Spring College International

Preparatory Course for GCE ‘O’ Level Examination

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This preparatory course is for secondary school/high school graduates and current students who are 16 years old and above. The aim is to prepare students to sit for the annual GCE O-Level Examination held in October and November to gain entry to a Singapore Polytechnic. The subjects offered are English, Elementary Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Principles of Accounts, Combined Sciences (Physics and Chemistry). Students from China can consider taking examination for Chinese. Results of the best 5 subjects will be computed for students to gain admission to government polytechnics.

After ‘O’ Level, many students may opt to go to Polytechnics. Polytechnics were set up with the mission to train middle-level professionals to support the technological and economic development of Singapore. Reflecting the wide range of abilities, aptitudes and interests of their students, the polytechnics seek to train students with relevant and specific skills for the workplace to give Singapore a competitive edge as we move into a knowledge-based economy. Today, polytechnic graduates are valued as practice-oriented and knowledgeable middle-level professionals, much sought after by industry.


Course Outline

Covers the necessary materials sufficient in preparation to sit for GCE ‘O’ Level examination. This will include the practicing of standard questions and understanding the model answers in English, Mathematics and Science.

Subject are

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Principle of Accounts
  • Science (Physics and Chemistry)
  • Chinese (China students can be exempted)


Lesson Time  

From Monday to Friday, normal class schedule is from  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, from January to October, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. is English course. Other subject classes are from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. is teacher consultation time.


There are four Modules per year:

Module 1: November to December

Module 2: January to March

Module 3: March to June

Module 4: June to October

Students can choose to enroll in the whole course from Module 1 to Module 4. At the end of each module, students must take the module examination and the college will issue the module examination results to the students.


A sample of daily programme outline  

60 minutes Correction/Review of previous class assignment
Question-and-Answer session
135 minutes New topics to be covered
15 minutes Break
90 minutes Continuation of lecturing the new topic
60 minutes In-class assignment
Total: 360 minutes



Students will sit for our placement test before their first lesson to access their English standard, so as to assign the students to a class of a suitable course level for them to start with.

Foreign students who will be studying for a period of more than 3 months will need to apply for STUDENT PASS.

Entry Requirements

  • Students must be at least 16 years old and
  • have completed their Secondary School Education or equivalent in their home countries.

Delivery methods

  • Classroom

Assesment Methods

  • Module examination

Graduation and Degree

  • Singapore-Cambridge GCE  ‘O’ Level Certificate after successful completion of GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations.

Commencement date

Jan, Mar, Jun, Nov

Full/part time

Full Time

Length of course

3 Months

Course Price


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