Our School provides Preparatory Course to foreign students who wish to seek admission to government schools in Singapore. This course is specially designed for students that are not familiar with the Singapore School Examination System. The course prepares students to take the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS), Supplementary Admissions Exercise for International Students (S-AEIS) and the Placement Test conducted by schools. On completion of the course, the student will be able to be familiarized with the school syllabus and should be able to study comfortably at the required level.
|Course Title||Entry Requirements|
|Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (Primary 2)||Ages 6, Obtained at least a pass at Pre-School Levels in any one subject or Equivalent, At least a pass at Pre-School English or Chinese or equivalent|
|Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (Primary 3)||Ages 7, Obtained at least a pass at Primary 1 Levels in any two subjects or Equivalent, At least a pass at Primary 1 English or Chinese or Pass in placement test or equivalent|
|Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (Primary 4)||Ages 8, Obtained at least a pass at Primary 2 Levels in any two subjects or Equivalent, At least a pass at Primary 2 English or Chinese or Pass in placement test or equivalent|
|Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (Primary 5)||Ages 9, Obtained at least a pass at Primary 3 Levels in any two subjects or Equivalent, At least a pass at Primary 3 English or Pass in placement test or equivalent|
|Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (Secondary 1)||Ages 11, Obtained at least a pass at Primary 5 Levels in any two subjects or Equivalent, At least a pass at Primary 5 English or Pass in placement test or equivalent|
|Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (Secondary 2)||Ages 12, Obtained at least a pass at Primary 6 Levels in any two subjects or Equivalent, At least a pass at Primary 6 English or Pass in placement test or equivalent|
|Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (Seccondary 3)||Ages 13, Obtained at least a pass at Secondary 1 Levels in any two subjects or Equivalent, At least a pass at Secondary 1 English or Pass in placement test or equivalent|
English + Mathematics (Course content based on MOE syllabus)
– Mathematic (http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/syllabuses/sciences/)
Full time, 6 months, Monday to Friday, at least 5 Hours per day
|Intake No.||Start Date and End Date|
|01||02 January – 01 July|
|02||01 March – 31 August|
|03||02 May – 01 November|
|04||01 July – 31 December|
|05||01 September – 28 February|
|06||01 November – 30 April|
Please note that prospective students are advised to submit their application at least 6 weeks before the start date.
– Internal Assessment
. English (written): 100%
. Mathematics (written): 100%
– External Examination
. AEIS – Admissions Exercise for International Students (September / October)
. S-AEIS – Supplementary Admissions Exercise for International Students (February/ March)
*Note: S-AEIS is not applicable for students wishing admission to Primary 5 or Secondary 3.
– Foreign Student – At least 90% attendance (absence with valid reasons)
– Local Student – At least 75% attendance (absence with valid reasons)
★ Trainer: Qualified and Experienced Teachers
★ Based on MOE syllabus
★ Focus on Past years exam papers, Exam Skill Training
★ Timing: Monday to Friday, at least 5 hours per day
★ Student’s Pass can be applied, subjected to ICA’s Approval
Age Criteria for Admission to Government School of International Students
|Level||Age Range||Level||Age Range|
|Primary 2||7 to 9+||Secondary 1||12 to 14+|
|Primary 3||8 to 10+||Secondary 2||13 to 15+|
|Primary 4||9 to 11+||Secondary 3||14 to 16+|
|Primary 5||10 to 12+|
|Fees Breakdown||Amount||Sub Total||Payment Due Date|
|Application Fee||S$350/-||S$350/-||Upon Application|
|Course Fee (6 Months)||S$6,000/-||S$8,220/-||After complete signing the official documents: Advisory Note, Standard Student Contract, Student Fee Protection Setup Documents|
|Fee Protection Scheme Setup Fee||S$300/-|
|International Student Management Fee||S$510/-|
1. Application Fee is non-refundable.
2. The above payment does not include Student’s Pass Processing Fee ($30.00), issuance fee ($60.00) for every student’s pass issued, and a multiple-entry visa fee ($30.00) for visa required nationals. THE AMOUNT IS TO BE PAID TO ICA DIRECTLY.
