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

Provided by Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

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Awarded by SEAB


Course introduction

Introduction


The Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) is designed for students of age 14 years old and above, who aspire to acquire a qualification that is recognised by many countries and progress to higher education and vocational studies.

Upon completion of the course, students will sit for the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) which is conducted jointly by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), the Ministry of Education, Singapore and the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB).

The GCE O-Level system is equivalent to the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) examination taken by students in the United Kingdom.



Curriculum Overview


Programme Structure


COMPULSORY SUBJECT
English Language
Mathematics

NON-COMPULSORY SUBJECT^
Chinese
Physics*
Science (Chemistry) and Science (Biology)#
Science (Chemistry) and Science (Physics)#
Science (Physics) and Science (Biology)#
Additional Mathematics
Principles of Accounts
Literature in Chinese
Humanities (Social Studies) and Humanities (History)+
Humanities (Social Studies) and Humanities (Geography)+
 
^Choose three subjects; package offered is for five subjects in total
#Choose one of three science combined subjects
*Not allowed to take together with Science (Physics)
+Choose one of two humanities combined subjects
 



Entry Requirements


Local Application
Admission Requirements
10 Months

  • Completed at least Secondary 3 Education / Year 9 or equivalent
  • Minimum Age: 15 (as at 1st Jan of the year of GCE ‘O’ Level examinations)
  • Language Proficiency: Secondary 3 English / Certificate in English or equivalent / IELTS 5.0 or equivalent / Online English Placement Test conducted by MDIS / Achieve score of 75 and above in Duolingo English Test or equivalent

16 Months
  • Completed at least Secondary 3 education or equivalent
  • Minimum Age: 15 (as at 1st Jan of the year of GCE ‘O’ Level examinations)
  • Language Proficiency: Secondary 3 English / Certificate in English or equivalent / IELTS 5.0 or equivalent /  Online English Placement Test conducted by MDIS / Achieve score of 75 and above in Duolingo English Test or equivalent

International Application
Admission Requirements
10 Months
  • Completed at least Secondary 3 Education / Year 9 or equivalent
  • Minimum Age: 15 (as at 1st Jan of the year of GCE ‘O’ Level examinations)
  • Language Proficiency: Secondary 3 English / Certificate in English or equivalent / IELTS 5.0 or equivalent / Online English Placement Test conducted by MDIS / Achieve score of 75 and above in Duolingo English Test or equivalent

16 Months
  • Completed at least Secondary 3 education or equivalent
  • Minimum Age: 15 (as at 1st Jan of the year of GCE ‘O’ Level examinations)
  • Language Proficiency: Secondary 3 English / Certificate in English or equivalent / IELTS 5.0 or equivalent /  Online English Placement Test conducted by MDIS / Achieve score of 75 and above in Duolingo English Test or equivalent

24 Months
  • Completed at least Secondary Two Education / Year 8 or equivalent
  • Minimum Age: 14
  • Language Proficiency: Completed Secondary Two English / Year 8 English / MDIS Certificate in English (CIE) or equivalent / Achieve score of 75 and above in Duolingo English Test or equivalent



Duration & Intake


Programme Duration


Full-time: 10 Months, 16 Months, 24 Months



Fees & Funding


Fees & Structure (Local)

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 Full-time (10 Months)  S$8,560.00  S$859.63
 Full-time (16 Months)  S$14,766.00  S$1,301.16
Application fees: S$107.00

Fees & Structure (International)
Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
Full-time (10 Months)  S$14,231.00  S$2,808.42
Full-time (16 Months)  S$21,186.00  S$3,386.34
Full-time (24 Months)  S$33,491.00  S$3,557.41
Application fees: S$481.50

Note:
  • All fees are inclusive of 7% GST.
  • Local Students: non-tuition fees include MDIS membership fee, experience workshop, course material, medical insurance, Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) insurance, internal examination administrative fee.
  • International Student: non-tuition fees include MDIS membership fee, experience workshop, course material, medical insurance, medical outpatient insurance, Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) insurance, international students administrative and consultation fee, internal examination administrative fee.
  • Application fee is non-refundable.

 

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