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BMC's Preparatory Course for GCE 'N' Level provides a comprehensive programme that equips students with the necessary learning competencies that prepare them for the annual examination of the joint awarding authorities- Ministry of Education, Singapore and the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'N' Levels.

Introduction

BMC's Preparatory Course for GCE 'N' Level provides a comprehensive programme that equips students with the necessary learning competencies that prepare them for the annual examination of the joint awarding authorities- Ministry of Education, Singapore and the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'N' Levels.

The strong foundation of this programme lies on the series of internal assessments namely: Mid-Year and Preliminary Examinations, which are facilitated by the Department once in the Academic Year for the respective examination cycle. These assessments are carefully designed and prepared by the internal and competent assessors of the department, to gauge the readiness of the students for the actual examination.

Entry Requirements

  • At least 15 years old as of 1st January of the examination year.
  • Applicants should meet one of these additional requirements:
    • Completed Secondary 2 education (or equivalent) with Pass (at least C6 and above) in English and Mathematics, OR Passed BMC entrance test
  • Admission is subject to approval by the management. Application which does not meet any of the additional requirements shall be treated on case-by-case basis.

Module Synopsis

A.   English (Subject Code: 1190)

This module prepares the students to communicate effectively in English as a result of their development in the following areas:

  1. Listen, read and view critically and with accuracy, understanding and appreciation a wide range of literary and informational/functional texts from print and non-print sources.
  2. Speak, write and represent in internationally acceptable English (Standard English) that is grammatical, fluent, mutually intelligible and appropriate for different purposes, audiences, contexts and cultures.
  3. Understand and use internationally acceptable English (Standard English) grammar and vocabulary accurately and appropriately as well as understand how speakers/writers put words together and use language to communicate meaning and achieve impact.

B.   Mathematics Syllabus A (Subject Code: 4045)

The syllabus is intended to provide students with fundamental mathematical knowledge and skills. The content is organised into three strands, namely, Number and Algebra, Geometry and Measurement, and Statistics and Probability. Besides conceptual understanding and skills proficiency explicated in the content strands, development of process skills that are involved in the process of acquiring and applying mathematical knowledge is also emphasised. These include reasoning, communication and connections, thinking skills and heuristics, and application and modelling; and are developed based on the three content strands.

C.   Science - Physics, Chemistry (Subject Code: 5105)

The 'N' Science (Physics) provides students with a coherent comprehension of energy, matter, and their relationships. It focuses on investigating natural phenomena and then applying patterns, models, principles, theories, and laws to explain the physical behavior of the universe. On the other hand, the 'N' Science (Chemistry and Biology) is designed to place less emphasis on factual materials and greater emphasis on the understanding and application of scientific concepts and principles.

D.   Science - Chemistry, Biology (Subject Code: 5107)

The 'N' Science (Physics) provides students with a coherent comprehension of energy, matter, and their relationships. It focuses on investigating natural phenomena and then applying patterns, models, principles, theories, and laws to explain the physical behavior of the universe. On the other hand, the 'N' Science (Chemistry and Biology) is designed to place less emphasis on factual materials and greater emphasis on the understanding and application of scientific concepts and principles.

E.   Humanities - Social Studies, Geography (Subject Code: 2175)

Social Studies

The syllabus is organised around three Issues that correspond to societal issues that have been shaping Singapore society and the world. They are:
Issue 1: Exploring Citizenship and Governance
Issue 2: Living in a Diverse Society
Issue 3: Being Part of a Globalised World
The knowledge, skills and values acquired through a study of these Issues will enable students to enrich and deploy their competencies to respond to real world issues and in the process, strengthen their values as citizens.

Geography

As a subject, Geography emphasises the integrative study of physical and human environments to enable students to gain a better understanding of their own space and other parts of the world. The syllabus is structured around three major themes, namely ‘Our Dynamic Planet’, ‘Our Changing World’ and ‘Geographical Skills and Investigations’.

F.   Humanities - Social Studies, History (Subject Code: 2176)

Social Studies

The syllabus is organised around three Issues that correspond to societal issues that have been shaping Singapore society and the world. They are:
Issue 1: Exploring Citizenship and Governance
Issue 2: Living in a Diverse Society
Issue 3: Being Part of a Globalised World
The knowledge, skills and values acquired through a study of these Issues will enable students to enrich and deploy their competencies to respond to real world issues and in the process, strengthen their values as citizens.

