Preparatory Course For Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) Examination

The Preparatory Course For Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) Examination is designed to meet the following aims:

  • To provide an educational foundation and experience based on the aims and assessment objectives of the respective Cambridge GCE O-Level subject.

The Preparatory Course For Singapore-Cambridge GCE (Ordinary Level) Examination comprises of eight subjects following the syllabi stipulated by the examination authorities (Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate or Ministry of Education, Singapore)

  1. English Language
  2. Chinese
  3. Mathematics
  4. Additional Mathematics
  5. Physics
  6. Science (Physics/Chemistry)
  7. Principles of Accounts
  8. Computer Studies
Course Structure

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Familiarize with the Cambridge GCE O-Level curriculum and assessment objectives of the subjects covered in this course.
  • Understand and acquire the knowledge and skills stipulated in the assessment objectives of the respective Cambridge GCE O-Level subject covered in this course.
  • Sit for Cambridge GCE O-Level examination as a private candidate.
Course Information

Entry Requirements for Preparatory Course For Singapore-Cambridge GCE (Ordinary Level) Examination

Local students who have attempted Cambridge GCE O-Level examination previously or are holding GCE ‘N’ Level results. Local students with the minimum age of 15 years.

We are required to seek and obtain the approval of the Student Placement Services Division (SPSD), MOE, prior to admitting SCs into this course.

Foreign students with qualifications equivalent to the Secondary 3 academic standard may be admitted on the condition that they are proficient in English. Students lacking proficiency in English will be required to take up English lessons.


Students who sit for the external Cambridge GCE O-Level examination as private candidates and successfully satisfy all requirements of related GCE O-level subjects will be awarded the prestigious Cambridge GCE O-Level certificate.

Course Schedule

The Preparatory Course For Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) Examination program takes total of 960 hours in course work, excluding self-study and revision time.


  • Total Duration : 1 year
  • Total Course Hours : 960
  • Weekly Time Tabled Hours (Teaching) : 16
  • Weekly Time Tabled hours for English, group & social activities : 14

Teacher-Student Ratio

Beacon maintains a maximum teacher-student ratio as follows:

Tutorial – 1:40

Lecture – 1:72

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Course Details


The course is mainly conducted in the classroom via face-to-face learning which encourages student-teacher interaction. Students are encouraged to attend field trips and bazaars organised by the school to encourage experiential learning.


The course is assessed at the preliminary stage through various in-house tests which will prepare them for the final Cambridge GCE O-level Examinations.

In October, the students will sit as private candidates for the Cambridge GCE O-level examinations which are assessed by the examination authorities (Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate or Ministry of Education, Singapore).

Lecturer Profile


john_4x6John Lim

B.A., F.P.D.E. with Credit (Secondary)

40 years of extensive experience in the Singapore Education Service, serving in various capacities in several secondary schools as a teacher, Head of Department (Humanities), Head of Department (Discipline), Head of Department (English Language) and Vice Principal.He retired from the Education Service in December 2014 and is happy to join Beacon International College as a part-time staff.

richard_4x6Richard Ho

More than 5 years of teaching experience including teaching at various International Schools and Colleges, for O-level, A-Maths, E-Maths, and POA; and teaching SMO (Singapore Mathematics Olympiad) classes at Singapore Government Schools. Obtained ‘Individual Outstanding Merit Award (Top 10 list) of All Singapore Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition’.


Bachelor Engineering (Electrical, 2nd Upper Honours, NUS)
MBA University of Manchester

Taught science, physics, applied physics, chemistry and mathematics for five years at the polytechnic while serving in a variety of roles such as module chair, tests manager and roster manager.

Have taught A level physics, O level physics, combined science, chemistry, E math, A math, lower secondary science and mathematics, AEIS mathematics in private schools and tuition centres for the past three years.

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