October to November

Student Care, Tracking and Development

•Parent-teacher meeting
•Progress reports
•Additional intensive exam preparation lessons
•Excursions e.g. to Gardens by the Bay
•Polytechnic open-house visits
•Workshops e.g. coding, goal-setting

Graduation and Degree

•Students who complete the course (with a minimum 90% attendance) will receive a Certificate of Participation from Kaplan Higher Education Academy.
•Candidates who obtained at least a Grade 6 or better in one or more subjects at the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ level examination will receive a Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level.
•The Singapore-Cambridge General Certification of Education Ordinary Level is awarded by Singapore Ministry of Education and University of Cambridge International Examinations.

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