Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools
Drawn by the many advantages offered by the education system in Singapore, international students are entering Singapore's primary and secondary schools in ever larger numbers. Our preparatory courses will help every student bridge the gap between the education system in their countries and Singapore.
The Preparatory Examination
International students who wish to enter primary and secondary schools in Singapore are required to sit and pass centralised entrance examinations conducted by the Ministry of Education. The AEIS examination is usually held in September/October and the S-AEIS examination in February. Students will be admitted by the Ministry of Education to a school when they pass either of the examinations.
These are the courses conducted for the Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools:
- Primary English
- Primary Mathematics
- Secondary English
- Secondary Mathematics
We emphasise English in our preparatory course, both as a subject in itself and as a medium for learning other subjects. The teachers will also help students understand mathematical or scientific concepts which are expressed in English.
The teachers ensure that students are familiar with mathematical terms in English apart from learning mathematical skills. Our teachers will help every student master the skill of answering mathematics questions in English, rather than in his native language.
Learning Objectives & Outcome
Be able to handle primary/secondary level English and Mathematics in a local school.
Classroom learning, lessons to be conducted at Edvantage Institute (Singapore).
All our teachers are registered with the Committee for Private Education (CPE).
|Course Title||Min. Age||Academic Level||Language Proficiency|
|Primary 2||7||At least completed Primary 1 in student's home country or equivalent||Completed an English course in home country|
|7||At least completed Primary 1 in student's home country or equivalent|
|Primary 3||8||At least completed Primary 2 in student's home country or equivalent|
|8||At least completed Primary 2 in student's home country or equivalent|
|Primary 4||8||At least completed Primary 3 in student's home country or equivalent|
|8||At least completed Primary 3 in student's home country or equivalent|
|Primary 5||9+||At least completed Primary 4 in student's home country or equivalent|
|9+||At least completed Primary 4 in student's home country or equivalent|
|Secondary 1||12||At least completed Primary 6 in student's home country or equivalent||Completed an English course in home country|
|12||At least completed Primary 6 in student's home country or equivalent|
|Secondary 2||13||At least completed Secondary 1 in student's home country or equivalent|
|13||At least completed Secondary 1 in student's home country or equivalent|
|Secondary 3||14||At least completed Secondary 2 in student's home country or equivalent|
|14||At least completed Secondary 2 in student's home country or equivalent|
Assessment and Examination
There will be assignments, including essays and grammar exercises. In addition to assigned homework, students will have to do a number of hours of self-study every day.
A test will be conducted every 6 weeks to allow the School to monitor students' progress. In keeping with our policy of involving the parents and guardians, we will be sending parents and guardians quarterly detailed course reports.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an in-house certificate within 21 days from the last day of the course.
Your performance grading will be as follows:
|DISTINCTION||80 - 100|
|CREDIT||65 - 79|
|PASS||50 - 64|
|FAIL||0 - 49|
For AEIS, please refer to https://www.moe.gov.sg/international-students/aeis
For S-AEIS, please refer to https://www.moe.gov.sg/international-students/s-aeis
External Test Result
You will be informed of the AEIS or/and S-AEIS Test results by the MOE.
Course Schedule and Fees
Details of course schedules and school fees can be found here.