Direct School Admission – Secondary (DSA-Sec) Exercise is an admission exercise to allow participating schools to select some Primary 6 (P6) students for admission to Secondary 1 based on their achievements and talents before the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results are released.
The DSA-Sec Exercise aims to promote holistic education by giving participating schools greater flexibility in selecting students while holding on to the key principles of transparency and meritocracy.
For students, the DSA-Sec Exercise provides them the opportunity to demonstrate a more diverse range of achievements and talents in seeking admission to secondary schools.
Students successfully allocated to a school through the DSA-Sec Exercise will not be allowed to participate in the S1 Posting Exercise or transfer to another school after the release of the PSLE results. Students who are not ready to commit to studying in a particular school to develop their chosen talent areas may wish to consider the Secondary 1 (S1) Posting Exercise instead, in which students are admitted based on their PSLE scores.
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From the 2018 DSA-Sec Exercise onwards, the places available for admission through DSA-Sec for Secondary 1 non-IP intake into Independent schools, Autonomous Schools and Schools with Distinctive Programmes is up to 20%.
Schools that offer the Integrated Programme (IP) generally admitted an average of about 35% of their Secondary 1 IP intake through the DSA-Sec Exercise.
Specialised Independent Schools (viz. NUS High School, School of the Arts, School of Science and Technology) continue to admit 100% of their student through the DSA.
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Students who are interested to enrol in Singapore Sports School should apply to the school directly.
International Students (i.e. non-SC/SPR) are required to provide the originals and photocopies of the following additional supporting documents:
All supporting documents must be valid at the point of registration. If the submitted documents are in other languages (non-English), an accurate English translation must accompany the photocopies.
If School A has enough remaining Direct School Admission - Secondary (DSA-Sec) places to admit your child after the other students given CO have made their choices, your child will be allocated School A.
If School A does not have enough DSA-Sec places to admit your child, your child will be allocated School B since your child has a CO from School B.
Since School B is your first choice and School B has given your child a CO, your child will be posted to School B.