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Information on 2022 Direct School Admission (DSA) to Bukit View Secondary School

(For admission to Sec One in 2023)

Introduction

The DSA-Sec Exercise was introduced by the Ministry of Education in 2004. It seeks to promote holistic education and provide students an opportunity to demonstrate a more diverse range of achievements and talents in seeking admission to a secondary school.

When choosing a secondary school, parents are encouraged to consider the students’ aptitudes and strengths, the school’s academic and non-academic requirements, and the programmes available to develop the students’ talents.

The Bukit View Secondary School (BVSS) DSA Exercise 2022 invites students in Primary 6 or equivalent (for overseas students) in 2022 with exceptional leadership, talent and/or interest in the following talent areas to apply for direct entry to the Secondary 1 cohort of 2023.

Students who are successfully admitted to BVSS via DSA are expected to honour their commitment to the school by participating in the activities related to the talent they are selected for.

If you have any queries about admission to BVSS via DSA, please contact us here or scan the QR code below.
Please also visit our
Virtual Open House for information on BVSS.


Application Procedure

    • 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 – https://www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.
    • The school’s decision on the offer is final. All applicants will be informed of the results of their application (confirmed / waiting list / not successful) by 12 September 2022.
    • Please contact Mr Ho Wen Yang (Tel: 6566 1990, email: HO_Wen_Yang@schools.gov.sg) if you have further enquiries. 

Schedule for 2022 DSA Exercise

Process Date/Time
Application Period (via DSA-Sec Portal)
5 May 2022, 11am to 1 Jun 2022, 3pm
Selection Period (Interviews/Trials)
27 Jun 2022 to 12 Sep 2022
Application Outcome
By 12 Sep 2022
School Preference Period
31 Oct 2022 to 4 Nov 2022

BVSS DSA-Sec Talent Areas

DSA Main Category DSA Talent Area
Leadership and Uniformed Groups
Performing Arts
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Sports and Games

Leadership

Programmes, activities and opportunities

Students will be equipped with leadership skills, competencies and knowledge. They will be developed to serve as student leaders (councillor / peer support leader / CCA leader), and be given opportunities and platforms to apply their leadership skills. Students may also be selected as ambassadors to represent the school during the School Open House. 

For more information, please refer to the Student Leadership webpage.     
Prerequisites Selection Criteria  NCC-300x200.jpg
Held key appointment in student leadership bodies and/or demonstrated leadership in school-related activities.  Shortlisted candidates will be assessed based on their leadership qualities and skills through an interview.





Choir

Programmes, activities and opportunities
Students will learn how to use their voice for singing, projection, presentation effectively. There will be an emphasis on articulation, pronunciation and clarity of sound. Listening and ensemble-ship skills will be honed. As the Choir is a group activity, it is important for members to listen, respond and adapt their singing in order to achieve an overall blended sound.

Students will be given opportunities to express themselves through singing songs from different time periods and genres ranging from Renaissance music to Contemporary Pop. Students will also be given opportunities to perform in school for various school-based events, attend performances put up by notable local or international choirs, sing at public venues such as The Arts House or other performance venues, and take part in Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation for Choir when the opportunity arises.


For more information, please refer to the 
CCA webpage. 

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Demonstrated artistic potential, interest, and motivation in the Performing Arts and participated actively in relevant Performing Arts CCAs. Shortlisted candidates will be assessed based on their artistic abilities, qualities and potential in the Choir through the following criteria:

    1. Prepared items for showcase
    2. Performance tasks
    3. Interview component


Concert Band

Programmes, activities and opportunities

Students will be given opportunities to perform in public concerts and the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation. They will also be given opportunities to hone their leadership and organization skills through weekly practices and engaging activities. In school, students get to showcase their musical talent during events like National Day Parade, Teacher’s Day celebrations.


For more information, please refer to 
the CCA webpage.     

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Demonstrated artistic potential, interest, and motivation in the Performing Arts and participated actively in relevant Performing Arts CCAs. Shortlisted candidates will be assessed based on their artistic abilities, qualities and potential in the Concert Band through the following criteria:

    1. Prepared items for showcase
    2. Performance tasks
    3. Interview component


Modern Dance

Programmes, activities and opportunities

Students will be trained in techniques associated with various dance genres. They will have the opportunity to perform at various school events such as the Chinese New Year concert, school National Day celebrations, Teachers’ Day and Open House. There will also be opportunities to perform outside of school, for instance, at the Gardens by the Bay, Bukit Batok CC and other schools. Students will also be trained to perform at the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation. 


For more information, please refer to 
the CCA webpage.     

Prerequisites Selection Criteria  WhatsApp-Image-2020-04-01-at-14.56.05-300x200.jpeg
Demonstrated artistic potential, interest, and motivation in the Performing Arts and participated actively in relevant Performing Arts CCAs. Shortlisted candidates will be assessed based on their artistic abilities, qualities and potential in the Modern Dance through the following criteria:

    1. Prepared items for showcase
    2. Performance tasks
    3. Interview component

English Drama

Programmes, activities and opportunities

Students will learn a variety of acting, direction and stage management skills. They will have opportunities to apply what they have learnt and be part of drama performances for school events and external competitions as well as representing the school in the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation.

