Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination

Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination

Intake

Commencement Date

End Date

Duration

1

4 January 2016

6 October 2017

22 months

(Full-Time)

 

Course Completion Requirements

Type of award at the end of course

Students must fulfill the following:

Letter of Completion

  • 90% attendance
  • 50% pass in English Language and other subject or
  • 50% pass in three subjects other than English Language

 

Manner in which the Course will be taught

Teacher-student Ratio

Face-to-face in air-conditioned classrooms

1:30

Course Schedule

Subjects

Hours per week

Weekly Assembly and Chapel Service

1

English Language

7

Mathematics

4

Additional Mathematics

4

Combined Science (Physics / Chemistry)

5

Combined Humanities (Social Studies / Geography Elective)

5

Principles of Accounts

4

Chinese Language

2

Literature in Chinese (Only offered in 2nd Year)

4

Library

1

Schedule includes break time.

For a detailed description of subjects, please click here.

 

2016 School Terms

Semester 1

Term 1

Monday 4 January – Friday 11 March

Term 2

Monday 21 March – Friday 27 May

Semester 2

Term 3

Monday 27 June – Friday 2 September

Term 4

Tuesday 13 September – Friday 18 November

2017 school terms are subject to Ministry of Education’s scheduling. Students will be informed when the dates are available.

 

2016 School Holidays

Between Term 1 and 2

Saturday 12 March – Sunday 20 March

Between Semester 1 and 2

Saturday 28 May – Sunday 26 June

Between Term 3 and 4

Saturday 3 September – Sunday 11 September

At the End of School Year

Saturday 19 November – Saturday 31 December

 

2016 Scheduled School Holidays

Youth Day

Sunday 3 July *

Day after National Day

Wednesday 10 August

Teachers’ Day

Friday 2 September

* Monday 4 July will be a school holiday.

2017 school holidays and scheduled school holidays are subject to Ministry of Education’s scheduling. Students will be informed when the dates are available.

 

2016 Public Holidays

New Year’s Day

Friday 1 January

Chinese New Year

Monday 8 February and Tuesday 9 February

Good Friday

Friday 25 March

Labour Day

Sunday 1 May *

Vesak Day

Saturday 21 May **

Hari Raya Puasa

Wednesday 6 July

National Day

Tuesday 9 August

Hari Raya Haji

Monday 12 September

Deepavali

Saturday 29 October ***

Christmas Day

Sunday 25 December ****

* Monday 2 May will be a public holiday.

** Monday 23 May will be a school holiday.

*** Monday 31 October will be a school holiday.

**** Monday 26 December will be a public holiday.

2017 public holidays are subject to Ministry of Manpower’s scheduling. Students will be informed when the dates are available.

 

Examination / Assessment Period

(2016)

Manner of Assessment

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Continual Assessment 1 (CA1)

February

Written, oral, and / or practical

A report card will be issued within 14 days after the last CA / SA paper

Semester Assessment 1 (SA1)

May

Continual Assessment 2 (CA2)

August

Semester Assessment 2 (SA2)

October

Class Tests / Quizzes

Ad-hoc basis

 

Examination / Assessment Period

(2017)

Manner of Assessment

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Continual Assessment 1 (CA1)

February

Written, oral, and / or practical

A report card will be issued within 14 days after the last CA / SA paper

Semester Assessment 1 (SA1)

May

Preliminary Assessment

August / September

Class Tests / Quizzes

Ad-hoc basis

Study Break and GCE ‘O’ Level Examination (Tentative)

Saturday 7 October – Friday 17 November

 

Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination (International / PR Student)

Description (1st Year)

Amount (S$)

Remarks

Application Fee

500.00

Non-refundable and non-transferable
Course Fee

11,280.50

-
Administration Fee

200.00

-
Fee Protection Scheme Fee

150.00

-
Medical Insurance Fee

80.00

-
Textbooks and Materials Fee

670.00

Non-refundable once collected
Uniform Fee

160.00

Non-refundable once collected
Science Practical Fee

1,000.00

-
Character Education Programme Fee

600.00

-

Total for 1st Year (without GST)

