Preparatory Course for Admission to Government School – Secondary 1

A.   Title of Course
Preparatory Course for Admission to Government School – Secondary 1
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 1
The Secondary 1 English class is in line with the latest syllabus laid down by the Ministry of Education (MOE).  The Secondary 1 class prepares international students for the AEIS/SAEIS exam covering the Primary 6 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 1, 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 1
Students attending this class will be exposed to MOE Primary 6 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 1 AEIS/SAEIS test, students will be placed in a Singapore government schools at Secondary 1 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
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 1                        
Admission to Government School (Ministry of Education) at Secondary 1 or Preparatory Course for Admission to Government School - Secondary 2 offered by Exerceo.   
 E. Entry Requirements
Age:   12 to 14 years old
Academic:   At least Primary 6 or equivalent
Language Proficiency:   At least Primary 6 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

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