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Direct School Admission Preparation

DSA Preparation Programme is specially developed and delivered by Mrs Jacqueline Chua, former Raffles Institution Head of Department (Character and Leadership Education) and Board Member of the RI DSA Selection Panel (2005 – 2014).

Head for the experts who know the system and understand what schools are looking out for.

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* Bring a friend for Programme A and get a $50 discount for both yourself and your friend.

A. Ace the Interview!

What you will learn

  • Expectations of the DSA Interview
  • Interview Skills
  • Experience a Mock DSA Interview with Digital Video Recording
  • Working in a Team - Situational Games
  • Thinking Critically on the Spot
  • Conversing with Confidence
  • Portfolio Preparation
  • 1:1 Conference with Parents [30min] with Mrs Jacqueline Chua

Programme Details

  • 3-day programme (9 hours)
  • Exclusive 1:1 conversation with individual student's parents
  • Small group size – maximum of 6 only

Programme Schedule
Choose one of the following timings:

WORKSHOP DATE TIME
1 29 - 31 May 10am-1pm
2 29 - 31 May 2pm-5pm
3 5-7 June 10am-1pm
4 5-7 June 2pm-5pm
5 12-14 June 10am-1pm
6 12-14 June 2pm-5pm
7 19-21 Jun 10am-1pm
8 19-21 Jun 2pm-5pm

Fees: $650*


B. Personal Statement Guidance

Programme Details

  • 1-day programme (3 hours)
  • Understanding how to answer the questions

Programme Schedule
Choose one of the following timings:

WORKSHOP DATE TIME
1 18 May 500pm-800pm
2 19 May 900am-1200pm
3 25 May 500pm-800pm
4 26 May 900am-1200pm
5 1 June 1000am-100pm
6 2 June 900am-1200pm
7 8 June 1000am-100pm
8 9 June 900am-1200pm

Fees: $200*


C. Portfolio Builder

Build your portfolio with the necessary materials and a guiding hand.

What we will help you with

  • Feedback on the completed portfolio
  • Feedback on the cover letter

Materials that will be provided

  • 20 x colour photocopy
  • 1 x 40-page clear file

Free usage of digital scanner

  • Please bring along a USB drive to download your scanned images.

Programme Details

  • 2 hour session
  • Maximum 6 sets of parents

Please contact us to fix an appointment.

Fees: $70