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PRE-UNIVERSITY

The courses herein aim to help students develop skills required to cope with University life. It prepares our students for the challenges of the working world by adopting a pragmatic approach in its teaching methodology. This will develop in students, critical skills required to bridge the gaps between theory and practice at work.

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PRE-UNIVERSITY

Preparatory Course for Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)

The Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) Years 11 and 12 is an internationally recognized qualification awarded by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Western Australian. The programme has both breadth and depth through the study of a range of subjects. All WACE graduates will meet the literacy and numeracy standards set by the SCSA.

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Preparatory Course for Pearson Edexcel International Advanced Level (IAL)

The Preparatory Course for Pearson Edexcel International Advanced Level (IAL) is designed to equip students with a comprehensive set of skills and knowledge that prepares students for a university education. It is recognised internationally for how its rigour and scope broadens the mind and builds critical thinking abilities. Assessment in the IAL is modular in nature. Examinations are conducted in June and October.

 

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Duration

2 years

Entry Requirements

  • 15 – 19 years old
  • Passed Secondary 4 or its equivalent
  • Pass SFMS Admission Test & Interview

Curriculum

Advanced levels (A levels) are made up of AS (advanced subsidiary) units and A2 units. The AS is a stand-alone qualification and is worth half a full A level. The material studies in an AS are less demanding than in the A2. The A2 is the second half of the full A level qualification. Most units are assessed by examination.

Subjects (for AY2018)

Compulsory
  • English (for IELTS)
  • Mathematics
Elective
  • Accounting
  • Further Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese

Character Development

  • Pastoral Care
  • Christian Education
  • Physical Education

Promotion Criteria

Students need to pass their AS units in the first year before they are allowed to take A2 units in the following year, failing in which they may either end their study with the subject(s) at the Advanced Subsidiary level or be retained in Pre-University 1 level so that they can achieve passes in the subjects at A2 level.

External Assesments

  • In your first year, you can normally choose to study up to four A level subjects and sit AS level exams. At the end of your first year, you have two options for each subject. You can take an AS level only and gain a recognised qualification; or continue for a second year studying the A2 units and go for the full A level.
  • It is possible to resit each AS and A2 unit, but it is worth remembering that not all units are available to take in January. If you decide to resit a unit, the awarding body will automatically use the highest mark from your last two attempts to count towards your final grade.
  • ‘Cashing in’ is the process of turning your unit marks into final AS or International A level grades by letting the exam board know that you are satisfied with your results.
  • All students will have their results cashed in when they complete the course upon leaving the school.

Pathways upon Completion of Course

The Pearson Edexcel IAL programme is recognized internationally by employers, schools and universities (both local and international).

2019 Annual School Fees for New Local & International Students

Course Title
Total School Fee (SGD)
Prep Course for Pearson Edexcel International Advanced Level – Pre-U 1
23,112.00

 

Fees stated above are for School Term commencing in Term 1 on 2nd January 2019.

For school term commencing in Term 2 onwards (fees will be released nearer to the application opening dates), please refer to School Fees.

Notes:

  1. All fees quoted are in Singapore dollars (SGD or S$) & inclusive of 7% GST, subject to annual review and change.
  2. Course fee includes textbooks for Academic Year 2019 except Course fee for Cambridge Sec 1, Sec 2, “O” Level Sec 3 to Sec 4 & EIP 1 to EIP 3.
  3. A Sibling discount of 10% of Course Fees component is applicable to all main-stay programs. Terms and Conditions apply.
  4. School Fees do not include school uniforms. Cost of these items come under Miscellaneous fees. For other Miscellaneous Fees and Refund Policy, please refer to School Website/Student Handbook.

# Fees are based on actual cost or an average estimate based on previous year actual cost and subject to exchange rate fluctuation.
As such, there may be some over or under payments.

 

^ Admission Test is compulsory unless waived by School Management based on acceptable qualification.
Admission Test fee of S$321 is chargeable if test is conducted in SFMS, or S$400 if test is conducted at approved overseas centres.

To Achieve Certification

Complete 20 course units or the equivalent (10 subjects within 2 years)

Achieve a C grade or better across the best 16 units studied; 8 of which must have been studied in Year 12. (16 units is equivalent to 8 subjects, of which 4 subjects must be taken in Year 12).

Entry Requirements

  • 15 – 19 years old (Year 11)
  • Pass Secondary 4 Education or its equivalent
  • Pass SFMS Admission Test & Interview

Class Size

  • Maximum: 35 students

Subjects (for AY2019)

Compulsory
  • English OR English as an Additional Language or Dialect
  • Mathematics Methods
Elective
  • Chemistry OR Accounting and Finance
  • Mathematics Specialist OR Biology
  • Business Management and Enterprise OR Physics
  • Chinese

Character Development

  • Pastoral Care
  • Christian Education
  • Physical Education

Assessment

At the end of Year 12, students’ skills are assessed based on their final external examination conducted by SCSA in November and their overall performance in school projects, assignments, tests and presentations.

