The SAT is a standardised test widely used for college admissions in the United States since it was first debuted by the College Board in 1926. The SAT is wholly owned, developed, and published by the College Board, a private, non-profit organisation in the United States. It is administered on behalf of the College Board by the Educational Testing Service. The test is intended to assess students’ readiness for college.
The SAT is typically taken by high school students. The College Board states that the SAT measures literacy, numeracy and writing skills that are needed for academic success in college. In addition, the SAT also assesses how well the test takers analyse and solve problems—skills they learned in school that they will need in college.
Furen International School (FIS) offers the Preparatory Course for SAT, which is designed and developed to respond to the SAT Examination. This preparatory course is for Pre-University students who intend to apply into colleges and universities of the United States. The preparatory course acts as a stepping stone for interested students before taking the SAT examination. Our course is to equip our students with the key skills as well as the effective strategies to score in the SAT examination.
Students who have achieved decent scores in the SAT can look forward to pursuing university or other tertiary education in the United States.
The SAT English module prepares student to think as an editor and improve passages that were written especially for the SAT test—and that include deliberate errors. It prepares students with various English language skills such as reading and writing. Students will be trained to read and interpret a variety of texts, such as argument passages, narrative non-fiction, and make the accurate analysis within the stipulated time. Students will also be trained to analyse charts and graphs that are part of the questions.
The module also aims to improve students’ comprehension skills in analysing and extracting the key information of an essay within a short period of time.
The Mathematics module prepares students for the SAT subject test (Mathematics). It covers a range of Mathematics practices, with an emphasis on problem solving, modelling, using tools strategically, and using algebraic structure.
The module will develop knowledge from both algebra and geometry, which will prepare students under three main areas: heart of Algebra, problem solving and data analysis skills and the passport to Advanced Math, which play critical roles in a wide range of college majors and careers:
- Heart of Algebra, which focuses on the mastery of linear equations and systems.
- Problem Solving and Data Analysis, which is about being quantitatively literate.
- Passport to Advanced Math, which features questions that require the manipulation of complex equations.
The Math Test also draws on Additional Topics in Math, including the geometry and trigonometry most relevant to college and career readiness.
Scope of Study
All lessons will be conducted by following Preparatory Course for SAT structure designed by Furen International School.
This is a 6-month, full-time course with all lessons held on campus. There are 4 contact hours per school day, 5 days per week for a total of 20 contact hours per week.
*The course will not be opened if there are less than 10 applicants for the same period.
At least 16 years of age as of 1st January on the year of course commencement.
Completed at least Singapore O-Level education with two subject passes or equivalent in the 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.
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, E-learning
|Course Fee (per month)||S$800|
|Material Fee (per month)||S$200|
|Exam||Determined by respective exam board|
|Student Development And Academic Activities Fee||S$300|
|FPS Insurance Protection Fee||1.35% of the above total|
|GST||7% of the above total|
|Total Course Fee||S$7,374.23|
Above table shows you the new course fees with effect from 1 Jun 2020.
Click Here to see the Miscellaneous Fees Table.
* Fee includes subsidized academic-related learning experience outside school. FIS is providing both Medical Insurance as per regulatory requirement and Outpatient Coverage at no extra charge (terms & conditions apply; refer to www.fis.edu.sg for more details)
** S$500 for international student and S$260 for Singapore Citizen/ PR/DP/ Local Transfer Student (Fee includes the following: airport pick-up service for student and ONE parent/guardian, medical check-up, attending to ICA matters, administration charge for external exam registration and 1-day university tour)
For the student intake in January, there is an internal assessment in June.
For the student intake in July, there is an internal assessment in December.
Internal Assessment Mode
SAT examination is organised by Educational Testing Service.
The details of the SAT examination can be found on the website