Preparatory Course for Admission to Government School – Primary 4

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Title of Course

Preparatory Course for Admission to Government School – Primary 4


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 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.

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 at


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 and Secondary Schools

Course Structure

Course Outline

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

  • English
  • Mathematics


Synopsis for Primary 4

The Primary 4 English Programme is set to expose students to Primary 4 syllabus preparing them for P4 AEIS/SAEIS exam. 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 with different text types. The Primary 4 English programme is based on Ministry of Education Primary 4 syllabus. For details, please go to Singapore Ministry of Education Website.  Upon passing the Primary 4 AEIS/SAEIS exam, students at Primary 4 will be posted to Primary 5 mainstream school.


Synopsis for Primary 4

The Primary 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. More importantly, it aims to build confidence and foster interest in Mathematics itself. Topics including whole number, 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 4 topics belonging to the latest MOE mathematics syllabus. As such, this class will prepare the students for the Primary 5 AEIS exam. Upon passing the examination, they will be posted to Primary 5 mainstream schools.

Scope of Study

Singapore Government Primary and Secondary Syllabus

Delivery Mode

Lectures, discussions, interactive lessons, games, and etc

Commencement Dates / Intakes

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Coleman College reserves the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 10 students 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)

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

Class Period

Monday to Friday

3 contact hrs per session, 10 sessions per week

30 contact hrs per week

Course Fees

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Payment Mode

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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 80% and above in order to qualify for examinations

Assessment Methods

External Test conducted by MOE for AEIS and S-AEIS

Assessment Grading Criteria


Expected Examination Results Release Date

Examination results will be announced by MOE (Actual date to be announced by MOE)

Qualification Award

Result Slip issued by MOE

Graduation Requirements

Completion of course

Teacher Qualifications

The Council for Private Education (CPE) is duly notified of all the 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

Progression Pathway

Successful students will be allocated a study place at one of the Government schools, respectively

Entry Requirements

Age: 9 – 11 years old
Academic: At least Primary 2 or equivalent
English Proficiency: At least Primary 2 proficiency in English or equivalent

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