DSA STEM

(Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

DIRECT SCHOOL ADMISSION (DSA) EXERCISE 2022
The school leverages its Applied Learning Programme (ALP) to inspire our young on the beauty of discovering and creating things, and raise the aspiration of students to pursue STEM-related courses and careers to address challenges of the future so as to improve lives. Through authentic learning experiences in the area of Health Science, our ALP develops competencies such as critical and inventive thinking, grit and problem solving skills in our students. Students will also be exposed to block-based coding using micro:bit and develop prototypes to solve real-life issues.

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 to 4.

SELECTION CRITERIA

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

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

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 2022, 11am to 1 Jun 2022, 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 6454 3722.

SELECTION DETAILS

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by 8 July to attend an interview scheduled between 1 July and 31 August 2022 at Presbyterian High School.

Attendance is compulsory for shortlisted candidates.

All interviews will be done in person.

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

Students successfully allocated to their DSA-Sec schools will NOT be allowed to participate in the annual S1 Posting to opt for secondary schools , and are expected to honour the commitment to the allocated DSA-Sec school for the entire duration of the programme.

They will also NOT be allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the PSLE results.

DSA TIMELINE 2022

Date

Event

5 May 2022

Application Opens (11am )

1 June 2022

Application Closes (By 3pm)

1 July – 31 August 2022

Selection Trial and/or Interview

By 12 September 2022

Notification of Applicant’s Results via email

Late November 2022

 DSA-Sec Results Release