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DSA Health Science

DIRECT SCHOOL ADMISSION (DSA) EXERCISE 2021

FOR APPLIED LEARNING PROGRAMME IN 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.

DSA EXPECTATION

Students who are successfully admitted to the school via DSA are expected to honour their commitment to the school, and participate in the activities related to the talent they are selected for from year 1-4.

SELECTION CRITERIA

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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Application for DSA-Sec must be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 5 May 2021, 11am  to 1 Jun 2021,3pm. For more details, please refer to MOE website – www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec.

For information on closing date, please see Timeline.

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.

SELECTION DETAILS

Shortlisted applicants will be informed to attend an interview via video conferencing.

General Ability Test (GAT) and Higher Ability Selection Test (HAST) will not be included in our selection process.

All applicants will be notified of results of application by email Please see Timeline.

Please note that “Meeting all the criteria does not guarantee the student will be shortlisted/given an offer.”

“The selection criteria and process for the talent areas will be updated by early-Jun. For more information on DSA-Sec, please refer to the MOE website at https://www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec” 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Who can apply for DSA?

All Primary 6 students who meet the selection criteria.

2. How do I apply?

Application for DSA-Sec must be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 5 May 2021, 11am  to 1 Jun 2021, 3pm. For more details, please refer to MOE website – www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec.

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

All applicants will be informed of the results of their application by email. See Timeline for details.

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

Any child not in MOE mainstream primary schools will need to apply for a Registration Number to access the DSA-Sec Portal. They may refer to MOE website at https://go.gov.sg/nmsdsa-sec-application.

5.  How DSA-Sec selection will be carried out this year?

The selection process will be carried out via video conferencing.