ERC Institute

GCE ‘O’ Levels Preparatory Course

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The GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations are Secondary School graduating examinations jointly held by Singapore’s Ministry of Education (MOE) and the University of Cambridge’s Local Examinations Syndicate. The qualification is universally recognized, especially in the US and Commonwealth countries.

The GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations are particularly suited for students 16 to 25 years of age, who wish to pursue post-secondary studies in local polytechnics or in other institutions of higher learning.

Academic Progression

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Upon completion of the GCE ‘O’ Levels Preparatory Programme, students will be able to sit for the GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations.


Course Outline

Students will be required to take the following subjects:

  • Secondary 3 Syllabus – English Language*
  • Secondary 3 Syllabus – Elementary Mathematics*
  • Secondary 3 Syllabus – Additional Mathematics*
  • Secondary 3 Syllabus – Combined Sciences (Physics/Chemistry)*
  • Secondary 3 Syllabus – Principles of Accounting*
  • Secondary 4 Syllabus – English Language
  • Secondary 4 Syllabus – Elementary Mathematics
  • Secondary 4 Syllabus – Additional Mathematics
  • Secondary 4 Syllabus – Combined Sciences (Physics/Chemistry)
  • Secondary 4 Syllabus – Principles of Accounting


* Subject may be exempted depending on age and academic requirements


Students applying for admission into a local polytechnic must take 2 core subjects and 3 elective subjects. Students may choose to take all 5 subjects in one academic year, or combine the results of 2 consecutive examination sittings.

Entry Requirements

  • Secondary 2 English and Academic or its equivalent
  • At least 16 years old year


Delivery methods

  • Classroom

Assesment Methods

  • Examinations

Graduation and Degree

  • Singapore Cambridge GCE-O Levels

Commencement date

Jan, Feb and Mar

Full/part time

Full Time

Length of course

24 Months

Course Price


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