Whether your testing requirement is for benchmarking, recruitment, development or training, Aptis is the forward thinking English testing you’ve been waiting for.


Contact us for more details about Aptis

Telephone: +65 6807 1599
Email: sgexamteam@britishcouncil.org.sg


 Aptis is launched in Singapore

On 1 November 2013, British Council held an exclusive reception to launch Aptis in Singapore. 

The launch event held at Marina Mandarin Singapore was graced by Guests-of-Honour Mr. Hugo Walkinshaw (President - British Chamber of Commerce, Singapore) and Ms. Judith Slater (Deputy High Commissioner and Director of Trade and Investment - British High Commission, Singapore), and was attended by over 100 senior management and industry professionals.

You may view the photos of the event here, and the video played during the event here.


Aptis clients


BagoSphere is a vocational training company offering affordable and effective vocational training programmes specifically catered for rural youths living at the bottom of the pyramid (BoP) to gain access to high value jobs. BagoSphere provides a unique combination of communications, critical thinking and life skills training in just 2 months to rural youths. With those skills, rural youths become skilled communicators and they become highly desired by the call centre industry in the Philippines. Since BagoSphere started, the programme has enjoyed an 80% success rate in enabling rural youths to experience a seamless transition from training to working in a multi-national company.

Website: http://www.bagosphere.com/

Canadian International School

Established in 1990, the Canadian International School (CIS) is an IB World School offering the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years programme, and the Diploma Programme to over 2,900 students from Early Childhood Education to Grade 12 (ages 3 to 18).

CIS provides the global child with the ultimate 21st century educational experience. This innovative, creative and bold educational experience inspires student excellence by providing engaging academic, sporting, and fine/performing arts programmes that are rigorous but never rigid. Challenging expeditions and community service opportunities encourage leadership and empower students from over 65 nations to broaden their understanding of the world around them.

The brand new state of the art Lakeside campus in Jurong West provides programmes to students from ECE to Grade 12, whilst the recently renovated Tanjong Katong campus, located in the East, offers programmes to students from ECE to Grade 8.

Website: http://www.cis.edu.sg

Chinese International School

Chinese International School (CNIS), established in September 2006, is the first foray by a Chinese education institution into the international arena. Chinese International School is a foreign system school offering full-time basic education for students from kindergarten to high school.

In the seven years of establishment from an infant foreign system school, CNIS has grown to be recognised as a boutique international school enrolling over 400 students from more than thirty nationalities from Kindergarten to High School. The uniqueness of the Chinese cultural characteristics of Chinese International School has been the attractive feature for many foreign families to embrace a truly East-West international education best suited to their future in a contemporary world without national boundaries.

All classes from Nursery to Primary 6 are completely English-Mandarin bilingual. The languages of instruction are 50-50 English and Mandarin. 

From Grade 7 to 12, Mandarin is offered as a mother tongue and as a second language to all students.

Website: http://www.cnis.edu.sg/

Land Surveyors Board

The Land Surveyors Board (“LSB”) is constituted under the Land Surveyors Act to provide for the registration of surveyors and is the statutory body responsible for:

  • setting and maintaining standards for registered surveyors
  • regulating and advancing the practice of land surveying in Singapore

Among its various functions, LSB holds examinations to enable potential candidates to qualify for registration as registered surveyors. Candidates whose language of instruction for their professional degree is not English or whose degree has not been taught entirely in English are required to provide evidence of their English language ability before they register in order to be confident that they can participate optimally in the examinations.

For LSB's candidates who require to take Aptis, please fill out this registration form and submit it directly to the British Council.

Website: http://www.mlaw.gov.sg/content/lsb/en.html

Marks & Stars Academic Studio

Marks and Stars Academic Studio is a multidisciplinary learning hub managed by experienced educators committed to quality teaching, bringing the highest pedagogical standards to generate effective classroom learning for students desiring academic excellence. The teachers are carefully selected from a small pool of existing school teachers and well-reputed full time tutors known for their professional integrity, affable personality, sound instructional competency and dedication to education. They are adept at conducting highly engaging lessons, enabling learners to manage the demands of various rigorous assessments with finesse.

The lesson plans are thoughtfully created to align perfectly with the strict learning objectives set by Singapore’s Ministry of Education and the major English language certifications. Remarks from updated examination reports are carefully studied so that every session would generate immediate learning benefits, bringing students closer to achieving the desired grade. Students at our centre receive exercises and assignments realistically designed to reflect the demands of actual test papers. Attention and feedback from our caring tutors to these practices are timely and thorough. Effective teaching and learning only take place when knowledge and practice become one.

Website: http://marksandstars.sg/

PrimeStaff Management Services Pte Ltd

PrimeStaff Management Services Pte Ltd is a multiple award-winning human resource consultancy that was established in Singapore in 1994.

Over the years, the company has cultivated an enviable position in the marketplace for providing a comprehensive suite of top quality recruitment and human resource management and development services. PrimeStaff’s recruitment service includes permanent, contract and temporary staffing across a wide range of positions, functions and industries in the Asia Pacific region. PrimeStaff also offers other human resource solutions such as payroll processing, outplacement and training services.

PrimeStaff has been appointed by SPRING SINGAPORE as an Approved Service Provider for HR Shared Services (HRSS)

HR Shared Services programme aims to help SMEs to reduce the resource spent on HR administration and redirect their focus and resources on their core business, talent management and development.

Ultimately, by engaging our HR Shared Services, PrimeStaff will improve your HR efficient and productivity – or at least let us get your HR Fundamentals right so you can focus on what you do best.

Eligible SMEs will receive up to 70% funding support that includes a one-time set up and subscription cost that is capped at 12 months.

Website: http://www.primestaff.com.sg

PSB Academy

PSB Academy is one of the top private education institutions of choice in Singapore with 50 years of experience in providing high quality education to individuals. With a holistic approach to education that sets it apart, PSB Academy gives students the edge and helps them stay competitive in today’s economy.

PSB Academy offers a comprehensive suite of full-time and part-time programmes to over 10,000 local and international students annually. These programmes range from certificates, diplomas, undergraduate to postgraduate degrees across multi-disciplines: Accounting & Finance, Business & Communications, Engineering & Technology, Life & Physical Sciences and English Language. The degree programmes are offered in conjunction with premier universities from Australia and the United Kingdom.

With a full-fledged campus, PSBAcademy @ Delta, and a city campus, PSBAcademy @ Shenton, students can look forward to a nurturing and vibrant environment to pursue their desired programmes, enjoy campus recreational facilities and participate in an array of activities that will enhance their learning journey. At PSB Academy, it’s possible.

“Aptis provides PSB Academy a valuable tool for assessing and identifying the language needs of our current students as well as those of incoming applicants. It is highly accessible and adaptable, offering us a wide range of flexibility and customization. We are able to tailor Aptis to meet our specific needs while being guided by a highly-trained team providing excellent customer support for us every step of the way.”

- Michael Jude Sexton (Head of School, English Language)

Website: http://www.psb-academy.edu.sg/