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SMART Preparatory Preparatory Course for GCE ‘N’ Level provides a comprehensive programme that equips students with the necessary learning competencies that prepare them for the annual examination of the joint awarding authorities- Ministry of Education, Singapore and the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘N’ Levels.

 

The strong foundation of this programme lies on the series of internal assessments namely: Mid-Year and Preliminary Examinations, which are facilitated by the Department once in the Academic Year for the respective examination cycle. These assessments are carefully designed and prepared by the internal and competent assessors of the department, to gauge the readiness of the students for the actual examination.

COMPULSORY SUBJECT

  • English Language
  • E Mathematics

NON-COMPULSORY SUBJECT^

  • Chinese / Malay / Tamil 
  • Combine Science Physics / Chemistry
  • Combine Science Chemistry / Biology
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Humanities (Social Studies) and Humanities (History)+
  • Humanities (Social Studies) and Humanities (Geography)+ 

^Choose four subjects; package offered is for six subjects in total
+Choose one of two humanities combined subjects

Ratio Teacher : Student = 1 : 10

  • At least 15 years old as of 1st January of the examination year.
  • Applicants should meet one of these additional requirements:
    • Completed Secondary 2 education (or equivalent) with Pass (at least C6 and above) in English and Mathematics, OR Passed SMART EXCEL entrance test

  • A full-time course runs 5 days in a week with each day lasting 3 hours. Therefore, all Singaporean applicants who intend to enroll into a full-time GCE N(A) or O-Level preparatory course will need to get the approval of the Ministry of Education (MOE). SMART EXCEL will assist in submitting such applications to the MOE.

  • Any Singaporean male applicant who wants to defer from full-time national service must be enrolled as a full-time student. Such an application will need to be approved by the MOE first. Do take note that the approval of NS deferment is at the discretion of the Ministry of Defence.

  • Admission is subject to approval of the SMART EXCEL management.

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Age15 Years old on 1st January of the examination year
Academic QualificationYear 9 or equivalent
English ProficiencyMust have one of the following:

– Pass Hawthorn Certificate in English up to Advanced 1 level, or
– equivalent IELTS score of 5.5 or
– equivalent Additional classes or special consideration for students who attend but do not pass Advanced 1 level

Classes are conducted using the following methodologies:

  • Physical Class
  • Small Group Learning (1 Teacher : 10 Students)
  • Interactive Discussion

All full-time local and international students must meet a monthly attendance of 90%. Student pass shall be subjected to cancellation if the monthly attendance is not met continuously.

Students are assessed by means of oral and written tests and examinations during the course. Upon completion of the course, students will sit for the external GCE N level test conducted by SEAB.

  • Oral examination: July/August
  • Practical & written examination: October to November

Teaching and Learning

This programme is delivered by a team of dedicated and qualified teachers. The lessons are held in the classrooms. Students will also be given additional work to complete outside of scheduled classes

All students are expected to register for their GCE N Level Examination online at http://www.seab.gov.sg.

Duration & Intakes (Full Time)

  • Jan 2022 – Nov 2022 (10 Months)
  • Jul 2022 – Nov 2023 (16 Months)
  • Jan 2022 – Jan 2024 (24 Months)

Tuition Fee StructureApplication Fee1 Subject
10 Months
2 Subjects
(Less 10%)
10 Months
3 Subjects
(Less 15%)
10 Months
4 Subjects
(Less 15%)
10 Months
5 Subjects
(Less 20%)
10 Months
Course Materials + Internal Examination Fee
Local$107$1,710$3,078$4,360.50$5,814$6,840$1,000

 

Note:

  • Local Students: non-tuition fees include science laboratory, course material, medical insurance, internal examination administrative fee.
  • International Student: non-tuition fees include science laboratory, course material.
  • Application fee is non-refundable.