14,640.50

-

Add GST 7%

1,024.84

-

Total for 1st Year (with GST)

15,665.34

-

 

Description (2nd Year)

Amount (S$)

Remarks

Course Fee

11,280.50

-
Administration Fee

200.00

-
Fee Protection Scheme Fee

150.00

-
Medical Insurance Fee

80.00

-
Textbooks and Materials Fee

670.00

Non-refundable once collected
Science Practical Fee

1,000.00

-
Character Education Programme Fee

600.00

-

Total for 2nd Year (without GST)

13,980.50

-

Add GST 7%

978.64

-

Total for 2nd Year (with GST)

14,959.14

-

Miscellaneous Fees *

Purpose of Fee

Amount (S$)

Student’s Pass Card
- Pay directly to Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) when collecting STP
$90.00
Medical Examination
- Pay directly to the examining medical centre when required by ICA to undergo medical examination
$50.00
Learning Journey
- Payable to YMCA Education Centre (YEC) 1 month before each Learning Journey
$20.00 per venue
External Examination Fee
- Payable to Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) and / or Ministry of Education (MOE)
http://www.seab.gov.sg
http://www.moe.edu.sg
Subject to SEAB and / or MOE charges and payment date
Bank Charges
- Amount is determined and deducted directly by bank for Telegraphic Transfer (TT) of course fees
Approximately $20.00 to $30.00
Extra Uniform $32.10 per top / bottom

 * Miscellaneous Fees refer to any non-compulsory fees which the students pay only when applicable. Such fees are normally collected by YEC when the need arises.

Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination (Local Student)

Description (1st Year)

Amount (S$)

Remarks

Application Fee

200.00

Non-refundable and non-transferable
Course Fee

7,122.50

-
Administration Fee

200.00

-
Fee Protection Scheme Fee

130.00

-
Medical Insurance Fee

80.00

Optional
Textbooks and Materials Fee

670.00

Non-refundable once collected
Uniform Fee

160.00

Non-refundable once collected
Science Practical Fee

1,000.00

-
Character Education Programme Fee

600.00

-
Excluding Medical Insurance: -

Total for 1st Year (without GST)

10,082.50

Add GST 7%

705.78

Total for 1st Year (with GST)

10,788.28

Including Medical Insurance:

 

-

Total for 1st Year (without GST)

10,162.50

Add GST 7%

711.38

Total for 1st Year (with GST)

10,873.88

 

Description (2nd Year)

Amount (S$)

Remarks

Course Fee

7,122.50

-
Administration Fee

200.00

-
Fee Protection Scheme Fee

130.00

-
Medical Insurance Fee

80.00

Optional
Textbooks and Materials Fee

670.00

Non-refundable once collected
Science Practical Fee

1,000.00

-
Character Education Programme Fee

600.00

-
Excluding Medical Insurance: -

Total for 2nd Year (without GST)

9,722.50

-

Add GST 7%

680.58

-

Total for 2nd Year (with GST)

10,403.08

-
Including Medical Insurance:

 

-

Total for 2nd Year (without GST)

9,802.50

-

Add GST 7%

686.18

-

Total for 2nd Year (with GST)

10,488.68

-

Miscellaneous Fees *

Purpose of Fee

Amount (S$)

Learning Journey
- Payable to YMCA Education Centre (YEC) 1 month before each Learning Journey
$20.00 per venue
External Examination Fee
- Payable to Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) and / or Ministry of Education (MOE)
http://www.seab.gov.sg
http://www.moe.edu.sg
Subject to SEAB and / or MOE charges and payment date
Extra Uniform $32.10 per top / bottom

 * Miscellaneous Fees refer to any non-compulsory fees which the students pay only when applicable. Such fees are normally collected by YEC when the need arises.

Entry Requirements

1)   At least 14 years of age as at the date of enrolment

2)   A minimum of 8 years of prior education

3)   English proficiency level must be equivalent to Singapore’s Secondary 2

4)   Interview with Vice-Principal or Principal before application (For transfer students only)

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