- Established as HUA Language Centre/HUA Business School since 1992, we are a renowned school for preparatory courses for foreign students
- Winner of the inaugural Singapore Education Award for Best Enrichment programme in 2007 and the finalists for Year 2008 Singapore Education Award for Best Enrichment programme.
- Small class-size to facilitate effective teacher-student communication.
- Streaming based on student’s English proficiency level.
- Monthly assessments, ensuring highly effective teaching.
- Monthly performance observation, transferring students to next level of competence.
- Outdoor activities to enhance relationships and bonding among teachers and students.
Students study from 845am to 4pm. Extra lessons (tutorials / remedial lessons) are held frequently, between 4pm to 6pm. There are no classes during the school holidays and on public holidays. From 4pm to 8.30pm, our classrooms are available for self-study for students. (Refer to course information sheet.)
- January to early March (Term 1)
- Mid March to mid June (Term 2)
- Late June to end August (Term 3 )
- Early September to mid November (Term 4)
- 64 weeks of study in total for Preparatory Course (GCE ‘O’ Level).
- 20 weeks of study in total for Preparatory Course (Primary & Secondary).
It depends on the student’s academic intention after the GCE ‘O’ Level exams – the number of O Level credits required by that institution. In Singapore, polytechnics will require the English Language and Mathematics grades and 3 other subjects.
In the month of March in the year of exams.
According to the Ministry of Education, the results will be released in January.
How long must the student study in Ascensia Academy before he is ready to enter the government school?
Most students spend about 5 months (20 weeks) in our school. Some students may choose to give themselves more time (7 to 10 months).
It is a good-to-have, as it will drill students on fundamental differences between Malay and Indonesian, giving them more practice. However, if the student’s schedule is already very tight, it may be advisable to spend the time on the more critical subjects instead.
No, Ascensia does not offer Science (additional subject) in Preparatory Courses.
Should a student take Chinese as Mother Tongue in the government schools? (For Indonesian students, who have to take Mother Tongue in the government schools.)
For students who are keen to take Chinese as Mother Tongue, we would encourage it on these grounds: (i) their current standard of Chinese is not too far below the standard in Singapore, and (ii) they are already quite good in English and Maths and thus they are still able to devote some time to studying Chinese. Parents and students can make a final decision after discussing the results of Ascensia Academy’s placement tests with the principal/teachers.
No, Ascensia Academy does not provide school placement services but will give advice for the school admission based on the student’s progress of study with Ascensia Academy. Registration for the AEIS centralised test will be done through Ascensia Academy.
So long as the age of the student is within the limit set, he can retake AEIS and S-AEIS.
No, student does not need a local sponsor to study in Ascensia Academy. After completing their period of study in Ascensia Academy, students must have a local sponsor when they are studying in the government schools.
No, Ascensia Academy only applies for the student’s pass for students studying with us. The student’s mother will need to settle any matters regarding the long term social visit pass directly with ICA.
No, we do not have a school hostel. However, we are able to give some contacts and options for hostels and/or homestays.
Ascensia Academy will issue the books and other course materials upon the commencement of the course.
The school fees must be paid in full before course commencement. In the case when the course lasts for more than one year, e.g. Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level Examination (64 weeks), school fees can be paid in two instalments.
You may pay by cheque, cash, bank draft or telegraphic transfer.