QE CRASH COURSE

Stay ahead of the game.

QE’s flagship crash courses offer a series of intensive programmes designed for targeted objectives. From holiday programmes, intensive exam preparations, head start courses, to IA & EE support, our classes defines industry standards and helps students to consistently do well in major exams. Many also excelled with our hallmark university admissions programme and secured offers from competitive universities.

CURRICULUM DESIGN PRINCIPLES

Setting the gold standard in education.

Technical Know-how

> Learn key answering techniques that goes beyond commonplace tips found in textbooks

Exam Focus

> QE deconstructs key questions and provides effective drills to reinforce learning outcomes

Advanced Curriculum

> Learn definitive insider tips and first hand knowledge from top IB IGCSE examiner and graduates

Ultimate Focus

> Productive learning and problem solving for improved exam performance

100% Comprehensive

> Full coverage to review all academic content and question types for effective learning

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STUDENTS AND COUNTING

QE students scored 6 & 7 in the 2020 IB            100%

QE students scored A/A* in the 2020 IGCSE         89%

COURSE DESIGN

Setting Industry Standards.

SETTING INDUSTRY STANDARDS

QE offers classes with more than 30 professional and competent instructors. All the tutors were selected through QE’s thorough verification and interviews. Find the best courses and courses for students with three types of professional tutors recognized by students and their parents.

NURTURING EDUCATORS

Junior Tutors   All QE junior tutors graduated from top IB schools with stellar grades (IB 43+), many of whom are ex QE tutees cherry picked to join our teaching team. Having first hand experience in the IB, IGCSE, and QE courses, they offer invaluable support.

Senior Tutors   All QE senior tutors are graduates, current, and ex school teachers with minimum 5 years experience and bachelors’ degree with top honours. They offer pinpoint help for exam skills, answering techniques, and focused drills.

Examiners   All QE examiners are IB examiners who have been teaching their entire careers and consistently rank top among their colleagues. They have experience marking IB papers and know exactly what examiners are looking out for.

COURSE FEE

2021/22 IB Exam Crash Course
2021/22 IGCSE Exam Crash Course

Individual(1-1): $720- $950 for 4 sessions
Group class: $500 for 4 sessions
Course Duration: Sep 2021 – Dec 2021

*Please enquire for timetable for specific classes

IA and EE Workshop

Individual (1-1): $180- $240 per session

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SETTING INDUSTRY STANDARDS

QE offers classes with more than 30 professional and competent instructors. All the tutors were selected through QE’s thorough verification and interviews. Find the best courses and courses for students with three types of professional tutors recognized by students and their parents.

Junior Tutors   All QE junior tutors graduated from top IB schools with stellar grades (IB 43+), many of whom are ex QE tutees cherry picked to join our teaching team. Having first hand experience in the IB, IGCSE, and QE courses, they offer invaluable support.

Senior Tutors   All QE senior tutors are graduates, current, and ex school teachers with minimum 5 years experience and bachelors’ degree with top honours. They offer pinpoint help for exam skills, answering techniques, and focused drills.

Examiners   All QE examiners are IB examiners who have been teaching their entire careers and consistently rank top among their colleagues. They have experience marking IB papers and know exactly what examiners are looking out for.

COURSE FEE

2021/22 IB Exam Crash Course
2021/22 IGCSE Exam Crash Course

Individual(1-1): $720- $950 for 4 sessions
Group class: $500 for 4 sessions
Course Duration: Sep 2021 – Dec 2021

*Please enquire for timetable for specific classes

IA and EE Workshop

Individual (1-1): $180- $240 per session

Download Brochure

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

QE has been offering crash courses since 2013, and were featured on The Straits Times for these programmes.

We offer prep courses for various IGCSE, IB and ’A’ levels subjects like Chemistry, English, Literature, Business, Physics, Biology, Mathematics, Economics and General Paper. Various curriculum are demanding and intensive. Additionally, many concepts tend to be complex yet only serve as enrichment purposes. Hence, many students find difficulty when it comes to revising for the exams. A short course that provides an overview and crystallises key concepts can help significantly by aiming to be comprehensive yet succinct.

Most students do not strategise when studying for exams; they tend to lack practical skills/answering techniques and instead worry about trying to memorise their notes/textbooks. The aim of our prep courses is do away with memorising and build good understanding by clarifying what kind of questions to expect in exams, what concepts to focus on and how to strategise their preparations, how to tackle key examination questions, how to improve their answering techniques.

Many students only realise what they lack when they begin their own revision. We believe that an intensive course right before the exams will complement their revision and help clarify questions on various key topics and concepts. This is usually done through an analysis of various past questions in a topical manner.

While most students have access to past questions and solutions, we find that a big problem is not in understanding the answers but learning how to arrive at such answers and applying them in other questions. We believe students can improve if we address gaps in application skills; by breaking down and explaining various answers to show “How exactly do we arrive at this answer and apply it elsewhere?” Our intensive courses aim to do this.

We had more than 100 students for our Crash Course last year and we are expecting more this year.
Our courses are conducted individually (1-1) or in a small group seminar style. The tutors dry run each course to make sure the intensive session can cover all chapters and questions.

We aim to add value to students by complementing and supplementing their own revision. Hence the courses are centred on focused topical revision analysing and reviewing different categories of past questions developing a structured approach to answering questions (this is the highlight of our courses) developing answering techniques analysis of common mistakes of students reversed teaching by students (to test their ability to comprehend and apply). Essentially, the course places emphasis on doing away with memorising by providing a concise approach to reviewing the exam syllabus.

These courses are guaranteed to improve students’ understanding in a significant manner. By getting an overview, they are now more sure of specific parts of the syllabus to focus on; it gives them a good way to strategise their revision.

