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Direct School Admission Exercise – Admission to Secondary 1 in 2023

If you are a Primary Six pupil, you can be considered for direct admission if you are exceptionally talented in the following:

  • Sports and Games: Basketball (Boy), Netball (Girl), Volleyball (Boy & Girl)
  • Performing Arts: Concert Band (Boy/Girl), Chinese Orchestra (Boy/Girl)
  • Language and Humanities: Malay Language  


As part of the BPian family, you can look forward to many enriching and fun activities to stretch your potentials and develop your talents. These include

Sports and Games, Performing ArtsMalay Language
Local and overseas immersion programmes
Malay Language and Literary workshops & competitions
Music and sports-related clinics and camps
Malay Drama and musical performances
Leadership development programmes 
 Malay Literature in upper secondary level
CCA Values-In-Action activities 
 

(I) Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must meet the following criteria under the respective talent area:

1. Basketball (Boy), Netball (Girl), Volleyball (Boy & Girl)
      • Member of Basketball, Netball or Volleyball CCA for at least 2 years.
      • Student of Junior Sports Academy (JSA) programme preferred.
      • Relevant training and game experiences preferred.
      • Top 8 placing at National School Games (NSG) competitions preferred.

2. Concert Band (Boy/Girl)
     Meet at least one of the following:
      • Member of Band for at least 2 years
      • Minimum of 2 years playing experience in woodwind, brass or percussion instrument.
      • Outstanding achievements at national or international levels in Band.

3. Chinese Orchestra (Boy/Girl)
     Meet at least one of the following:
      • Demonstrate strong talent and interest in Chinese Orchestra.
      • Minimum of 2 years playing experience in Chinese Orchestra.
      • Outstanding achievements at national or international levels in Chinese Orchestra.

4. Malay Language
      • Achieved consistently good academic results in Malay Language.
      • Active participation in activities related to the use of Malay Language.

(II) Selection Process:

1. Selection will be based on how well the applicant meets the eligibility criteria. Proofs of applicant’s areas of strength and achievements are essential. Meeting all the criteria does not guarantee that the student will be shortlisted/given an offer.

2. Shortlisted applicants will be required to participate in a selection trial (for Sports and Games) / audition (for Band and Chinese Orchestra) / assessment (for Malay Language) and an interview.

2.1    Sports DSA: Applicants are to report in sports attire and sport shoes.

2.2    Concert Band:
            a. Sight reading: To be given by Band Director
            b. 2 Contrasting Pieces: To prepare 2 contrasting pieces of own choice
            c. Scales: Bb Concert; Eb Concert; Ab Concert; Db Concert; C Concert
            d. Applicants can choose to use their personal instrument or the one provided by the school during the                    DSA audition.

2.3    Chinese Orchestra:
            a. Perform 2 contrasting pieces of choice on the instrument.
            b. May play selected excerpt of each piece.
            c. Total time should not exceed 5 minutes
            d. Applicants can choose to use their personal instrument or the one provided by the school during the                    DSA audition.

2.4    Malay Language: Applicants are required to complete a written assessment.

(III) Schedule

DateProcess
5 May 2022, 11am to
1 Jun 2022, 3pm
Online application at DSA-Sec portal.
20 to 24 Jun 2022Shortlisted applicants will be informed of the selection trial/audition and interview via email.
27, 29 Jun, 1 & 2 Jul 2022  Selection trial and interview for Basketball.
Applicant will be required to attend only 1 session.
Reporting information will be provided in the email. 
 28 Jun & 2 Jul 2022Selection trial and interview for Netball.
Applicant will be required to attend only 1 session.
Reporting information will be provided in the email.  
28, 30 Jun & 2 Jul 2022 Selection trial and interview for Volleyball.
Applicant will be required to attend only 1 session.
Reporting information will be provided in the email.  
 2 Jul 2022 Audition and interview for Concert Band, 8am to 12noon.
Audition and interview for Chinese Orchestra, 8am to 12noon.
29 Jul 2022  Assessment for Malay Language, 2.30pm to 3.30pm
 8 Aug 2022 Shortlisted applicants for Malay Language will be notified via email by 8 Aug 2022 for the interview.
 12 Aug 2022 Interview for Malay Language.
 By 17 Aug 2022 Release of DSA results via email.
31 Oct 2022 to
4 Nov 2022 
 Primary School: Exercise School Preference Stage.
 Early Nov to mid Nov Primary School: Results Release Stage by MOE.

(IV) Application Procedure (5 May 2022, 11am – 1 June 2022, 3pm):

Application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 5 May 2022, 11am to 1 June 2022, 3pm. For more details, please refer to MOE website – www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec

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.

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.