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Direct School Admission – Secondary Exercise

DSA-Sec for Admission to Secondary 1 in 2018

2018 Queensway Secondary School Direction 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 2017 

Primary Six pupils may seek direct school admission into Queensway Secondary School before the Secondary One Posting Exercise (November 2017).

We invite pupils in Primary Six in 2017 to apply for DSA-Sec to the school in the following broad areas:

  • Sports & Outdoor Education
  • Environmental Science Education and STEM-related areas
  • Leadership in any CCA groups
  • Other Talents

We have developed distinctive programmes in Environmental Science Education as Applied Learning Programme and Sports & Outdoor Education as Learning for Life Programme.

The Admission Selection Criteria are as follow:

  • Good consistent academic results in Primary 5 and 6 examinations
  • 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.
  • Good record of Leadership, Community Involvement Projects and Service in school and community and have held leadership positions in any one of these: Sports, Outdoor Education & Adventure, Prefectorial Board or any CCA or Service Clubs or Environmental Champions/Ambassadors. 
  • Applicant must be willing to actively participate in environmental related areas and sports and outdoor education areas as part of their school programme requirements throughout their secondary education.
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 applicant 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:

  • Copies of Primary 5 and 6 academic result slips
  • Copies of portfolio or record of special awards and achievements (if any) in Environmental Science, Science Research and Exploration, Outdoor Activities & Adventure, Sports and other Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)
  • Copies of record of leadership, community involvement projects and service in school and community as Sports Leaders or Outdoor Education & Activities Leaders or CCA Leaders or VIA Leaders or Environmental Champions/Ambassadors. 
  • 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 21st July 2017 (for Main 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 Thursday 31st August 2017 (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 4th August 2017 (for Main Phase 1) and by Thursday 31st August 2017 (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 Thursday 31st August 2017 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.