French School
of Singapore

Preparing for higher education

PREPARING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION 2017-2018

PREPARING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION 2017-2018

Starting November 2017, The Terminal and Première students (Year 12 and 13) are offered 7 modules designed to prepare entrance examinations for IEPs (Political science institutes), business schools and engineering schools accessible immediately after the French baccalauréat (general certificate of education A-level). Please note, only cer- tain modules are accessible to the students of Première classes.

The modules can be cumulated in so far as they are not placed at the same time: we consider that students preparing for the Sésame competitive examination will not in the same time prepare for the engineering schools. Some modules, however, are complemen- tary. The interdisciplinary module “deciphering the News” should also interest students who wish to enter Sciences-Po (Paris or regional IEPs), but also business schools where candidates are expected to show curiosity and be open to the world around them.

Most modules are scheduled during the first half of the year in order to make Terminale students aware of the urgency to think about their orientation project and to give them more time to fully prepare for their baccalauréat (A-level examination). However, the modules are never composed of too many sessions so as not to overload an already busy school year. After enrolling, students will be required to complete the training, and attendance will be compulsory.

These courses are provided by LFS teachers or by external lecturers, specialists in the matters dealt with, and are taking place on Saturday mornings or during the week after class. The dates indicated below may exceptionally be subject to modification: in such case, enrolled students will be informed via various means, but especially via their LFS mailbox

MODULES DESCRIPTION

  • Preparing for the interview of the international admission procedure for Sciences-Po Paris: 6 training sessions, 3 oral simulations. http://www.sciencespo.fr/admis...

This preparation is aimed at students who wish to join the university college of Sciences-Po Paris through the international procedure to which LFS students have access. They can ap- ply to one of the 7 campuses of the university college, but Asia campus is located in the city of Havre (cf. http://college.sciences-po.fr/). This module is composed of an oral presentation session in case the student’s application file was accepted, of 6 preparatory sessions and 3 oral simulations in English with 2 examiners.
Please note: we recommend our students to enrol in this module only if their average marks in première class are 15 out of 20 at least, in the dissertation and English subjects. The probability of eligibility below this average mark is very low.

  • Preparing for the following competitive exams: Geipi, Puissance 11 (including Fesic) and Avenir in Physics-Chemistry and Mathematics: 4 sessions.

The preparation to those competitive exams allowing students possessing the A-level certificate (French Baccalauréat) to access “post-Bac” schools of engineer, will be composed of 2 sessions in mathematics and 2 sessions in physics-chemistry, in April. The purpose of these sessions will be to familiarise students with the types of questions asked in the examination, and to have them adopt an effective and rewarding method.
Please note: enrolling in this module does not mean registering to the exam. Registration is a personal process.
 

This competitive exam allows students possessing the A-level certificate (French Baccalaureat) to access “post-Bac” business schools. Please note: enrolling in this module does not mean registering to the exam, which remains a personal process.
Analysis-synthesis: The students will be working on the methodology of documents’ analysis- synthesis, that requires specific skills since the test consists of synthesizing the contents of about forty pages in 3 hours... First, the exercise method is introduced, then students train to write a synthesis, and finally they review the mistakes made with the teacher.
Digital logic: Those sessions are aimed at getting to know what is expected for this test and familiarising with the proposed exercises in order to get the best results.
English: the aim of the session is to familiarise with the type of tests proposed in the competitive exam.

The exam is scheduled on Wednesday 18 April 2018. LFS is an examination centre for this exam.

  • Deciphering the News: 7 sessions.

This module is intended for Première and Terminale students who want to better understand current events through history, geography, geopolitical analysis and economics, and thus better fit into the world around them. The focus will be on conflicts, global power relations, but also on topical economic issues. This module should encourage students to be more attentive to the News, to read newspapers, by giving them the keys they lack. Most schools and universities expect their students to be curious, open to the world, and they often check this during intake interviews. Therefore, it is crucial to remain attentive to the News, both for personal purposes and in order to meet the expectations of these institutions. External lecturers may provide expert guidance on certain issues.

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

This module is intended for Terminale and Première students who know that they will have to undergo the interview to enter the school they want, or who would like to improve their capacities to manage interviews and better work on their orientation project by confronting questions about their motivations and the consistency of their choices. All students should follow this very instructive exercise that requires a personal preparation in order to achieve better self-knowledge. The first training session will introduce the principles of an interview, then students will practice in small groups during the second session and sit for their interview simulation in front of an examination panel.

  • Preparing for the IEP common core exam: 9 sessions and one mock exam. http://www.sciencespo-concourscommuns.fr/-concours-commun-1re-annee-
    This module prepares students for the history, cultural studies (contemporary issues)

and English tests of the common core exam which gives access to one of the 7 regional IEPs (Lyon, Lille, Aix, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Rennes and Saint-Germain-en-Laye). 1150 places are to be filled in the first year, in all IEPS combined, via this competitive examination. It is a difficult examination in so far as only the best students sit to this exam, so we must ensure a solid preparation. Bangkok is the examination centre for this exam scheduled on Saturday 26 May 2018. Those who want to enter Sciences-Po Bordeaux can also follow this module but they will have to sit for the exam in Bordeaux.

Please note: enrolling in this module does not mean registering to the exam.

  • Individual coaching: personal session.

High school students at the end of their cycle can be punctually assisted when facing difficulties that they may experience as a student. The sessions help to complete their disci- plinary knowledge by helping them develop on a personal level and transform their difficul- ties into resources.
 
