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A Level Private Candidate Success Story #1

Science subjects didn’t work for him. Switching to History and Business got him into a local university.

Cheng Yee (2020 Alumnus) had taken the Science stream in JC and did not do well in his first attempt at the A Level examination. His results did not give him the required points to enter university. Retaking the same subjects at his second attempt also did not help.

He made up his mind to change from Science subjects to an Arts and Commerce combination with INSPIRE. He took up two entirely new subjects on his 3rd attempt at A Levels – History and Management of Business, scoring an A and B respectively in 10 months. He finally entered the Humanities and Science course at NUS.

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

Choosing the right subject combination was the secret to his success.

A Level Private Candidate Success Story #2

He was not satisfied with his A Level grades in Junior College. At INSPIRE, he scored straight As for all A Level subjects.

Jun Hng (2021 Alumnus) sat for the A Levels at Junior College, but he was not satisfied with his results. He decided to retake his A Levels in order to get into his preferred university course, which was Medicine.

After 10 months at INSPIRE, Jun Hng managed to obtain 5As for all his subjects. He is the first student at Inspire to achieve straight As for A Levels — earning himself an Academic Prize reward of $2,000. He was accepted into the Medicine Programme at NTU.

“INSPIRE helped me to prepare for my exams in a manageable way and the guidance from my tutors really motivated me to keep on fighting for my dream. With their help, I was able to take on the A Level exams once again and perform much better than my first attempt. If I can do it, I have no doubt that you will be able to pursue your dream course of study as well,” Jun Hng says.

A Level Private Candidate Success Story #3

Home schooler achieved 1A and 2Bs on his first attempt at A Levels!

Homeschooled since childhood with an international homeschooling curriculum, Samuel (2020 Alumnus) entered INSPIRE’s A Level preparatory course after sitting for the O Levels as a private candidate. At first Samuel was hesitant about the new subjects that he had to take — Economics and Literature — which he had not been taught before.

Despite the short time frame of 10 months, he was able to rise up to the academic challenge, doing very well for his A Levels. He attributes the secret of his A Level success to the guidance and support of INSPIRE’s experienced teachers. In addition, Samuel was an exceptional student who was very receptive to the feedback and advice provided by his tutors. He also submitted his homework diligently and enthusiastically.

Samuel’s good attitude towards his studies and the guidance of experienced teachers contributed to his A Level success story.

A Level Private Candidate Success Story #4

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.

Allison (2021 Alumna) studied overseas at an international school. When she returned to Singapore, she was unable to enter any of the local Junior Colleges and decided to enrol in INSPIRE’s 10-month preparatory course.

Without any prior knowledge or past experience of studying under Singapore’s curriculum, Allison lacked confidence in her ability to finish the course and pass her A Level exams.

But under the coaching and encouragement of her tutors, she found her diligence and self-belief, eventually passing all her subjects. She even obtained a C grade for H2 Literature — a subject that was totally new to her. Allison was accepted into the History Programme at NTU.

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

A Level Private Candidate Success Story #5

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

FelixFelix (2021 Alumnus) obtained a Shatec diploma after completing his O Levels. However, he realised that his certifications were not what he wanted after all and decided to enrol in INSPIRE’s 10-month preparatory course.

Having previously scored an A2 in English for O Levels, Felix was able to rediscover his competency in the subject by scoring As for both General Paper and Linguistics. He got accepted into NTU’s Linguistics and Multilingual Studies course after his first A Level attempt.

“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,” Felix says.

A Level Private Candidate Success Story #6

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.

Elsie (2022 Alumna) was not familiar with the A Levels during her first attempt in 2021 and she struggled to pass her subjects. After receiving her results, her INSPIRE tutor encouraged her to try again and not to give up — she would be able to improve her grades and further her education.

For her second A Level attempt in 2022, Elsie managed to pass every subject and scored better on all of her grades, especially for her Management of Business subject which improved from S to B. Elsie was accepted into the Business Administration degree programme of the University at Buffalo.

“I thank all my teachers for guiding me for my A Levels and helping me improve. Their encouragement and support has helped me for the exams… I thank my teachers for not giving up on me. If I could do it, you could do it too,” Elsie says.

How is INSPIRE the RIGHT CHOICE for your private A Levels?

  • Our teachers are compassionate, as they have struggled themselves

We as teachers of INSPIRE have experienced poor grades while in school, or faced rejection by our own school teachers. Against the odds, and by our own efforts, we came to realise that failure is an opportunity for learning and success. There is no other way to go but up.

  • We recognise each student as an individual. We don’t judge based on your past track record

At INSPIRE, students find a sense of belonging in a small group setting within an atmosphere of acceptance. We are all working towards the goal of achieving A Level passes.

  • We accelerate your learning in the shortest time frame with tips and tricks

By finding your best individual learning style, you will discover YOUR OWN KEY to unlocking your own pathway to success. For example, you may need to stand up during class or draw on the board in order to retain knowledge better if you are kinaesthetic learner.

Teachers observe your learning behaviour daily and give you input and feedback on how you can learn best.