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Direct School Admission (DSA) Exercise for 2019 Intake

 Chung Cheng High School (Main) believes in nurturing good character and positive values
in our students, so that they are enabled to strive for their full potential in all domains.
Our school has supported and will continue to support students with outstanding talents,
including National Team or National Youth Team players of various sports, Singapore
National Youth Chinese Orchestra and Singapore National Youth Orchestra. If you share
our values and beliefs, we welcome you to join our big family.

We would like to invite all current Primary Six students (or equivalent) to apply for
admission to our school in the academic year of 2019 through the Direct School Admission
(DSA) exercise.

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.

Before applying, please READ the following:
i. Students successfully allocated to their DSA-Sec schools will NOT be allowed to
    participate in the annual S1 Posting Exercise to opt for secondary schools, and are
    expected to honour the commitment to the allocated DSA-Sec school for the entire
    duration of the programme.
ii. They will also NOT be allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the
    PSLE results.
iii. Students who are offered a DSA place at our school MUST be eligible for the
    Express Stream, and MUST study Higher Chinese as the Mother Tongue Language to
    secure the place.


     The following categories are open for DSA application for the 2019 intake:

CategoriesCriteriaSelection Requirement
1. Physical Sports

Table Tennis
Applicants should have:

  • Represented the State or the Singapore
Schools or their schools, and achieved outstanding results or Top 8 placing at the SPSSC National Schools Championships, or equivalent, or
  • Achieved Top 8 placing in individual

events at the SPSSC National Schools
Championships, or equivalent, or
  • Attained outstanding individual
achievements or standards in the
specified sports
All candidates must
attend the Selection
Trials (refer to
“Schedule – Sports

Candidates are to wear
appropriate sports
attire and shoes, and
bring their own game
equipment (if

2. Performing Arts

Chinese Orchestra
Concert Band

Applicants should have:

  • Performed for their school or established organisations at a high level in local public or international performances, and

  • Attained outstanding individual achievements, standards or level of proficiency in the specified areas    

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the Auditions (refer to “Schedule - Performing Arts Auditions”).


Candidates are to refer to the notes in the schedule to prepare for the auditions.      


All applicants who satisfy our criteria can apply for DSA to our school in 3 easy steps as follows:


For applicants who are currently studying in MOE Schools:

  •   Please click here to submit your online application

For applicants who are currently NOT studying in MOE Schools:

  • First, please obtain a REGISTRATION NUMBER from MOE Customer Service Centre (CSC) in order to apply for DSA

  • After obtaining the Registration Number, please click here to submit your online application

The closing date for all DSA application is 2 July 2018.


        For Physical Sports CCA:

      •     Candidates are to attend a selection trial on at least one of the dates in the schedule.
      •     They are to prepare for the trial as stated in the schedule, and report directly to the              venue at the stated time. No prior registration is required.
      •     The schedule can be downloaded here.        

        For Performing Arts CCA:

      •            Candidates will be shortlisted to attend an audition on one of the dates in the                       schedule.
      •            They are to prepare for the audition as stated in the schedule. They will be notified               of the confirmed date and timing of the audition.
      •            The schedule can be downloaded here.



After the Trials/ Auditions, candidates will be further shortlisted to attend an Interview. Shortlisted candidates who are attending the interview are required to submit a certified true copy of the following documents:

§  Primary 5 End-of-Year Examination result slip

§  Primary 6 Mid-Year Examination results slip (SA1)

§  Latest NAPFA test results (applicable for physical sports only)

§  Any other supporting testimonials, documents or portfolios

            We will notify all shortlisted candidates of the interview date and time at a later date.


All candidates are shortlisted and selected based on merit, their performances during trials and auditions, and interviews by the DSA selection panel. The panel will oversee the trials and auditions, as well as conduct the interviews, to ensure that the selection process is objective, merit-based and transparent.

The key dates of the selection process will be as follows:

Key Dates

DSA Selection Process

7 May 2018

CCHMS DSA Online Application opens

2 Jul 2018

CCHMS DSA Online Application closes

30 May to 11 Jul 2018

DSA Physical Sports Trials/ Performing Arts Auditions

16 Jul to 3 Aug 2018

DSA Interviews for shortlisted candidates

13 Aug to 31 Aug 2018

Recommendation of DSA Selection

DSA Selection

Issue of letters to all DSA Candidates



            All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their DSA application through a letter by 31 August             2018.





          For more information on DSA, please visit the MOE DSA – Sec Website:                           https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec


If you have any other queries, please email us at cchms@moe.edu.sg and indicate “DSA 2018” as the subject title of the email.