BMC’s Preparatory Course for GCE ‘A’ 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 ‘A’ Levels. Currently it is offered only on a part-time basis with weekday evening and weekend classes.
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.
- At least 17 years old as of 1st January of the examination year.
- Applicants should meet one of these additional requirements:
- Pass with at least C6 in English and Mathematics subjects at GCE O Level (or equivalent) OR Completed Secondary 4 with Pass with at least C6 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.
A. General Paper (Subject Code: 8807)
General Paper aims to develop in students the ability to think critically, to construct cogent arguments and to communicate their ideas using clear, accurate and effective language. General Paper encourages students to explore a range of key issues of global and local significance and provides students with a good foundation to thrive in a fast-changing world. At the end of the course, students should have a broader understanding of the world, and be ready to meet the challenges of higher education and the workplace of the future.
B. Mathematics – H2 (Subject Code: 9758)
This module prepares students adequately for university courses including mathematics, physics and engineering, where more mathematics content is required. Further, it aims to develop mathematical thinking and problem solving skills in students. Students will also learn to analyse, formulate and solve different types of problems, and learn to work with data and perform statistical analyses.
C. Economics – H1 (Subject Code: 8823)
The syllabus is intended to provide the basis for a broad understanding of economics and the ability to use evidence in making rational arguments in economic context and understand the roles of various economic agents.
D. Economics – H2 (Subject Code: 9757)
The syllabus is intended to provide the basis for a broad understanding of economics. Specifically, the syllabus aims to develop in candidates:
- an understanding of fundamental economic principles, theories and concepts, and of the methods of analysis used by an economist;
- the ability to use the tools of economic reasoning to explain, analyse and resolve economic issues, and evaluate policy decisions;
- the habit of reading critically, from a variety of sources, to gain information about the changing economic activities and policies at the national and international levels;
- the ability to use evidence in making rational arguments in economic context and understand the roles of various economic agents.
E. Management of Business – H2 (Subject Code: 9756)
This module aims to understand/develop an understanding of:
- the nature and scope of business and its role in society,
- organisation and operation of business enterprises, and
- decision making process in business through a problem solving approach
that will enable students to develop and apply skills in effective communication, analysing /solving business problems and interpreting financial and non-financial data/ information in local business context.
F. Chemistry – H2 (Subject Code: 9729)
This syllabus is designed to place less emphasis on factual material and greater emphasis on the understanding and application of scientific concepts and principles. This approach has been adopted in recognition of the need for students to develop skills that will be of long term value in an increasingly technological world rather than focusing on large quantities of factual material which may have only short term relevance.
G. Physics – H2 (Subject Code: 9749)
The syllabus has been designed to build on and extend the content coverage at ‘O’ level. Students will be assumed to have knowledge and understanding of Physics at ‘O’ level, either as a single subject or as part of a balanced science course.
Method of Delivery
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 (Advanced Level) Examination which is conducted in Singapore annually in October and November. All students are expected to register for their GCE 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 (Advanced Level) Examination Results are released in February/March through the Singapore Examination and Assessment Board (SEAB).
- All fees are subject to the prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) unless specified otherwise.
- Course Application Fee is NOT REFUNDABLE.
- Do not pay your school fees before you have signed the standard student contract.
- All fees quoted are in Singapore Dollar (S$).
- Fees are subject to periodic changes without prior notice.
- BMC accepts the following methods of payment:
- Cashier’s order payable to BMC International College Pte Ltd
- Cheque payable to BMC International College Pte Ltd
- Credit cards (VISA & Mastercard)
“ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO GST UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE”
GCE N, O & A Levels
Mr Justin Poon
Telephone: 6452 3885
Basic and General Education Department (BGED)
Mr Justin Poon Tuck Yuen is currently the Head of Department for Basic and General Education (BGED) at BMC International College. He manages the Preparatory Courses for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE N(A), O- and A- Levels examinations.
Justin Poon holds a Master Degree in Computer Studies from the University of Lancaster and Graduate Diploma in Computer Studies from Leicester Polytechnic, both from UK. In addition, he was an ex-Certified Information Systems Auditor (ex-CISA) awarded by ISACA, USA. He also holds certifications from the Singapore Institute of Technical education (ITE) for the Effective Supervisor, Coaching Skills, Planning & Implementing OJT and Instructional Skills.
Overall, Justin Poon has 23 years experience in teaching within different academic environments, from GCE, diplomas to degrees (BA, BSc and MBA for programmes from the University of East London, University of Derby and University of Nottingham Trent) in Mathematics, Business, Entrepreneurship and Information Technology related subjects. He has being managing BGED since January 2016.
Prior to his teaching career, he has worked as a Programmer, Systems Manager, Information Systems Auditor, IT Manager, Project Manager and Financial Consultant.
Master Degree in Computer Studies from the University of Lancaster.
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