Preparatory Course For American College Test (ACT)

Course Structure

The ACT is a national (and international) college admission standardized test taken by over one million students worldwide, for gaining admissions to US colleges. Started in 1959, the ACT was established as an impartial assessment of a student’s potential for success in a college, help the student gauge his or her abilities in the core subjects taught in the high school, and to assist colleges in admission by providing a standardized measurement of a student’s ability from different schools across the world. The ACT has four mandatory subject tests, English, Reading, Mathematics, and Science, with an optional 30-minute Writing test.

Upon completion of the course, students would have developed the knowledge of their chosen subjects and acquired the skills to prepare for their ACT test. The ACT may be taken more than once, and students can choose which scores are to be sent to the colleges for review. Students who achieve good results can look forward to pursuing post-secondary or higher education either in some Singapore schools, or abroad.

Core Modules

English

The English module at FIS covers two broad areas. The first is Usage and Mechanics (including punctuation, grammar, usage, and sentence structure). The second is Rhetorical Skills (including strategy, organization, and style). Usage and Mechanics requires effective punctuation and grammar knowledge. Rhetorical Skills focuses on the understanding of the passage as a whole, as well as the ability to maximize the passage’s organization and style.

Mathematics

In the Mathematics module, pacing and problem solving skills are the main areas of focus. This module covers the following topics: Pre-Algebra (20-25%), Elementary Algebra (15-20%), Intermediate Algebra (15-20%), Coordinate Geometry (15-20%), Plane Geometry (20-25%), and Trigonometry (5-10%).

Science

For the Science module, developing scientific skills is key; areas like reading and understanding graphs, charts, experiment summaries, or conflicting viewpoints from scientists, and subsequent interpretation, analysis, evaluation of such information form part of this module. Students’ problem solving skills in learning are also taught here. The science content may include biology, chemistry, physics, and earth/space sciences (including geology, astronomy, and meteorology).

Scope of Study

All lessons will be conducted following American College Test (ACT) syllabus.

Duration

This is a 6 months full-time course with all lessons held on campus. There are 5 contact hours per school day, 5 days per week for a total of 25 contact hours per week.

Entry Requirements

Age

At least 15 years of age as at 1st January on the year of course commencement.

Academic Requirement

Completed at least Secondary 3 education and obtained a pass in an English subject at Singapore Secondary 3 level or equivalent in country of origin.

Course Commencement Date

There are two intakes for this course. This course commences on 2nd January and 1st July of each year. If either of those dates fall on a Saturday or Sunday, the course shall commence on the first Monday after that date.
Furen International School reserves the right to cancel a class/or programme if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 15. Students may then choose to enrol for a later intake, if any, or withdraw from the course. For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy.

Late Enrolment

Furen International School is able to consider late enrolment after commencement of course on a case-by-case basis.

Course Delivery Mode

Face-to-face lectures, tutorials, discussions

Course Fees

Full-Time (mths) 6
Tuition Fee (per month) S$1,080
Material Fee (per month) S$100
Exam Determined by respective exam board
Lab Fee
Medical Insurance S$100
Student Service* S$500
FPS Insurance Protection Fee 1.35% of the above total
GST 7% of the above total
Total Course Fee S$8,328.54

* Includes the following services: airport pick-up, local accommodation arrangement, attending to ICA matters, medical check-up, administration charges for external exam registration and 1-day universities and polytechnics tour including 1 meal

Assessment Methods

Internal Assessment

There is an internal assessment at the end of each unit.

Internal Assessment Mode

Written Exams

External Assessment

For the student intake in January, students are expected to take the ACT® test in June and results will be released 2 weeks after the date of examination.

For the student intake in July, students are expected to take the ACT® test in December and results will be released 2 weeks after the date of examination.

For more details on the ACT® test, please refer to the ACT website: http://www.act.org

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