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Direct School Admission (DSA)

Edgefield Secondary School invites Primary 6 students to join the school in Secondary One 2023 through the 2022 Direct School Admission Secondary (DSA-Sec) Exercise.

Interested candidates can apply for DSA through the school's distinctive programmes:

  1. Learning for Life Programme (LLP): TAEKWONDO (TKD)
  2. Applied Learning Programme (ALP): INNOVATION
  3. Student Leadership: LEADERSHIP

1.TAEKWONDO (TKD)

Student Outcomes
  • To develop good character and a resilient mindset in our students through TKD
  • To develop and nurture sporting talents in TKD
 Selection Criteria
  • Candidate is medically fit, exhibits aptitude in general athletic abilities and/or sports-specific competencies, and displays high levels of motivation and grit.
  • Obtained "Very Good" or "Excellent" for conduct grade in Primary 5 and Primary 6.
  • Candidates with participation and achievements in TKD, including competitions at zonal, national and/or international levels, will be considered more favourably.
  • Candidates with no TKD background are also welcome to apply. You will be considered based on our selection criteria for beginners.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend in person:
  1. TKD trial
    1. Mandatory requirement
      • Agility and Flexibility test to demonstrate physical ability; and
    1. TKD specific requirement
      • Demonstrate poomsae pattern of their current or last grade level.
      • For students with Kyorugi background, they are to perform a short shadow sparring session with emphasis on movements and kicks.
      • Students without TKD background: To demonstrate a predetermined set of routine comprising simple kicks and hand movements.
      • Students will be asked to perform this TKD specific requirement individually and in a group setting. 
      • You may wear your TKD dobok if you have one, or your school's PE T-shirt and track pants.
  2. An interview session

Programmes & Activities for DSA TKD Students
  • To support successful DSA candidates in developing their areas of passion, they would join TKD Club as their Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) for the duration of their studies in Edgefield Secondary School.
  • Selected students from the TKD DSA group will also take on various leadership roles such as LLP ambassadors. The LLP ambassadors will organise and lead school sports events/activities and be the role models of character in our school.

2.INNOVATION - Growing the Edgefield Mindset

Student Outcomes
  • Nurturing Collaborative Innovators with capabilities to better prepare them for the future.

Selection Criteria
  • Displays strong passion and keen interest in developing skills and attributes in the areas of innovation.
  • Exhibits aptitude in high performance capability in creativity and problem solving.
  • Displays dispositions that will help nurture an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Demonstrates a high level of self-motivation and self-directedness, willingness and openness to attempt and experiment with new and challenging ideas, and alertness to opportunities.
  • Obtained "Very Good" or "Excellent" for conduct grade in Primary 5 and Primary 6.
  • Active involvement/participation in innovation programmes/competitions in their primary schools or has similar experiences in other platforms.
  • Portfolios of outstanding achievements or work in the area of innovations will be taken into consideration.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend in person:
  • An interview session that includes a situational test where they will be put into a problem solving scenario.
  Programmes & Activities for DSA Innovation Students
  • To support successful DSA candidates in developing their areas of passion, they would take the lead in innovation related projects/competitions for the duration of their studies in Edgefield Secondary School.

3LEADERSHIP - Nurturing Compassionate Leaders
 Student Outcomes
  • Nurturing Compassionate Leaders who are anchored on values and committed to serve the school and community with passion and empathy. 

Selection Criteria
  • Demonstrates the values Compassion, Moral Courage, Sincerity and Honour.
  • Exhibits strong leadership qualities/skills and has held a leadership position in primary school e.g. Class Chairpersons/Monitors, Prefects, CCA leaders/Captains, etc.
  • Actively volunteers and has made meaningful contributions to their primary school and the community.
  • Obtained "Very Good" or "Excellent" for conduct grade in Primary 5 and Primary 6.
  • Leadership and Character Awards such as the Edusave Award for Achievement, Good Leadership and Service (EAGLES) and Edusave Character Award (ECHA) will be taken into consideration.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete/attend in person:
  1. A questionnaire to assess candidates' passion and perseverance,
  2. An interview session.

Programmes & Activities for DSA Innovation Students
  • To support successful DSA candidates in developing their areas of passion, they would have to serve in one of the Student Leadership bodies for the duration of their studies in Edgefield Secondary School.



APPLICATION PROCESS

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 Jun 2022, 3pm. For more details, please refer to MOE website - www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec

SELECTION PROCESS

    • Shortlisted candidates will be notified latest by 2 July 2022.
    • Shortlisted candidates will be required to sit for the required questionnaires, trials, and interviews sessions as specified under the different distinctive programmes.
    • Please note that shortlisted candidates will have to attend separate sessions of questionnaires/trials/interviews if they have applied for more than one talent area.
    • The questionnaires/trials/interviews for shortlisted candidates will be conducted between 5 July 2022 and 26 August 2022, at Edgefield Secondary School.
    • Shortlisted candidates will receive notification of results by 12 September 2022.

KEY DATES (in a glance)

DSA-Sec Application Period5 May 2022, 11am to 1 Jun 2022, 3pm
DSA-Sec Selection Period27 Jun 2022 - 12 Sep 2022
Shortlisted CandidatesShortlisted candidates will be notified by email or by phone latest by 2 July 2022.
 Questionnaire/Trials/Interviews Shortlised candidates will be required to sit for questionnaire/trials/interviews between 5 July 2022 and 26 August 2022
 Release of resultShortlisted candidates will receive notification of results by 12 September 2022
Exercise School Preference  Students to indicate their school preferences from 31 October 2022 to 4 November 2022


ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

  1. 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.
  2. Please note that meeting the selection criteria stated above does not guarantee that the students will be shortlisted of given an offer.
  3. The school's decision of the DSA-Sec application is final. No appeal or correspondence will be entertained.
  4. The school reserves the right not to disclose the reasons for the non-selection of applicants.
  5. Students who are successfully admitted to the school via DSA are expected to honour the commitment to the school and programme, and participate in the activities related to the talent they are selected for, for the duration of the programme they are admitted to.
  6. Successful DSA-Sec candidates who took PSLE are NOT allowed to participate in the annual Secondary One (S1) Posting Exercise. However, if they are eligible for third language and/or course options, they may enter these options during the S1 Option Submission period.
  7. Candidates who are currently NOT studying in MOE mainstream schools are to obtain a Registration Number (RGxxxxxxx) before they can apply through the DSA-Sec Portal. Refer to MOE website at: https://go.gov.sg/nmsdsa-sec-application.
  8. Shortlisted International Students are to take and fulfill the requirements on the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) test.
  9. For successful applicants not studying in MOE mainstream primary schools and not taking the PSLE, the school will conduct placement tests to assess the course suitability of the applicants.

For further queries, please contact the school at:

DSA-Sec Coordinator: Mr Eric Foo (HOD/PE & CCA)
Tel: 68839511
Email: dsa@edgefield.sg