The Parents' Handbook to Direct School Admission

How DSA works, and how to have a successful application

Zenith Academy | 2024-01-12 | 2 min read

The Parents' Handbook to Direct School Admission

In Singapore, the Direct School Admission (DSA) programme offers Primary 6 students with exceptional talent a unique opportunity to bypass the traditional Secondary 1 (S1) posting process and gain direct admission to select secondary schools. Geared towards diverse talents, from athletic prowess in sports to artistic brilliance in the arts and scientific curiosity in academics, DSA provides a pathway for students to flourish in their chosen areas.

While acceptance is not guaranteed, the rigorous selection process involving talent identification, school preference, interviews/auditions/trials is the reason why there is much curiosity surrounding DSA. Parents, students and teachers alike are mostly unsure how to navigate the many processes involved in DSA application. The uncertainty of the outcome further adds to the confusion surrounding DSA.

In our guide, you will find:

1. How DSA works

2. The application process

3. How to have the best chance of success at DSA

To continue reading, sign up for exclusive access to the guide here.

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Still have doubts? We are holding a FREE webinar on DSA on Saturday, 13 April 2024. In this webinar, we will expand upon the content of the handbook, and you'll hear personal experiences from guest speakers who have prior experience in the selection process of DSA.

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