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Direct School Admission (DSA-Sec): Explore school choices

1. Eligibility

P6 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
Note: Students who are interested to apply for School of the Arts and Singapore Sports School should apply directly to the school. Visit the respective school's website for more information.

Schools have different selection processes. In general, applicants must be able to demonstrate their talent, potential, passion and character through their school track record and online DSA applications. For example, your child might have:

  • Represented the school in a CCA.
  • Held a role in a play or performance.
  • Done well in a subject such as mathematics or creative writing.
  • Held a leadership role in class or a CCA.

Things to note

  1. Your child’s PSLE score still matters. Students offered placement in a DSA-Sec school still need a PSLE score that qualifies them for the Posting Group offered by the school. Learn more about Posting Groups under Full SBB.
  2. If your child is admitted through DSA-Sec, they are not allowed to submit school choices during the S1 posting process. They are also not allowed to transfer to another secondary school after the release of the PSLE results. They must commit to their chosen school for the duration of the programme.