When facing doubts, a loss of confidence, a lack of self-esteem, fears, a confused general organisation, too much pressure, difficulty in making choices of orientation, demotivation, the student needs to be directed. Very often 4 sessions are enough to unlock “problem” situations. The approach is personal, it is up to the student to make this choice and to directly contact Mrs. Chomienne.

For more information please contact Sylvia Delannoy:
sdelannoy@lfs.edu.sg

DATES, PLACES AND PRICES OF THE MODULES

Training
Dates
Preparation for the application file and the interview of the international
admission procedure of the university college of Sciences-Po Paris.

Room E501.
Interviews simulation (in English or in French depending on the campus selected) with 2 oral examiners.
Mrs. Avoine, Mrs. Delannoy, Mrs. Habrigian, Mrs. Taylor, Mr. Clément, Mr. Husken-Ulbrich, Mr. Mercier.
Open to the Première and Terminale students.
Rooms E501-E502-E503 Module Price: SGD 230
Training
Tuesday 7 November: 18:10-20:00
Tuesday 14 November: 18:10-20:00
Tuesday 21 November: 18:10-20:00
Tuesday 28 November: 18:10-20:00
Tuesday 12 December: 18:10-20:00
Tuesday 23 January: 18:10-20:00
Oral: between 10:30 and 13:30
Session 1: Saturday 9 December
Session 2: Saturday 27 January
Session 3: Saturday 24 March (to be confirmed)
Preparation to the Sésame competitive examination.
For Terminale students only Mrs. Habrigian (English), Mr. Gardès (Synthesis),
Mr. Delcassé (Digital logic).
Room E201.
Module Price: SGD 130
Wednesday 14 March: 18:00-20:00 (logic)
Wednesday 21 March: 18:00-20:00 (Synthesis)
Wednesday 28 March: 18:00-20:00 (logic)
Saturday 24 March: 11:00-13:00 (Synthesis)
Saturday 7 April: 9:00-13:00 (test)
Wednesday 11 April: 18:10-20:00 (English)
Saturday 14 April: 8:30-10:00 (Correction)
Deciphering the News Mr. Husken-Ulbrich, Mrs. Delannoy, external lecturers.
Amphitheatre 3000.
Open to the Première and Terminale students.
Module Price: SGD 180
Saturday 11 November: 9:00-11:00
Saturday 25 November: 9:00-11:00
Saturday 9 December: 9:00-11:00
Saturday 13 January: 9:00-11:00
Saturday 27 January: 9:00-11:00
Saturday 10 February: 9:00-11:00
Saturday 24 March: 9:00-11:00
Motivation/personality interview - training and simulation.
Open to the Première and Terminale students.
Mrs. Chomienne, Mrs. Delannoy, Mrs. Habrigian, Mrs. Zbairi,
Mr. Chini, Mr. Gardès, Mr. Husken-Ulbrich.
Rooms E501-E502-E503 Module
Price: SGD 110
Preparatory sessions Tuesday 9 January: 18:10-19:40
Tuesday 23 January: 18:10-19:40
Interview on Saturday 3, 10 February or 17 March, depending on your availability.
Timetable and date sent by email af- ter enquiry, 2 weeks before due date.
Preparation to the GEIPI / Puissance 11 / Avenir competitive exams.
For Terminale S students only Mr. Bavoux (chemistry), Mrs. Reffay (maths), Mr. Varanfrain (physics).
Room A505.
Module Price: SGD 110
Wednesday 4 April: 18:10-20:00
Wednesday 11 April: 18:10-20:00
Saturday 7 April: 9:00-11:00 (chemistry)
Saturday 14 April: 8:00-10:00 (Physics) [Careers Fair (Forum des métiers) at 10:00]
Preparation to the IEP common core exam.
4 sessions of history / 4 sessions of cultural studies (QC) / 1 session of English /
1 mock exam in these 3 subjects in April- May, either on a Monday afternoon or on a Saturday.
Mr. Husken-Ulbrich, Mr. Olives, Mr. Raphel, Mrs. Delannoy, Mrs. Habrigian.
Room E501
Module Price: SGD 200
Tuesday 5 December: 18:00-20:00 (His- tory)
Tuesday 19 December: 18:00-20:00 (QC)
Saturday 13 January: 11:00-13:00 (QC)
Tuesday 30 January: 18:00-20:00 (His- tory)
Tuesday 6 February: 18:00-20:00 (His- tory)
Thursday 15 March: 18:00-20:00 (QC)
Thursday 29 March: 18:00-20:00 (QC) Tuesday 17 April: 18:00-20:00 (History)
Tuesday 24 April: 18:00-20:00 (English)
Individual coaching Open to the Première and Terminale students.
Price: SGD 85 per session
Date and time to be agreed with Mrs. Chomienne: cchomienne@lfs.edu.sg


ENROLMENT

An enrolment form must be filled in online (please follow the link below) before Friday 10 November 2017 except for the modules preparing for entrance exams at the Sésame Business School and at the Geipi / Fesic / Power 11 schools of engineer, for which enrolment can take place until Friday 19 January 2018, to allow time for reflection to students.
A financial contribution, indicated for each module, is requested. Payment shall be made after enrolment, via the Eduka platform. Scholarship students may, upon re- quest, be exempted from such financial contribution.

ENROLMENT HERE:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeKnL8UhmsUWSawoZyj2lsc7EW7- YUS8aexIU8bAg0_5KveqA/viewform