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


This course prepares students for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination, the same examination sat for by the local Secondary 4/5 students (16-17 years old) in Singapore Government schools. The full ‘O’ Level certificate is recognised worldwide. With this qualification, students can continue to pursue post-secondary education in local polytechnics or junior colleges in Singapore. They can also choose to pursue their studies in the Commonwealth countries and other countries.

Our preparatory course subject content is based on the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board Syllabuses for the offered subjects and is reviewed regularly to ensure currency. Hanbridge Institute ensures that our teachers are trained quality educators familiar with the ‘O’ Level Examinations to help bring our students to their fullest potential.

Class Duration:

The GCE ‘O’ Level Preparatory Course runs on both a FULL TIME and PART TIME basis. Each course lasts for a period of 1-2 years depending on the student’s English proficiency.

Class hours:

Mondays to Fridays (Excluding Public Holidays); Morning session: 9.00 am to 12.00 pm; Afternoon session: 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Teacher-Student ratio:

Maximum 1:41

Admission Requirements:

  • Students aged 15 years or above as of 1st January in the year of registration for the GCE ‘O’ Level examinations are eligible for this programme
  • Level of entry based on proficiency test for English, Mathematics, and Science

English Language Proficiency:

Achieved English at Secondary 2 equivalence in Singapore

Attendance Requirements:

75% for Local Students; 90% for International Students

Graduation Requirements:

Not applicable as students taking external examination – GCE Ordinary Level Examination.

Course Structure and Synopsis

Our GCE ‘O’ Level preparatory course syllabus is structured based on the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board Syllabuses for the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Principles of Accounts.

  • 1184 English (Core): The English module will include Writing, Comprehension, Listening and Oral Communication skills at the first language proficiency.
  • 4052 Mathematics (Core): The Mathematics module will include key concepts and content knowledge like Numbers and Algebra, Geometry and Measurement, Statistics and Probability.
  • 4049 Additional Mathematics (Elective): Additional mathematics includes application of content knowledge inclusive of Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Calculus.
  • 6091 Physics (Elective): Physics includes content knowledge like Measurement, Newtonian Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Waves, Electricity and Magnetism.
  • 6092 Chemistry (Elective):Chemistry includes Experimental Chemistry, Atomic Structure and Stoichiometry, Chemistry of Reactions, Periodicity, Atmosphere and Organic Chemistry.
  • 7087 Principles of Accounts (Elective): Principles of Accounts includes Role of Accounting, Double Entry System of Book-Keeping, Accounting Procedures, Fundamentals of Preparing the Final Accounts, Preparation of Final Accounts, Analysis and Interpretation of Final Accounts.

Students enrolled may choose three elective subjects from the list to fulfil the full ‘O’ Level certification together with the two core subjects.

Complete syllabus can be found here (note: leads to SEAB website).

Course Fees

Please see here for fees for the 2024 intake.

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