Preparatory Course for Admission to Government School – Primary 3 (Full time)

Provided by Coleman College

Course introduction


The Preparatory Course is designed to prepare international students to sit for the Admission Exercise for International Students (AEIS) Test to gain admission into a Government Primary or Secondary Schools. The AEIS Test is conducted by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore.  The AEIS Test involves a centralized test on English and Mathematics and is held in September/ October of each year. International students who are successful in the AEIS Test will be assigned by Ministry of Education to join a Singapore Government School in January of the following year.
The Primary education in Singapore is a 6-year program which students will sit for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) at the end of Primary 6.  Successful students will progress to do the Secondary education.
International students who missed or failed the AEIS Test conducted in Sep/Oct may sit for the Supplementary Admission Exercise for International Students (S-AEIS) Test in February / March of the following year. From 2013 onwards, the S-AEIS Test will not cater for Primary 5 and Secondary 3 levels.
Applicants who have taken part in AEIS Test previously and were unsuccessful may apply to take AEIS Test again at the same or higher level, subject to MOE Terms and Conditions.
For updated and accurate information on MOE, please visit their website at

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

The Preparatory Course is designed to prepare international students to sit for the Admission Exercise for International Students (AEIS) Test for admission into Singapore Government Primary and Secondary Schools

Area of Studies

The course consists of 2(two) subjects taught accordingly to MOE syllabus:

  • English
  • Mathematics

Synopsis for Primary 3
The Primary 3 English Programme is set to expose students to Primary 3 syllabus preparing them for P3 AEIS/SAEIS exam. By the end of the programme, students will be competent and confident in using the language effectively in both written and spoken. They are also able to interact with different text types. The Primary 3 English programme is based on Ministry of Education Primary syllabus. For details, please go to Singapore Ministry of Education Website.  Upon passing the Primary 3 AEIS/SAEIS exam, students at Primary 3 will be posted to Primary 4 mainstream school.

Synopsis for Primary 3
The Primary 3 Mathematics class is aimed at enabling students to acquire Mathematical concepts and skills for everyday use and continuous learning in Mathematics. It also aims at developing thinking, reasoning, communication and application through a mathematical approach to problem solving. More importantly, it aims to build confidence and foster interest in Mathematics itself. Topics including whole number, tables and line graphs, fractions, angles, perpendicular and parallel lines, decimals, time, area and perimeter will be taught progressively to the students. These are the Primary 3 topics belonging to the latest MOE mathematics syllabus. As such, this class will prepare the students for the Primary 4 AEIS exam. Upon passing the examination, they will be posted to Primary 4 mainstream schools.

Entry Requirements

Age: 8 – 10 years old
Academic: At least Primary 1 or equivalent
English Proficiency: At least Primary 1 proficiency in English or equivalent

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

The course duration is 6 months of institutional training – Full-time
Maximum allowable period to complete the course is subject to MOE Regulation

Fees & Funding

Course Fee

Payment Mode

  • Installment plan available