GCE Advanced Level

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The General Certificate of Education Advanced Level is an educational qualification offered in Singapore. It is jointly conducted by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) and the University of Cambridge International Examinations (UCIE).


The A-Level examinations are conducted annually in Singapore, taken by students after two years in junior college, or three years in Millenia Institute.

The University of Cambridge International Examinations (UCIE) is the examining authority for subjects conducted in the English language, foreign languages and Non-Tamil Indian Languages. The examining authority for other subjects such as the mother tongue languages is the Ministry of Education.

Stolen Papers[edit]

As reported by various gazettes on 23 February 2018, A total of 238 students from four junior colleges who sat for their GCE A-Level examinations last year (2017) had part of their H2 Chemistry answer scripts stolen in the United Kingdom, before the papers were delivered to the examiners. The stolen scripts were for Paper 3, which consists of free-response questions and carries a weightage of 35% of the entire H2 Chemistry examination. The exam scripts were stolen on 16 November 2017 in the UK while they were in transit from Cambridge Assessment’s office to the examiner for marking. Affected candidates were graded with reference to their school-based examinations, with majority of them attaining at least at 'B' grade.

School Number of affected candidates
Anderson Junior College 58
Anglo-Chinese Junior College 60
Hwa Chong Institution 60
Nanyang Junior College 60
Total 238