Preparatory Course for
Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education

Ordinary Level

Course Information

The Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) Examination is an annual examination conducted in Singapore. The examinations are jointly set, mainly by the University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate (UCLES) and the Ministry of Education (MOE). The qualification is recognized internationally and is accepted for entry in many tertiary institutions around the world, including the Junior Colleges and Polytechnics in Singapore.

Elmwood International College has specially designed an effective Preparatory Course to help students pass the Singapore- Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) Examination. The main objective of this programme is to prepare both local and foreign students to sit for the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) Examination. Students who have passed and obtained good grades will be able to gain entry into Singapore’s Junior Colleges and Polytechnics as well as other colleges and universities overseas. The aim is to ensure that students eventually gain their university degrees that will aid their entry into the working world.

Students will go through a customized and structured intensive programme that will better equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the standards for entering Singapore’s mainstream government schools. The subjects that are taught follow the Ministry of Education (Singapore)’s syllabuses closely.

Subjects Offered


  Elementary Mathematics

  Additional Mathematics



  Combined Science (Chemistry/ Physics)

  Principles of Accounting

  Chinese Language


Course Duration

Full time, 12months, 5 weekdays, 6 hours daily

Full time, 18months, 5 weekdays, 6 hours daily 

Course Admission Requirements

• Students in the second and/or third grades of Chinese junior high school, senior one or with equivalent qualifications;

• Students will be required to attain 50% or more for the institution’s Upper Secondary English Placement Exam.  

• Students should be at least 15 years old by 1st January of the year of examination. 

Course Commencement Day

First Monday of January, April, July, October.

Course Fees

       1.        Application fee: SG$300 (non-refundable)

       2.       Course fee: SG$17,250 (12 months),            SG$22,200 (18 months)

       3.       Medical Insurance fee: SG$200 (non-refundable)

4.       ICA student pass processing fee: SG$120 (Payable to ICA)


5.       Payment modes: Cash, Cheque, Telegraphic Transfer


6.       School Account Details:


  Account Number: 689-373-694-001

  Bank Name: OCBC Bank

  Swift BIC Code: OCBCSGSG

Mode of Assessment

Internal Assessment: Quarterly Assessment Tests will be conducted.

External Assessment: Students can register for the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) Examination.

                                        GCE O Level Chinese Language Examination will be conducted between May to July or September to October.

                                        GCE O Level English Oral Examination will be conducted in August, and Examinations for all other GCE O Level subjects will be held between  

                                        October to November.

Course Completion

Students must achieve at least 90% attendance and not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason.

Teacher-Students Ratio