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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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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 workshops:

Due to overwhelming demand, we have opened up yet another Workshop (Workshop 10) for the June holidays. This will be the final workshop. Please see below for details.

WORKSHOP DATE TIME
1
(Session completed)
3 - 5 Jun 10am - 1pm
2
(Session is FULL)
3 - 5 Jun 2pm - 5pm
3
(Session is FULL)
10 - 12 Jun 10am - 1pm
4
(Session is FULL)
10 - 12 Jun 2pm - 5pm
5
(Session is FULL)
17 - 19 Jun 10am - 1pm
6
(Session is FULL)
17 - 19 Jun 2pm - 5pm
7
(Session is FULL)
24 - 26 Jun 10am - 1pm
8
(Session is FULL)
24 - 26 Jun 2pm - 5pm
9 (New Session)
(Session is FULL)
20 - 22 Jun 10am - 1pm
10 (New Session)
Limited availability
27 - 29 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 TBA TBA
2 TBA TBA
3 TBA TBA
4 TBA TBA
5 TBA TBA
6 TBA TBA
7 TBA TBA
8 TBA TBA

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