The secondary school curriculum might include preparation for IGCSE, GCSE, Cambridge O-level and other equivalent exams. It is very important to compare different educational & future benefits that every programme provides as you select the right school for your kid.
What’re Cambridge O-levels?
The O levels Singapore is quite similar to IGCSEs but only that they are customised in meeting the specific local curricula requirements, like minority languages. This exam is offered in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka & various other countries.
The O-level exam in Singapore got de-linked from O-levels in the UK, and many public schools provide customized O-levels exam to the students who are in Grades 9 & 10. The students in ‘Express stream’ qualify for O-levels directly, whereas students in ‘Normal stream’ have to take GCE-N exam & study another year in the secondary school before they can take O-levels. The secondary schools also provide O-level electives to the students in their particularly areas of expertise.
Traits of Cambridge O-levels:
- This exam is taken by the students between 14 to 16 years old
- Schools can make their combination & establish their curriculum.
- Allows the schools to choose from over 40 O level subjects.
At an end of this course, students have to take assessment that has the oral, practical, practical, and written component. Cambridge O level exam is recognized by the top universities & companies all across the world as academic ability evidence.
Know the curriculum
GCE O Level exam is curated by Ministry of Education where students get to learn & develop their skill sets in that way. The examined subjects will be taken in English & other international languages marked by University of the Cambridge Local Exam Syndicate.
While, localised subjects like local subjects (Chinese, Tamil and Malay) & Combined Humanities (like Social Studies) are marked & graded locally by Singapore Ministry of Education.
What to do after O Level?
Students will generally move to the local Junior Colleges, Institute of the Technical Education or Polytechnics for their further studies. Or, students can continue their studies abroad.