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Direct School Admission

Intro to DSA-Sec@Manjusri

Direct School Admission (DSA) scheme provides students with the opportunity to seek admission to a secondary school, based on a diverse range of specific academic and non-academic achievements and talents that they can demonstrate beyond the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE). Primary 6 (P6) students who do not participate in the DSA-Sec will continue to seek admission based on their PSLE results through the Secondary 1 (S1) Posting.

Manjusri Secondary School admits students through the Direct School Admission – Secondary Schools exercise (DSA-Sec). Our DSA-Sec selection criteria is premised on the applicants’ aptitude and interests in either: 

  1. Science and Technology;
  2. Chinese Dance;
  3. Chinese Orchestra
  4. Choir;
  5. Concert Band; or
  6. Wushu 

For more information in the DSA-Sec talent area, please click on the respective above link.

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 2021, 11am to 1 Jun 2021, 3pm.

For more details, please refer to MOE website –

https://www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec

Criteria and Selection Process


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.

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 for from year 1-4.

Science and Technology

Applicants must be able to demonstrate an aptitude and interest in Science and Technology through one or more of the following ways:

  • Participated in Science or Technology-related competitions, at either school or national level (e.g. Science quizzes, Design & Engineering fairs etc.);
  • Sustained participation in Science or Technology related co-curricular activities (e.g. Robotics or Science Club, etc.);
  • Participated in Science or Technology-related enrichment programmes (e.g. basic coding & programming, etc.).

Only shortlisted applicants will be informed on the selection process (via e-modes), upon which successful applicants will be offered a place in Manjusri Secondary School through the DSA-Sec exercise.

Chinese Dance, Chinese Orchestra, Choir or Concert Band

Applicants must be able to demonstrate an aptitude and interest in Chinese Dance, Chinese Orchestra, Choir or Concert Band through one or more of the following ways:

  • Represented the school in Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation Performance;
  • Represented school/external organisation at local/international Performing Arts event;
  • Sustained participation in Performing Arts Co-Curricular Activities.

Only shortlisted applicants will be informed on the selection process (via e-modes), upon which successful applicants will be offered a place in Manjusri Secondary School through the DSA-Sec exercise.

Wushu

Applicants must be able to demonstrate an aptitude and interest in Wushu through one or more of the following ways:

  • Represented the school in National or Zonal Competition(s);
  • Represented school/external organisation at local/international Wushu event;
  • Sustained participation in Wushu CCA or Wushu enrichment programme.

Only shortlisted applicants will be informed on the selection process (via e-modes), upon which successful applicants will be offered a place in Manjusri Secondary School through the DSA-Sec exercise.

Key Dates

Time Period

Key Activity

5 May 2021

DSA-Sec @ Manjusri Launched

5 May 2021, 9am

- 1 Jun 2021, 3pm

Submission of Application via the online DSA-Sec Portal.

https://www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec

28 Jun – 13 Sep 2021

Selection and interview (via e-modes) of shortlisted applicants. School will issue a letter stating the outcome of the application, (i) Confirmed Offer (CO), (ii) Wait List (WL) or (iii) Unsuccessful, via a post by 14 Sep 2021.

25 Oct – 29 Oct 2021

Applicants with CO or WL will receive School Preference Form from their respective Primary Schools or collect form from MOE Customer Service Centre (for International students).

Applicants are to submit school preference form via the online DSA-Sec Portal or at their Primary Schools.

Late-Nov 2021

The results of the DSA-Sec Exercise will be released to the students through their Primary Schools together with PSLE results.

Students who are not studying in mainstream Primary Schools will receive their DSA-Sec results via email.