Direct School Admission (DSA)
Information on 2020 Direct School Admission (DSA) to Bukit View Secondary School
(For admission to Sec One in 2021)
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 DSA Exercise 2020 invites students in Primary 6 or equivalent (for overseas students) in 2020 with exceptional leadership, talent and/or interest in the following talent areas to apply for direct entry to the Secondary 1 cohort of 2021.
DSA Main Category
DSA Talent Area
|Leadership and Uniformed Groups||Leadership||To develop students in leadership skills, competencies and knowledge so as to lead with zest and serve with pride.|
|Performing Arts||Dance – Chinese and Modern||To expose students to dance forms that develop their artistic sensibilities. Students will learn different dance techniques and performance skills and have platforms to showcase their performance skills.|
|Drama – English||To cultivate and nurture students’ love and appreciation for the dramatic arts. Students will acquire skills in effective communication and artistic expression and have platforms to showcase their dramatic skills.||Learning for Life Programme (LLP) – Learning the Arts, Living the Values|
|Band – Concert||To develop students’ musical talent. Students will acquire competencies in playing different musical instruments in a band and have opportunities to showcase these skills at concerts and school events.||New Talent Area|
|Choir||To develop voices and minds to be able to sing and harmonise together as a team. Students will receive vocal control training based on their voice classification and showcase their choral abilities at performances.||New Talent Area|
|Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics||Computational Thinking Skills (Coding)||To provide students with knowledge and experience in coding and programming. Students will acquire skills in Digital Animation and Games Development, and participate in related challenges and competitions.|
|Environmental Science||To provide students with knowledge and experience in design thinking, environment and sustainable energy. Students are given opportunities to exercise environmental leadership on platforms such as the Student Environmental Leadership Conference.||Applied Learning Programme (ALP) – Clean Energy and Environmental Technology
|STEM – Aerospace and Aviation||To promote aviation and inculcate a strong passion for flying with support from the Singapore Youth Flying Club Headquarters. Students are given opportunities to experience flights on SAF military planes.||New Talent Area|
|Sports and Games||Volleyball (Girls)||To provide students technical, tactical, mental and physical training necessary to reach their fullest potential on the court. Students will develop self-discipline and teamwork, enabling them to be competent volleyball players in competitions.||New Talent Area|
|Table Tennis||To develop students into well-rounded table tennis players by honing leadership, sportsmanship and mental toughness. Students will acquire techniques, skills and strokes that they apply in table tennis tournaments.||
New Talent Area
We invite you to leave your contact details here if you are interested to find out more about entry to Bukit View Secondary School via DSA. We will also inform you when we hold a DSA information talk. Alternatively, you may leave your contact details by scanning the QR code below.
Admission Criteria for DSA – Sec
Applicants for DSA in any of the talent areas should:
- in 2020 be in P6 or equivalent (for overseas students)
- demonstrate keen interest and commitment to the talent area(s) applied for
Additionally, applicants should
- hold a leadership role in the talent area(s) (e.g. Environmental Ambassador/ Champion, Cyberwellness Ambassador, President of Prefect Board, etc ) or
- have participated in competitions or projects at the school, Cluster or National level related to the talent area(s) applied for
Application Procedure and information
- Applications can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. For more information on how to apply for the DSA-Sec Exercise, please refer to the MOE website.
- Only shortlisted applicants 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 31 August 2020.
- For further enquiries, please contact Mr Ho Wen Yang at 6566 1990 or email HO_Wen_Yang@schools.gov.sg.
Schedule for 2020 DSA Exercise
|Process||Date / Time|
|Application Period (via DSA-Sec Portal)||5 May 2020, 9 am to 2 Jun 2020, 3pm|
|Selection Period (Interviews/Trials)||1 Jul 2020 to 31 Aug 2020|
|Application Outcome||By 31 Aug 2020|
|School Preference Period||26 Oct 2020 to 30 Oct 2020|
For more details on DSA please refer to the MOE website.