So, you’re done with your O/N-Level. What’s next?
With so many options to choose from upon graduating, it can be overwhelming.
While the majority will choose the typical route in enrolling into either Junior College, Polytechnic, or ITE, there’s another option that many students are not aware of – studying at a private school.
About PSB Academy
With origins tracing back to 1964, PSB Academy is a Private Education Institution (PEI) in Singapore that offers part-time and full-time programmes.
As one of Singapore’s leading PEIs, PSB Academy has hosted over 12,000 students from over 50 nationalities in 2019, and won several awards such as:
- Best Educational Institute – Singapore (APAC Insider, Singapore Business Awards 2019)
- National Business Award Winner (Education) (Singapore Business Review National Business Awards 2017, 2018)
- Winner: Accounting, Computer Science, Engineering, Languages, Sciences & Hospitality (JobsCentral Learning T.E.D. Awards 2019)
- EC-Council Academia Best New Comer Award (EC-Council Global Awards 2018)
PSB Academy has two well-equipped and modern campuses; the City Campus is located at Marina Square and the STEM Campus is located at Jackson Square (Toa Payoh).
Lecture theatre at the City Campus
Science Lab at the STEM Campus
While both campuses are armed with Lecture Theatres, Classrooms, Learning Resources Centre and common spaces for students to do self-study and project work, the City Campus is equipped with a well-furnished Radio & TV Studio and the STEM campus has Laboratories for practical exposure.
If you would like to see how PSB Academy’s campuses look like from the comfort of your home, check out their virtual tour!
Programmes Offered at PSB Academy
Consisting of 5 different faculties – School of Foundation Studies, School of Business and Management, School of Engineering and Technology, School of Life and Physical Sciences and School of Postgraduate Studies; PSB Academy offers 15 disciplines ranging from certificate, diploma to degree and postgraduate programmes in:
- Accounting & Finance
- Business Management
- Cyber Security
- Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (EOHS)
- General Studies
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Human Resources
- IT & Computer Science
- Life Sciences
- Logistics & Supply Chain Management
- Media and Communications
- Sports Science
Learning Resources Centre at the City Campus
Progression Pathway to a Degree
At PSB Academy, students are given the opportunity to progress all the way to a degree or even postgraduate level.
If you have completed your N-level, you can consider enrolling into the Preparatory Course for Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Examination (Intensive) or the Foundation Certificate in Business. Both programmes will equip you with the necessary foundation needed to advance to the next academic level.
And if you are waiting for your O-level results and already have in mind the discipline to specialise in, PSB Academy offers certificate programmes such as Certificate in Business Management, Certificate in Media and Communications, Certificate in Engineering Foundation, Certificate in InfoComm Technology, Certificate in Sport and Exercise Sciences and Foundation Diploma In Life Sciences that will provide you with the relevant knowledge to progress to the Diploma level.
PSB Academy partners with distinguished Universities from Australia (AU), New Zealand (NZ), and the United Kingdom (UK) to offer external degree programmes. The Universities include:
- Edith Cowan University
- La Trobe University
- University of Wollongong
- The University of Newcastle, Australia
- University of Canberra1
- Coventry University
- Edinburgh Napier University
- The University of Nottingham1
- Massey University1
1 University offers only postgraduate programmes.
Campus Life at PSB Academy
Campus life at PSB Academy is vibrant and exciting. The school constantly engages its students with various activities. These include networking sessions2 with industry partners to develop essential skills for the workforce and leadership camps2 to hone students leadership skills.
Students can also join one of the many interest groups available, such as Dance Club, Music Club, Photography Club and even Community Service Club.
2All physical events are temporarily on-hold due to Covid-19.
Enrolling into PSB Academy
Keen to learn more about PSB Academy? You can sign up for their upcoming Online Open House, happening on 16 January 2021,Saturday. During the event, you can chat with PSB Academy’s programme consultants to learn more about their programmes and attend Live Talks conducted by industry speakers and alumni. Not only that, you can receive course fee rebates of up to S$12,0003, when you apply by 16 January and also stand a chance to win a MacBook Pro3.
3Terms and conditions apply. Visit openhouse.psb-academy.edu.sg/jan2021 for more information.
I hope that this article has widened your knowledge on the options you have after completing your O/N-Level. You can now consider PSB Academy as one of your choices!