DSA-Sec Exercise 2019

DSA-Sec Exercise 2019

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 apply through the DSA-Sec portal. For more detail, please refer to MOE website @ https://beta.moe.gov.sg/dsa/application/ .

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             :             8 May 2019, 9 am – 4 Jun 2019, 3pm

Selection period                               :             1 Jul 2019 – 30 Aug 2019

DSA offer date                                  :             Applicants will be notified by 30 Aug 2019