Preparatory Course for Admission to Government School – Secondary 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 Secondary 3
The English module will focus on improving the pupil’s proficiency in the language in the areas of comprehension and language use. Pupils will also be required to complete composition writing of 300-400 words. Content level: Secondary 2


Synopsis for Secondary 3
Preparatory Course for Admission into Government Schools (Secondary 3) Students are expected to be taught topics covered in Secondary 2 Mathematics, which are:
  • Rate, Ratio & Proportion
  • Similar & Congruent Triangles
  • Expansion & Factorisation of Algebraic Expressions
  • Solving Quadratic Equations
  • Algebraic Manipulation & Formulae
  • Solving Simultaneous Equations
  • Linear Graphs & Functions
  • Graphical Methods of Solving Equations
  • Pythagoras’ Theorem
  • Volume
  • Data Analysis & Graphs
  • Set & Notation
  • Probability

Entry Requirements

Age: 14 – 16 years old
Academic: At least Secondary 1 or equivalent
English Proficiency: At least Secondary 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