Retake A Level Econs (Private Candidates)

 

Dear Private Candidates,

 

If your previous ‘A’ level results were disappointing, it usually means you can’t enter a local university. Your options at this stage are to enter a private university or retake ‘A’ level Econs along with the rest of your H1 and H2 subjects.

 

And should you choose to retake ‘A’ level Econs this year, it means that you have set yourself for a tough journey. Statistically, 40% of the Private Candidates fared worse in their second try and in case if you are wondering why, here’s the extensive research and experience based on our past decade of private candidate coaching:

 

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For any ‘A’ level students to succeed and score an A for Econs, the Golden Circle of resources, purpose and environment must be in harmony.

 

  • Resources – your school’s full-scale teaching support.

 

  • Purpose – your clarity of what course to pursue in university.

 

  • Environment – your full-time schooling environment and your friends’ encouragements.

 

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However, as a private candidate, your Golden Circle gets severely disrupted and disharmony occurs:

 

  • Lack of Resources – being unable to repeat as a J3 / Y7 as you have unfortunately passed your GP and your other H2 subjects, school resources are no longer available to you. That being said, teacher consultations and school markings will be out of reach. With no constructive feedbacks on the Essays and CSQs you’ve practised nor consultations for any concepts you’re not familiar with, it is as good as attempting your Econs blind the second time.

 

  • Lose Purpose – Many of you have not encountered any major setbacks like these especially if you’ve done relatively okay for ‘O’ levels to enter JC /  PSLE to enter your 6 years IP programme. That being said, when you receive your results and you realized you are very far away from your goal, some of you may give up entirely or settle for a lower standard of a course you have no desire to enrol into. Base on our experience, the loss of purpose is the worst enemy for all private candidates as ‘a man who loses his why will never figure out the hows’. And private candidates re-doing ‘A’ levels without a purpose typically gives up really quickly, resulting in another precious year lost.

 

  • Poor Environment

 

    • For the boys – the National Service is an absolutely poor environment to start with as most of your bunkmates would have enroled into a local university and slacking off during breaks while you have to commit yourself to self-study while everyone is resting after a long day of activity. If you are in a combat unit with frequent outfield exercises, the poor environment factor compounds exponentially. Would you even want to revise your lecture notes with mud, mosquitos, extreme fatigue and poor lightings in the jungle?

 

    • For the girls – you are only slightly better off with the control of your time. That being said, the loss of a full-time study environment in school will be a serious setback as your girlfriends are all entering university and it is very difficult to form any study cliques. Worst still, the total autonomy of your time means that poor time management often sets in as this is a very different environment as compared to schooling. Often, you will waste time away watching drama and youtube videos, only realizing you have accomplished nothing for the day.

 

So what happens if the Golden Circle is in disharmony?

 

Slide11. Say goodbye again to any remaining hopes of entering local university and your dream course.

 

Competition into local universities is only getting tougher, with Indicative Grade Profiles of the top 4 local universities constantly rising:

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And why is this so? This is because for every cohort, there is a limited amount of intakes and unlike local JCs, these intakes are subjected to a higher available quota of foreign scholars, meaning you not only have to compete locally with your current ‘A’ level batch but also have to outwit the brightest foreign minds to secure your course at a local university. Tough luck!

 

Expensive University2. Pay up to three times the amount of school fees to enter a foreign university which may not be widely recognised by local employers.

 

According to local Straits Times article:

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Local universities’ grads are better sought after, with better employment prospects and offered higher median salaries as compared foreign universities’ grad. Why is this so? This is because of employers’ perception of foreign universities being inferior to local universities and this stigma towards foreign universities will never change so long as you are seeking employment in Singapore (thanks & no thanks to our paper chase culture).

 

Fast forward 4 years down the road (6 years if you are serving NS) – you have sunk over $100,000 over a foreign degree due to a mediocre ‘A’ level grade and despite graduating with a decent honours from the foreign university,  your starting pay as compared to your peer’s from local university is still steeply discounted at approximately 30%.  

 

Lastly, your current job status & your starting pay will always be a conversation starter when you have gatherings with your ex – JC / university mates. Enough said!

 

Wondering now if it is too late to rebuild your Golden Circle?

 

But what if we tell you it is still possible to reset your ‘A’ level Econs results and score an ‘A’ this time round?