 

Year 12: Final Year Assessment

  • 50% internal: School Assessment

A variety of assessment techniques will be administered by our SFMS AUSMAT teachers in determining the progress of our students: class tests, assignments, presentations, projects and mock exams.

Students will be updated of their possible raw school marks in June and October. However, the raw school marks that students will receive are still subject to moderation by the SCSA.

  • 50% external: WACE Examination

The external examination conducted by SCSA in November will account for the remaining 50% of the students’ final score.

At the end of Year 12, successful candidates will receive the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) and the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).

2019 Annual School Fees for New Local & International Students

Course Title
Total School Fee (SGD)
Prep Course for Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) – Year 11
23,176.20
Prep Course for Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) – Year 12*
24,155.25

 

Fees stated above are for School Term commencing in Term 1 on 2nd January 2019.

For school term commencing in Term 2 onwards (fees will be released nearer to the application opening dates), please refer to School Fees.

Notes:

  1. All fees quoted are in Singapore dollars (SGD or S$) & inclusive of 7% GST, subject to annual review and change.
  2. Course fee includes textbooks for Academic Year 2019 except Course fee for Cambridge Sec 1, Sec 2, “O” Level Sec 3 to Sec 4 & EIP 1 to EIP 3.
  3. A Sibling discount of 10% of Course Fees component is applicable to all main-stay programs. Terms and Conditions apply.
  4. School Fees do not include school uniforms. Cost of these items come under Miscellaneous fees. For other Miscellaneous Fees and Refund Policy, please refer to School Website/Student Handbook.

# Fees are based on actual cost or an average estimate based on previous year actual cost and subject to exchange rate fluctuation.
As such, there may be some over or under payments.

 

^ Admission Test is compulsory unless waived by School Management based on acceptable qualification.
Admission Test fee of S$321 is chargeable if test is conducted in SFMS, or S$400 if test is conducted at approved overseas centres.

*Direct admission into Year 12 can be granted based on good academic results and fulfilling other admission criteria.

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Duration

24 months

Entry Requirements

  • Possess a minimum (3) three GCE ‘O’ level passes or an equivalent qualification
  • Pass SFMS Admission Test & Interview

Assessment

At St Francis Methodist School, we have adopted the Coursework assignment option for all modules. There are no written examinations for this program.

Modules (Units)

Unit 1 – Marketing Principles
Unit 2 – Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
Unit 3 – Organisations and Behaviour
Unit 4 – Advertising and Promotion in Business
Unit 5 – Management Accounting: Costing and Budgeting
Unit 6 – Business Environment
Unit 7 – Working with and Leading People
Unit 8 – Business Decision Making
Unit 9 – Small Business Enterprise
Unit 10 – Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business
Unit 11 – Human Resource Management
Unit 12 – Quality Management in Business
Unit 13 – Sales Planning and Operations
Unit 14 – Business Strategy
Unit 15 – Financial Systems & Auditing
Unit 16 – Research Project

Character Development

  • Pastoral Care
  • Chapel

Award of Diploma

Upon successful completion of, and having passed all 16 modules, students will be awarded the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Business, issued by Pearson UK. The diploma is similar to the one awarded in the UK if one had studied for it there. It is internationally recognized.

Subject Synopsis

Please click here for the Subject Synopsis.

Principles of Assessment Policy

SFMS Assessors uses a variety of assessment methods outlined in their Assignment Briefs.
A typical course unit will include individual written reports, group work, presentations, etc.
In assessment and grading, the lecturers / assessors follow the Edexcel grading policy described below.

Formative assessment involves both the Assessor and the learner in a process of continual review about progress and takes place prior to summative assessment.

Summative assessment is carried out in order to make final judgments about the learner’s performance in relation to the assessment and grading criteria of each unit.

Learners will need to be familiar with the grading criteria to be able to understand the quality of what is required. They should be informed of the difference between grading criteria so that higher skills can be achieved. There are three achievements from lowest to highest: Pass, Merit and Distinction.

Pathways upon Completion of Course

Upon successful completion of the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Business, students can look forward to gaining entry to many universities. Students with good grades are eligible for advance standing for entry into 2nd or 3rd year of some UK and Australian Universities’ Business Degree programmes. Each university will evaluate the applicant on the merits of his/her results, on a case by case basis.

2017 Annual School Fees for New Local & International Students

Note: This course is expected to run out by 31st December 2017, and will not be available for new applications for AY2018.

Duration

The recommended duration of the course is 2 years;
4 terms in Pre-University 1 and 4 terms in Pre-University 2.

Subjects

Compulsory
  • General Paper
  • Mathematics
Elective
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Management of Business
  • Chinese Language & Literature
  • Physics
  • Biology
Language (optional)
  • Chinese Language

Entry Requirements

  • At least 17 years old
  • Possess a minimum (3) three GCE ‘O’ level passes or an equivalent qualification
  • Pass SFMS Admission Test & Interview

Character Development

  • Physical & Health Education
  • Pastoral Care
  • Chapel