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Direct School Admission

Direct School Admission – Secondary Exercise
DSA-Sec for Admission to Secondary 1 in 2019

2018 Queensway Secondary School Direct School Admission Application Form

The Direct School Admission (DSA-Sec) Exercise is a scheme which gives the school the flexibility to select students for admission based on the recognition of their achievements and talents other than just academic results achieved at the national examinations. 

QSS DSA-Sec Exercise 2018

Primary Six pupils may seek direct school admission into Queensway Secondary School before the Secondary One Posting Exercise (November 2018).

We invite pupils in Primary Six in 2018 to apply for DSA-Sec to the school in the following broad areas:

  • Bilingualism Talent Development Programme (English and Chinese)
  • Environmental Science Education and STEM-related areas
  • Leadership in any CCA groups
  • Sports & Outdoor Education
  • Other Talents

We have developed distinctive programmes in 

  1. Environmental Science Education as Applied Learning Programme
  2. Sports and Outdoor Education as Learning for Life Programme
  3. Bilingualism Talent Development Programme (English and Chinese)


The Admission Selection Criteria 
are as follow:

  • Strong aptitude and good performance with an excellent portfolio of awards and achievements in any of these: Sports, Outdoor Education & Adventure, Environmental Science, Science Research and Exploration and Languages (English and Chinese).
  • Good record of leadership and participation in school teams/programmes and community projects and have held leadership positions in any one of these: Sports, Outdoor Education & Adventure, ELDDS or CLDDS, Prefectorial Board or any CCA or Service Clubs or Environmental Champions/Ambassadors. 
  • Applicant must be willing to actively participate in environmental related areas, language talent activities and sports and outdoor education areas as part of their school programme requirements throughout their secondary education. 
  • Good consistent academic results in Primary 5 and 6 examinations
  • Good conduct of applicant

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.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants can obtain a copy of the QSS DSA application form from the school website www.queenswaysec.moe.edu.sg or the school office. 

Only one application form duly completed is to be submitted and the following supporting documents must be submitted along with the completed application form:

  • Report book
  • Copies of portfolio or record of special awards and achievements (if any) in Sports, Outdoor Education & Adventure, Environmental Science, Science Research and Exploration, Languages (English and Chinese) and other Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) 
  • Copies of record of leadership, community involvement projects and service in school and community as Sports Leaders, Outdoor Education & Activities Leaders, CCA Leaders, VIA Leaders, Environmental Champions/Ambassadors or representatives of Language Talent programmes. 
  • Portfolio of 2 – 3 separate written pieces in English and 2 – 3 separate written pieces in Chinese for application to the Bilingualism Talent Development Programme.
  • Recommendations or referrals (if any) from school/instructors/other organisation upon shortlisted.

Application form must be duly completed and submitted with copies of supporting documents to the school in person by Friday 20thJuly 2018 (for Phase 1 Application). Incomplete applications or applications via fax, post or electronic mail will not be considered.

Application form must be duly completed and submitted with copies of supporting documents to the school in person by Friday 31stAugust 2018 (for Phase 2 Application). Late or incomplete applications or applications via fax, post or electronic mail will not be considered.


Selection Schedule

Only shortlisted applicants will be informed to attend a selection trial/test/interview. This will be scheduled latest by Friday 3rdAugust 2018 (for Phase 1) and by Friday 31stAugust 2018 (for Phase 2)

Any communication made between the school and applicants will be via email to both his/her parents’ email accounts. Hence, please ensure that the email addresses provided in the application form remains valid during the period. In addition, please provide your parent’s current mobile phone number.

All applicants will be informed on the outcome of their application by Friday 31stAugust 2018 via post/email.

Successful applicants’ primary schools will follow up with the next stage of DSA Exercise and the applicants will exercise their preference. Results of DSA will be released on the day as the release of PSLE results. QSS reserves the right not to release the results and reasons for non-selection. 

Do note that all documents submitted in connection with this DSA application are non-returnable.