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

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


This is a full time course that prepares the students for entry to the local Polytechnic / ITE / Junior College. This course is specially design to prepare the students for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level examination. On completion of the course, the students will be able to be familiarized with Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level format and syllabus and should be able to comfortably attend the Singapore-Cambridge GCE O- Level examination.

Entry Requirements

Age 14, Obtained at least a pass at Secondary 2 Levels in any three subjects or Equivalent, and At least a pass at Secondary 2 English or Pass in placement test or equivalent.


1. English Language

2. Mathematics

3. Additional Mathematics

4. Physics

5. Chinese Language

Course Duration

Full time, 23 months, Monday to Friday, at least 5 hours per day


Intake No. Start Date and End Date
For 23 months Programme 01 January – next year 30 November

Please note that prospective students are advised to submit their application at least 6 weeks before the start date.

Manner of Teaching

Lectures, tutorial, discussion strategies, teamwork and practical (Physics Laboratory/ Physics Practical will be conducted at Science Institute of Science)

Average Teacher – Student Ratio

1:32 (maximum)

Manner of assessment / examination

-Internal Assessment (written)

.  Mid-of-Course Assessment in May
.  End-of-Course Assessment in September

-External Examination

Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) Examination (June – November)

Criteria for Graduation

Complete course


Meet Minimum Attendance for

– Foreign Student – At least 90% attendance (absence with valid reasons)

– Local Student – At least 75% attendance (absence with valid reasons)

Criteria for Progression

Not Applicable

Progression Pathway

Not Applicable

Criteria for Award

Not Applicable


★ 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

Exam information

Registration for the GCE O-Level exams with the Ministry of Education (MOE) will be in March each year, the oral examinations are usually from June to August. Practical and written examinations are usually from October to November. Students are required to pay for the examination fees of approximately S$80 per subject. All examination fees are paid to external examination centre, MOE. For more information, please refer to

Fees Structure (S$- Singapore Dollar)

Fees Breakdown For 23 months Programme Sub Total Payment Due Date
Admission Processing Fee $350 $350 Upon Application
Course Fee $21,450 $27,600 After complete signing the official documents: Advisory Note, Standard Student Contract, Student Fee Protection Setup Documents
Material Fee $1,000
Admin Fee $600
Exam Fee $700
International Student Management Fee $500
Laboratory Fee $2,900
Fee Protection Scheme Setup Fee $450
 Total $27,950 NA


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 O-Level exam fee (approximately S$80 per subject) and other fees not receivable by Birmingham Academy.

Document Required

1. Photocopy of Passport

2. Four (4) recent passport sized photographs (with white background)

3. One (1) certified true copy of birth certificate

4. One (1) certified true copy of highest educational certificate

5. One (1) 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.

Miscellaneous Fee

(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
Re-Enrollment Fee $350.00
Renewal of Student Pass $120.00


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