Retake A Level Econs (Private Candidates)


Dear Private Candidates,


If your previous A level results was disappointing, it usually means you can’t enter a local university or in some cases, not being able to repeat JC2 in school as you did not fail your GP unfortunately. 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 the second try and in case if you are wondering why, here are the top 6 reasons:


  • The syllabus has changed for both H1 and H2. It means that what you have learnt previously may be obsolete!


  • You haven’t been studying since the release of A level results. By the time you’ve decided to retake your exams, its around April and it means that you have only half a year to prepare for a major exam. Especially for girls that are ‘borderline’ cases, your official rejection from a local university may only come in around  June / July Period, leaving you with only 4 months to prepare for a major exam.


  • Being out of touch of the exam syllabus is another big problem! Many of you will find it tough to revise yourself as you can no longer recall the exact answering requirements. Your JC teachers are no longer there to guide you too. You are left alone to fend for yourself!


  • For the girls, revising alone at home can be extremely challenging as you no longer have your classmates and teachers to push you. Many female private candidates simply slacken off in the later half of the year watching Youtube videos at home instead of studying;


  • For the boys, revising alone in NS is even worse. You have to struggle between your daily rigorous NS training & your night studies. Not to mention that your NS buddies have already cleared their A levels and will be constantly tempting you to “chill” with them in the bunk. Bad environment!


  • Stakes are extremely high – performing poorly is no longer an option as nobody studies A level for 3 years (you are actually better off taking a diploma!)


So what happens if you flop your A level Econs exams again?

Slide11. Say goodbye 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:



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:

ST article


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 start revision?


But what if we tell you it is still possible to score an ‘A’ in your second try despite all these challenges with our ironclad guarantee for results?


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:



1. Learn from Singapore’s only Econs learning centre that promises results! Full money back guarantee if you don’t score in your second try, no questions asked.


Marked Assignments

2. Ample marked practices – especially useful when you no longer have direct access to former teachers in school.


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



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 monthly mentoring program to guide you back on track. You may have cultivated some bad study habits in JC that prevented you from doing well. Should you choose to, I will personally mentor you so you can “unlearn” those harmful habits and pick up the right methods and mindset to learn effectively.


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

Private Candidate, Batch of 2017

If you are keen to secure your 'A' in your second try backed with our ironclad money back guarantee 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?