Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level)
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O Levels are the world’s most popular international qualifications for 14 - to 16 year-old. They are your
gateway to higher education or professional studies in your home country or overseas.
They can help you:
get a place at college or university at home or abroad
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pass the language tests for emigrating or studying in another country
develop skills that help you lead a more exciting and successful life
Exams are offered through two main exam boards, Cambridge International Examinations and
Pearson Edexcel. Your school may already use a particular board.
- If you take an exam with Cambridge International Examination, you will be studying for an IGCSE or O Level.
- If you take an exam with Pearson Edexcel, you will be studying for an International GCSE.
Examined subjects taken in English and international languages are set and marked by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES), with the standards and grading for the subjects determined by SEAB and MOE in consultation with the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), a subsidiary of UCLES. Localised subjects, including Mother Tongue subjects such as Chinese, Malay and Tamil and Combined Humanities (Social Studies) are set, marked and graded locally by the Singapore Ministry of Education(MOE).
After the examination, standard papers (excluding the specified localised papers) are sent to Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) board (in Britain) for marking. For localised papers, the personal details of the student are omitted with the use of the Integrated Examination System where bar-code labels are used. Local teachers would not be able to recognise scripts from students of his or her own school as the candidates' names are neither written on the papers nor printed on the labels, hence preventing malpractice of teachers.
Candidates are graded based on their performance relative to the cohort. A grade in one GCE exam subject is a number with an accompanying letter.
In descending order, the grades are:
A (1,2), B (3,4), C (5,6), D7, E8, and F9. A grade of C6 or better is considered an O-level pass.
Obtaining a pass in one or more subjects will lead to a Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level). Candidates whose subject(s) are denoted as 'Absent' - should they be absent from any component(s) for the subject - will not have the subject listed on the certificate; this is likewise for those who obtain a Grade 9, though it will appear on the result slip.
The grades of six or five subjects (depending on the scoring system used) taken are added to give an aggregate score known as L1R5 (one language subject and five relevant subjects), or EL1R2B2, which is a separate aggregate scoring system used for polytechnic admission. The score is calculated by adding up the numeral of each grade. For example, a candidate who scores a grade of A1 in six subjects will have an L1R5 score of six.
The objective of the programme is to prepare the students to sit for the GCE"O" Level examination in the following subject :-
Syllabus 1128 English
Syllabus 1160 Chinese
Syllabus 2204 Combined Humanities
Syllabus 4016 Mathematics
Syllabus 4048 Mathematics (Revised)
Syllabus 7175 Principles of Accounts
Qualification to be awarded upon course completion:
The student has to register for the GCE ‘O’ Level examination on his own. Upon passing the examination, he/she will be awarded the GCE ‘O’ Level certificate.
Qualification to be awarded by:
University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) and Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE).
Full/Part Time 108 hours per subject (Maximum 5 subjects)