Students in the Normal course follow either the Normal (Academic) [N(A)] or Normal (Technical) [N(T)] curriculum. The Normal course is a 4-year programme leading to the GCE N-Level examination. A 5th year leading to the GCE O-Level examination is available to N(A) students who are eligible.
Students can move from one course to another based on their performance. Eligible students can consider taking up specific subjects at a higher academic level (e.g. N(A) students may be eligible to take subjects at the Express level), as early as the start of Secondary 1. For more information, please refer to page 4 of the Secondary School Education booklet (refer to https://go.gov.sg/sseb).