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Education Options To Explore After O-Levels

Are you wondering what comes next after completing your GCE O-Levels? Feeling overwhelmed by the numerous paths you can choose from? As an O-Level graduate, you have an array of options to consider, such as joining polytechnics, enrolling in junior colleges, or pursuing certificate programmes offered by Private Education Institutions (PEIs), such as PSB Academy.

By pursuing the certificate programmes offered by PSB Academy after O-Levels and successfully completing these courses, students can progress to the diploma courses. Upon completion, they can then explore the degree courses offered by esteemed university partners of PSB Academy from Australia and the United Kingdom, subject to meeting the university’s entry requirements. Venture into the diverse world of learning with PSB Academy’s courses, and unlock an expansive horizon of educational prospects and career paths in numerous disciplines.

Progression Pathways

To further their education and career, students have several pathways to choose from after completing O-Levels. Here are some steps you can take:

  • Junior Colleges (JC): Students can opt for a two-year pre-university programme in JCs to obtain the GCE A-Level certificate, which is a prerequisite for local university admissions.
  • Polytechnics: O-Level graduates can apply for diploma programmes in polytechnics, which offer a more hands-on, practice-oriented curriculum across multiple disciplines, such as engineering, business, and media.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme: Students can enrol in the IB programme, a two-year pre-university course that provides an internationally recognised qualification for university entrance.
  • Private Institutions: Students can also consider pursuing certificate programmes at private education instituition like PSB Academy, which open up progression pathways to diploma programmes and eventually degree programmes offered by their partnering universities, subject to meeting the university’s entry requirements for the chosen courses.

Enrol in Diploma Programmes at PSB Academy

At PSB Academy, we offer a step-by-step progression beginning with our certificate courses. These programmes are tailored to lay a strong foundation of skills and knowledge, allowing students to further their education with our comprehensive diploma programmes in their chosen fields. This progression ensures our students are well-equipped to excel in their chosen industries. Our diploma courses span a wide range of disciples and include:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Analytics
  • Business Administration
  • Cybersecurity
  • Engineering
  • Hospitality and Tourism and Management
  • Human Resources
  • IT and Computer Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing
  • Media and Communications
  • Sport and Exercise Sciences

Only our Foundation Diploma in Life Sciences and our Foundation Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition can be directly pursued after O-Levels, equipping students with the core knowledge and skills required in these burgeoning fields.

Studying at PSB Academy offers numerous benefits, including flexible full-time or part-time study options with e-learning, a conducive learning environment at the City Campus, and progression opportunities to degree programmes awarded by renowned university partners.

Enrol in Certificate Courses at PSB Academy

PSB Academy offers a range of certificate programmes for O-Level graduates. These programmes provide a focused and specialised education in specific fields, preparing students for further study.

Some of the certificate options include:

Discover Your Path at PSB Academy

At PSB Academy, we recognise the unique interests and goals of each student. By offering a diverse range of courses, our programmes are designed to cater to the needs of our O-Level graduates in Singapore.

At PSB Academy, we are committed to guiding our students on their academic journey, providing opportunities to advance their education with our esteemed university partners, such as Coventry University and The University of Newcastle. After completing the necessary foundational and diploma courses at PSB Academy, students can explore the array of degree programmes offered in collaboration with these renowned universities, setting the stage for further academic growth and success.

Our diverse discipline offerings span from the exciting field of cybersecurity to the ever-evolving realm of biotechnology, and from the dynamic world of business management to the creative industry of media and communications.

Notably, upon successful completion of a certificate course followed by a diploma, students have the option to explore more advanced academic pathways, such as pursuing bachelor’s degree and master’s degree programmes in their chosen fields. This provides them with further specialisation and paves the way for a flourishing career. Reach out to us directly for the latest information on our course offerings and university collaborations.

Frequently Asked Questions About Options After O-Levels

Where can I go after O-Levels in Singapore?

Following the completion of O-Levels, students in Singapore have various choices, including attending junior colleges, pursuing studies at polytechnics, enrolling in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, or opting for certificate programmes at Private Education Institutions (PEIs) such as PSB Academy.

How can PSB Academy help O-Level graduates with their educational journey?

PSB Academy offers a variety of certificate programmes across multiple disciplines, providing O-Level graduates with progression opportunities to diploma followed by degree programmes.

What type of certificate is an O-Level?

The ‘O-Level’ refers to the General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level. It is an internationally recognised qualification that students obtain upon completing secondary education (usually around age 16) in countries such as the United Kingdom, Singapore, and several others that follow the British education system. The O-Levels examine students in a wide range of subjects, and the results can be used for entry into pre-university courses, vocational or technical education, or the workforce. It’s equivalent to high school completion in many countries.

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