As the Drama Club is the 2nd Tier of the school’s Learning for Life Programme (LLP), students will be given opportunities to participate in events like learning journeys to theatres and attending Drama Careers Fair organised by institutions of higher learning. Drama Club students will also have the opportunity to participate in collaborative workshops or performances with other schools that offer Drama LLP. 

For more information, please refer to the CCA webpage. 

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Demonstrated artistic potential, interest, and motivation in the Performing Arts and participated actively in relevant Performing Arts CCAs. Shortlisted candidates will be assessed based on their artistic abilities, qualities and potential in the English Drama through the following criteria:

    1. Prepared items for showcase
    2. Performance tasks
    3. Interview component

Coding

Programmes, activities and opportunities

Students will learn computational thinking skills using different programming languages including Scratch, Microsoft MakeCode and MicroPython. They will also learn to harness the power of the micro:bit by working with accelerometers, temperature sensors, LEDs, and other components that form the building blocks of modern Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities. They will have the opportunities to represent the school in various competitions like Microsoft Imagine Cup Junior Challenge, Singapore Energy Grand Challenge (Youth) and 3D-tronics micro:bit Asia Challenge. 

For more information, please refer to the CCA webpage. 

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Demonstrated strong interest in coding and participated actively in related CCA, competitions and projects. Shortlisted candidates will be assessed based on their abilities, qualities and potential in coding through the following criteria:

    1. Performance tasks
    2. Interview component

Environmental Science

Programmes, activities and opportunities

Students will learn to be environmentally conscious, to be aware of issues like sustainability and conservation. Their learning will be supported by the school’s outdoor learning facilities such as the Environmental Gallery, Eco Garden, and Smart Centre. The students will also conduct a biodiversity audit in the school and develop their capacities as Environmental Ambassadors, able to conduct Eco Trails for other schools’ students and visitors. They are also exposed to environmental projects organised by external agencies. 

For more information, please refer to the CCA webpage.    

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Demonstrated keen interest in the area of environment and sustainable energy and participated actively in related activities and projects. Shortlisted candidates will be assessed based on their abilities, qualities and potential in Environmental Science through the following criteria:

    1. Performance tasks
    2. Interview component

STEM – Aerospace and Aviation

Programmes, activities and opportunities

Students will have opportunities to join the Singapore Youth Flying Club and experience a range of aviation related activities, such as:
Attending lectures to improve aviation knowledge
Experiencing joyrides on various RSAF aircraft under the Flight Experience Program (FEP)
Building and flying of model aircraft

They will also have opportunities to represent the school in aviation and aerospace competitions such as Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition (SAFMC), Drone Odyssey Challenge, and other competitions. 

For more information, please refer to the CCA webpage.    

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Demonstrated strong interest in aerospace and aviation and participated actively in a related CCA. As successful applicants would join the Singapore Youth Flying Club (SYFC), applicants must hold Singapore Citizenship (SYFC requirement). 


Note: Non-Singapore Citizens may be exempt from the Flight Experience Program depending on security clearance granted by the airport.
Shortlisted candidates will be assessed based on prior knowledge and interest in aviation through the following criteria:

    1. Performance tasks
    2. Interview component

Note: The SYFC CCA entails physical activities such as building and flying aeromodels. During building, students can be exposed to wood dust, etc, and while flying, students can be expected to be out in the sun. Student must be physically fit enough to take part in such activities. Students who are asthmatic, with skin conditions, or have physical impairments will not be suitable.

Volleyball (Girls)

Programmes, activities and opportunities

Students will have a holistic experience through the training program, focusing not just on knowledge and skills acquisition of the sport at a higher level, but also in the areas of character building, leadership and teamwork. They will be able to enhance their repertoire of skills during trainings, and have the opportunity to participate in friendly matches and National School Games (NSG) competitions.

For more information, please refer to the CCA webpage.

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Demonstrated strong interest and passion in Sports and participated actively in relevant Sports CCA. Shortlisted candidates will be assessed based on their Sports abilities, qualities and potential in respective Sports areas through the following criteria:

    1. Performance tasks
    2. Interview component


Table Tennis

Programmes, activities and opportunities

Students will have the opportunity to hone their table tennis skills under experienced teachers and instructors. They will be developed holistically in the areas of leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork, gaining experience in the planning and facilitation of CCA events such as the Sports Camp and the School Open House. Students will also represent the school in the annual National School Games (NSG) Table Tennis Championship (Team). Selected students would participate in the individual category of the NSG Table Tennis Championship.

For more information, please refer to the CCA webpage.

Prerequisites Selection Criteria  Table-Tennis-300x185.png

Demonstrated strong interest and passion in Sports and participated actively in relevant Sports CCA. Shortlisted candidates will be assessed based on their Sports abilities, qualities and potential in respective Sports areas through the following criteria:

    1. Performance tasks
    2. Interview component