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Preparatory Course for SAT

Course Structure

The SAT is a standardized 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 organization 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 analyze and solve problems—skills they learned in school that they will need in college.

Furen International School 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 wish 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.

Core Module

English

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 nonfiction, and make the accurate analysis within the stipulated time. Students will also be trained to analyze charts and graphs that are part of the questions.

The module also aims to improve students’ comprehension skills in analyzing and extracting the key information of an essay within a short period of time.

Mathematics

The Mathematics module prepares students for the SAT subject test (mathematics). It covers a range of mathematics practices, with an emphasis on problem solving, modeling, 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 following Preparatory for SAT course structure designed by Furen International School.

Duration

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.

Entry Requirements

Age

At least 16 years of age as of 1st January on the year of course commencement.

Academic Requirement

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.

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, E-learning

Course Fees

Full-Time (mths) 6
Course Fee (per month) S$700
Material Fee (per month) S$100
Exam Determined by respective exam board
Lab Fee
Student Development And Academic Activities Fee (per month)* S$425
Student Service** S$500
FPS Insurance Protection Fee 1.35% of the above total
GST 7% of the above total
Total Course Fee S$8,512.90

Above table shows you the new course fees with effect from 1 July 2019.

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)

Assessment Methods

Internal Assessment

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

Written Exams

External Examination

SAT examination is organised by Educational Testing Service.

The details of the SAT examination can be found on the website

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

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