Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools

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The course aims to prepare international students for the AEIS, PACT and entrance test by individual government schools – a pathway to gain entry into local schools in Singapore. The course will equip students with the necessary skills required to examine key fundamentals, the right approach, effective solving techniques and examination techniques and strategies.

The subjects offered are English language and Mathematics. All subjects offered are in accordance with the syllabus set out by the Ministry of Education.

Course Structure

The course comprises the following units:

  • English
  • Mathematics
Course Objectives

At the end of the course, the learner will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Application of problem solving skills
  2. Application of examination techniques and strategies
  3. Understanding of the structure and style of AEIS examination papers
Admission Criteria

English Entry Requirement

Possess a Pass in English Placement Test determined by the College

  • Students who fail the English Placement Test will be required to attend an English course conducted by the college to achieve an Elementary level

Age and Academic Requirement

ProgrammesEntry Requirements (Age & Academic)
Primary 4Age

9 - 11 years old

Completed equivalent Primary 3
Primary 5Age

10 - 12 years old

Completed equivalent Primary 4
Secondary 1Age

12 - 14 years old

Completed equivalent Primary 6
Secondary 2Age

13 - 15 years old

Completed equivalent Secondary 1
Secondary 3Age

14 - 16 years old

Completed equivalent Secondary 2
Course Information

Course Length (Per Level):

  • Total Duration : 6 months
  • Total Course Hours : 720
  • Weekly Time Tabled Hours (Teaching) : Minimum 6 hours a day

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Student passes the school internal exam, or
  2. Student passes AEIS exam, or
  3. Student is accepted by Government School

Teacher-Student Ratio

Beacon maintains a maximum teacher-student ratio as follows:

Tutorial – 1:40

Lecture – 1:72

Course Details


The course is mainly conducted in the classroom via face-to-face learning which encourages student-teacher interaction. Students are encouraged to attend field trips and bazaars organised by the school to encourage experiential learning.


  • Monthly class tests
  • Final examination (internal)