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DSA Health Science


Our Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)-related ALP carries our hope of inspiring our young on the beauty of discovering and creating things, and raising the aspiration of students to pursue STEM-related courses and careers to address challenges of the future that will improve lives.

Through authentic learning experiences in the area of Health Science, the ALP of PHS seeks to develop competencies such as critical and inventive thinking, grit and problem solving skills.

The ALP consists of 2 tiers to provide depths of experience in view of students’ cognitive and affective levels of development.

·       Tier 1 programme (All Secondary 1 and 2 students from all streams)

All students will undergo a customised module on block-based coding using micro:bit. They will make gadgets, related to health science, with the micro:bit and thereafter progress on to explore what the micro:bit can do with other components. In Secondary 2, students will work with the micro:bit to make prototypes targeted at the physical and mental well-being of the elderly. Students will get an opportunity to show-case their prototypes


·       Tier 2 programme (Selected Secondary 3 and 4 students)

Selected Secondary Three and Four students will undergo a series of hands-on and minds-on activities that leverage on the Advanced Elective Modules (AEM) offered by the polytechnics.


We are looking for Primary 6 students who have a strong interest in science. Applicants should demonstrate an inquiring mind, positive attitude and a sense of commitment towards learning.


From 2020, application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. For more details, please refer to MOE website – www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec.

If you have any queries, please call the General Office at 64543722.

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.


1. Who can apply for DSA?

All Primary 6 students who meet the selection criteria.

2. How do I apply?

Application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. For more details, please refer to MOE websitewww.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec.

3. How will I know the results of my application?

All applicants will be informed of the results of their application by post.

4. My child is not in a MOE school. What is the application procedure?

Any child not in MOE schools will require a letter issued by MOE HQ at the MOE Customer Service Centre. The letter contains a Registration Number, which he/she can use to apply for the DSA.

5.  How DSA-Sec selection will be carried out this year?
The selection process will be carried out via video conferencing (ZOOM).