Preparatory Course for Admission to Government School – Secondary 2

A.   Title of Course


Preparatory Course for Admission to Government School – Secondary 2


B.    Overview


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 Secondary 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 Singapore secondary education comprises:

  1. Express Course for secondary school;

  2. Normal (Academic course for secondary school; and

  3. Normal (Technical) course for secondary school.


Express course for secondary school

Express has two programs: O-Level and Integrated. The GCE O-Level Programme is a 4-year course leading to the GCE O-Level examination. The Integrated Programme is a 6-year course leading to the GCE A-Level examination or International Baccalaureate Diploma or NUS High School Diploma. Students in the Integrated Programme do not need to take the GCE O-Level examination in Secondary 4.


Normal (Academic) course for secondary school

Normal (Academic) is a 4-year or 5-year course leading to the GCE N-Level examination in Secondary 4. Some students go on to take the GCE O-Level examination in Secondary 5, and progress to junior college, Millennia Institute, polytechnic or Institute of Technical Education (ITE).


Normal (Technical) course for secondary school

Normal (Technical) is a 4-year course leading to the N(T)-Level examination in Secondary 4.


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 Secondary 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 Secondary 2 

The Secondary 2 English class is in line with the latest syllabus laid down by the Ministry of Education (MOE).  The Secondary 2 class prepares international students for the AEIS/SAEIS exam covering the Secondary 1 English syllabus.  At the end of the programme, students would have built a strong foundation in English, which is of the same level as Singapore government school secondary 2, thus, ensuring that students will be able to fit in their new learning environment.   They will be able to communicate effectively in English as a result of their development in the following areas:


Receptive skills:  Students will be able to listen, read and view critically and with accuracy, understanding functional texts from print to non-print sources.  


Productive skills:  Students will be able to speak, write and present in internationally acceptable English (Standard English) that is grammatical, fluent, mutually intelligible and appropriate for different purposes, audiences, contexts and cultures.


Knowledge about Language:  Students will be able to understand and use internationally acceptable English (Standard English) grammar and vocabulary accurately and appropriately as well as understand how speakers/writers put words together and use language to communicate meaning and achieve impact.  Learning grammar and vocabulary in explicit, engaging and meaningful ways are incorporated into the programme.  



Synopsis for Secondary 2

Students attending this class will be exposed to MOE Secondary 1 mathematical syllabus preparing them for Secondary 1 AEIS/SAEIS exam.   


The topics covered are Algebra - interpreting simple algebraic statements, simplifying algebraic expressions & solving word problems involving algebraic expressions

Fractions - concept of fraction as division, four operations of fractions, solving word problems involving the four operations & solving word problems involving the four operations

Decimals - four operations of decimals & solving word problems involving 4 operations

Ratio - expressing one quantity as a fraction of another, finding how many times one quantity is as large as another given their ratio & finding the whole/one part when a whole is divided into parts in a given ratio solving word problems involving 2 pairs of ratio.


Upon successful in the Secondary 2 AEIS/SAEIS test, students are placed in a Singapore government schools at Secondary 2 level

b. Scope of Study


Singapore Government Secondary Syllabus


c. Delivery Mode


Lectures, Discussions, interactive lessons, games, and etc


d. Commencement Dates / Intakes


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

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 in Coleman College.  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 - Secondary 2                        

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

 E. Entry Requirements


Age:   13 to 15 years old


Academic:   At least Secondary 1 or equivalent


Language Proficiency:   At least Secondary 1 proficiency in English or equivalent

CPE  Registration Number: 200918181G 
Valid: 31-8-2017 to 30-8-2021


EduTrust Certificate Number: EDU-3-3149

Validity:  26-02-2021 to 25-02-2022



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Singapore 189683

Student Support Services/General Enquiries: /

Tel:6221 0603

Opening Hours:

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Closed on Saturday and Public Holiday

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