 

In our recent article featured on TODAY written by our Chief Educator Mr Jeffrey Teo, we truly understand the frustrations and learning difficulties for private candidates and we have campaigned hard for MOE and MINDEF to help you guys as we believe that all of you deserve a second chance for your ‘A’ levels.

 

Being the #1 most Private Candidate centric learning centre to retake your ‘A’ level Econs, you can look forward to:

 

Promise

1. Our lifelong commitment to your success in Econs – If you do not perform in your first attempt, we promise to pay for your entire 2019’s programme with us. 

 

Marked Assignments

2. Ample marked practices – The sheer amount of support & resources we provide to our private candidates in terms of essay & CSQ marking and guidance outweighs your previous school easily.

 

20170507_1720253. Say ‘No More’ to studying alone – Gain immediate access to our exclusive Private Candidate Support Group where you get to form good study environment with like-minded Private Candidates.

 

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4. Easy accessibility – we’re  just 1 minute walking distance away from Macpherson MRT (Accessible via Circle Line and Downtown Line).

 

20160514_1812315. Participate in a personalized placement test to assess your own strength and weakness and receive a tailored learning solution based on individual weakness.

 

Online Consults

6. Unlimited access to our ACE tutors via HD live conference to clarify your learning doubts anytime!

 

Tutor with a heart

7. Learn from Mr Jeffrey and his strong team of tutors, who specialises in turning NSF Private Candidates’ grades to ‘A’ grades (featured on Cyberpioneer March 2017)

 

8. Over 100 hours of unrestricted access to online videos –  you can enjoy quality economics learning online anytime, anywhere! Ideal for you to catch up with concepts that you have lost touch since you left school!

 

A to Z9. Complete coverage of all key topics – all key topics will be covered in our program! You will not risk joining an on-going class with progression already very far ahead! This is extremely useful for private candidates who have lost touch with exam syllabus.

 

JC Econs Intensive Revision10. Small & effective group size  – Trust us, we don’t go for large theatre style classes because we choose to focus on you.

ACE framework11. Gaining exclusive access to a tried-and-tested 4 Step ACE system for answering tough Econs essays and case studies. Most students have problems with this and therefore, get their marks pulled down by this section. Thankfully, I have “cracked the code” and pinpointed the exact steps you need to do to score well for essays and case studies.

Split12. Separate programmes for H1 & H2 – unlike most providers that mix both H1 and H2 students together, we understand that H1 and H2 have different learning needs & we have two separate programmes for you!

 

13. Our programme will perfectly equip you to tackle both 9732 (H2 old syllabus) and 9757 (H2 new syllabus) / 8819 (H1 old syllabus) and  8823 (H1 new syllabus)

 

14. *BONUS 1* only for Private Candidates – A special quarterly mentoring programme to guide you back on track to rediscover your purpose of retaking ‘A’ levels and mentoring you to success in your second try.

 

15. *BONUS 2* only for Private Candidates: Mock exams that mirror the actual A level setting to let you get in tune with actual exam setting!

 

 


Testimonials from some of our past ACERs who have gone through our Programme:

A lot of support

Soo Yang
Private Candidate, Batch of 2017

Better understanding of Econs

Charlotte Lee
Private Candidate, Batch of 2017

Small group online consultations

Azza
Private Candidate, Batch of 2017

If you want to retake A Level Econs & secure your 'A' in your second try backed with our ironclad promise for results, here are the 3 simple steps to follow:

 

  • Step 1 - Read through our programme details as above.

 

  • Step 2 – Apply to ACE with us below.

 

  • Step 3 – Our enrolment team will reach out to you within 24 hours upon proper application to schedule a placement test to assess your strength and weakness.

 

And Here's Our Promise to You

 

    • You are not going to sit through a gruesome sales pitch where we just 'hammer' you reasons why you should sign up with us (this is an actual placement test to find out your strength and weakness and how we can customised a solution based on your weakness).
    • You will learn simple, effective and practical writing tips you can instantly execute for your next CSQ & Essay.
    • If we wasted your time, let us know and we will hand you $50 personally to cover your Grab / Uber ride home. Who does that? No one (We've checked).

 

What's the worst that could happen?

 

If we deliver our promise, you will leave with a set of practical tools for your next CSQ & Essay writing.

If we've wasted your time, you get $50.

Either way, you win.

If this is not the best deal in your life, what is?