Preparatory Course For Singapore - Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level)

Take A Levels in 10 Months. Enter University!* (*Terms and conditions apply)
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Source: Inspire Education Centre 2023 Post-Course Evaluation – A Level

Our students have entered …

National University of Singapore

Nanyang Technological University Singapore

Singapore University of Social Sciences

University at Buffalo

Powerful A Level success stories

– Science subjects didn’t work out for him. Switching to A Level History and Business got him into a local university. [Read]

– He was not satisfied with his A Level grades in JC. At Inspire, he scored straight As for all subjects. [Read]

– Home schooler achieved 1A and 2Bs at his first A Level attempt! [Read]

– She studied overseas and was unsure if she could cope with the curriculum in Singapore. At Inspire, she passed all her subjects on her first attempt at A Levels. [Read]

– He rediscovered his aptitude and passion for English and got accepted into a Linguistics course at a local university. [Read]

– Unfamiliar with A Levels, she struggled as a private candidate. She persevered and managed to enter university after passing her A Levels on her second try. [Read]

Our satisfied students


5As after retaking A Levels at Inspire

“The guidance from my tutors really motivated me to keep on fighting for my dream. I was able to take on the A Level exams once again and perform much better than my first attempt."

(2021 alumnus, entered Medicine course at NTU)



"INSPIRE’s tutors gave us the most important skills and critical knowledge required to score well. Their insight into the expectations required from examiners proved invaluable to a first-timer such as myself."

(2021 alumnus, entered Linguistics and Multilingual Studies course at NTU)


“My teachers at INSPIRE taught me to have more confidence in myself, they were patient and understanding.”

(2021 alumna, entered History course at NTU)



“Impossible is spelt ‘I M Possible’. If I can do it, so can you.”

(2020 alumnus, entered Humanities and Science course at NUS)


1A and 2Bs in 10 months

“I am very happy with my results and I really owe it to the teachers here. They are very experienced and targeted in their approach, and very patient."

(2020 alumnus)



"Inspire helped me to study smarter and achieve grades that I wouldn't have gotten otherwise."

(2014 alumnus)

Our dedicated teachers who truly care



Bernard Ng

H2 Economics & H2 Management of Business  Specialist


Bernard Chen

H2 History Specialist


Mr Ho

General Paper / Literature Specialist


Ms Chew

English Language and Linguistics / Literature Specialist


H2 Mathematics Specialist

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Economics Specialist

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Management of Business Specialist

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INSPIRE’s A Level course

6 reasons why INSPIRE is the best choice for A Level private candidates

16 years experience of nurturing students since 2007

Dedicated teachers who truly care

Small conducive class size

Progress reports & motivational awards *

* Terms and conditions apply

Structured curriculum & lessons throughout the year

(no March/June holidays)

Academic Prize
Award of $2,000
for achieving 4 As *

* Terms & Conditions apply

How are classes conducted

Weekday afternoon to evening classes
(3pm – 5pm, 7pm – 9pm)

Weekend morning to afternoon classes

No school uniform required

Textbooks and notes provided, homework, mid-year test and prelim exam

Hybrid physical and online classes

How INSPIRE’s programme compares

with other private schools


INSPIRE Other private schools
Class size 9-18 16-35
Term Breaks No term break Mar / Jun / Sep Holidays
Assessments Twice – mid-year & final prelim Twice – mid-year & final prelim
Progress reports 2 – (minimum of 4 subjects taken in Student-PEI contract) 2
Fee Payments 10 instalments 2 instalments or 1 lump sum payment
Monthly motivational awards (e.g. good progress reward and punctuality award, etc.) Yes No
Council for Private Education (CPE) Registered Yes Yes
NS deferment (if eligible)* Yes Yes
Transitlink Concession Card* Yes Yes
* Terms and conditions apply

Course Info

Student enrolling must

  • Have completed 10 years of formal education or high school / secondary education.
  • Be at least 17 years old on January 1st of the year of examination.
  • English language requirement of: Minimum C6 in GCE ‘O’ Level English, or 5.5 scores in IELTS or equivalent, or pass INSPIRE’s English Test.
  • Be a Singaporean or Singapore PR.
  • Or hold a Dependant’s Pass or Long-Term Visit Pass that is valid for the entire duration of the course if you are a foreign student.
  • Not be a foreign student holding a student pass. (w.e.f. 15 November 2023)
      • H1 General Paper (COMPULSORY SUBJECT)
      • H1/H2 Mathematics (Math)
      • H2 Economics (Econs)
      • H2 Management of Business (MoB)*
      • H2 Principles of Accounting (PoA)
      • H2 Literature in English (Lit)
      • H2 China Studies in English
      • H2 English Language & Linguistics (ELL)^
      • H1 / H2 History (Hist)

      Other subjects (e.g. Mother Tongue, Geography, Science (Theory / Practical) may be registered for the examination.

      *H2 MOB must be taken together with H2 Econs.