They will also learn various ways the questions could be asked and can better work on their answering techniques and logical reasoning. It teaches them to focus on key components to score. Provided that students study hard revision after the course, their grades will definitely improve in a tangible manner. The best improvements we have seen go from E to A after 1 course and a few regular lessons.

Students are more confident especially as they have just reviewed their entire syllabus. There is also much appreciation of the subject now that they can crystallise key components of it; this allows them to keep up at school and in turn they feel more motivated and driven. By focusing on key questions and applications, our courses can make a seemingly dry subject come alive and many students find it easier in their revisions.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

QE has been offering crash courses since 2013, and were featured on The Straits Times for these programmes.

We offer prep courses for various IGCSE, IB and ’A’ levels subjects like Chemistry, English, Literature, Business, Physics, Biology, Mathematics, Economics and General Paper. Various curriculum are demanding and intensive. Additionally, many concepts tend to be complex yet only serve as enrichment purposes. Hence, many students find difficulty when it comes to revising for the exams. A short course that provides an overview and crystallises key concepts can help significantly by aiming to be comprehensive yet succinct.

Most students do not strategise when studying for exams; they tend to lack practical skills/answering techniques and instead worry about trying to memorise their notes/textbooks. The aim of our prep courses is do away with memorising and build good understanding by clarifying what kind of questions to expect in exams, what concepts to focus on and how to strategise their preparations, how to tackle key examination questions, how to improve their answering techniques.

Many students only realise what they lack when they begin their own revision. We believe that an intensive course right before the exams will complement their revision and help clarify questions on various key topics and concepts. This is usually done through an analysis of various past questions in a topical manner.

While most students have access to past questions and solutions, we find that a big problem is not in understanding the answers but learning how to arrive at such answers and applying them in other questions. We believe students can improve if we address gaps in application skills; by breaking down and explaining various answers to show “How exactly do we arrive at this answer and apply it elsewhere?” Our intensive courses aim to do this.

We had more than 100 students for our Crash Course last year and we are expecting more this year.
Our courses are conducted individually (1-1) or in a small group seminar style. The tutors dry run each course to make sure the intensive session can cover all chapters and questions.

We aim to add value to students by complementing and supplementing their own revision. Hence the courses are centred on focused topical revision analysing and reviewing different categories of past questions developing a structured approach to answering questions (this is the highlight of our courses) developing answering techniques analysis of common mistakes of students reversed teaching by students (to test their ability to comprehend and apply). Essentially, the course places emphasis on doing away with memorising by providing a concise approach to reviewing the exam syllabus.

These courses are guaranteed to improve students’ understanding in a significant manner. By getting an overview, they are now more sure of specific parts of the syllabus to focus on; it gives them a good way to strategise their revision.

They will also learn various ways the questions could be asked and can better work on their answering techniques and logical reasoning. It teaches them to focus on key components to score. Provided that students study hard revision after the course, their grades will definitely improve in a tangible manner. The best improvements we have seen go from E to A after 1 course and a few regular lessons.

Students are more confident especially as they have just reviewed their entire syllabus. There is also much appreciation of the subject now that they can crystallise key components of it; this allows them to keep up at school and in turn they feel more motivated and driven. By focusing on key questions and applications, our courses can make a seemingly dry subject come alive and many students find it easier in their revisions.

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      QE’s flagship courses have been featured in national media like The Straits Times, Channel 5, SPH Radio, Kiss92FM, and more.

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      500+ FIVE STAR REVIEWS

      Lessons at QE allowed me to thoroughly understand the course content and the economics syllabus requirements, not leaving any doubts before the exam. I would like to thank Mr. Sean Lim for his great class structure, concise notes, exam practices, and tremendous help.

      Haru Kim, IGCSE Revision Crash Course, UWC (Dover)

      After repeatedly failing Chemistry, I decided to join Quintessential. With only 5 months left to the IB examinations, Mike managed to guide me and help me achieve a grade 7 in Chemistry. The class dissected questions and helped to explain everything in detail. Also, Mike identified my problems at the root and taught me how to overcome it which is why I went from getting a grade 3 to a grade 7 in a mere 5 months. Thank you so much Sir!

      Naveen Lakshman, IB Revision Crash Course, SJI

      The chemistry course at QE was great. I was able to learn the entire term’s topics in a few lessons. It was very helpful in my understanding when the teacher went through the chapters in school. I was also more competent in my answering ability for my assignments and quizzes.

      shawn leeAlex Tian, IGCSE Headstart Programme, ACS(International)

      Through the IA course, I gained a lot of insights about coursework requirements and writing techniques. I was able to get precise guidance on what edits to make, according to the scoring rubrics. The tutor was very specific with all comments and suggestions, explaining and guiding me along from proposal to my final draft.

      Ashley L, IA Coursework Programme, HCIS

      Thank you for making even the most boring subjects like English and Economics fun. Will always remember the commitment and extra effort all my tutors put in to help me prepare for exams! The practice sessions and reviews really made a big difference in my revision and I really enjoyed my lessons at QE!

      Park Ha Young, IB Headstart Programme, AIS

      I was having difficulty with my Econs EE before I sought help with QE. With Mr Lim’s guidance, I managed to come up with a proper workflow for my EE and get full recommendations on key changes to make. It thoroughly addressed all my uncertainty of how the EE should be written and we were able to rework everything including my appendix. I achieved a 3 for my EE and I highly recommend the course!

      Mark Chan, EE Coursework Programme, HCIS

      MEDIA FEATURES

      QE’s flagship courses have been featured in national media like The Straits Times, Channel 5, SPH Radio, Kiss92FM, and more.

      500+ FIVE STAR REVIEWS

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      Address: 545 Orchard Road #14-09 Singapore 238882

      Hotline: (+65) 6100 9338

      Email: enquiries@qeducation.sg

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