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Direct School Admission (DSA) 2022

Direct School Admission for secondary schools (DSA-Sec) allows students to apply for a place in the school based on their talents and achievements.

 

Yuhua Secondary School will be offering Direct School Admission in the following areas of talent:

    •       Tinkering & Robotics Club - Boys/Girls (Applied Learning Programme)

•       Concert Band - Boys/Girls (Learning for Life Programme)

    •       Choir - Girls only (Learning for Life Programme)

    •       Harmonica Band - Boys/Girls (Learning for Life Programme)

•       Volleyball - Boys/Girls (Sports)

 

We invite students who wish to grow their talent and passion in these areas to become a part of our Yuhua family in 2023.


Students admitted through DSA will also have the opportunity to stretch their potential in their area of interest by choosing the Enhanced Music Programme or Electronics as a subject in Secondary Three & Four.

 

DSA CCA

Relevant Subjects

Concert band

Enhanced Music Programme

Harmonica Band

Choir

Tinkering & Robotics Club

Electronics

 

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.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

General Criteria

Applicants should:

1.  Have represented their primary school in Singapore Youth Festival, SPSSC National School Games, or other equivalent competitions related to the talent area which they are applying for.

2.  Display positive attributes such as initiative, leadership, discipline and teamwork through teacher’s (primary school) remarks, and have a Good conduct grading in their latest Holistic Development Profile.

 

Talent Specific Criteria

Tinkering & Robotics Club

1.         Demonstrates strong passion for, and motivation in coding and/or robotics

2.         Possesses computational-thinking skills or basic programming knowledge in Arduino (Sketch) or LEGO Mindstorm/EV3

3.         Has participated in local/international coding-related competitions (e.g. National Junior Robotics Competition, First Lego League, National Robopreneur Carnival) 

 

Concert Band

1.         Ability to play a relevant musical instrument for the Concert Band

2.         Has participated in a local/international competition, festival or performance (eg: SYF, SIBF, SNYO, National Day Parade, Mosaic Music Festival)

3.        Attainment of certification in woodwind or brass instrument/Music exams i.e. ABRSM is preferred though not compulsory

 

Choir

1.         Demonstrate a passion for choral singing & enjoys performing in front of an audience

2.         Has participated in a local/international competition, festival or performance (eg: SYF,singing competitions)

3.         Possess relevant experience / track record in the chosen area of performing arts (e.g. ABRSM / equivalent for Piano/ certificate from music academy / school)

 

Harmonica Band

1.         Ability to play a relevant musical instrument (Harmonica, Piano, Synthesizer, Guitar, Percussion instrument)

2.         Has participated in a local/international competition, festival or performance (eg: SYF, SIBF, SNYO, National Day Parade, Mosaic Music Festival)

3.         Possess relevant experience / track record in the chosen area of performing arts (e.g. ABRSM / equivalent for Piano/ certificate from music academy / school)

 

Volleyball

1.         Demonstrates strong potential in Volleyball

2.         Has represented school in competitions and obtained achievements at zonal/national level

3.         Is medically/physically fit (possesses minimally a Bronze in NAPFA from P5 onwards)

 

HOW TO APPLY

The application period is from 5 May 2022, 9.00am to 1 June 2022, 3.00pm

The selection trials will be conducted in person on the premises of Yuhua Secondary School.

 

Application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 5 May 2022, 11am to 1 June 2022, 3pm.

 

For more details, please refer to MOE website – www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec

 

Key Dates:

Period

Milestones

5 May –
1 June

DSA-Sec Application through DSA Portal

Late June – Sept

In person interviews & auditions at Yuhua Secondary School


Selected students will receive DSA-Sec offers from Yuhua Secondary School by mid-September.

31 Oct – 4 Nov

School Preference Submission (Applicant’s Primary School)
Applicants will choose up to 3 school choices in order of preference using the DSA-Sec Portal in late October.

Late November

Receive school allocation along with PSLE results.

 

 

Essential Information

Successful DSA-Sec candidates are NOT allowed to participate in the Secondary One (S1) Posting Exercise. However, if they are eligible for third language and/or course options, they may enter these options during the S1 Option Submission period.

 

Successful DSA-Sec candidates are NOT allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the PSLE results. 

 

Students who are successfully admitted to the school via DSA are expected to honour their commitment to the school, and participate in the activities related to the talent they are selected for from year 1-4.

 

For further queries, you may contact Mr Wilfred Yan (SH/CCA) at 6566 1985 or email: yuhua_ss@moe.edu.sg