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

Provided by Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)


Course introduction

Introduction


MDIS College offers a diverse range of preparatory courses ranging from Singapore- Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary and Advanced Level), Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS), Cambridge International Advanced Level, Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and Cambridge International Lower Secondary. Since its establishment in 2006, it has set a proven track record of preparing students to excel academically and has provided a strong foundation for them to be successful at higher levels of tertiary education in Singapore. 

Cambridge IGCSE is one of the world’s most popular international qualifications for students. It is recognised as a reliable record of attainment for entry into universities and colleges worldwide, and is an international academic passport to progression and success.

Cambridge IGCSE is comparable to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level system and the United Kingdom’s General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE). Cambridge IGCSE examinations are held twice a year (May/June and Oct/Nov) and candidates are to register with MDIS College before the closing dates.



Curriculum Overview


Programme Structure


5 Months (Intensive) 12 Months (Year 7/8) 12 Months (Year 10) /
24 Months (Upper Secondary)
  • English – First Language
  • English – Second Language
  • Mathematics
  • Science – Combined
  • Accounting
  • English - First Language
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Cambridge Global Perspectives
  • Chinese - Second Language
  • English – First Language
  • English – Second Language
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics – Additional
  • Physics
  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Chinese – Second Language
  • Science – Combined
  • Cambridge Global Perspectives
 

 



Entry Requirements


Local Application
Admission Requirements
5 Months (Intensive)

Completed at least Secondary Four Education or equivalent
Minimum age: 14
Language Proficiency: Completed Secondary Four English / Certificate in English (CIE) awarded by MDIS / Achieve score of 75 and above in Duolingo English Test or equivalent

12 Months (Year 10)
Completed at least Secondary Three Education / Year 9 or equivalent
Minimum age: 14 years old
Language Proficiency: Completed Secondary Three English / Year 9 English / Certificate in English (CIE) or equivalent / IELTS score of 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 (Upper Secondary)
Completed at least Secondary Two Education / Year 8 or equivalent
Minimum age: 13 years old
Language Proficiency: Completed Secondary Two English / Year 8 English / Certificate in English (CIE) or equivalent / IELTS score of 4.0 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
12 Months (Year 7)

Completed at least Primary Six Education / Year 6 or equivalent
Minimum age: 12 years old
Language Proficiency: Completed Primary Six English / Year 6 English / Pass MDIS Certificate in English (CIE) Level 1 or equivalent / Achieve score of 55 and above in Duolingo English Test or equivalent

12 Months (Year 8)
Completed at least Secondary One Education / Year 7 or equivalent
Minimum age: 13 years old
Language Proficiency: Completed Secondary One English / Year 7 English / Pass MDIS Certificate in English (CIE) Level 1 or equivalent / Achieve score of 55 and above in Duolingo English Test or equivalent

12 Months (Year 10)
Completed at least Secondary Three Education / Year 9 or equivalent
Minimum age: 14 years old
Language Proficiency: Completed Secondary Three English / Year 9 English / Certificate in English (CIE) or equivalent / IELTS score of 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 (Upper Secondary)
Completed at least Secondary Two Education / Year 8 or equivalent
Minimum age: 13 years old
Language Proficiency: Completed Secondary Two English / Year 8 English / Certificate in English (CIE) or equivalent / IELTS score of 4.0 or equivalent / Online English Placement Test conducted by MDIS / Achieve score of 75 and above in Duolingo English Test or equivalent
 



Duration & Intake


Programme Duration


Part-time:
5 Months (Intensive)

Full-time: 
12 Months (Year 7/8/12)
24 Months (Upper Secondary)



Fees & Funding


Fees & Structure (Local)

Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
5 Months (Intensive)*  S$3,424.00  S$316.14
12 Months (Year 10)^  S$12,840.00  S$1,228.84
24 Months (Upper Secondary)^  S$25,680.00  S$1,278.09
* For 2-subject combination
^ For 5-subject combination


Application fees: S$107.00

Fees & Structure (International)
Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
12 Months (Year 7/8)^  S$17,120.00  S$3,438.24
12 Months (Year 10)^  S$16,050.00  S$3,435.03
24 Months (Upper Secondary)^  S$35,310.00  S$3,771.84
^ For 5-subject combination

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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