What is DSA-Sec?
How it works
Direct School Admission for secondary schools (DSA-Sec) allows students to apply to some schools before taking the PSLE.
Students apply based on their talent in sports, CCAs and specific academic areas.
If your child is admitted to a secondary school through DSA-Sec, they are not allowed to submit school choices during the Secondary 1 (S1) posting process.
Who can apply
Primary 6 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 (e.g. prefects)
How much it costs
Depends on the school. Some schools may offer financial aid for the application.