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Direct School Admission (DSA)

2018 Direct School Admission – Secondary Exercise


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Direct School Admission - Secondary (DSA-Sec)

DSA-Sec is an admission exercise to allow approved schools the flexibility to select some P6 students for admission to Secondary One based on their achievements and talents, before the PSLE results are released.  The DSA-Sec provides students an opportunity to demonstrate a more diverse range of achievements and talents beyond academic results in seeking admission to a secondary school.

 

In April 2013, MOE approved Bedok View Secondary School as one of the schools under the DSA-Sec Exercise for Niche Development in Uniformed Groups. Since 2014, Bedok View Secondary School has been offering Secondary One places to aspiring students with the desire to be developed as leaders in Uniformed Groups.  Beginning 2015, we have expanded this to offer Secondary One places to students who demonstrate leadership potential in all CCAs.


The Good Values@BV in Bedok View Secondary School

Our school CCA curriculum provides students with opportunities to discover their strengths and interests; demonstrate their learning and showcase their respective talents. This focus is the genesis of the Learning for Life Programme through the Good Values@BV programme. The school’s CCA curriculum helps students to develop sound values, positive character and citizenship traits, as well as social and emotional competencies. 

Our emphasis is on developing character traits in our students, because we believe these are critical success factors for the future. On a daily basis, we uphold school rules, regulations, routines and habits, for they help students to develop Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Service and Excellence, our school values which are seamlessly woven into our developmental CCA programmes.


Selection Criteria

In this Direct School Admission Exercise, we are looking for promising Primary 6 pupils who exhibit the following qualities:

1. Strong leadership qualities: 

     Held leadership position in primary school (preferably leadership position in a primary school’s
        CCA/student leadership body e.g. Class Monitors, Prefects, CCA leaders/Captains, NE Ambassadors etc.)

     Testimonial/Records from school on pupil’s leadership qualities and contributions.

    

2. Contribution to society: 

     At least 6 hours of VIA hours per year

     Testimonial from school/organisation on pupil’s involvement in community work


3.  Conduct:

     At least `Very Good’ or better


Successful applicants will join Bedok View Secondary School in January 2019.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview session.  Students will be assessed on the qualities indicated in the DSA Admission Criteria (as stated above) and their potential ability so as to ensure that they can benefit from the rigorous curriculum we offer.  


Application Procedures

1.   Students seeking entry through the DSA-Sec must submit the application form. Please download a             
      
copy of the Application Form or obtain a copy of the Application Form from the School General Office.

2.   All completed application forms, together with relevant supporting documents, must be submitted in
      person
to the following address:

       Bedok View Secondary School
      6 Bedok South Avenue 3
     Singapore 469293

     Attention: Ms Dorothy Leong

3.   We will NOT accept application forms via fax, post and / or electronic mail.

 

4.    Incomplete applications will be rejected.

 

5.    All applications must be submitted in person to the school General Office by 29 June 2018, 5 p.m.

  

6.    Please submit the following documents together with your application form 

       (duly signed by the applicant and parent / guardian):

   

        ·  Copies of Primary 5 Mid-Year and End-of-Year result slips and Primary 6 Mid-Year result slips.

       ·  Copies of other supporting documents e.g. CCA records, certificates, community 

 service records, letters of commendation, etc.


7.     Students who are currently not studying in our national schools must obtain a Registration Number from MOE    Customer Service Centre before they submit the application form.

     

8.     Applicants who are International Students and currently NOT studying in our national school are required to take part and pass the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) before they are considered for DSA-Sec allocation. International Students who wish to participate in this DSA-Sec Exercise can apply to the respective DSA-Sec schools first before taking the AEIS. 

        For details on the AEIS and registration dates, please refer to the following AEIS website here.


9.      Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview.


10.   For further queries, please call the General Office at 64430563 or email to bedokview_ss@moe.edu.sg


11.   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 Timeline


Date(s) Events
7 May 2018 DSA-Sec Press Release by MOE.

7 May 2018 Application opens on School Website. 
29 June 2018 Application closes by 5 p.m.
By 9 July 2018 Shortlisted applicants will be notified.
13 July  2018 School-based interview for shortlisted applicants.

