GCE ‘A’ Level

Preparatory Course For Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate Of Education (Advanced Level) Examination

The Singapore – Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level), commonly referred to as an GCE A-level is widely recognized around the world, as well as being the benchmarked entry qualifications for assessing the suitability of applicants for academic courses in universities.

This 10 months accelerated preparatory course focus to prepare learners who want to retake their A level examination. This programme also caters to learners who did not complete their course in the government school.

For Singapore Citizens and Singapore PRs only.

Academic Programme

The Preparatory Course for GCE A Level prepares students for the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination which is conducted in Singapore annually in November and December.

The preparatory course is a package of 5 subjects comprising Either 3 H2 and 2 H1 subjects or 4 H2 and 1 H1 subjects.

Students can opt for any of subjects below:

Core Subjects : General Paper (H1)

H1 Subjects H2 Subjects
Economics Economics
Chemistry Chemistry
Physics Physics
Mathematics  Mathematics
 Biology Biology

Method of Delivery

The preparatory course will be conducted according to the syllabus provided by the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board.

The teaching methodology will be as follows:

  1. Examination – focused
  2. Integrated programme
  3. Interactive lessons
  4. Assessment based
  5. Practical hands-on approach
  6. Progressive report on students’ development


Course Admission Criteria

Applicants must be 17 years of age as at 1st January in the year they are enrolling for.

Applicants must also possess the following entrance requirements:

  • Students must have at least 5 GCE ‘O’ Level credits including English or has completed JC1/Pre-U in the government / private school.
  • For H2 science subjects, students must have a credit in the Science subject at GCE ‘O’ level or have taken this subject at JC 1 / Pre-U 1.
  • For H1 Mathematics, students must have a credit in Mathematics at GCE ‘O’ level or have taken this subject at JC 1 / Pre-U 1.
  • For H2 Mathematics, students must have a credit in Additional Mathematics and Mathematics at GCE ‘O’ Level or have taken this subject at JC 1 / Pre-U 1.


Course and Examination Dates

Scheduled dates for course (Full Time)

Start Date : 12 Feb 2018
End Date : 9 Nov 2018

Students can join after commencement date so long they are aware that some lessons have been missed.

The Preparatory Course For Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination for 2018 will cease after the second week of November.

There will be no lessons on gazetted public holidays.

School Terms for 2018

Semester 1
Term 1 12th February 2018 (Monday) to 9thMarch 2018 (Friday)
Term 2 19thMarch 2018 (Monday) to 25thMay 2018 (Friday)
Semester 2
Term 3 25th June2018 (Monday) to 31st August 2018 (Friday)
Term 4 10thSeptember 2018 (Monday) to 9th November 2018 (Tuesday)

A level in November & December 2018


The Singapore –Cambridge GCE A-level certificate is awarded jointly by the Ministry of Education and the University of Cambridge International Examinations.

The Private School will conduct internal assessment twice a year (May and September) to assess the abilities of the students.

Academic and Study Awards

To encourage students to work hard and perform well, we are giving Academic and Study Awards to deserving students who have demonstrated improvements academically.

Course Fees

Fee Protection Scheme (FPS)

For every Private School student (local and international), SmartLab Education Private School puts in place the Fee Protection Scheme (the “FPS”) by way of a Student Tuition Fee Account (Escrow) pursuant to the terms and conditions of the standard PEI-student contract made between the student and SmartLab. Further details on FPS can be found on www.cpe.gov.sg.

Preparatory Course For Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination (10 months) – Local/PR

 Full Time Student (Local) – 10 months course
 Application Fees  $ 88
 Student Pass  NA
 Subject Fee for 4 or 5 Subjects (3 H2 and 2 H1 subjects or 4 H2 and 1 H1 subjects)  $ 8,700
 Course Materials + Continual Assessment Fee  $ 1,000
 Total Course Fee (No GST)   $ 9,788
           >>>>> Additional Subject  $ 1700 / Subject 
 For Student Taking 3 or Less Subjects
 Application Fees  $ 88
 Tuition Fee per Subject  $ 2,200
 Course Materials + Continual Assessment Fee per Subject  $ 300

Notes: Fees do not include external examination fees collected by SEAB (about $750 depending on the number and type of subjects registered) and textbooks (about $300-400). All prices stated are in Singapore Dollars.