Preparatory Course for Edexcel International Primary Curriculum Achievement Test Year 4
Pearson Edexcel International Primary Curriculum Achievement Test
The Preparatory Course is designed to prepare international students to sit for the Pearson Edexcel International Primary Curriculum Achievement Test Year 4. It provides an international benchmark of achievement, with externally marked Achievement Tests and certification at the end of Year 6.
Under the discipline of English, students will explore into current affairs, modern day problems, focusing on debate, historical, social, political, philosophical and economic factors of certain societies, art and music.
While learning the fundamentals of Mathematics, students will be given the opportunity of excelling in problem-solving and logic development. The inquiry of Science will also allow students to explore both the physical aspect and the knowledge of healthy living.
Since it is important for them to learn how to think, and not just what to think, students also learn analytical and critical thinking through the incisive pedagogy.
As it caters to the learning needs of all International Students, students will go through the curriculum under the rigor of the teaching format of Singapore Education System, which is viewed as the premium pedagogy worldwide.
Summative Assessment will be provided to ascertain the level of attainment at the end of Year 4 although formative assessments will be conducted throughout the academic year. At the end of Year 4, students should form good study habits, apply knowledge and skills of all subjects in different situations, produce work showing higher order thinking skills, do research work, collaborate well with others and do group discussions.
Admission Exercise for International Students (AEIS) Test
Applicants can also opt to sit for the Admission Exercise for International Students (AEIS) Test to gain admission into Government Primary or 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.
Applicants who have taken part in AEIS Test previously and were unsuccessful may apply to take S-AEIS Test in February / March of the following year.
For updated and accurate information on MOE, please visit their website at www.moe.gov.sg
The Preparatory Course is designed to prepare international students to sit for the Pearson Edexcel International Primary Curriculum Achievement Test Year 4.
The course consists of 3 (three) subjects taught accordingly:
The Year 4 English class is aimed at enabling students to acquire foundational skills, particularly in grammar, spelling and basic pronunciation. The focus is on the four main language skills, namely, reading, listening, writing and speaking. The students will attain a good level of competency. Students should be able to read newspapers and magazines, historical fiction, write dialogue and play-scripts, develop vocabulary through reading poetry, identify key nouns, verbs, adjectives, prefixes, suffixes, have group discussions, plan and write a balanced argument / discussion on a relevant topic. Upon successful completion of Year 4 English exam, students will be promoted to the next level.
The Year 4 Mathematics class is aimed at enabling students to acquire Mathematical concepts and skills for everyday use and continuous learning in Mathematics. It also aims at developing thinking, reasoning, communication and application through a mathematical approach to problem solving. Students should be able to do Year 4 numbers and algebra, recall multiplication tables, recognise equivalent fractions, understand and apply integers, apply geometrical concepts, comprehend distance and weight measurements, solve one-step and two-step problems involving measures, collect and record data, and develop calculator skills required to calculate with powers. Upon successful completion of Year 4 Mathematics exam, students will be promoted to the next level.
The Year 4 Science class is aimed at enabling students to acquire Science concepts and skills for everyday use and continuous learning in Science. It also aims at developing an inquisitive mind through critical thinking. It requires students to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application of the different learning objectives of the various topics. Students should be able to make observations and comparisons relating to the human body, keeping warm, use thermometers, identify solid and liquid states, identify different types of habitats, and conduct a fair test. Upon successful completion of Year 4 Science exam, students will be promoted to the next level.
Scope of Study
Pearson Edexcel International Primary Curriculum
Lectures, Discussions, interactive lessons, games, etc.
Commencement Dates / Intakes
To view dates of intakes, please refer to www.colemancollege.edu.sg
Coleman College reserves the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 10 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)
The course duration is 12 months of institutional study – Full-time
Monday to Friday
6 contact hours per day, 5 days per week
30 contact hours per week
To view course fees, please click here.
Mid Year Assessment: November or December
Final Year Assessment: May or June
Internal Tests conducted by Coleman College
Assessment Grading Criteria
The Pearson Edexcel International Primary Award in will be graded as pass or fail and is awarded at three attainment levels: P1, P2, P3
Expected Examination Results Release Date
Examination results will be announced by Coleman College within 1 month of examination.
Result Slip issued by Coleman College
Completion of course
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
Successful students will be promoted to Year 5.
|Age:||At least 9 years old|
|Academic:||At least Primary 3 or equivalent|
|English Proficiency:||At least Primary 3 proficiency in English or equivalent|