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]

– His polytechnic diploma’s GPA was insufficient to qualify for a local university. But taking A Levels at INSPIRE helped him to enter a Business course. [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)



2As and 1B in 10 Months

"I would like to express my thanks towards INSPIRE for helping me achieve such stellar grades despite my time constraints."

(2018 alumnus, entered Business degree course at NTU)


"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 Yong

H2 Mathematics Specialist


Mr Ho

General Paper / Literature Specialist


Ms Chew

English Language and Linguistics / Literature Specialist

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

Students 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.
      • 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 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 – 2h x 3 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 due to discounts accorded by the Centre. Please download the prospectus for the course fees.
      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.
      Why is there a variance in cost depending on the subjects taken as well as number of subjects?
      Discounts are accorded by the Centre’s directors for selected subjects taught by them.
      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.

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