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Direct School Admission Exercise (DSA)

Dear Parents / Guardians,

DSA-Sec aims to promote holistic education and provides Primary 6 (P6) students an opportunity to seek admission to a secondary school based on a diverse range of talents and achievements that may not be demonstrated at the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE).  Each participating school offers distinctive programmes and sets its own selection process and criteria to admit students with talents that can be further developed by these programmes.

Primary 6 (P6) students who do not participate in the DSA-Sec will continue to seek admission based on their PSLE results through the Secondary 1 (S1) Posting.

DSA is a commitment on the part of both the student and the secondary school. This is because the school is committed to developing students to their fullest potential in both their studies and talents throughout their school years. 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 talent. Therefore, students who are not sure or not ready to do so should enter a secondary school through the S1 Posting instead.

Students successfully allocated to their DSA-Sec schools will NOT be allowed to participate in the annual S1 Posting to opt for secondary schools, and are expected to honour the commitment to the allocated DSA-Sec school for the entire duration of the programme to develop their talents.

They will also NOT be allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the PSLE results.

DSA-Sec Application

Students and parents may submit applications for DSA-Sec via a centralised online portal from 12 May to 5 June 2020. The link to the portal will be available on the DSA-Sec website (https://www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec) from 12 May 2020, 9.00 a.m. to 5 June 2020, 3.00 p.m.

Further Information

Students interested in the DSA-Sec and DSA-JC should visit the websites of the participating DSA schools for more details. They are advised to do so before submitting their application form. More information is also available at the respective MOE websites: 


You may read more about the 2020 DSA-Sec exercise with this information sheet:

Info Sheet on 2020 DSA-Sec for Primary 6 Students.pdf 

You may also read the press release on the 2020 DSA-Sec exercise at the MOE website below:


For queries, please contact Ms Nadiah Hana (Year Head Upper Primary) at nadiah_hana_abdul_rahman@moe.edu.sg.

Thank you.

E-Open Houses

Here are website links for some schools and their E-open houses:

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
E-Open House: 4 July 2020 (9 a.m. - 11 a.m.)
To register, please sign up through the following link:
Alternatively, contact the school at 6773 1633 or email acsindep@acsindep.edu.sg for more information.

Catholic High School
E-Open House: 16 May 2020 (8.30 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

Cedar Girls' Secondary School

Dunman High School
E-Open House: 23 May 2020

Geylang Methodist School (Secondary)
3D Virtual Tour

Hwa Chong Institution
FB: @HwaChong.Official or https://www.facebook.com/HwaChong.Official/ 
IG: @hwachong.official or https://www.instagram.com/hwachong.official/ 
Website: admissions.hci.edu.sg 
HC100 FB: @hci100 or https://www.facebook.com/hci100/ 
HC100 IG: @hci100 or https://www.instagram.com/hci100/ 

Nanyang Girl’s High School
E-Open House: https://openhousenygh.com/
FB: @NanyangGirlsHighSchool 
IG: @nygh_official
Website: https://www.nygh.edu.sg/
Email and Hotline: NYGH_DSA@NYGH.EDU.SG and 
6508 3654
(Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 a.m., from 15 May to 14 September 2020)

NUS High School of Mathematics and Science

Raffles Girl School
E-Open House: 16 May - 8 June 2020

River Valley High School

Singapore Sports School

E-Open House: 3 Apr - 18 May 2020

Temasek JC IP 
E-Open House: 16 May 2020
Website: https://sites.google.com/temasekjc.moe.edu.sg/tjc-ip-e-open-house-2020 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Temasek.Junior.College
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/temasekjc/

Victoria School
E-Open House: 16 May 2020