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Direct School Admission DSA – JC Exercise

11 May 2020

Direct School Admission for junior colleges (DSA-JC) allows students to apply to a DSA school before taking the GCE O-Level examinations. It allows a diverse range of talents to be recognized in admission other than academic achievement in GCE O-Level.

In Hwa Chong DSA, we are looking for promising Sec 4 students who are currently studying in mainstream Singapore schools who demonstrate any of the following:

  1. Strong intellectual and scholastically talented in a specific subject discipline;
  2. Leadership potential with character qualities like integrity, resilience, passion and compassion.
  3. Outstanding talent in sports or performing arts

Our DSA categories are shown in the table below.

Student Council/ Prefect or equivalent                               CCA Leaders        
Sports & Games
Badminton Basketball Canoeing Cross Country
Fencing Football Judo Netball
Shooting Softball Tennis Table Tennis
Track & Field Volleyball Water Polo Wushu
Performing Arts
Concert Band Chinese Dance Chinese Orchestra Choir
String Ensemble Modern Dance
Language & Humanities
Language Elective Programme – Chinese (CLEP) Humanities Scholars  Programme (HSP)
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Mathematics/Science Science Research Computing & Robotics
Visual Arts, Design & Media
Arts Elective Programme (AEP)

To ensure that students fully benefit from our IP, they will be assessed on their demonstrated and potential qualities, beyond mere academic ability

Once a student has accepted the DSA offer, he/she will not take part in the Joint Admission Exercise (JAE) and he/she is not allowed to transfer to another school. They will be assured of a place in the school on the condition that they satisfy the minimum criterion for admission to junior college based on their GCE O-Level result.

MOE is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and reviewing the plans for the 2020 DSA-JC. Please refer to MOE DSA website for the latest update.

Click here for 2020 DSA JC online application

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