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2019 DIRECT SCHOOL ADMISSION INTO SECONDARY SCHOOLS (DSA-SEC) for Admission to Secondary 1 in 2020


DSA-Sec Talent Offered

In broadening and deepening student learning, our Applied Learning Programme (ALP) seeks to nurture entrepreneurship, as well as critical and inventive thinking in students. Our “Entrepreneurship in STEM” programme aims to help our students become inquisitive leaders and critical and creative thinkers who embrace a spirit of creativity and enterprise.


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Our ALP is closely aligned to the school’s vision of nurturing future-ready learners with strength of character. Through authentic learning experiences, students will foster a spirit of creativity and an enterprising mind-set. Students will develop thinking skills and dispositions through collaborative activities, scientific inquiry, basic coding, automation and design thinking to help them be change makers in the field of renewable energy and sustainable living. 


Our students have benefited greatly from the programme. Amongst their achievements in other challenges and competitions, some of our students have gone on to claim the Best Go-to-Market Award as well as the Best Innovation (Technology) Award at the Youth Innovation Challenge 2018. One of our teams also clinched the spot of National Champions at the SHELL Bright Ideas Challenge 2018.

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DSA students will be placed under our Talent Management Programme (TMP) where they will take part in external workshops and competitions to showcase their creativity and entrepreneurial dare. There are also opportunities for students to serve a short attachment to local and overseas companies in STEM related fields. The ALP programme would hone students’ hard and soft-skills, preparing them to be future-ready learners.

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We have vacancies for up to 20% of our Secondary 1 cohort in 2020 to apply to join our school through the Direct School Admission (DSA) process through these two talent areas:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • STEM


DSA-Sec Criteria for each talent

Entrepreneurship

STEM

  • Applicants must be involved in Innovation and/or Entrepreneurship related projects or programmes in or outside their primary school.
  • Demonstrates care for the needs of the community and interest in making a difference
  • Exhibit aptitude in creativity and enterprise.
  • Demonstrates initiative, leadership qualities and/ or sense of responsibility.
  • Must be in Primary 6 at the point of application or equivalent (international students).

  • Applicants must be involved in STEM related projects or programmes in or outside their primary school.
  • Must show keen interest and commitment for areas related to science, technology and mathematics.
  • Exhibit aptitude in creativity and STEM.
  • Demonstrates initiative, leadership qualities and/ or sense of responsibility.
  • Must be in Primary 6 at the point of application or equivalent (international students).


Selection Process

Factors considered by school:

  • Participation in areas of talent
  • Performance in interview (Short listed candidates will be interviewed in July 2019)

Key Dates

  • Short-listed candidates will be informed by 5 July 2019.
  • Short-listed candidates will be interviewed from 9 to 12 July 2019.
  • All applicants will be informed of the results of their application (Confirmed / Waiting List / Rejected) by 30 August 2019.


Centralised DSA-Sec Application Process

From 2019, application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 8 May to 4 Jun 2019. For more details, please refer to MOE website – www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec

Parents and students are encouraged to choose schools wisely based on the student’s aptitudes and strengths, bearing in mind the schools’ academic and non-academic requirements, and the programmes available to develop the area of talent.

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Contact Person

DSA Coordinator: Mr Lim Shi Hao, HOD ICT

Email: lim_shi_hao@moe.edu.sg