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Taking your GCE O Level

The Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) Examination is conducted in Singapore annually (October/November). 

It is awarded jointly by the Ministry of Education and the University of Cambridge International Examinations.

Candidates’ applications to sit the examination are accepted on the condition that they adhere to all the regulations governing the examination.

The Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate Of Education (Ordinary Level) Examination conducted by SmartLab Education Private School is offered to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residence only.

What the full-time course includes

This programme is wholly delivered in Singapore. The maximum class size is 18, with an average teacher-to-student ratio of 1:7.

Each 10-month course includes lectures, interactive discussions and group tasks, which are conducted daily in our classrooms. For certain subjects such as pure/combined science, it also includes practical experiments, which take place in our laboratory.

You will complete practice tests to prepare for your formal assessments. Occasionally, you may be invited to take part in educational field trips, excursions or inter-class competitions.

Resources and materials will be provided for you, including subject past exam papers and supplementary notes. You will also have access to the SmartLab library.

Who can apply

 To be eligible to apply, Year 1 (Secondary 3) and Year 2 (Secondary 4) students must:

be at least 15 years of age as of 1 January the year they will take the exam.

have completed Secondary 2.

passed Secondary 2 English.

The next step forward in life

After completing and passing your O Levels, you may be able to …

1) Enrol in a local junior college or centralised institute for a 2/3-year course to take your GCE A Level examinations (min. 6 O Levels required)

2) Enrol in a local polytechnic for a 3-year diploma course

3) Enrol in a local Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to gain a National ITE Certificate (Nitec)

… depending on your grades and the subjects taken.

How much does it cost?

SmartLab Education Private School uses the Industry-Wide Course Fee Protection Insurance Scheme for student tuition fee protection.

This adheres to the terms and conditions of your student contract in accordance with the Committee for Private Education.

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

Full-time student – 4/5 subjects
Application fee $88
Fee for 4/5 subjects $7,100
Course materials + continual assessment fee $400
Total course fee $7,588
Additional subjects $1,200 per subject
Student – 3 or less subjects
Application fee $88
Fee per subject $1,800
Course materials + continual assessment fee per subject $150
Total course fee per subject $2,038

Please note: Fees do not include external examination fees collected by SEAB (about $500 depending on the number and type of subjects registered) and textbooks (about $250).

When can I start?

Start date: 2 January 2018
End date: 31 October 2018

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

The Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) Examination for 2018 will cease after the last week of October.

There will be no lessons on gazetted public holidays.

Semester 1
Term 1 2 January 2018 (Tuesday) to 9 March 2018 (Friday)
Term 2 19 March 2018 (Monday) to 25 May 2018 (Friday)
Semester 2
Term 3 25 June 2018 (Monday) to 31 August 2018 (Friday)
Term 4 10 September 2018 (Monday) to 31 October 2018 (Tuesday)

O Level and A Level course classes are held weekday mornings and afternoons in Bishan.