PREPARATORY COURSE FOR SINGAPORE – CAMBRIDGE GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION (ORDINARY LEVEL) (INTENSIVE)


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

Full Time
Overview

The Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level)(GCE O-Level) is a national level assessments jointly organised by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), the Ministry of Education, Singapore and the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB). This qualification 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.

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

Objective

The objective of this course is to prepare students for the GCE-O Level examination, giving them a better understanding and overview of basic subjects comprising English, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Physics, Principles of Accounts or Chemistry.

Designed for

  • Students who are between the ages of 15 – 25
  • Students who want to acquire a qualification that is recognized by many countries
  • Students who want to progress to higher education and vocational studies
Course Structure

Course Structure

5 GCE O-Level subjects according to SEAB syllabuses

Compulsory Subjects Optional Subjects Self-study Subject
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry or Principles of Accounts
  • Geography
  • Humanities ^
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)
  • Chinese

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.
^ Examined from 2018 onwards

Course Outline

  • Outline for English Language
  • Outline for Mathematics
  • Outline for Additional Mathematics
  • Outline for Physics
  • Outline for Chemistry (Elective)
  • Outline for Principles of Accounts (Elective)

Scope of Study

Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level syllabus

Delivery Mode

Lectures, Tutorials, Discussions, Interactive Lessons and Games

Commencement Date/Intakes

To check the dates of Programme Intake for 2018, please click here.
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)

:S$

500.00

2. Tuition Fee

:S$

13,600.00

3. Administrative Fee

:S$

900.00

4. Examination Fee

:S$

Fees according to Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board, details on www.seab.gov.sg

5. Course Material

:S$

500.00

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. GCE O-Level Examination Fee with SEAB (Estimated fee)

:S$

695.50

14. MOE Basic Fee Per Registration (Non-Refundable)

:S$

Fees according to Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board, details on www.seab.gov.sg

15. Late Payment Fee (GCE O-Level Exam Registration)

:S$

107.00

16. Administration Fees for Amendment in the Exam
Registration

:S$

53.50

17. Additional Subject Fees Per Subject

:S$

3,210.00

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

The course duration is 12 months Institutional Training.

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

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway

Student may pursue their education to local polytechnics as well as overseas colleges and universities.

Notes:

  • 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 15 years old as at 1st January of the examination year.
Academic Level: Minimum completed Junior Middle 3 with a pass in English subject in applicant’s country of origin or equivalent qualifications required by MOE, Singapore.

Assessment & Awards

Class Periods

Monday to Friday:

9.15am – 12.30pm and 1.45pm – 4.45pm

At least 3 contact hours per session, 2 sessions per school day, 10 sessions per week

(Total: At least 30 contact hours per week)

Examination Period

  • March: Registration for examinations
  • May: Chinese Written Examination
  • June/July: Chinese listening comprehension and oral exam
  • August: English listening comprehension and oral exam
  • October/November: other subjects written examination

Note: Student must be at least 15 years old as at 1st January of the examination year.

*Please log on to www.seab.gov.sg for updated information.

Assessment Methods

External Examinations (Comprising):

  • Oral
  • Written examinations
  • Practical examinations for science subjects

Weighting criteria for compulsory subjects:

Subjects

Examination

Method / Format

Duration

Weighting

English

Paper 1

Written

1 h 50 min

35%

Paper 2

Written

1 h 50 min

35%

Paper 3

Listening

45 min

10%

Paper 4

Oral

20 min

20%

Mathematics

Paper 1

Written

2h

50%

Paper 2

Written

2 h 30 min

50%

Additional Mathematics

Paper 1

Written

2h

44%

Paper 2

Written

2h 30 min

56%

Physics

Paper 1

MCQ

1h

30%

Paper 2

Written

1 h 45 min

50%

Paper 3

Practical

1 h 30 min*

20%

Chemistry (Elective)

Paper 1

MCQ

1h

30%

Paper 2

Written

1 h 45 min

50%

Paper 3

Practical

1 h 30 min*

20%

Principles of Accounts (Elective)

Paper 1

Written

1 h

40%

Paper 2

Written

2 h

60%

*The syllabus had been revised. From 2018 onwards, the duration will be 1 h 50 min.
For the details of optional subjects, please log on to www.seab.gov.sg .

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Jan/Feb of the following year after the final assessment

Qualification Award

Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level awarded by the Ministry of Education, Singapore and University of Cambridge International Examinations

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.