Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level)

Programme Objectives 

The Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) is designed for students of age 14 years old and above, who aspire to acquire a qualification that is widely recognized to progress to higher education and vocational studies.

Upon completion of the course, students will sit for the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) which is conducted jointly by the Cambridge Assessment International Education, the Ministry of Education, Singapore and the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB).

The GCE O-Level system is equivalent to the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) examination taken by students in the United Kingdom.

 

Hear from our Students / Graduates

“I like to study at the College as students get to interact with other students of different races and culture. The school provides excellent facilities and the teachers help us to understand the subjects better. The College provides the best ‘O’ Levels preparatory courses for students.”

Sandra Joseph
MDIS Alumna
Class of 2020

“What I like about the College is that the teachers here are very approachable, friendly and always go the extra mile to help me whenever I need help in my studies. Overall, I am very happy to have studied at College and I believe I have made the right choice to study here.”

Peggy Zhou Zhi Qi
MDIS Alumna
Class of 2017

COMPULSORY SUBJECT

  • English Language
  • Mathematics

NON-COMPULSORY SUBJECT (CHOOSE 4 SUBJECTS)

  • Chinese
  • Physics*
  • Science (Chemistry) and Science (Biology)#
  • Science (Chemistry) and Science (Physics)#
  • Science (Physics) and Science (Biology)#
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Principles of Accounts
  • Literature in Chinese+
  • Humanities (Social Studies) and Humanities (History)+
  • Humanities (Social Studies) and Humanities (Geography)+
     

#Choose one of three science combined subjects
*Not allowed to take together with Science (Physics)
+Choose one of three humanities combined subjects

Note:
1) Any subject selection from the above combinations is subject to approval and availability
2) Additional fee applies for extra subject enrolled
3) Subject to minimum class size

 

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 17

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
 Duration  Commencement  Completion
10 Months  January 2023  November 2023
16 Months  July 2023  November 2024

 

Fees & Structure

 Structure Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
   7% GST  8% GST  7% GST  8% GST
 Full-time (10 Months)  S$8,560.00  S$8,640.00  S$859.60  S$867.63
 Full-time (16 Months)  S$15,836.00  S$15,984.00  S$1,304.35  S$1,316.55
 Full-time (24 Months)  S$26,750.00  S$27,000.00  S$1,337.10  S$1,349.59

Application fees: S$107.00

Note:

  • All fees are inclusive of 7% GST. The  amount  illustrated  is  based  on  current  prevailing  GST  at  7%.  Note that GST will be changed from 7% to 8% from 1st January 2023 and subsequently 8% to 9% from 1st January 2024. The applicable total amount payable will be charged accordingly.
  • Local Students: non-tuition fees include MDIS membership fee, experience workshop, course material, medical insurance, Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) insurance, internal examination administrative fee.
  • International Student: non-tuition fees include MDIS membership fee, experience workshop, course material, medical insurance, medical outpatient insurance, Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) insurance, international students administrative and consultation fee, internal examination administrative fee.
  • 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 MDIS / 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 MDIS / 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
 AMEX (Only 24 Months)  -  https://www.americanexpress.com/en-sg

 

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
 Duration  Commencement  Completion
 10 Months  January 2023  November 2023
 16 Months  July 2023  November 2024
 24 Months  January 2023  January 2025


Fees & Structure

 Structure Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
   7% GST  8% GST  7% GST  8% GST
 Full-time (10 Months)  S$15,515.00  S$15,660.00  S$1,712.45  S$1,728.45
 Full-time (16 Months)  S$22,470.00  S$22,680.00  S$2,292.84  S$2,314.27
 Full-time (24 Months)  S$34,775.00  S$35,100.00  S$2,426.59  S$2,449.27

Application fees: S$481.50

Note:

  • All fees are inclusive of 7% GST. The  amount  illustrated  is  based  on  current  prevailing  GST  at  7%.  Note that GST will be changed from 7% to 8% from 1st January 2023 and subsequently 8% to 9% from 1st January 2024. The applicable total amount payable will be charged accordingly.
  • Local Students: non-tuition fees include MDIS membership fee, experience workshop, course material, medical insurance, Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) insurance, internal examination administrative fee.
  • International Student: non-tuition fees include MDIS membership fee, experience workshop, course material, medical insurance, medical outpatient insurance, Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) insurance, international students administrative and consultation fee, internal examination administrative fee.
  • 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 MDIS / 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 MDIS / Achieve score of 75 and above in Duolingo English Test or equivalent

24 Months

  • Completed at least Secondary Two education or equivalent
  • Minimum Age: 14 years old (at least 15 years old as at 1st Jan of the year of GCE ‘O’ Level examinations)
  • Language Proficiency: Secondary Two English / Year 8 / Certificate in English / Achieve score of 75 and above in Duolingo English Test or equivalent

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detail information.

For any programme enquiries, please contact our friendly consultants:

Ms Victoria Liu | Mobile/WhatsApp: +65 9146 2065 | Email: victoria_liun@mdis.edu.sg

Mr Douglas Koh | Mobile/WhatsApp: +65 9430 1901 | Email: douglas_kohfb@mdis.edu.sg

Enquiry Form

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Quick Information

Duration of Course 
Full-time: 10 Months, 16 Months, 24 Months
 

Award
GCE O-Level

Commencement Dates

Full-time Programmes
10 Months: Jan
16 Months: Jul
24 Months: Jan


 

Contact Details

Local students:

+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline:

+65 6278 8000

+65 6796 7005

+65 6796 7009