DSA-Sec Exercise 2018

The DSA-Sec exercise aims to allow Primary 6 students to seek admission to a secondary school, based on a diverse range of academic and non-academic achievements and talents that they can demonstrate beyond the PSLE. Aligned to our desired student outcomes where students are nurtured to be Learners, Leaders and Citizens, we offer DSA in the following six areas: Modern Dance, Drama, Music, Engineering Innovation and Solutions, Outdoor and Adventure Education, and Rockwall Climbing.

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.

 

Criteria

Students who are interesting in applying for DSA should generally be deeply passionate about their talent area, be of good character, and strongly motivated to learn.

The specific criteria for each talent area are as follows:

DSA Category DSA Talent Area Criteria
Performing Arts Modern Dance · Is passionate about dancing

· Enjoys performing in front of an audience

· Is a strong team player

· Has participated in school-based and/or external dance performances

Performing Arts Drama · Is passionate about drama

· Enjoys performing in front of an audience

· Is a strong team player

· Has participated in school-based and/or external drama performances

 

Performing Arts Music · Is passionate about music

· Enjoys performing in front of an audience

· Is a strong team player

· Has participated in school-based and/or external musical performances

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Engineering Innovation and Solutions · Is passionate about the coding, tinkering and/or product design

· Enjoys analytical thinking and problem-solving

· Enjoys collaborating with others

· Is concerned about the community and the environment, and wants to improve things for them

· Has active experience in coding, tinkering and/or product design related activities in school-based and/or external programmes

Sports and Games Outdoor and Adventure Education · Is passionate about outdoor activities, e.g. orienteering, hiking, camping

· Has a strong sense of adventure, resilience and risk-taking

· Is a strong team player

· Participated actively in school-based and/or external outdoor and adventure education programmes

Sports and Games Rockwall Climbing · Is passionate about rockwall climbing

· Has a strong sense of adventure, resilience and risk-taking

· Has significant experience in in school-based and/or external rockwall climbing programmes

 

Application Procedure

Primary 6 students who are interested in applying will need to download the application form and submit the completed form to the general office latest by 2 July 2018.

 

Selection Process

Shortlisted applicants will be notified of the date and time to attend the audition/trial, as well as to attend an interview.

 

Key Dates

DSA-Sec application period: 7 May 2018 – 2 July 2018
Selection period: 3 Jul 2018 – 31 Aug 2018
DSA offer date: Applicants will be notified by 31 Aug 2018