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Direct School Admission (DSA)

Direct School Admission - Secondary (DSA-Sec)

1.    Talent Area: Leadership

The student leadership programme at Bedok View Secondary aims to develop students into confident and inspiring leaders. We engage all students by equipping them with foundational leadership skills so that they can grow to be responsible and respectful leaders.  We provide various platforms and opportunities for students to demonstrate their leadership skills.  In this way, they can develop into inspiring leaders who exhibit the 3C qualities of Character, Commitment and Courage, which are aligned to our school values.

2.    DSA-Sec Criteria

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

i. 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.)

ii. Conduct:

    • Very Good/Excellent 

3.    Selection Process

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview session.  Students will be assessed on the qualities indicated in the DSA Criteria (as stated above) and their potential. 

4.    Key Dates



6 May 2019

DSA-Sec Press Release by MOE.

8 May 2019 to 
4 June 2019

Centralised DSA-Sec Application Process

From 2019, application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 8 May, 9.00 am to 4 Jun 2019, 3.00 pm. For more details, please refer to MOE website here.

By 5 July 2019

Short-listed applicants will be notified.

12 July 2019

School-based interview for shortlisted applicants.

By 30 August 2019

All applicants will receive a reply from school on the outcome of their applications. (i.e. Confirmed Offer, Wait List or Unsuccessful).

End of October 2019

Students who are given Confirmed Offer or Wait List offer will receive a School Preference Form from their respective primary schools.

Students may submit their school preferences through the MOE online system, or by submitting the completed School Preference Form (in hardcopy) to their primary schools if they study in mainstream schools.

DSA-Sec offers not taken up will be considered as lapsed at the end of the School Preference Submission period.

Late November 2019

Release of DSA-Sec results.

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.