Preparatory Course for Admission to Government School – Primary 3



The Preparatory Course is designed to prepare international students to sit

for the Admission Exercise for International Students (AEIS) Test to gain

admission into a Singapore Government Primary Schools.


The  AEIS Test is conducted by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore.

The AEIS Test involves a centralized test on English and Mathematics and is

held in September/ October of each year. International students who are

successful in the AEIS Test will be assigned by Ministry of Education to join a

Singapore Government School in January of the following year.


The Primary education in Singapore is a 6-year program which students will

sit for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) at the end of Primary

6. Successful students will progress to do the Secondary education.


International students who missed or failed the AEIS Test conducted in

Sep/Oct may sit for the Supplementary Admission Exercise for

 International Students (S-AEIS) Test in February / March of the following

year. From 2013 onwards, the S-AEIS Test will not cater for Primary 5 and

Secondary 3 levels.


Applicants who have taken part in AEIS Test previously and were

unsuccessful may apply to take AEIS Test again at the same or higher level,

subject to MOE Terms and Conditions.


For updated and accurate information on MOE, please visit their website  




C.   Objective


The Preparatory Course is designed to prepare international students to sit

for the Admission Exercise for International Students (AEIS) Test for

admission into Singapore Government Primary Schools



D.   Course Structure


a. Course Outline


The course consists of 2(two) subjects taught accordingly to MOE syllabus:

  1. English

  2. Mathematics



Synopsis for Primary 3 

The Primary 3 English programme is set to expose students to Primary 3 and Primary 2 syllabus preparing them for P3 AEIS/SAEIS test. By the end of the programme, students will be competent and confident in using the language effectively in both written and spoken. They are also able to interact using different text types. The Primary 3 English subject is based on Ministry of Education Primary syllabus. For details, please go to Singapore Ministry of Education website. 



Synopsis for Primary 3

The Primary 3 Mathematics class is aimed at enabling students to acquire Mathematical concepts and skills for everyday use and continuous learning in Mathematics. It also aims to develop the thinking, reasoning, communication and application of learners through a mathematical approach to problem solving. More importantly, it aims to build confidence and foster interest in Mathematics itself. Topics including numbers, tables and line graphs, fractions, angles, perpendicular and parallel lines, decimals, time, area and perimeter will be taught progressively to the students. These are the Primary 3 and Primary 2 topics belonging to the latest Ministry of Education syllabus.


Upon successful in the Primary 3 AEIS/SAEIS test, the student will be posted to a Singapore public school at Primary 3 or Primary 2 level.


b. Scope of Study


Singapore Government Primary and Secondary Syllabus


c. Delivery Mode


Lectures, Discussions, interactive lessons, games, and etc


d. Commencement Dates / Intakes

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Exerceo Business International College reserves the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 5 for any programme per class. Students may enroll into a later intake, if any, or withdraw from course. (For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy)


e. Course Duration


The course duration is 6 months of institutional training – Full-time

Maximum allowable period to complete the course is subject to MOE Regulation



f. Class Period


Monday to Friday

3 contact hrs per session, 5 sessions per week

15 contact hrs per week


g. Course Fees


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h. Payment Mode


For further information or clarification, please call our Student Support   

Services Officer at +65 6221 0603

i. Assessments


AEIS:      September or October

S-AEIS:  February or March


From 2013 onwards, the S-AEIS Test will be for admission to Primary 2 to 4 and Secondary 1 to 2. There will be no admission to Primary 5 and Secondary 3


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*Students (both International and local) must achieve an attendance rate of 75% and above in order to qualify for examinations


j.   Assessment Methods


External Test conducted by MOE for AEIS and S-AEIS


k.Assessment Grading Criteria




l.Expected Examination Results Release Date


Examination results will be announced by MOE

(Actual date to be announced by MOE)


m.Qualification Award


Result Slip issued by MOE

n.Graduation Requirements


Completion of course


o.Teacher Qualifications


The Committee for Private Education (CPE) is duly notified on all teachers .  All teachers have the required qualifications. Please refer to Our Teachers list in the website for more details.

Average Teacher-Student Ratio is 1:40

Please note that the maximum number of students in the classroom is subjected to the maximum allowable seating capacity  


p.Progression Pathway


Preparatory Course for Admission to Government School - Primary 3                        

Admission to Government School (Ministry of Education) at Primary 3/Primary 2 or Preparatory Course for Admission to Government School - Primary 4 offered by Exerceo.   



 E. Entry Requirements


Age:   8 to 10 years old


Academic:   At least Primary 2 or equivalent


Language Proficiency:   At least Primary 2 proficiency in English or equivalent