 By 31 August  2018 All applicants will receive a reply from school on the outcome of their applications. (i.e. Confirmed Offer, Waiting List or Rejected).
 29 October 2018 Students offered with Confirmed Offers or are placed on the Waiting List will be issued with a School Preference Form by their respective primary schools.
29 October to 2 November 2018

Students to submit their School Preference Form physically to their respective primary schools or via DSA-Sec Internet System (DSA-Sec IS) from 29 October 2018, 9 a.m. to 2 November 2018, 3 p.m. (Singapore time).

During the Exercise School Preference Stage, students are allowed to amend or withdraw their previous submissions. 

Amendments or withdrawals will NOT be allowed after the end of the Exercise School Preference Stage, 2 November 2018, 3 p.m. (Singapore time).

DSA-Sec Offers will be considered lapsed if students did not submit their school preferences during this period. 

Late November 2018 Release of DSA-Sec results.


Frequently Asked Questions

 

1.     Who can apply for DSA-Sec?

All Primary 6 students who meet the selection criteria.

 

2.     What are the selection criteria?

a. Strong leadership qualities: 

Held leadership positions in primary school (preferably leadership position in a primary school's

  CCA/student leadership body e.g. Class Monitors, Prefects, CCA leaders/Captains, NE

  Ambassadors etc.)

•Testimonial/Records from school on pupil's leadership qualities and contributions.


        b. Contribution to society: 

                 At least 6 hours of VIA hours per year

               Testimonial from school/organisation on pupil's involvement in community work             

                   

               c. Conduct

                  At least `Very Good’ or better.


3.     How do I apply?

Application forms will be available at the School General Office and available for download here. Submit the completed form together with the supporting documents in person to the School General Office by 28 June 2018, 5 p.m.

4.     What are the supporting documents that are required?

· Copies of Primary 5 Mid-Year and End-of-Year result slips and Primary 6 Mid Year result slips.

· Copies of other supporting documents e.g. CCA records, certificates, community service

  records, letters of commendations, etc.

        Applicants will only be requested to submit certified true copies of the above supporting          
        documents if he/she is shortlisted.

5.     After I have submitted the application form, when will I know if I have been shortlisted for the interview?

Only shortlisted applicants will be informed via post or phone by 9 July 2018 to attend an interview.

 

6.      When will the interviews be conducted? 

Interviews will be conducted on Friday 13 July 2018.

 

7.      When will I know if I have been offered a place after my interview?

All shortlisted applicants will know the outcome of their applications via post or phone call by 31 August 2018.

 

8.      When will I receive my School Preference Form?

Applicants who have a Confirmed Offer or are on the Waiting List will be issued with the School Preference Form from their respective primary schools from 29 October 2018.


Applicants who are currently NOT studying in our national schools are required to collect their School Preference Forms at the MOE CSC from 30 October 2017.

9.     What shall I do when I receive my School Preference Form? 
Students to submit their School Preference Form physically to their respective primary schools or via DSA-Sec Internet system (DSA-Sec IS) from 29 October 2018, 9 a.m. to 2 November 2018, 3 p.m. 
(Singapore time).


10.   When will the DSA-Sec results be released? 

DSA-Sec allocation results will be released through the child’s primary school together with the PSLE results in late November.

 

11.     What if my child is not successful in his application for DSA?

Unsuccessful DSA-Sec applicants will be issued with a Secondary One Option Form so that they can participate in the Secondary One Posting Exercise. During the Secondary One Posting Exercise, your child may still opt for the schools that had not been able to offer them a place under the DSA-Sec Exercise. Other than Integrated Programme (IP) schools, 80-95% of places in DSA participating schools will continue to be available to students under the Secondary One Posting Exercise.


12. What is the frequency and duration of CCA training in Bedok View? 

CCA training is conducted at least once a week for 4 to 6 hours. However, some CCAs may conduct more training sessions. Training hours may increase during competition periods. 

13.   Will my child be allowed to choose the CCA he/she wants to join? 

Yes, however, if we find that he/she is more suited to a particular CCA after the interview, we will advise him/her accordingly.

 

14.   How can I find out more about each CCA?
You can visit the school website to learn more about the activities of each CCA. 


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