3. The above payment does not include Government School Placement test fee, AEIS / S-AEIS (S$672.00) and other fees not receivable by Birmingham Academy.
4. Security Deposit in the form of a Banker’s Guarantee to ICA (for student above 16 years old):
a) Indonesia, Philippine and Thailand, Amount S$1,000.00.
b) Bangladesh, Myanmar, China & India, Amount S$5,000.00.
c) Other Countries, Amount S$1,500.00
1. Photocopy of Passport
2. Four recent passport sized photographs (with white background)
3. One certified true copy of birth certificate
4. One certified true copy of highest educational certificate
5. One certified true copy of highest educational results transcript
6. Bank Statements/ Fixed Deposit (equivalent of S$30,000/-) for VISA required nationals
7. Photocopy of parents’ passport
8. Certified true copy of parents’ working testimonials stating the position held and salary per month.
Please note that Notarised Translations are required if the documents are not in English.
(non-compulsory and non-standard fees which are paid only when necessary or applicable):
|Purpose of Fee||Amount|
|Academic Status Certification Fee Per Certification Letter||$50.00|
|Additional Book Fee per Book||$100.00|
|Additional Uniform Fee||$20.00|
|Administrative Fee for Registration of External Examination||$50.00|
|Administrative Fee for Retrieval of Personal Documents per Documents||$20.00|
|Administrative Fees for Extension||$100.00|
|Administrative Fees for Replacement of Student’s Pass||$350.00|
|Course Deferment Fee||$350.00|
|Late Payment Fee||$100.00|
|Lost of Student’s Pass (for first loss)||$100.00|
|Renewal of Student Pass||$120.00|
Placed to Bendemeer Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express : “Thanks to the school and all the teachers. Ms Jennifer is a very good teacher, she helped me and my classmates a lot. She is the best teacher I’ve ever met. Mr Chai is a very nice teacher, he helped me a lot with my mathematics. Ms Geng Di is a good manager, she always asked my friends and me to study hard. Ms Huang, Ms Feng, Ms Li and principal also treat me nicely. Thanks to everybody in Birmingham for helping me to pass the AEIS Exam.”
Placed to Ping Yi Secondary School, Secondary 1 : “I am a student of Birmingham Academy. My name is Huang Hanyu. I am so proud to be a student of this school. The class is small so the teacher can pay attention to every student, and the principal is very kind and friendly. Both of my Maths and English teachers are earnest, they tried their best to help all of us pass the AEIS exam.”
Placed to Pasir Ris Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express: “My name is Sun Xiaoqing, I passed the AEIS examination with the help of Birmingham’s teachers. My English teacher helped me to improve my weakness so that I progressed a lot. My maths teacher taught me how to solve the questions easily and quickly. I appreciate their effort and I am very thankful to this school.”
Placed to Meridian Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express: “I’m Shi Kexin. I would like to thank my teachers and principal as I pass the exam in short time. I was so shocked when I heard that I can get into government school. I love Birmingham Academy because they help me make a great progress.”
Placed to North Spring Primary School, Primary 2: “I am Ke Mingzhe, I want to thank Birmingham Academy teachers to help me pass AEIS.”
Placed to Bendemeer Primary School, Primary 3: “My name is Rezzane. Thank you for helping me pass the AEIS examination and I am very happy I can go to Primary 3.”
Placed to Guangyang Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express: “I am writing to Birmingham to express my thanks for the help in learning English and speaking English. During these months in the school, I have learnt much and it is very helpful to me. I passed my s-AEIS examination.”
Placed to East View Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express: “I’d like to take the opportunity to express my great appreciation for Birmingham’s timely help and assistance. I was so excited that I finally pass the s-AEIS examination. Every teachers and Principal, please accept my tanks, now and always.”
When I first came to Birmingham Academy, I do not have a great impression as the academy wasn’t very big. I was thinking of transferring school but decided to try for a week. It was amazing. The lecturers are very professional and experience. I learnt a lot from them. The student welfare was delighted and it makes me really at ease in a foreign country. What surprise me is that when I try to check the value of the Diploma awarded by Birmingham Academy by applying for a job, I was shortlisted for the job. I’m happy I got a proper and recognised academy to study. I will be more than willing to recommend an international student to study here.