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Direct School Admission

DSA-Sec is an admission exercise to allow participating schools to select P6 pupils for admission to Secondary 1 based on their achievements and talents before the PSLE results are released.

The DSA-Sec is to provide pupils with the opportunity to demonstrate a more diverse range of achievements and talents when seeking admission to a secondary school.

The Annual DSA-Sec Exercise will usually be conducted in 3 stages from late June to late November of the year.

Do visit the participating DSA-Sec school’s websites to check their application dates, areas of focus, their selection criteria and selection processes.

You will need to know:
P6 pupils have a choice of whether or not to participate in the DSA-Sec. If they choose not to participate in the DSA-Sec, they will be able to participate in the Secondary One Posting Exercise after the release of the PSLE results.
Pupils who have opted for a school under DSA-Sec must achieve PSLE results that would enable them to be eligible for admission to the course being offered by the DSA-Sec school(s) they have chosen.
Applicants admitted to a school through DSA-Sec will not be allowed to participate in the annual Secondary One Posting Exercise.