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DSA Performing Arts (GUZHENG AND SYMPHONIC BAND)

 

DIRECT SCHOOL ADMISSION (DSA) EXERCISE 2020

 

The Guzheng Ensemble and Symphonic Band are well-established Performing Arts Groups in Presbyterian High School. Members demonstrate outstanding artistic accomplishments and have excelled at the Singapore Youth Festival Presentation.

 

The training programmes are carefully planned for optimal implementation to achieve the highest level of musicianship. The CCAs develop student leaders who live out the school values such as Integrity, Respect, Responsibility Resilience and Empathy. The school provides members with multiple opportunities to pursue their passion and contribute to the school and community through their creativity and artistic talents.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

CCA ACHIEVEMENT

Students should have participated in the CCA applied for in their primary school and have a strong aesthetics background and interest in music.

 

MUSIC BACKGROUND

Students should preferably possess certificates for practical skills from Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), Trinity College or other recognised examining boards in a symphonic band instrument preferably woodwind, brass, percussion and string bass or guzheng.

 

CHARACTER

Students should possess a positive attitude and a sense of commitment, as described by their primary school instructor and teachers.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

 

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.


 

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 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.

 

3. When and how will I know the results of my application?

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

4. What is the frequency and duration of training?

     Training is conducted usually twice a week for 3 hours. However, training 

     hours will increase during competition or concert periods.

 

5. 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.

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