I just completed the G.C.E. O Levels! What can I do, where can I go?

Congratulations on completing the first, most important examination milestone in your almost adult life! You spent the last 4 to 5 years preparing for it and now, finally, it is finished. You must be feeling somewhat empty… what do you do now?



This is not an option many of you would even need to consider. You don’t need to work! You are well-supported by your parents. But, I am sure there are some amongst you that aren’t and as a matter of fact, you need to help with family finances, so you work to help out with whatever you can. YOU ARE AMAZING and you should be recognised as such.

Well… even if you are well-supported by your parents, you should try to find some part-time work. You will not only get some money for your efforts, you will also get some WORK EXPERIENCE which may prove to be valuable for you in your next phase of life.


As you wait for your results, you might want to consider taking up some courses which may prepare you for your next move. First, you need to know where you are going!

Junior College

If you want to go to University, going to a Junior College is the most direct and logical option. A Junior College prepares you for the G.C.E. A Levels which is the most accepted qualification for entry into a university anywhere in the world; especially in the English speaking world. So you could consider doing short courses in the subjects areas like MATHEMATCS, the SCIENCES and even getting some introduction to GENERAL PAPER (GP). Many don’t see the importance of GP as it is an H1 subject but think about it, you will need to have strong language and current affairs in order for you to be truly successful in life. GP provides balance against just purely facts and numbers. GP provides exploration of thoughts and ideas with a global outreach.


The alternative route to the University would be the Polytechnic. It used to be for those who could not get into the Junior College but now, some are choosing this route instead of going to the Junior College even if they could make it. Do you know the reason for this? At the end of your study, you do not only get industry-related skills and knowledge, you will also get a industry-ready qualification which you can use to start to look for work!

Let me tell you a secret… shhh… You did hear this from me! You can transfer credits earned during your Diploma study to related degree programmes with Universities all across the globe! You might even get recognition that will enable you to enrol for a Top-Up degree programme which is one to years in duration thus giving you a huge head start in life. If you wish, you can continue another year or two and complete a Master’s degree!

If you already completed your Polytechnic studies and are serving your National Service or working right now and would like to consider online study so that you can have a head start, fill up our Contact Form and let’s start planning!


Huh? Straight after the G.C.O. Levels?


However, this option requires you to go through a Pathway programme in the University or with a partner operator for the University. This is an option available in the United Kingdom, Australia and North America and Europe. Pathway oeprators like Navitas, Oxford International Education Group and Study Group provide students with programmes which prepares them for University through a 1-year or 2-year programme. After completing the pathway programme, students are guaranteed a place in the University for their degree programme of choice. In some instances, students may be able to start from Year 2 of the degree programme.

If you are interested to know more, please fill up our Contact Form.

Private Education

The Commitee for Private Education (CPE) in Singapore is the government agency that manages the quality and standards of Private Schools in Singapore. The CPE ensures that students are not exploited in their education efforts. The CPE comes down hard on operators that exploits students. Having the CPE means that you can consider this option as well. There are many private schools in Singapore and they provide Diplomas and even pathways to degrees with partner Universities in the UK, Australia and the U.S.

For a complete list of Private Schools in Singapore, please click here.

We are proud to partner with one of the Private Schools in Singapore to offer you programmes in Psychology, Criminology and Business. Let us know if we can help you or if you have have any questions by filling up our Contact Form.


Those are the most logical options for you to consider upon completing the G.C.E. O Levels. While waiting for the results to be announced, You don’t have to do courses in academic subjects only. You can consider courses that help you with life skills too! This article, 21 Essential Life Skills Teens To Learn might give you some ideas of the types of courses you can be looking out for.

If you need more specific guidance or help, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance. Fill up our Contact Form now and we will get back to you within 2 working days.


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