The Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A-Level) examination was introduced in 1975, and it was delinked from the United Kingdom’s GCE A-Level examination in 2002, as part of the Ministry of Education (MOE) Singapore’s efforts to gain greater control of the management of the examination. The GCE A-Level examination is closely aligned to the Singapore school curriculum that is designed by the MOE.
The GCE A-Level examination is offered annually to:
- Students from junior colleges or centralised institutes who are taking A-Level courses.
- Private candidates who have met the eligibility criteria to register for the GCE A-Level examination.
The Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board, MOE, and the University of Cambridge International Examinations, are the joint examining authorities for the GCE A-Level examination.
Candidates can opt to be examined on subjects at three levels of study – Higher 1 (H1), Higher 2 (H2), and, for school candidates, Higher 3.
Mother Tongue Language (MTL) Syllabus B
The MTL Syllabus B subject is not an AO-, A-, H1- or H2-Level subject, and the results will not be considered in the computation of the university admission score. Candidates who pass the MTL Syllabus B subject will be deemed to have fulfilled the MTL subject requirement for admission to University.The grade awarded for a MTL Syllabus B subjects will be indicated as Merit, Pass or Ungraded on the candidate’s result slip and certificate.