 

Admission Requirements

10 Months

  • Completed at least Secondary 3 Education / Year 9 or equivalent
  • Minimum Age: 15 years old (as at 1st Jan of the year of GCE ‘O’ Level examinations)
  • Language Proficiency: Secondary 3 English / Certificate in English or equivalent / IELTS 5.0 or equivalent / Online English Placement Test conducted by SMART EXCEL / Achieve score of 75 and above in Duolingo English Test or equivalent

16 Months

  • Completed at least Secondary 3 education or equivalent
  • Minimum Age: 15 years old (as at 1st Jan of the year of GCE ‘O’ Level examinations)
  • Language Proficiency: Secondary 3 English / Certificate in English or equivalent / IELTS 5.0 or equivalent /  Online English Placement Test conducted by SMART EXCEL / Achieve score of 75 and above in Duolingo English Test or equivalent

24 Months

  • Completed at least Secondary Two Education / Year 8 or equivalent
  • Minimum Age: 14 (as at 1st Jan of the year of GCE ‘O’ Level examinations)
  • Language Proficiency: Completed Secondary Two English / Year 8 English / Certificate in English (CIE) or equivalent / Achieve score of 75 and above in Duolingo English Test or equivalent

 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

Study Loans

 Organisation Contact Number Website
 TCC Limited +65 6319 3700  http://www.tcc.org.sg
 DBS Bank 1800 111 1111 http://www.dbs.com.sg
 Maybank 1800 629 2265 http://www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS
For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

 Organisation Contact Number Website
 Standard Chartered Bank 1800 747 7000 http://www.standardchartered.com.sg
 Maybank 1800 968 2265 http://www.maybank.com.sg
 UOB 1800 226 6121 http://www.uob.com.sg
 OCBC 1800 363 3333 http://www.ocbc.com.sg
 DBS 1800 111 1111 http://www.dbs.com
 POSB 1800 339 6666 http://www.posb.com.sg
 Bank of China 1800 669 5566 http://www.bankofchina.com/sg

Duration & Intakes (Full Time)

  • Jan 2022 – Nov 2022 (10 Months)
  • Jul 2022 – Nov 2023 (16 Months)
  • Jan 2022 – Jan 2024 (24 Months)

Tuition Fee StructureApplication Fee1 Subject
10 Months
2 Subjects
(Less 10%)
10 Months
3 Subjects
(Less 15%)
10 Months
4 Subjects
(Less 15%)
10 Months
5 Subjects
(Less 20%)
10 Months
Course Materials + Internal Examination Fee
International$350$2,780$5,004$7,089$9,452$11,120$1,500

Duration & Intakes (Full Time)

  • Jan 2022 – Nov 2022 (10 Months)
  • Jul 2022 – Nov 2023 (16 Months)
  • Jan 2022 – Jan 2024 (24 Months)

Tuition Fee StructureApplication Fee1 Subject
10 Months
2 Subjects
(Less 10%)
10 Months
3 Subjects
(Less 15%)
10 Months
4 Subjects
(Less 15%)
10 Months
Course Materials + Internal Examination Fee
Repeat Local
Former Smart Excel students
$107$960$1,728$2,448$3,264$1,000
Repeat Local
Non-Smart Excel students
$107$1,070$1,926$2,728.50$3,638$1,000
SCIENCE LAB
– Combine Science (Physics/Chemistry or Chemistry/Biology)
$830
SCIENCE LAB
– Pure Science
(Pure Physics, Pure Chemistry,
Pure Biology)
$1,070$1,926

Duration & Intakes (Full Time)

  • Jan 2022 – Nov 2022 (10 Months)
  • Jul 2022 – Nov 2023 (16 Months)
  • Jan 2022 – Jan 2024 (24 Months)

Tuition Fee StructureApplication Fee1 Subject
10 Months
2 Subjects
(Less 10%)
10 Months
3 Subjects
(Less 15%)
10 Months
4 Subjects
(Less 15%)
10 Months
Course Materials + Internal Examination Fee
Repeat International
Former Smart Excel students
$350$1,390$2,502$3,544.50$4,726$1,500
Repeat International
Non-Smart Excel students
$350$1,580$2,862$4,029$53,72$1,500
SCIENCE LAB
– Combine Science (Physics/Chemistry or Chemistry/Biology)
$1,926
SCIENCE LAB
– Pure Science
(Pure Physics, Pure Chemistry,
Pure Biology)
$2,166$3,898.80

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