Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) Examination – 1 Year / 2 Years

DURATION:
1 year: 12 months
2 years: 23 months
INTAKE:
1 year: January / November
2 years: January / February / March / May / June
AWARDED BY:
Ministry of Education

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GCE O Levels

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Upon completion of the 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’s Preparatory Courses for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations also include an elective module that prepares students for another similar examination, 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.

1 year: 12 months
(duration may be 11 months if there is exemption)

2 years: 23 months
(duration may be 18 to 22 months if there are exemptions)

 

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

 

Teaching and learning

This programme is delivered by a team of dedicated and qualified teachers. The lessons are held in the classrooms. Students will also be given additional work to complete outside of scheduled classes

Core Modules

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Principles Of Accounts
  • Chinese*
  • Combined Humanities (additional payable subject)
  • IGCSE Preparation (additional payable subject)

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:

  • Pass Hawthorn Certificate in English up to Advanced 1 level, or equivalent
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent
  • Additional classes or special consideration for students who attend but do not pass Advanced 1 level

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:

  • Pass Hawthorn Certificate in English up to Elementary level, or equivalent
  • IELTS score of 3.5 or equivalent
  • Additional classes or special consideration for students who attend but do not pass Elementary level

All full-time international students must meet a monthly attendance of 90%. Student pass shall be subjected to cancellation if the monthly attendance is not met continuously.

Course Fee

Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge GCE (O Level) Examination – 1 Year
$6,500 (11 months, start date: 8 Jan 2018)

Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge GCE (O Level) Examination – 2 Years
$10,000 (18 months, start date: 25 Jun 2018)

 

Addition

Additional subject on top of the 6 standard subjects offered: $1,000*
Additional elective: IGCSE Preparation: $1,700^

 

Notes

The above O Level fees include 3 TMC T-shirts but do not include the GCE O Level Examination fees payable to the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB). T-shirts are not included for additional subject fee and repeat.

* The additional subject available is “Combined Humanities” and it is offered only if there is a minimum class size of 10.

^ The lessons for the elective IGCSE Preparation will commence from Jan 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.

 

Administrative Fee
(New Student / TMC’s Existing / Local Transfer Student)

All the course fees stated below are inclusive of course materials, examination fee and lab fee unless stated otherwise. Repeat fees and other administrative fees are listed in the Miscellaneous Fee List.

Application Fee

$100

Fee Protection Scheme Fee

0.75% of (Course Fee less grant + Medical Insurance) OR $25 whichever is higher

Medical Insurance Fee

$80 Per Course Per Year
All fees subject to prevailing GST of 7%

 

All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD)

Course Fee

Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge GCE (O Level) Examination – 1 Year

  • $12,800 (11 month, Start date: 8 Jan 2018)
  • $13,400 (12 month, Start date: 12 Nov 2018)

 

Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge GCE (O Level) Examination – 2 Years

  • $22,260 (23 month, Start date: 8 Jan 2018)
  • $21,555 (22 month, Start date: 26 Feb 2018)
  • $20,845 (20 month, Start date: 2 Apr 2018)
  • $20,135 (19 month, Start date: 7 May 2018)
  • $19,425 (18 month, Start date: 25 Jun 2018)

Addition

Additional subject (Combined Humanities): $1,890*
Additional subject: IGCSE Preparation: $3,255^

 

Learning Support (Short Course)

Learning Support (18 lessons of 1 hr 15 min each) for TMC ‘O’ level students who do not meet the English proficiency level: $350

 

Notes

The above O Level fees include 3 TMC T-shirts but do not include the GCE O Level Examination fees payable to the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB). T-shirts are not included for additional subject fee and repeat.

* The additional subject available is “Combined Humanities” and it is offered only if there is a minimum class size of 20.

^ The lessons for the elective IGCSE Preparation will commence from Jan 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.

 

Administrative Fee
(New Student / TMC’s Existing / Local Transfer Student)

All the course fees stated below are inclusive of course materials, examination fee and lab fee unless stated otherwise. Repeat fees and other administrative fees are listed in the Miscellaneous Fee List.

Single / Bundled Programs

Application Fees: $200
International Student Administrative Fee: $650

Existing / Local Transfer

Application Fees: $100
International Student Administrative Fee: $350

Fee Protection Scheme Fee

0.75% of (Course Fee less grant + Medical Insurance + International Student Administrative Fee) OR $25 whichever is higher

Medical Insurance Fee

$80 Per Course Per Year
All fees subject to prevailing GST of 7%

 

All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD)

TMC former “O” Level Students

Repeat 1-2 Subjects

$900

Repeat 3-5 Subjects

$1,400

Repeat 6 Subjects

$1,600

Non-TMC Students

English

$2,300

Mathematics

$1,100

Additional Mathematics

$1,100

Principle of Accounts

$1,100

Combined Humanities**

$1,100

Psychics (Includes Practical conducted outside TMC)

$1,500

Note

  • **It will be offered only if there is a minimum class size of 10
  • Duration: within 1 year.
  • Classes starts anytime after O level results are released, before June.
  • Students need to note that all the subjects starts in January. They are joining on-going classes.

 

All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD)

TMC former “O” Level Students

Repeat 1-2 Subjects

$1,680

Repeat 3-5 Subjects

$2,730

Repeat 6 Subjects

$3,150

Non-TMC Students

English

$4,410

Mathematics

$1,995

Additional Mathematics

$1,995

Principle of Accounts

$1,995

Combined Humanities

$1,995

Psychics (Includes Practical conducted outside TMC)

$2,415

Note

  • International Student on student pass need to be in school for 3 hours each day.
  • Duration: within 1 year.
  • Anytime after ‘O’ Level results are released, Before June.
  • Students need to note that all the subjects start in January. They are joining on-going classes.

 

All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD)