Taking your GCE A Level
The Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination is conducted in Singapore annually (November/December). It is widely recognised around the world and is a benchmark entry qualification for many universities.
It is awarded jointly by the Ministry of Education and the University of Cambridge International Examinations.
Our 10-month accelerated preparatory course is ideal for learners who wish to retake an A Level, or for those who did not complete the course in their government school.
The Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate Of Education (Advanced Level) Examination conducted by SmartLab Education Private School is offered to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residence only.
What the full-time course includes
This programme is wholly delivered in Singapore. The maximum class size is 18, with an average teacher-to-student ratio of 1:7.
Each 10-month course includes exam-focused lessons, interactive discussions, hands-on activities and group tasks, which are conducted daily in our classrooms.
For certain subjects such as Chemistry, it also includes practical experiments, which take place in our laboratory.
We conduct internal assessment twice a year (May and September) to assess your abilities. You will also complete practice tests to prepare for your formal assessments. Occasionally, you may be invited to take part in educational field trips, excursions or inter-class competitions.
Resources and materials will be provided for you, including subject textbooks, past exam papers and supplementary notes. You will also have access to the SmartLab library.
Who can apply
To be eligible to apply, students must:
be at least 17 years of age as of 1 January in the year they are enrolling.
have at least 5 GCE O Level credits, including English, or have completed JC1/Pre-U in a government/private school.
To take H1 maths, students must have a credit in Maths at GCE O Level, or have taken this subject at JC1/Pre-U1.
To take H2 maths, students must have a credit in Additional Maths and Maths at GCE O Level, or have taken this subject at JC1/Pre-U1.
To take H2 science, students must have a credit in their chosen Science subject at GCE O Level, or have taken this subject at JC1/Pre-U1.
The next step forward in life
After completing and passing your A Levels, you may be able to …
1) Apply for a degree course at public university or private school
2) Enrol in a local polytechnic for a 3-year diploma course
3) Enrol in a local Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to gain a National ITE Certificate (Nitec)
… depending on your grades and the subjects taken.
How much does it cost?
SmartLab Education Private School uses the Industry-Wide Course Fee Protection Insurance Scheme for student tuition fee protection.
This adheres to the terms and conditions of your student contract in accordance with the Committee for Private Education.
Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination (10 months) – Local/PR
|Full time student – 3 H2 subjects, 1 H1 subject and GP|
|Fee for 5 subjects||$15,000|
|Course materials + continual assessment fee||$1,000|
|Total course fee||$16,088|
$1,900 per H1 subject
$3,800 per H2 subject without Lab
$4,200 per H2 subject with Lab
|Part time student – 4 or less subjects|
|Fee per subject|
$2,500 per H1 subject
$4,200 per H2 subject without Lab
$4,600 per H2 subject with Lab
Please note: Fees do not include external examination fees collected by SEAB (about $750 depending on the number and type of subjects registered) and textbooks (about $400).
When can I start?
Start date: 1st working day of January
End date: 31 October
Students can join after the commencement date so long as they are aware that some lessons have been missed.
The Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination will cease after the last week of October.
There will be no lessons on gazetted public holidays.
Additional lessons including laboratory sessions and consultations will be conducted during Mar, first two weeks of Jun and Sep holidays.
We follow the MOE school term and public holiday as stipulated on moe.gov.sg/calendar.