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

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

 

  • Specially designed for students aged 14 years old and above, to prepare them for the GCE ‘O’ Level exam in order to qualify for local Polytechnics or Junior Colleges;
  • All subjects, other than Chinese Language, are taught in English by CPE-registered teachers;
  • All subjects taught in YMCA School follow the MOE syllabus.

 

Subjects Offered

Core Subjects

Elective Subjects

English

Additional Mathematics

Mathematics

Principles of Accounts

Combine Science (Physics / Chemistry)

Combine Humanities (Social Studies / Geography Elective)

Chinese Language

Literature in Chinese (2nd year only)

 

Intake

Commencement Date

End Date

Duration

1

2 January 2019

31 October 2020

22 months (Full-Time)

 

Course Completion Requirements

Type of award at the end of course

Students must fulfill the following:

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

Letter of Completion

 

Manner in which the Course will be taught

Teacher-student Ratio

Face-to-face in air-conditioned classrooms

1:30

 

 

School Terms

Semester 1

Term 1

Wednesday 2 January 2019 – Friday 15 March 2019

Term 2

Monday 25 March 2019 – Friday 31 May 2019

Semester 2

Term 3

Monday 1 July 2019 – Friday 6 September 2019

Term 4

Monday 16 September 2019 – Friday 15 November 2019

2020 school terms are subject to Ministry of Education’s scheduling. Students will be informed when the dates are available.

 

School Holidays

Between Term 1 and 2

Saturday 16 March 2019 – Sunday 24 March 2019

Between Semester 1 and 2

Saturday 1 June 2019 – Sunday 30 June 2019

Between Term 3 and 4

Saturday 7 September 2019 – Sunday 15 September 2019

At the End of School Year

Saturday 16 November 2019 – Tuesday 31 December 2019

 

 

Scheduled School Holidays

Youth Day

*Sunday 7 July 2019

Teachers’ Day

Friday 6 September 2019

* Monday, 8 July 2019, will be a scheduled school holiday.

2020 school holidays and scheduled school holidays are subject to Ministry of Education’s scheduling. Students will be informed when the dates are available.

 

 

Public Holidays

New Year’s Day

Tuesday 1 January 2019

Chinese New Year

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Wednesday 6 February 2019

Good Friday

Friday 19 April 2019

Labour Day

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Vesak Day

*Sunday 19 May 2019

Hari Raya Puasa

Wednesday 5 June 2019

National Day

Friday 9 August 2019

Hari Raya Haji

**Sunday 11 Aug 2019

Deepavali

***Sunday 27 October 2019

Christmas Day

Wednesday 25 December 2019

*Monday, 20 May 2019, will be a public holiday.

**Monday, 12 Aug 2019, will be a public holiday.

***Monday, 28 Oct 2019, will be a public holiday.

2020 public holidays are subject to Ministry of Manpower’s scheduling. Students will be informed when the dates are available.

 

 

Examination / Assessment Period

(1st Year)

Manner of Assessment

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Term Assessment 1 (TA1)

February

Written, oral, and / or practical

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

Semester Assessment 1 (SA1)

May

Term Assessment 2 (TA2)

August

Semester Assessment 2 (SA2)

October

Class Tests / Quizzes

Ad-hoc basis

 

Examination / Assessment Period

(2nd Year)

Manner of Assessment

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Term Assessment 1 (TA1)

February

Written, oral, and / or practical

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

Semester Assessment 1 (SA1)

May

Preliminary Assessment

August / September

Class Tests / Quizzes

Ad-hoc basis

Study Break and GCE ‘O’ Level Examination

October –November

 

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

Course Fees for International / PR Student

Description

Amount (S$)

(1st Year)

Amount (S$)

(2nd Year)

Remarks

Application Fee

535.00

Not Applicable

Non-refundable and non-transferable
Course Fee

12,070.14

12,070.14

-
Administration Fee

214.00

214.00

-
Fee Protection Scheme

160.50

160.50

-
Medical Insurance

85.60

85.60

-
Science Practical

1,070.00

1,070.00

-
Textbooks and Materials

716.90

716.90

Non-refundable once collected
Uniforms

171.20

Not Applicable

Non-refundable once collected
Character Education Programme

642.00

642.00

-

Total Fees (with GST)

15,665.34

14,959.14

-

Miscellaneous Fees *

Description

Amount

Remarks

Student’s Pass Card

$90.00

Payable to ICA
Medical Examination

$50.00

Payable to the examining medical centre
Learning Journey

$20.00 per venue

Per venue; payable to YEC
External Examination Fee

Subject to SEAB charges

Payable to SEAB (Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board) http://www.seab.gov.sg
Bank Charges for TT

$20.00 to $30.00

Determined and deducted by bank
Extra Uniform

$32.10 per top / bottom

Per top / bottom
Overseas Exchange Programme

Not more than $4,000.00

Payable to YEC

* 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

Course Fees for Singapore Citizen Student

Description

Amount (S$)

(1st Year)

Amount (S$)

(2nd Year)

Remarks

Application Fee

214.00

Not Applicable

Non-refundable and non-transferable
Course Fee

7,621.08

7,621.08

-
Administration Fee

214.00

214.00

-
Fee Protection Scheme

139.10

139.10

-
Medical Insurance

85.60

85.60

-
Science Practical

1,070.00

1,070.00

-
Textbooks and Materials

716.90

716.90

Non-refundable once collected
Uniforms

171.20

Not Applicable

Non-refundable once collected
Character Education Programme

642.00

642.00

-

Total Fees (with GST)

10,873.88

10,488.68

-

Miscellaneous Fees *

Description

Amount

Remarks

Learning Journey

$20.00 per venue

Per venue; payable to YEC
External Examination Fee

Subject to SEAB charges

Payable to SEAB (Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board) http://www.seab.gov.sg
Extra Uniform

$32.10 per top / bottom

Per top / bottom
Overseas Exchange Programme

Not more than $4,000.00

Payable to YEC

* 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)   Student must be at least 14 years of age as at 1st January of the year of admission;

2)   Student must have a minimum of 8 years of prior education;

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

4)   Student must pass an interview with the Principal / Vice-Principal before application (For transfer student only);

5)   Approval from the Ministry of Education is required for Singapore Citizen students.

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