To provide students with necessary lessons and knowledge so that at the end of the programme they can understand the topics well and answer exam questions with confidence
GCE O-Level is the abbreviation of General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level. The Ministry of Education, Singapore and the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) are the joint examining authorities for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level examination. Students who pass the examination will be awarded with the GCE O-Level certificate which is recognized by The British Commonwealth of Nations.
The examination is taken by students at the end of their fourth (for Express Stream) or fifth (for Normal Academic Stream) year in Secondary school, mostly at the age of 16.
Overseas students may also register for this exam, and may use continuously two year best score combination to register. Those who obtain their results may be eligible to enrol for courses in any of the 5 Singapore polytechnics or advance to any of the junior colleges / high schools for taking GCE A level curriculum. Students may also apply for the preparatory courses offered by universities in the British Commonwealth of Nations or United States.
Awards and Grades
Candidates are graded based on his/her performance relative to the cohort. A grade in one GCE exam subject is a number with an accompanying letter. In descending order, the grades are: A1, A2, B3, B4, C5, C6, D7, E8, and F9. A grade of C6 or better is considered a pass at O Level. Those who obtain a pass in one or more subjects are awarded a Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level).
Oral and Listening Comprehension
Mother Tongue paper, Chinese subject is different from the other papers in that it includes a Mid-year Examination for written papers, taken on the first Monday of the June School Holiday. The Oral and Listening Comprehension papers are usually taken in July, and the result for Mother Tongue is subsequently released in August.
School-based Science Practical Assessment
Pure science subjects (Physics and Chemistry) include the School-based Science Practical Assessment (SPA) for school candidates. It assesses candidates' competence in science practical skills over an appropriate period of time that the candidates are offering the subject, and forms 20% of the overall mark for the subject. While the questions are set by the Ministry of Education, the assessment is scheduled, carried out and marked by the school before submitting the scripts to the MOE. The scores for the assessment are kept confidential and are never disclosed to the candidates. The assessment is grouped into three skill sets:
To register for a Science Subject with a practical paper at O Level, the student/ candidate must meet the following requirement:
JE provides the following subjects as GCE O-Level examination subjects and students are advised to study the course outline:
O-Level Course is conducted in full time mode at JE. The course duration is 10 months. Commencement date of the course is normally the beginning of January every year and it ends in November of the year when student sits for the actual examination. Student passed O-Level Examinations will be awarded with a certificate issued by Ministry of Education.
JE uses the core texts, Past Year Exam papers and preparatory materials and guidance on the information on the website of Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB). For more course details and syllabus information, please refer to the official website of (SEAB). www.seab.gov.sg
Entry RequirementsMinimum Age: 15 years
Academic Qualification: Secondary education
Proficiency Level: English at Secondary Level
Course duration: 10 Months
GCE O LEVEL GRADING SYSTEM
Examination and result
Appeal for Review of Results
Registering for polytechnics
Awarding of certificates
Duration for enrolment with polytechnics & tertiary institutes
Advancement of studies
Teacher-Student ratio is 1:20