Students must attend all scheduled classes with the attendance taken. Students are not allowed to sign the attendance on behalf of their classmate(s). Students will be marked as absent if they do not have a medical Certificate (MC) or do not have the permission from the College to miss the lesson. Students are to ensure that they sign for their daily attendance during or after the class. Student is not allowed to request others to sign attendance on his or her behalf. Students are expected to attend school at all times unless excused by their parents or guardians. Students or parents are expected to contact the office if a Student has reason to be absent from school. Subject to Management approval.
A. International students (students holding Student Pass)
The minimum attendance requirement for international students is 90%.
The Student Pass might be cancelled in the event that the attendance is lower than 90%.
All the students attending have to apply leave to be absent from class. The leave must be supported by relevant document.
For sick leave, the leave has to be supported with recognized medical leave certificate or letter from parents/guardian (subject to approval).
The College is obliged to report to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on any foreign student:
i. Who fails to attend classes for a continuous period of 7 days or more without a valid reason;
ii. Whose percentage of attendance in any month of the course is lower than 90% for no valid reason;
There are specific strict rules concerning attendance which all Stanfort Academy students are hoped to be informed:
(i) The first warning which is a verbal warning will be given to those whose attendance are lesser than 90% for no valid reason for the first time.
(ii) The second warning which is a written warning will be given to those whose attendance are lesser than 90% for no valid reason for the second time.
(iii) The third warning which is a written warning will be given to those whose attendance are lesser than 90% for no valid reason for the third time.
(iv) The forth warning which is a written warning will be given to those whose attendance are lesser than 90% for no valid reason for the forth time.
(v) After issuing the 3 written warning letters. An expulsion letter will be issued to the student if his/her attendance is lower than 90% for the fifth time. The College will inform the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and proceed with the cancellation of student pass.
B. Local students (students not holding Student Pass)
The minimum attendance requirement for local students is at least 75%.
A certificate of attendance or completion certificate cannot be issued to those who do not complete the minimum requirements of the attendance.
Local students who are sponsored by SDF Funding cannot miss the class. If the student hasn’t turned up for 2 classes, they need to inform the College in writing of the reason or cause of missing the class. The College will inform the company if the student has missed the third lesson or class.
2. Award Criteria for External Examinations
A. GCE O LEVEL GRADING SYSTEM
B. GCE A and AO Level Grading System
|MARKS||70% & Above||60% – 69%||55% – 59%||50% – 54%||45% – 49%||40% – 44%||Below 39%|
C. GCE NA LEVEL GRADING SYSTEM
|MARKS||75% and above||70% – 74%||65% – 69%||60% – 64%||55% – 59%||Below 50%|
D. GCE NT LEVEL GRADING SYSTEM
|MARKS||75% and above||70% – 74%||60% – 69%||50% – 59%||Below 50%|
E. IELTS BAND SCALE
The nine bands are described as follows:
|BAND SCORE||RAW SCORE|
|9.0||39 – 40|
|8.5||37 – 38|
|8.0||35 – 36|
|7.5||32 – 34|
|7.0||30 – 31|
|6.5||26 – 29|
|6.0||23 – 25|
|5.5||18 – 22|
|5.0||16 – 17|
|4.5||13 – 15|
|4.0||10 – 12|
|3.5||8 – 9|
|3.0||6 – 7|
|2.5||4 – 5|
5. Award Criteria for courses internally developed
At the end of the course, students will have to sit for the completion test. They can check with the administrative staff for assessment details.
i. Language courses / Preparatory course for Admission to Government Schools
– Minimum 75% attendance
– Pass – 50 and above
– Pass with credit – 65 and above
– Pass with distinction – 75 and above
ii. Special Courses (No formal tests)
– Minimum 75% attendance
iii. IT Courses (No formal test except for Speed Typing course)
– Minimum 75% attendance
iv. Certificate/ Diploma/Advanced Diploma/ Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management
v. Diploma/ Advanced Diploma in Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Management
vi. Diploma/Advanced Diploma in Business Studies
vii. Diploma/Advanced Diploma in Business Administration
viii. Diploma/Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management*
– High Distinction (HD) – 80 Marks and Above
– Distinction (D) – 70 to 79
– Credit (C) – 60 to 69
– Pass (P) – 50 to 59
– Fail (F) – 49 Marks and below
To be able to obtain the award certificate, students are required to have minimum 75% of attendance and pass grade in all Module Examination.
*Successful completion of the Industrial Attachment/Project Work and secure minimum 50% points
6. Registering for Exam
It is the student’s responsibility to register for the External Exam in time. The College is not held responsible if the student registers late for exam and is not allowed to take the exam. Date and time for examination registration and exam are announced on the Examination Notice Board. However, Stanfort Academy can assist students with the external examination registration.
|EXAMS||EXPECTED MONTHS||Expected registration opening time (subject to change by the external exam bodies)|
|AEIS||AEIS – September/October |
|Normal (N/T & N/A) Level||Listening – August / September |
Oral – July / August
Written – September / October
|O Level||Mid-tem Mother Tongue – May |
Listening & Oral English & Chinese – July
Practical – October
Written Papers – October / November
|A Level||Listening – July & November |
Oral – July / September / October
Practical – October / November
Written – November / December
|TOEFL (TOEFL iBT) (Singapore)|| |
Please refer to yearly schedule of the exam online. Check www.ets.org
|Registration closes seven days before test date (not including the day of the test).|
|IELTS||Every month|| |
7. Release of Exam results (External Exam bodies)
|EXAMS||Expected / estimated exam result release time (subject to change by the external exam bodies)|
|AEIS||AEIS: December |
S-AEIS: April / May
|Normal (N/T & N/A) Level||N Level: December of the examination year|
|O Level||O Level: January of the following year|
|A Level||A Level: March of the following year|
|TOEFL (TOEFL iBT) (Singapore)||10 days after test date (via internet)|
8. Release of Internal Exam results
– all internal exam results will be released within 3 weeks after the test
9. Assessment and Award Regulations
For the external exams, Assessment Results/ Award of Certificate will be available to the students within 3 months of the last assessment date of the examinations. For entry requirements, please check the respective course.