      ^H2 ELL is subject to availability

      # MOE exam registration will be handled by the centre for students.

      Subject materials will be given as per topic taught.

      Subject entry pre-requisites:

      • Mathematics: H1 level – Minimum D for GCE ‘O’ Level Mathematics OR equivalent / H2 level – Minimum B for GCE ‘O’ Level Additional Mathematics OR equivalent
      • H2 Literature in English: Minimum C in GCE ‘O’ Level English and/or pass in GCE ‘O’ Level Literature OR equivalent.
      • H2 English Language & Linguistics: A grade in GCE ‘O’ Level English and/or A grade in GCE ‘O’ Level Literature OR equivalent.
      • H1 / H2 History: Minimum B in GCE ‘O’ Level English and/or B in GCE ‘O’ Level History/Elective History.
      • H2 Management of Business – Must be taken with H2 Economics.

      Course duration

      • 8 Jan 2024 to 7 Nov 2024.
      • Ongoing intake till 7 May 2024. Late entry fees apply from 8 Feb 2024 and admission will be considered on a case by case basis.

      Full-time course

      • Duration – 3h x 5 days x 10 months = 600h
      • Contact hours – 9.5h per week x 10 months = 380h

      Part-time course

      • Duration – 3h x 2 days x 10 months = 240h
      • Contact hours – 3.5h per week x 10 months = 140h

      Course delivery

      • Average teacher to student ratio 1:9 to 18
      • Face-to-face and online classes

      Internal Assessments

      • Mid-year tests and prelim exams in September.
      • Progress reports and good progress awards will only be given to students who take a minimum of 4 subjects under their Student-PEI contract.

      External Examination

      • The Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination in November – December.

      Expected Examination Results Release Date

      • Results are released usually in late February the following year of the examination.

      Course Completion

      • Students have to sit for the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination in order to complete the A level course.

      Frequently asked questions

      What is the minimum number of subjects I need to take?
      To be eligible for the course, the minimum is 3 subjects.

      What is the cost of the course?
      It depends on the subjects taken as well as number of subjects and what subjects are taken. Please download the prospectus for the course fees. Please contact us for the exact fee breakdown of your particular subjects combination.

      What is the timetable like?
      A Level classes are typically 3pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm on weekdays (Mon to Fri), and weekend mornings or afternoons. Students only need to come down to the Centre for their respective subjects.

      Are classes physical or online?
      Classes are conducted physically and/or online.

      Am I eligible for a Transitlink Concession Card when I join the course?
      If you are a Singaporean student aged 20 years and below, you are eligible to apply for a Transitlink Concession Card. Upon approval, you can enjoy concessionary travel for the duration of the course. If you withdraw from the course prematurely, you will have your Transitlink concession cancelled within 7 days as you are no longer studying at the centre.

      Are there other subjects that I can take with INSPIRE?
      Please email us at for the availability of other subjects not listed on this website.

      How can I enter a local university?
      Your admission to any undergraduate programmes at local universities will be based on academic merit. Due to limited university places, you may refer to the Indicative Grade Profiles (IGP) and Programme places of the previous academic year to make more informed choices when applying for admission to local university.

      If you are applying through the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level Examination you will need to obtain at least 3 good passes in subjects at H2 level and attempted General Paper (GP) in the same sitting. You must also fulfill the Mother Tongue Language (MTL) requirement. Candidates who do not satisfy the MTL requirement may still submit an application for admissions. If selected, they will be admitted on a provisional basis. During their course of study, they will be required to meet the minimum MTL requirement before they are allowed to graduate. For specified programmes, you need to satisfy their subject requirements in order to be eligible.

      How can I be eligible for a Motivational Award during the course?
      Inspire wishes to award and motivate you throughout the course with monthly Motivational Awards starting from February. Students will be selected for awards for Punctuality, Homework, Participation, Best Overall Results for Tests, Best in Subject Award, and Good Progress Awards, etc. The awards will be given in the form of mall vouchers, cash vouchers, or cash cards. These awards are not exchangable for cash. If you receive this award, you will have to give consent to Inspire for photography or videography for receipt of this award.

      How can I obtain the Academic Prize Award?
      If you score 4As in your A Level examination results for the subjects that you have enrolled for at Inspire, you will be eligible for this award. You will be notified of your eligibility. The award will be paid by cheque within 60 days of the notification. If you receive this award, you will have to give consent to Inspire for photography or videography for receipt of this award.

      How can I apply for NS deferment?
      If you are a Singaporean or Singapore PR male student, you are liable for NS from 17.5 years old. Successful NS deferment is subject to the approval of Mindef. You need to apply for a minimum of at least 3 subjects or more to be eligible. Applications are to be made at least 1 month before course enrolment. Please also take note that there will be a NS deferment administrative fee charged. If you withdraw from the course prematurely, your NS deferment status will be cancelled within 7 days as you are no longer studying at the centre.

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