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Direct School Admission Part 1 (DSA-Sec)

Direct School Admission Part 1 (DSA-Sec)

What is DSA-Sec? 

Direct School Admission for secondary schools (DSA-Sec) allows students to apply to some schools before taking the PSLE.

Students apply based on their talent in sports, CCAs and specific academic areas.

If your child is admitted to a secondary school through DSA-Sec, they are not allowed to:

  • Submit school choices during the Secondary 1 (S1) posting process.
  • Transfer to another school. They must commit to their chosen school for the duration of the programme.

Who can apply

Primary 6 students can apply for DSA-Sec based on a wide-range of talents, including:

  • Sports and games
  • Visual, literary and performing arts
  • Debate and public speaking
  • Science, mathematics and engineering
  • Languages and humanities
  • Uniformed groups
  • Leadership (for example, prefects)

How to apply

Students can apply through the DSA-Sec portal. There are no application fees.

Click here for Schools offering Robotics as DSA

Click here for Schools offering STEM as DSA

Click here for Schools offering Coding as DSA

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