Retaking O-Levels for Private Candidates

This is a 8-month programme. Ideally you should enrol in March. If you can start in January, please do so as the O-Levels is a fairly rigorous exam.

Main academic subjects offered:  English, Math, A.Math, Science (Physics, Chemistry), Physics, Chemistry, History, Literature, Principles of Accounts, Mother Tongue (Chinese/Malay/Tamil)

Each subject has 4 contact hrs a week.

In SLA, you can take even just one subject if you wish. But please take note of the following:

Please note that students who intend to proceed to a Polytechnic must offer English (at least a C6 for most courses), Math (at least a C6), and 3 other subjects, for a total of 5 subjects. Thus students who do less than 5 subjects in SLA need to study their remaining subjects on their own if they intend to apply to a polytechnic.

Students who intend to proceed to a Junior College must offer English (at least a C6), Math (at least a D7), and 4 other subjects, for a total of 6 subjects, and must have passed Mother Tongue (at least a D7). Thus students who do less than 6 subjects in SLA need to study their remaining subjects on their own if they intend to apply to a JC.

Fee Matters:

The fee per month for each subject is $240 (including October). Fees are due in the first week of each month.

One-time Registration Fee for each student is $20.

Materials fee (photocopying, notes, graph paper etc) per NON-SCIENCE subject is $50 for the whole course.

Materials fee (photocopying, notes, graph paper, science lab consumables etc) per SCIENCE subject is $250 for the whole course.

A Deposit equivalent to one-month’s fee is payable upon registration. (This Deposit will be used as fee for October).

Total Fee payable at point of Registration: [$20] + [$50 x (number of Non-Science subjects)] + [$250 x (number of Science subjects)]+ [$240 x (number of subjects) x 2 (due to deposit)].

Total fee in a normal month = $240 x (number of subjects)

Parents/students will be also be informed of any books which need to be purchased. Students are also expected to have their own writing materials and calculator.

Administrative and Operational Matters:

Education days: Mon to Fri, except public holidays and government school holidays. Students need to come only on days for which they have official lessons.

Education hours: 1.15 pm – 3.15 pm, 15-min break, 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm, 15-min break, 5.45 pm to 7.45 pm, 15-min break, 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm. Not all these sessions will be utilized in a single day. Students will do two to three different subjects each day.

Education calendar: In terms of weeks, terms, months and semester of study as well as no-lesson days, SLA generally follows the same academic calendar as those of government secondary schools and junior colleges in Singapore, so that families and staff with children in public secondary schools can better align their social activities. However, graduating students may be asked to attend extra lessons in the June holidays.


Registration is now open for the 2018 intake. To register, please visit Singapore Learner to fill up a registration form and to make the necessary payments.

Our administrative opening hours: Weekdays: 3pm to 8pm | Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm.



Singapore Learner @ Bukit Batok

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Tel: +(65) 65694897,   +(65) 98530744 (SMS), +(65) 97860411 (SMS)

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