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Ascend Education Centre

19 Carpenter Street,
Singapore 059908

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MRT Station:

Clarke Quay, Take Exit 'E'

Tel: (65) 6338 1378

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Opening hours:
Mon – Thurs: 9am – 9pm
Fridays: 9am – 6pm
Saturdays: 9.30am – 5pm
(Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays)



Examination Board Members

 Vinitha Kongot Ramachandran,
Vinitha is a native of India, but has lived in Singapore and Malaysia for the last 11 years. She has a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Bombay, India as well as a TESOL certification from SEA English Academy (Australia). She has taught ESL at all levels, IELTS and conducted public speaking and communication workshops. She believes in leveraging her teaching experience and academic background to design engaging and inspiring lessons to effectively address the curriculum and help students realize their individual potential. She firmly believes that a comfortable and enjoyable classroom experience is the key to positive learning.

David DoyleJudith Arul,
Judith started her teaching career in the CHIJ schools where she completed her secondary education. Wanting to spread her wings, she moved into the government schools and has continued as an Education Office with the Ministry of education until she retired. Besides her classroom-related experience, Judith has also conducted teacher-training and observation planned and implemented curriculum and served as external examiner both as an MOE Specialist Inspector and an independent educationist. Judith’s educational experience has been extended to research, preparation and publication of teaching materials, promoting the use of thinking tools, linguistic editing of texts and multi-media materials, copywriting and editing and, just for fun, working on newsletters and other publications for her community.

Roger Anderson,
Originating from the north of Scotland in the UK, Roger has spent the past 30 years in various parts of Asia - the last 20 of these in Singapore - and holds a Cambridge CELTA and an Honours degree in Chemistry and Maths. With earlier careers in industry and
in business Roger has taught all levels of English from Starter to IELTS, in Thailand and Singapore, and is happy now to be playing a role in ensuring that all Ascend Students receive top value from their courses with us. A very shy French student himself, Roger's particular concern is in giving students the confidence to use English in the real world.

Examination Board

What does the Ascend Education Centre Examination Board do?

The examination board is involved in developing and implementing examination policies and procedures, including the handling of examination results and appeals.  It considers how the school assesses the learning outcomes of the students through various modes of assessment and makes recommendations to the academic board for improvements. Specifically, the Examination Board:

  • Ensures that for each course the assessment principles, processes, methods and practices are aligned with the learning outcomes and contents.
  • Approves all major assessment papers.
  • Approves all certificates awarded to students.
  • Is involved in the moderation process of academic results.
  • Regularly reviews assessment procedures to ensure the validity, reliability, and fairness of those assessments.
Ascend Education Centre
19 Carpenter Street, #01-01
Singapore 059908
(Nearest MRT Station: Clarke Quay/Raffles)
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Pathway to Ascend Education Center »» Alight at Clarke Quay MRT »» Exit from Eu Tong Sen Road »» Use the footbridge to cross to North Bridge Road »» Turn left into Carpenter St and we are located at number 19