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Direct School Admission (DSA)

  • Background
  • Admission Criteria
  • Application Process
  • Selection Process
  • Important Activities and Dates 


The DSA-Sec and S1 Posting are the two modes of admission to Secondary Schools. Primary 6 (P6) students who wish to seek admission to a secondary school based on their achievements and talents beyond PSLE can consider applying through the DSA-Sec. Otherwise, students will take part in the S1 Posting, whereby admission is based on merit according to their PSLE results.

The following are the various specific talent areas offered by Jurongville Secondary School for the Direct School Admission (DSA) exercise.

Learnning for Life Programme (LLP)
Sports & Games
Applied Learning Programme (ALP)
Science, Technology, Engineering an Maths (STEM)
Football (Boys) Electronics & Robotics 

The following is the write up for the various specific talent areas offered by Jurongville Secondary School for the Direct School Admission (DSA) exercise. 

Applied Learning Programme (ALP)

Jurongville Secondary School’s distinctive ALP, “Real-World Learning Through Electronics”, enables students to appreciate the applications and importance of electronics in everyday life, potentially grooming them into community-spirited engineers. Our exciting ALP project work curriculum allows students to learn about electronics, coding, robotics, computational thinking and AI (artificial intelligence). Through our talent development programme, Electronic Ambassadors are given opportunities to be stretched and developed in their interests through participation in competitions, learning journeys and work attachments beyond the school. Jurongville Secondary School also offers specialized applied subjects: Electronics offered at O-level and Smart Electrical Technology (SET) at the NT-level for students who are interested in deepening their learning and understanding in these areas.

Learning for Life Programme (LLP)

Jurongville’s Learning for Life Programme (LLP) involves a whole school approach to Character Building through Sports
The overall curriculum consists of three main tiers, namely, Sports Exposure, Sports Empowerment and Sports Excellence. Values such as perseverance, respect, integrity, discipline & empathy are reinforced through the learning experiences in each tier.  
Jurongville Secondary School has offered Direct Schools Admission (DSA) through sports since 2012. Students who are talented in Football (Boys) are involved to apply for DSA in Jurongville. This year, we are proud to be part of FAS’s Unleash the Roar (UTR) programme. Through a structured programme, with emphasis on both sporting excellence and academic performance, the project aims to expand the talent pool on the back of the National Football Curriculum. Jurongville would like to invite Primary 6 students who are talented in Football (Boys only) to apply for DSA to Jurongville.

Admission Criteria

Applicants must possess:
  • aptitude and strong interest in the following DSA domains: 
Electronics   -   coding and robotics; 
Football        -   technical skills and aptitude for the game. 
  • diligence and positive attitude towards learning 
  • good character 

Prior experience in related CCAs and / or participation in relevant competitions will be helpful to the applicants. 

Meeting all the above criteria does not guarantee that the student will be shortlisted/ given an offer.  

Application Process

Application for DSA-Sec is to be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 5 May 2022 to 1 Jun 2022, 3pm
Parents and students are encouraged to choose schools 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.
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 from Years 1 – 4. 

For further enquiries on DSA-Sec, you may call our General Office at 6563 8704 between 8 am to 5 pm. Alternatively, you may email us at jurongville@moe.edu.sg with the subject “DSA-Sec”.

For more information on DSA-Sec, please refer to the MOE website: www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec

Selection Process

  1. The selection process consists of: 
      • Performance tasks and/or Interview
The mode of performance tasks and interview will follow the prevailing national guidelines and SMMs at that point of time. 

  1. Applicants will be notified via email by 1 July 2022 with more details on the selection exercise.

  1. The selection exercise will be conducted between 1 July 2022 – 30 July 2022.

  1. Applicants will go through a selection process via electronic means. More details will be provided at our school DSA website at a later date.

  1. Letters will be issued to all applicants by 12 September 2022, informing them of the outcome of their application (Confirmed Offer/ Waiting List/ Rejected)

Important Activities and Dates

Important Dates
5 May – 1 June 2022, 3pm
Submission of online DSA Application Form
By 1 July 2022
Applicants will be informed about details of the selection process.
4 July – 5 Aug 2022
Selection process with Jurongville Secondary School through a skills test and interview. 
By 12 September 2022
Applicants will be informed of the selection outcome

We thank you for your interest in joining Jurongville Secondary School through Direct School Admission.