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Direct School Admission

DIRECT SCHOOL ADMISSION (DSA)
Updated June 2019

Primary six pupils may seek Direct School Admission into Commonwealth Secondary School before the Secondary One Posting Exercise.

Admission Criteria
2.  We invite pupils who fulfill any of the admission criteria mentioned below to apply:

Category 1: Performing Arts - Band, Choir, Malay Dance, Chinese Dance (Girls), Indian Dance, Drama

      • Demonstrated passion and keen interest in the areas stated above.
      • School will consider attainment in related areas (eg: ballet)
      • Achievement in the recent SYF competition or equivalent will be an advantage.

Category 2: Environmental Education
      • Demonstrated passion and keen interest in the area stated above.
      • Served as NEA endorsed Environmental Champions 
      • Achievements in environment-related competitions or equivalent will be an advantage.

Category 3:Robotics and Coding
      • Demonstrated passion and keen interest in the area stated above.
      • Achievements in related competitions or equivalent will be an advantage.

Category 4: Sports - Cross Country, Badminton, Netball, Basketball (Boys) & Soccer (Boys)
      • Demonstrated passion and keen interest in any of the areas stated above.
      • Achievements in related competitions or equivalent will provide an advantage.

Category 5: Leadership
      • Demonstrated strong leadership qualities and initiatives in serving others.
      • Have held leadership positions in primary school (preferably leadership position in a primary school’s CCA/student leadership body e.g. Class Chairpersons/Monitors, Prefects/Counsellors, CCA leaders/Captains, etc.)
Category 6: Language - Tamil
  • Demonstrated strong leadership qualities and initiatives in serving others.
  • Achievement in Tamil language related competitions or equivalent will be an advantage

3. Students who meet the admission criteria may be selected for skills assessment and interview.

4. Students selected based on their talents relevant to a particular CCA are expected to join the respective CCA allocated by the school during their 4 or 5 years with the school.

Application Procedure
5. From 2019, application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec portal. The application for 2020 cohort of Sec 1 students is now closed. Students who have applied will receive more information on the audition dates and schedule in July 2019. 

For more details on DSA application, please refer to MOE website: www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec.

6.    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. 

Selection Schedule

Dates

Actions

8 May – 4 June 2019,    3 p.m.

Candidates to submit DSA application via MOE website www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec

1 July to 23 August 2019

Shortlisting and selection

by 30 August 2019

School to inform candidates of the results


Enquiries
For further enquiries, please contact the school at 6560 6866 or via email to cwss@moe.edu.sg