French School
of Singapore

Preparing for higher education



From October 2018, students of Terminale and Première are offered 7 modules to prepare entrance exams in the IEP, business schools and engineering just after the baccalaureate. Note: only certain modules are accessible to students of Première.

Modules can be cumulated insofar as they are not held at the same time: we consider that those preparing for the Sesame competitive exam do not prepare for the entry examination to engineering schools at the same time. However, some modules are complementary. The transversal module "News decryption" should thus interest students who aspire to enter Sciences-Po (Paris or regional IEP), but also business or engineering schools, which expect candidates who are curious and open to the world around them.

Regarding the calendar’s logical planning: we have scheduled many sessions in the first half of the year in order to make students of Terminale aware of the urgency of thinking of their orientation project, and to allow them the necessary time to be completely focused on the baccalaureate thereafter. We have spread the preparation sessions for IEP competitive exam over the course of the year, but we preferred to concentrate the preparation sessions for the Geipi / Avenir / Puissance Alpha and Sesame competitive exams in the month preceding the competitive exams in order to give students time to decide whether or not to go for these, and to put students in the assessment mood so that they feel involved in their preparation. The modules are never made out of too many sessions so as not to overload an already busy school schedule. After registration, students will be required to complete the course, and attendance will be mandatory.

These trainings are provided by LFS teachers or by external speakers who are specialists of the corresponding subjects and take place on Saturday mornings, or during the week, after class (5-7pm or 6-8pm). The dates given below may be subject to change on an exceptional basis: in such a case, enrolled students would be notified via various channels, but in particular via their LFS mailbox.


Preparation for the oral examination of the international admission procedure of Sciences-Po Paris: 6 training sessions, 3 oral simulations.

This preparation is for students wishing to enter the collège universitaire de Sciences-Po Paris through the international procedure to which LFS students have access. They can apply for one of the 7 campuses of the collège universitaire, but the Asia campus is located in Le Havre (see This module consists of an oral presentation session that they will have to take if their file is retained by Sciences-Po, 6 preparation sessions and three oral simulations in English with 2 interviewers.

Note: We recommend that students enrol in this module only if their grade averages in première exceed 15/20 in both dissertation and English. The probability of eligibility with a lower grade average for either of these is very low.


Competitive exam preparation for Geipi, Puissance Alpha and Avenir en Physique-Chimie et Mathématiques: 4 sessions.

The preparation for these competitive exams [SL1] allowing access to post-baccalaureate engineering schools will be composed of 2 mathematics sessions and 2 physics-chemistry sessions that will take place in April. The purpose of these sessions will be to familiarise students with the types of questions asked in the competitive exam, and to make them adopt an effective and rewarding method.

Note: registration for this module is not equivalent to registration for the competitive exam. Registration is something that you have to do yourself.

Preparation for the Sesame competitive exam: 7 sessions and a mock competitive exam.

This competitive exam allows you to join post-baccalaureate business schools. Registration for this module is not equivalent to registration for the competitive exam, which is something that you have to do yourself.

Analysis-Synthesis: It consists in working on the methodology of the analysis-synthesis of documents which requires specific skills, since you need to synthesize the contents of about forty pages in 3h... Students are first introduced to the approach for this exercise, then they practice writing a synthesis, after which they go through the mistakes they made with the trainer.

Digital logic: These sessions will make you aware of the expectations of this paper and become familiar with the exercises for the best results.

English: to become familiar with the type of test to be taken during the competitive exam.

The competitive exam will take place in mid-April 2019. The LFS is an examination centre.

Decryption of news: 7 sessions.

This module is for students in Première and Terminale who want to better understand the news by bringing together history, geography, geopolitical analysis and economics, and this way better position themselves in the world around them. We will focus on conflicts, global power struggles, but also on current economic issues. This module should encourage students to be more attentive to news and to read newspapers, by giving them the keys of understanding they were missing. Most schools / universities expect their future students to be curious, open to the world, and they often check it during admission interviews. It is therefore essential, both for personal purposes and to meet the expectations of these institutions, to be attentive to current affairs. External speakers may be asked join to shed some expert light on certain issues.

Preparation for the personality / motivation interview: 2 training sessions, 1 individual interview simulation.

This module is intended for students in Terminale and Première who know that they will have to undergo the interview test to enter the school of their choice, or who would like to improve their ability to react during interviews and to get a better direction in terms of their orientation project by confronting themselves to questions about their motivations and the coherence of their choices. All students should follow this very informative exercise that requires personal preparation to achieve better self-knowledge. The first training session will present the principles of an interview,  in the second session students will be put in small groups, before doing their simulation interview before the jury.

Preparation for the IEP joint competitive exam: 9 sessions and a mock written exam.

        This module prepares students for the papers in history, general knowledge (contemporary questions) and English of the group competitive exam to integrate one of the 7 “regional” IEP (Lyon, Lille, Aix, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Rennes and Saint-Germain-en-Laye). 1200 places across all institute are available in 1st year, as the outcome of this competition. It is a difficult competitive exam, since the best students take it, and so you have to ensure that you are well prepared. It is possible to take it on Saturday 25 May 2019, in Bangkok. Those wishing to join Sciences-Po Bordeaux may also follow this module, but it is only possible to take the exam in Bordeaux itself.

Note: registration for this module is not equivalent to registration for the competitive exam.

