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Direct School Admission
DSA-Sec for Admission to Secondary 1 in 2021

From 2019, application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 12 May to 5 June 2020. For more details, please refer to MOE website – https://moe.gov.sg/secondary/dsa/.

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 2020

Primary Six pupils may seek direct school admission into Queensway Secondary School before the Secondary One Posting Exercise (November 2020).

We invite pupils in Primary Six in 2020 to apply for DSA-Sec to the school in the following broad areas:

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

We have developed distinctive programmes in:

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

For more information, please click here.

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, Scientific Investigation, Research and Exploration, Languages (English and Chinese) and Choir.
  • 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, Choir 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
Applications for DSA-Sec must be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 12 May to 5 June 2020. For more details, please refer to MOE website – https://moe.gov.sg/secondary/dsa/

Applications must be duly completed via the DSA portal by 5 June 2020, 3pm. 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. These will be scheduled between 1 July 2020 – 14 September 2020.

All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by 14 September 2020. 

Successful applicants will receive a School Preference Form on 26 October 2020 through their primary schools after which they will have to exercise their choice. Results of DSA will be released on the day as the release of PSLE results.

Queensway Secondary School reserves the right not to release the results and reasons for non-selection. 


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