CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION (IGCSE) LOWER SECONDARY WITH CAMBRIDGE LOWER SECONDARY CHECKPOINT


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Overview

Cambridge Assessment International Education

Established in 1858, Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications that prepare students with the essential knowledge and skills to prosper in the real-world and at the same time, help them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning.

Widely acknowledged as an international passport to progression and success, CAIE’s international qualifications are recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, giving students a broad spectrum of education and career options. As a not-for-profit organisation, CAIE devotes its resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that aspire to unleash its learners’ potential.

Setting the global standard for international education, CAIE’s programmes and qualifications are created by subject experts who are rooted in academic rigour and as such, their educational materials reflect the latest educational research. Well supported by teaching and learning resources, CAIE’s programmes and qualifications also provide a solid platform for learners to progress from one stage to another.

In addition, CAIE developed the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) over 25 years ago. It now attracts over 900 000 entries every year from over 140 different countries. Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success.

Programme Introduction

Laying a strong foundation for international students, the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Lower Secondary with Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint curriculum aims to develop the learners’ skills and understanding in English, Mathematics, Science as well as Basic Commerce and Management for the first two years of secondary education. This comprehensive curriculum provides a natural progression for students from primary education and thoroughly prepares them for the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Upper Secondary curriculum and for progression to other educational systems.

Students can choose to sit for an optional Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint Test set by Cambridge Assessment International Education and marked by Cambridge Assessment International Education Examiners, according to Cambridge Assessment International Education Specifications. Upon successful completion, students can proceed to embark on the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Upper Secondary.

DIMENSIONS International College is a registered Cambridge school.

For updated and accurate information of Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), please visit their website at http://www.cambridgeinternational.org/

Objective

The objective of this course is to prepare students for the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Upper Secondary, giving them a better understanding and overview of the academic subjects comprising of English, Mathematics, Science, and Basic Commerce and Management.

Designed for

  • Candidates who are between the ages of 12 – 25.
  • Candidates who wish to acquire a qualification that is internationally recognised.
  • Candidates who wish to pursue degrees or certificates of higher education.
Course Structure

Course Outline

  • Outline for English
  • Outline for Mathematics
  • Outline for Science
  • Outline for Basic Commerce and Management

Scope of Study

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Lower Secondary syllabus

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials, discussions, interactive lessons and laboratory work

Commencement Date/Intakes

To check the dates of Programme Intake for 2018, please click here.
To check the dates of Programme Intake for 2019, please click here.
DIMENSIONS reserves the right to change the intakes at any time without prior notice.

Course Fees Per Year

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1. #Application Fee (Non – refundable)

:S$

500.00

2. Tuition Fee

:S$

12,600.00

3. Administrative Fee

:S$

900.00

4. Examination Fee

:S$

800.00

5. Course Material

:S$

700.00

6. #Uniform

:S$

160.00

7. Laboratory Fee

:S$

900.00

8. #Medical Check-Up Fee

:S$

60.00

9. #International Student Management Fee

:S$

500.00

10. #ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee

:S$

120.00

7% GST

:S$

1,206.80

Total

:S$

18,446.80

Miscellaneous Fees:

1. Loss of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only)

:S$

278.20

2. Renewal of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only)

:S$

128.40

3. Administrative Fees for Extension / Replacement of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only)

:S$

535.00

4. Additional Book Fee Per Book

:S$

53.50

5. Appeal for Result Fee Per Module

:S$

160.50

6. Academic Status Certification Fee Per Certification Letter

:S$

53.50

7. Late Payment Fee

:S$

107.00

8. Documents Courier Services Fee Per Delivery

:S$

53.50

9. Re-enrolment Fee

:S$

535.00

10. Course Deferment Fee

:S$

374.50

11. Graduation Ceremony Fee

:S$

Subject to University / DIMENSIONS’ prevailing charges

12. Additional Uniform Fee Per Piece

:S$

53.50

13. Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint Test Fee

:S$

Fees according to CIE, details on www.cie.org.uk

14. Administrative Fees for Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint Test Registration

:S$

214.00

15. Late Registration Fee Per Paper (Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint Test Registration)

:S$

107.00

16. Administrative Fees for Amendment in the Exam Registration

:S$

53.50

17. Exam Fee (AEIS or S-AEIS) (Estimated Fees)

:S$

749.00

# One-time Fee

Note 1: Medical check-up is not applicable to students aged 15 and below.
Note 2: All miscellaneous fees are inclusive of 7% GST.
Note 3: Total course fees paid (except application fee and GST) by students are protected under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS).
Note 4: All students must sign the Advisory Note to Student before signing the Standard PEI-Student Contract.
Note 5: The Standard PEI-Student Contract must be signed by the student prior to making course fees payments to DIMENSIONS.
Note 6: The course fees shown above are effective from 20th June 2017. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.

Payment Mode

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

Duration

24 months Institutional Training

Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 48 months

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway

Students can proceed to embark on the for Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Upper Secondary.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Age: At least 12 years old.
Academic Level: Completion of Primary Six or equivalent qualifications.
English Proficiency: A Pass in English at Primary Six or equivalent qualifications.
Assessment & Awards

Class Periods

Monday to Friday: 9.15 am – 12.30 pm and 1.45 pm – 4.45 pm
3 contact hours per session, 2 sessions per school day, 10 sessions per week
(Total: 30 contact hours per week)

Examination Period

At the end of each year

Assessment Methods

Internal: Monthly Tests, Quarterly Tests and Year-End Examinations
External: Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint Test (optional, at the end of first year)

Assessment Grading Criteria

Internal: The Tests and Examinations are marked according to DIMENSIONS’ standard grading criteria
External: The Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint Test is set and marked by Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). Please log on to http://www.cambridgeinternational.org/ for updated information

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months after the final assessment

Qualification Award

Statement of Achievement awarded by Cambridge Assessment International Education upon completion of the Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint Test

Graduation Requirements

A “Pass” in the internal examinations 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.