Preparatory Course For Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) Examination

DURATION:
1 year: 10~12 months
2 years: 16~22 months
INTAKE:
January / February / March / April / May / June / July / October / November
AWARDED BY:
Ministry of Education

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GCE O Levels

Upon completion of the O Level Examination Preparatory course, students will sit for the Singapore–Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level Examination, which is conducted annually. Awarded by the Ministry of Education, the certification will allow students to apply for admission to polytechnics in Singapore as well as overseas institutions.

TMC Preparatory Course for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations includes an elective module that prepares students for another similar examination, the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).

IGCSE is the one of the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success. Students who wish to study outside Singapore after ‘O’ level may choose to take the elective module, IGCSE Preparation.

Duration

1 year: 10~12 months

2 years: 16~22 months

 

Course Assessment

Students are assessed by means of oral and written tests and examinations during the course. Upon completion of the course, students will sit for the external GCE O level test conducted by SEAB.

Oral examination: July/August
Practical & written examination: October to November

Core Modules

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Geography)
  • Physics
  • Chinese*

Elective Modules (additional payable subject)

  • Principles Of Accounts
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Chinese)
  • IGCSE Preparation
  • English Preparatory

The syllabus for the above subjects can be found on the Cambridge website: http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-secondary-2/cambridge-igcse/subjects/

 

Note:

  1. *no formal lessons, only 2 exam preparation lessons will be provided.
  2. The Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level examinations are held in October to November. The Cambridge IGCSE examinations are held in November and June.
  3. Interested students who sign up for the “IGCSE Preparation” elective module shall return to TMC in January/February to start the IGCSE Preparation from January/February to May. They will then take the IGCSE examinations in June. Students who do not wish to take the elective subject, IGCSE Preparation, will complete their course with TMC in November and their student pass will be cancelled upon the completion of their course.

One Year

Age

15 Years old on 1st January of the examination year

Academic Qualification

Secondary 3 or N level, subjected to MOE approval.

English Proficiency

Must have one of the following:

  • Completed Secondary 3 English
  • N level English

Two Years

Age

15 Years old on 1st January of the examination year

Academic Qualification

Secondary 2, subjected to MOE approval.

English Proficiency

Completed Secondary 2 English

One Year

Age

15 Years old on 1st January of the examination year

Academic Qualification

Year 9 or equivalent

English Proficiency

Must have one of the following:

  • Attend and pass Hawthorn Certificate in English up to Intermediate B level (or previously, Advanced 1 level)
  • IELTS Score of 5.0 or equivalent

Two Years

Age

15 Years old on 1st January of the examination year

Academic Qualification

Year 8 or equivalent

English Proficiency

Must have one of the following

  • A pass in Year 8 English or equivalent in home country
  • Pass TMC English Placement test
Application Fee $107.00
Course Fee $6,955.00
Administrative Fee
Medical Insurance $85.60
Fee Protection Scheme $52.80
Total Programme Fee Excluding Application Fee
$7,093.40

 

Fees for Additional Subjects

Principles of Accounts: $1,070*
IGCSE Preparation: $1,819^

 

Notes

The above O Level fees do not include the GCE O Level Examination fees payable to the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB).

* The additional subject will be offered only if there is a minimum class size of 10.

^ The lessons for the elective IGCSE Preparation will commence from January to May after students have attempted the O level external exam. The IGCSE examination is in June. The exam fee is not included in the course fee. It is only offered if there is a minimum class size of 10.

 

All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD) and inclusive of GST unless stated otherwise. Course fee excludes application fee of $107.00.

2 Years Programme Administrative Fee*
Duration Application Fee Course Fee Medical Insurance FPS** Total Program Fee Excluding Application Fee
22 months $214.00 $23,818.20 $171.20 $185.14 $24,870.04
21 months $214.00 $23,312.63 $171.20 $181.34 $24,360.67
20 months $214.00 $22,807.05 $171.20 $177.55 $23,851.30
19 months $214.00 $22,301.48 $171.20 $173.76 $23,341.94
18 months $214.00 $21,795.90 $171.20 $169.97 $22,832.57
17 months $214.00 $21,290.33 $171.20 $166.18 $22,323.20
16 months $214.00 $20,784.75 $171.20 $162.39 $21,813.84

*International Student Admin Fee of $695.50 is charged once for bundled courses. Students not on bundled course will be charged an additional $367.50 International Student Admin fee if they progress to the next course.
** Fee Protection Scheme (FPS)

 

1 Years Programme Administrative Fee*
Duration Application Fee Course Fee Medical Insurance FPS** Total Program Fee Excluding Application Fee
12 months $214.00 $14,338.00 $85.60 $113.39 $15,232.49
11 months $214.00 $14,017.00 $85.60 $110.99 $14,909.09
10 months $214.00 $13,696.00 $85.60 $108.58 $14,585.68

*International Student Admin Fee of $695.50 is charged once for bundled courses. Students not on bundled course will be charged an additional $367.50 International Student Admin fee if they progress to the next course.
** Fee Protection Scheme (FPS)

 

Fees for Additional Subjects

Principles of Accounts: $2,022.30*
IGCSE Preparation: $3,482.85^
English Preparatory – Fees dependent on duration. Refer to Hawthorn English Programme Fees or speak to our course consultant for more information.

 

Notes

The above O Level fees do not include the GCE O Level Examination fees payable to the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB).

* The additional subject will be offered only if there is a minimum class size of 10.

^ The lessons for the elective IGCSE Preparation will commence from January to May after students have attempted the O level external exam. The IGCSE examination is in June. The exam fee is not included in the course fee. It is only offered if there is a minimum class size of 10.

 

All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD) and inclusive of GST unless stated otherwise. Course fee excludes application fee of $214.00.

TMC former “O” Level Students
Repeat 1-2 Subjects $963.00
Repeat 3-5 Subjects $1,498.00
Repeat 6 Subjects $1,712.00
Non-TMC Student
English $2,461.00
Mathematics $1,177.00
Additional Mathematics $1,177.00
Humanities $1,177.00
Physics (Includes Practical conducted outside TMC) $1,605.00
Principles of Accounts** $1,177.00

 

Note

  • **Subject will be offered only if there is a minimum class size of 10
  • Student must complete subject(s) within 1 year of study
  • Classes starts any time after O level results are released, between January – May. Repeat student will be joining on-going classes.

 

All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD) and inclusive of GST unless stated otherwise.

TMC former “O” Level Students
Repeat 1-2 Subjects $1,797.60
Repeat 3-5 Subjects $2,921.10
Repeat 6 Subjects $3,370.50
Non-TMC Student
English $4,718.70
Mathematics $2,134.65
Additional Mathematics $2,134.65
Humanities $2,134.65
Physics (Includes Practical conducted outside TMC) $2,584.05
Principles of Accounts** $2,134.65

 

Note

  • **Subject  will be offered only if there is a minimum class size of 10.
  • International student on student pass will need to be in school for 3 hours daily.
  • Student must complete subject(s) within 1 year of study.
  • Classes starts any time after O level results are released, between January – May. Repeat student will be joining on-going classes.

 

All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD) and inclusive of GST unless stated otherwise.