Individual coaching: during the session.

It is about accompanying high school students in Terminale on an ad hoc basis, in facing the difficulties that they experience in their student "profession". The sessions enable them to complete their subject knowledge by helping them to develop on a personal level and to transforming obstacles into resources.

When faced with doubts, loss of confidence, lack of self-esteem, fears, lack of general organisation, too much pressure, difficulties to make orientation choices, demotivation, students need to be given direction. Often, 4 sessions can unblock "problem" situations. The procedure is an individual and personal, it is up to the student to make this choice and to be in touch directly with Ms. Chomienne.

For further information, please contact Sylvia Delannoy:



Preparation for the file and oral examination of the international admission procedure of Sciences-Po Paris: 6 training sessions, 3 oral simulations. Room E501

Oral simulation (in English or French depending on the chosen campus) with 2 interviewers.

Mmes. Collette, Delannoy, Habrigian, Taylor.

Messrs. Clement, Husken-Ulbrich, Mercier, Pilon.

Open to students of Première and Terminale.

Rooms E515-E514-E501

Fees of the module: 250 SGD


Tuesday 13 November: 6:10-8pm

Tuesday 20 November: 6:10-8pm

Tuesday 27 November: 6:10-8pm

Tuesday 4 December: 6:10-8pm

Tuesday 11 December: 6:10-8pm

Tuesday 22 January: 6:10-8pm

Oral: between 10:30am and 13:30pm.

Session 1: Saturday 8 December

Session 2: Saturday 26 January

Session 3: Saturday 23 March

Preparation for the Sesame competitive exam.

Terminale Students only.

Ms. Habrigian (English), Mr. Gardès (Synthesis),

M. Delcassé (General and numerical logic),

Ms. Delannoy (verbal logic).

Room E201.

Module’s fee: 150 SGD

Date of the competitive exam: Saturday 13 April

Wednesday 13 March: 6-7:30pm (logic)

Wednesday 20 March: 6-8pm (synthesis)

Saturday 23 March: 9-10:30am (logic)

Saturday 23 March: 11am-1pm (synthesis)

Wednesday 27 March: 6-7:30pm (logic)

Saturday 30 March: 9am-1pm (mock competitive exam)

Wednesday 3 April: 6:10-8pm (English)

Saturday 6 April 6: correction of the mock competitive exam.

News decryption

Mr. Husken-Ulbrich, Ms. Delannoy, external speakers. Amphitheater 3000.

Open to students of Première and Terminale.

Module’s fee: 180 SGD

Saturday 20 October: 9-11am

Saturday 10 November: 9-11am

Saturday 24 November: 9-11am

Saturday 8 December: 9-11am

Saturday 12 January: 9-11am

Saturday 26 January: 9-11am

Saturday 23 March: 9-11am

Motivation / personality interview - training and simulation.

Open to students of Première and Terminale.

Mmes. Chomienne, Delannoy, Habrigian, Renaud, Zbairi,

Messrs. Chini, Gardes, Husken-Ulbrich, Pilon.

Rooms E501-E502-E503

Module’s fee: 120 SGD

Preparation sessions

Tuesday 8 January: 6:10-7:40pm

Tuesday 15 January: 6:10-7:40pm

Interview Saturday 19, 26 January or 16 March depending on your availability. Schedule and date sent by mail after survey, 2 weeks before deadline.

Preparation for GEIPI / Puissance Alpha / Avenir.

Students of Terminale S only.

Mr. Bavoux (chemistry), Ms. Reffay (maths), Mr. Varanfrain (physics). Room A505.

Module’s fee: 120 SGD

Wednesday 3 April: 6:10-8pm

Wednesday 10 April: 6:10-8pm

Saturday 6 April 7-11am (chemistry)

Saturday 13 April 7-11am (physics)

Preparation for the IEP group competitive exam.

4 history sessions / 4 general knowledge sessions / 1 English session / 1 mock test in the 3 disciplines on Monday afternoon or Saturday in April-May.

Messrs. Husken-Ulbrich, Olives, Raphel,

Mmes. Delannoy, Habrigian.

Room E515

Module’s fee: 240 SGD

Wednesday 21 November: 6:10-8pm (History)

Wednesday 12 December: 6:10-8pm (QC)

Saturday 12 January: 11am-1pm (QC)

Wednesday 23 January: 6:10-8pm (History)

Wednesday 30 January: 6:10-8pm (QC)

Saturday 16 March: 11am-1pm (History)

Wednesday 10 April: 6-8pm (QC)

Wednesday 17 April: 6-8pm (History)

Wednesday 24 April: 6-8pm (English)

Individual coaching

Open to students of Première and Terminale.

Fee: 90 SGD per session.

Dates and times to be fixed with Ms. Chomienne:


A Registration Form is to be completed on the Eduka parent portal (follow the link below) before Friday 19 October 2018 except for preparation modules for the competitive entry exams for Sesame business school and the Geipi / Puissance Alpha / Avenir engineering school. The registration for these modules will only start in February, in order to allow students time to consider. Receiving a registration confirmation email will mean that you have committed. The withdrawal from a module is only possible by email ( up to 48 hours before the first session. No withdrawal will be possible after this.

A Financial participation is requested and indicated for each module. An invoice will be sent after the start of the session in which your child is registered. Scholarship students can, on request, receive a fee exemption.