History

The syllabus seeks to examine the key forces and developments which have shaped international history in the 20th century. Studying the impact of the large scale conflicts and the rise of new regimes will allow students to appreciate the key forces and developments that challenged Europe’s dominance in world affairs. Through a study of the devastating effects of the two World Wars and the unchecked ambitions of the authoritarian states, students will better appreciate the need for collective security to prevent future conflicts. Students will understand that attempts at world peace are often challenged by the interests and ambitions of individuals and nations. The study of Communist Russia, Nazi Germany and Japan will enable students to understand how totalitarian regimes can bring about both benefits for some, and great costs for others.

Mother Tongue (Six Months, Up to June)

G.   Chinese (Subject Code: 1196)

The mother tongue language subjects cover the understanding and application of the language. These syllabuses also intend to enhance the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills of the students' mother tongue.

H.   Malay (Subject Code: 1197)

The mother tongue language subjects cover the understanding and application of the language. These syllabuses also intend to enhance the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills of the students' mother tongue.

I.   Tamil (Subject Code: 1198)

The mother tongue language subjects cover the understanding and application of the language. These syllabuses also intend to enhance the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills of the students' mother tongue.

J.   Principles of Accounts (Subject Code: 7088) 

This module is designed to develop an understanding of the principles and concepts of accounting and their applications in a variety of business situations. Students will acquire basic knowledge in double entry and develop the ability to prepare, present, and analyse financial statements.

The module will only start once we have 10 students in the waiting list. A separate bridging bookkeeping programme will be recommended for students who have not done accounts before.

 

Duration

  • 9 Months (January-September)

Method of Delivery

Classes are conducted using the following methodologies: Lecture, Interactive Discussion, Small Group Dynamics.

Award Criteria

Students shall be awarded a certificate of attendance upon meeting the minimum 75% attendance requirement for local students (part-time) and 90% for international students and local students (full-time).

Grading System

Grades reflected on the Academic Transcripts are upon 100%, wherein the following equivalents are being used: 0-49%= Failed; and 50%-100=Passed.

Assessment Information

Two (2) Internal Examinations are conducted in an Academic Year namely: Mid-Year and Preliminary Examination.
On the other hand, Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Normal (Academic) Level Examination is conducted in Singapore annually in September and October.
All students are expected to register for their GCE N(A) Level Examination online at www.seab.gov.sg.

Expected date of release of Assessment result

Assessment results for Internal Examinations (Mid Year and Preliminary Examinations) are released to students within four (4) weeks of the last assessment for that examination cycle.

While the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Normal (Academic) Level Examination Results are released in December through the Singapore Examination and Assessment Board (SEAB).

Specimen Certificate

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Fee Structures

  1. All fees are subject to the prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) unless specified otherwise.
  2. Course Application Fee is NOT REFUNDABLE.
  3. Do not pay your school fees before you have signed the standard student contract.
  4. All fees quoted are in Singapore Dollar (S$).
  5. Fees are subject to periodic changes without prior notice.
  6. Instalment is also provided.
  7. BMC accepts the following methods of payment:
    1. Cash
    2. Cashier's order payable to BMC International College Pte Ltd
    3. Cheque payable to BMC International College Pte Ltd
    4. NETS
    5. Credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Diners Club & American Express)

 

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Last updated October 2017

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2018 GCE N(ACADEMIC) PREPARATORY COURSE (DAY-TIME)

DAY

SUBJECT(S)

TIME

Monday

English

10.00am-1.00pm

Tuesday

Mathematics

10.00am-1.00pm

 

Wednesday

Combined Humanities: Social Studies (odd week)

Geography/History (even week)

 

10.00am-1.00pm

Thursday

-No class-

-

 

Friday

Combined Science: Chemistry (odd week)

Physics/Biology (even week)

 

10.00am-1.00pm

 

 

 

Saturday

Principles of Accounts (POA)

10.00am-1.00pm

Mother Tongue (MT): Chinese } Malay                    }

Tamil         }

 

3.00pm-6.00pm

-

-

Sunday

-

-

Important dates:

  • Orientation at BMC, Jurong East campus: Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 00am-1.00pm
  • Start of first class: Wednesday 3rd January

 

Note:

Class Day(s)/Time/Teacher/Location may be subjected to change based on the department/management decisions

Updated: 21 December 2017

 

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Waiver of $50 Registration Fee is Not Entitled for Short Courses

Pre-register with us to receive a waiver of $50 Registration Fee when you decide to enrol. This offer is only valid for online pre-registration.

This pre-registration is applicable only to Singapore citizens, PRs and valid pass holders.
Not applicable to subsidies enrolment
(SDF/WDA, NTUC, Mendaki, CDAC, CDC).

All fields are mandatory.

 

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