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Direct School Admission (DSA) Exercise for 2020 Intake

Chung Cheng High School (Main) believes in nurturing good character and positive values in our students, so that they are enabled to strive to achieve 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 2020 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:

  • 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.

  • They will also NOT be allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the PSLE results.

  • 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.













A. DSA CRITERIA

The following 3 categories are open for DSA application for the 2020 intake:

Categories

Criteria

Selection Requirement

1.      Sports & Games

 

Badminton

Basketball

Softball (Girls)

Table Tennis

Volleyball

Wushu

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 Trials”)

 

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

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.

3.      Chinese Language


Applicants should have:

Strong command of Chinese Language in both spoken and written form:

  • Been taking Chinese or Higher Chinese as their Mother Tongue Language and for the recent P5 – P6 years consistently scoring distinctions, and

  • Participated in Chinese Language-related and/or Chinese Cultural events or competitions at Zonal, National or International level

All applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

They are also expected to complete a brief written task on the day of the interview. No prior preparation is needed for the written task.

 

Applicants are to bring along their portfolio or documents to show their relevant experiences.

B. 3-STEP DSA APPLICATION PROCESS

All applicants who satisfy our criteria can apply for DSA to our school in the following 3 steps:

STEP 1: SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATION VIA MOE DSA-SEC PORTAL

From Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 9 am, to Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 3 pm, submit your child’s application online through the MOE DSA-SEC Portal that will be found in MOE website (https://www.moe.gov.sg/).

STEP 2: ATTEND TRIAL OR AUDITION

For Sports & Games DSA:

  • Candidates will be invited to attend a selection trial on the dates stated 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 DSA:

  • Candidates will be invited to attend an audition on one of the dates stated 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.


For Chinese Language DSA:

  • Chinese Language DSA applicants will only be required to attend an interview session which includes a brief written task on the interview day. There will not be any audition or trial prior to the interview session.

STEP 3: INTERVIEW

For Sports & Games and Performing Arts DSA applicants:

  • After the Trials/ Auditions, candidates will be further shortlisted to attend an Interview.

 

For Chinese Language DSA applicants:

  • Candidates will be invited to attend an interview. They will also be expected to complete a brief written task on the day of the interview. No prior preparation is needed for the written task. Shortlisted candidates will be notified of the interview date and time. 


C. SELECTION PROCESS & KEY DATES

All candidates are 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 are as follows:

Key Dates

DSA Selection Process

8 May 2019, 9 am

DSA Online Application opens. Go to MOE DSA-SEC Portal that can be found MOE website (https://www.moe.gov.sg/)

4 Jun 2019, 3 pm

DSA Online Application closes

28 Jun to 17 Jul 2019

DSA Physical Sports Trials/ Performing Arts Auditions

15 Jul to 3 Aug 2019

DSA Interviews for shortlisted candidates

13 Aug to 30 Aug 2019

Recommendation of DSA Selection

DSA Selection

Issue of letters to all DSA Candidates


D. DSA APPLICATION OUTCOME

All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their DSA application through a letter by 30 August 2019.


E. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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 dsa@cchm.edu.sg and indicate “DSA 2019” as the subject title of the email.