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DSA Uniformed Groups


DIRECT SCHOOL ADMISSION (DSA) EXERCISE 2021

Uniformed Groups play a vital role in developing student leaders. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor programmes, cadets are able to discover and develop their leadership skills, talent and abilities.

Presbyterian High School provides cadets multiple opportunities for a balanced, broad-based education programme that aims to groom cadets into resourceful, disciplined and resilient individuals capable of serving the school and the communities.

PHS offers the following Uniformed Groups:

·       Boys’ Brigade

·       Girls’ Brigade

·       National Cadet Corps (Sea)

·       National Police Cadet Corp

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

LEADERSHIP

Students must have assumed leadership roles, preferably in a Uniformed Group in the primary schools.

PHYSICAL

Students must be medically fit for outdoor activities.

CHARACTER

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


*Note: Students need not be in a UG-CCA in their primary school to apply 

             for DSA through UG.

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

Date: 1 July to 31 August 2021

The selection trial will be done 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. Are there any specific selection criteria?

The applicant must be in a leadership position (prefect, monitor, captain of team, squad leader etc) in his/her primary school and must be medically fit.

4. When and 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.

5. What is the frequency and duration of UG training?

UG training is conducted once a week for 4 hours. However, some UGs conduct more training sessions. Training hours will increase during competition periods.

6. Will my child be allowed to choose the UG he/she wants to join?

Yes, however, if we find that he/she is more suited to a particular UG after the interview and situational test, we will advise him/her accordingly.

7. 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.

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

The selection process will be carried out via video conferencing.