Preparatory Course for Admission to Government School – Secondary 3

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Title of Course

Preparatory Course for Admission to Government School – Secondary 3


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.

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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 Secondary 3

The English module will focus on improving the pupil’s proficiency in the language in the areas of comprehension and language use. Pupils will also be required to complete composition writing of 300-400 words. Content level: Secondary 2


Synopsis for Secondary 3

Preparatory Course for Admission into Government Schools (Secondary 3) Students are expected to be taught topics covered in Secondary 2 Mathematics, which are: •Rate, Ratio & Proportion • Similar & Congruent Triangles • Expansion & Factorisation of Algebraic Expressions • Solving Quadratic Equations • Algebraic Manipulation & Formulae • Solving Simultaneous Equations • Linear Graphs & Functions • Graphical Methods of Solving Equations • Pythagoras’ Theorem • Volume • Data Analysis & Graphs • Set & Notation • Probability

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: 14 – 16 years old
Academic: At least Secondary 1 or equivalent
English Proficiency: At least Secondary 1 proficiency in English or equivalent

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