Announcement
2019/04/01 to 2019/08/30

Direct School Admission Exercise-Secondary (DSA-Sec 2019)
中学直接招生计划

For Student Admission to Year One 2020

Dunman High School is inviting promising Primary Six students to join our Dunman High Programme (DHP) in January 2020. Our 6-year Integrated Programme prepares the students for the A-Level Examinations without them having to go through the O-Level Examinations. The programme provides academically talented students with an enriched curriculum that aims to: develop intellectual depth and a passion for life and learning; inculcate active citizenry and develop a global outlook; build strong bilingual proficiency and gain a deep understanding of China and Chinese culture. DHP students are morally upright leaders equipped with skills to succeed in the future, in particular, the new Asian era.

If you are currently studying in a Singapore Primary School or equivalent, and would like the opportunity to become a valuable member of our Dunmanian family, you may consider applying for admission through Direct School Admission-Secondary (DSA-Sec), apart from the Secondary One Posting. Participation in DSA-Sec is optional and is based on students’ achievements in specific academic and non-academic areas beyond PSLE. You will find important information and instructions about gaining admission to Dunman High School through DSA-Sec on this website.

We welcome you to explore what Dunman High School has to offer.

CRITERIA SELECTION PROCESS
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Bilingualism

  • Strong academic results for average of P5 Overall and P6 Mid-Year Examination or its equivalent, and
  • Relevant achievements in Chinese and English Languages and keen interest in Chinese language and culture
  • Successful DSA applicants for Bilingualism will enrol in the Chinese Language Talent Development Programme. In addition, they will also enrol in
    • Bicultural Studies Talent Development Programme and Bicultural Studies Lecture Series in Year Two
    • Bicultural Studies Programme (MOE) or Literature in Chinese as a subject in Years Three and Four
  • Chinese and English Language selection tests
  • Interview

 

 

 

 

 

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Music Elective Programme

  • Strong academic results for average of P5 Overall and P6 Mid-Year Examination or its equivalent, and
  • Relevant achievements and experiences in musical instrument(s) and/or voice
  • Examples of relevant achievements and experiences include attainment of a good grade in Practical and/or Theory examinations of relevant examination boards (e.g. ABRSM)
  • Selection test
  • Practical audition
  •  Interview

 

 

 

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Performing Arts

  • Strong academic results for average of P5 Overall and P6 Mid-Year Examination or its equivalent, and
  • Relevant achievements and experiences in Chinese Orchestra (including Guzheng), String Ensemble, Choir, Symphonic Band, Chinese Dance or International Dance
  • Examples of relevant achievements and experiences:
    • Represented their primary schools in Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation
    • Attainment of a good grade in Music or Dance examination of relevant examination boards
  • Practical audition
  • Interview

 

 

 

 

 

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Sports

  • Strong academic results for average of P5 Overall and P6 Mid-Year Examination or its equivalent, and
  • Relevant achievements and experiences in Basketball, Badminton, Shooting, Softball (for Girls only), Table Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball or Wushu
  • Examples of relevant achievements and experiences:
    • Top 8 placings at National Age Group (NAG) competitions (individual)
    • Represented schools at Zonal or National Level
    • Trainee of Junior Sports Academy
  • Sports trials
  • Interview

 

 

 

 

 

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Leadership

  • Strong academic results for average of P5 Overall and P6 Mid-Year Examination or its equivalent, and
  • Held leadership positions in Uniformed Groups in their primary schools
  • Successful DSA applicants for Leadership will be assigned to one of the following Uniformed Group CCAs: Girl Guides, NPCC, Scouts, St. John Brigade
  • Interview

 

 

 

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STEM

  • Strong academic results for average of P5 Overall and P6 Mid-Year Examination or its equivalent, and
  • Relevant achievements and experiences in STEM, specifically, Mathematics, Science, Infocomm or Robotics
  • Successful DSA applicants for STEM will be assigned to one of the following: Mathematics Talent Development Programme, Science Talent Development Programme, Infocomm CCA, Robotics CCA
  • Selection trials
  • Interview

 

 

 

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 to 4 Jun 2019.
  • For more details, please refer to MOE website: moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec .

IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE

Centralised DSA Application 8 May 2019  (Wednesday)  to  4 Jun 2019  (Tuesday)
Open House 25 May 2019  (Saturday)  / 8.00 am to 12.00 pm
Selection Tests, Auditions & Trials 1 Jul 2019  to  31 July 2019

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the date and time to attend the selection tests/auditions/trials via email.

Interview
  • Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview conducted by the school.
  • Notification of the date and time to attend the interview will be done through email.
Notification of Results Letters informing applicants on the outcome of the application will be issued by 30 August 2019 (Friday).

Advice on choice of DSA schools

  • 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.

ENQUIRIES

Email   :           DSA@dhs.sg

Telephone      : (+65) 6345 0533 ext 7351/6742/6898

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