GCE A Level Course for Private Candidates | DIMENSIONS Singapore


Awarded by Ministry of Education, Singapore and Cambridge Assessment International Education

Full Time

The Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level)(GCE A-Level) is deemed as one of the entry requirements considered by many post-secondary institutions locally and internationally. In addition, this qualification is also one of the basic education qualifications which may be considered/ assessed by the potential employers.

The programme is designed to equip international students with the comprehensive skills set, which will provide them with a foundation for their tertiary education and enhance their career development in the future. All A-Level students are also required to sit for the IELTS test.

Upon passing their GCE A-Level Examination taken at one of the examination centres selected by the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB), students will be awarded the Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level by Ministry of Education, Singapore and Cambridge Assessment International Education.

The Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) collaborate with the Ministry of Education (MOE) on all national examinations. For updated and accurate information of Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB), please visit their website at www.seab.gov.sg

DIMENSIONS International College is an authorised IELTS test venue for the British Council.


To provide students with qualifications to pursue undergraduate studies locally and internationally.

Designed for

  • Students who have completed GCE O-level with acceptable results
  • Students who want to gain access to undergraduate studies locally and internationally
  • Students who want to progress on to higher education and vocational courses
Course Structure

Course Structure

Compulsory Subjects

  • General Paper (H1)
  • Mathematics (H2)
  • Physics (H2) / Economics (H2)
  • Chemistry (H2) / Principles of Accounting (H2)
  • Chinese Language & Literature (H2)

Also Includes

  • Compulsory IELTS Test
Optional Subjects

  • Literature in English (H1)
  • Geography (H1)
  • History (H1)
  • Mathematics (H1)
  • Physics (H1)
  • Chemistry (H1)
  • Literature in English (H2)
  • Geography (H2)
  • History (H2)
  • Economics (H1)
  • China Studies in English (H1)
  • Chinese Language (H1)
  • Management of Business (H2)

DIMENSIONS International College reserves the right to not offer the optional subject if a minimum number of 10 students to start a class is not met.

Course Outline

Compulsory Subjects

  • Outline for General Paper (H1)
  • Outline for Mathematics (H2)
  • Outline for Physics (H2)
    Outline for Economics (H2)
  • Outline for Chemistry (H2)
    Outline for Principles of Accounting (H2)
  • Outline for Chinese Language & Literature (H2)

Note: The above subjects will be offered in academic year 2024.

Scope of Study

Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Levels syllabus

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorial, discussions, games activities

Commencement Date/Intakes

Click here to check the dates of Programme Intake for 2024
DIMENSIONS reserves the right to change the intakes at any time without prior notice.

Course Fees

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1. Application Fee (Non-refundable and non-transferable)



2. Tuition Fee



3. Administrative Fee



4. Internal Examination Fee



5. Course Material



6. Uniform



7. Laboratory Fee



8. Medical Check-Up Fee



9. International Student Management Fee



10. ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee



9% GST






Please click here for more information on the fees which are likely to be incurred during the students’ course of study. Students are expected to pay for the stipulated fee(s) incurred, if necessary.

Note 1: All miscellaneous fees are inclusive of 9% GST.
Note 2: Total course fees paid (except application fee and GST) by students are protected under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS).
Note 3: All students must sign the Advisory Note to Student before signing the Standard PEI-Student Contract.
Note 4: The Standard PEI-Student Contract must be signed by the student prior to making course fees payments to DIMENSIONS.
Note 5: Refer to SEAB website (www.seab.gov.sg) for GCE A-Level examination fee details.
Note 6: The course fees shown above are effective from 1st April 2024. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.

Payment Mode

For more information on Payment Mode, please click here.
For more information on Fee Protection Scheme (FPS), please click here.
For further details, please contact your Admissions Officer at 6334 0600.


12 months Institutional Training
Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is subject to MOE’s regulation

Maximum Candidature Period

Student is not allowed to retake the course and/or request for a refund in the event if he/she fails to complete the programme within the maximum candidature period.

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway

Student may apply to enroll into local universities or further studies in overseas universities.


  • Graduates progression pathway is subject to the respective Institutions’/Universities’ entry requirements at the point of application.
  • Foreigner’s application for jobs in Singapore is subject to the approval from the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore (MOM). DIMENSIONS DOES NOT GUARANTEE any success rate of approval.
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Age: At least 17 years old as at 1st January of the Examination year.

Academic Level: Minimum Completion of GCE O-Level or Senior Middle 2 with a pass in English subject in applicant’s home country or other equivalent qualifications required by MOE, Singapore.

Assessment & Awards

Class Periods

Monday to Friday:
9.15am – 12.30pm and 1.45pm – 5.30pm (Full Day)

At least 3.25 hours per session, average of 7 hours per school day (Inclusive of tutorial), 10 sessions per week
(Total: At least 35 hours per week)

Examination Period

  • March: Registration for examinations
  • May: Chinese written examinationn
  • July: Chinese listening comprehension and oral exam
  • October/November: Science Practical examination
  • November /December: other subjects written examination

Note: Student must be at least 17 years old as at 1st January of the examination year.

*Please log on to www.seab.gov.sg for more details.

Assessment Methods

External Examination (Comprising):

  • Oral
  • Written examinations
  • Practical examinations for science subjects

Assessment Methods Summary for Compulsory Subjects

Subjects Examination Method /
General Paper (H1) Paper 1 Written 1 h 30 min 50%
Paper 2 Written 1 h 30 min 50%
Mathematics (H2) Paper 1 Written 3 h 50%
Paper 2 Written 3 h 50%
Physics (H2) Paper 1 MCQ 1 h 15%
Paper 2 Written 2 h 30%
Paper 3 Written 2 h 35%
Paper 4 Practical 2 h 30 min 20%
Chemistry (H2) Paper 1 MCQ 1 h 15%
Paper 2 Written 2 h 30%
Paper 3 Written 2 h 35%
Paper 4 Practical 2 h 30 min 20%
Principles of Accounting (H2) Paper 1 Written 3 h 50%
Paper 2 Written 3 h 50%
Economics (H2) Paper 1 Written 2 h 30 min 40%
Paper 2 Written 2 h 30 min 60%
Chinese Language & Literature (H2) Paper 1 Written 1 h 15 min 17.5%
Paper 2 Written 1 h 45 min 32.5%
Paper 3 Written 3 h 50%

For the details of optional subjects, please log on to www.seab.gov.sg .

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Feb/March of the following year after the final assessment

Qualification Award

Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level awarded by Ministry of Education, Singapore and Cambridge Assessment International Education

Graduation Requirements

Pass at least one (1) subject with credit level to be issued a certificate

Teacher – Student Ratio

Average teacher-student ratio is 1:40
Note: The number of students in the classroom is subject to the maximum seating capacity.

Note 1: International Student must achieve at least 90% attendance rate (ICA Requirement).
Note 2: International Student must not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason (ICA Requirement).
Note 3: Students who do not require ICA’s student’s pass must achieve at least 80% attendance rate.Our College only accept medical certificates as proof for absenteeism. Any other documents should only be accepted on a case-by-case basis with full justification and be acceptable by ICA.
Note 4: In the first week of studies, an induction session will be conducted. The students will be briefed by the Academic Staff on full details of the course including scheme of work, timetable, assessments and grading, assessment and exam dates and venue and many other academic matters.
Note 5: DIMENSIONS has the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 10 for any programme per class. Students may enroll into a later intake, if any, or withdraw from course. (For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy).
Note 6: Students (both international and local) must achieve an attendance rate of 80% and above in order to qualify for examinations.