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Direct School Admission DSA – JC Exercise

11 May 2020
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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.

Leadership
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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