Direct School Admission Exercise-Secondary (DSA-Sec 2020)
中学直接招生计划

For Student Admission to Year One 2021

Dunman High School is inviting promising Primary Six students to join our Dunman High Programme (DHP) in January 2021. 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.

DSA TALENT AREAS

CRITERIA
1 Bilingualism

 

2 Music Elective Programme (MEP)

  • Strong academic results for average of P5 Overall and P6 Mid-Year Examination or its equivalent, and
  • Relevant achievements and experiences in musical theory, 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)
  • Successful DSA applicants for MEP will enrol in the Music Elective Programme. They will:
    • Take Higher Music as a subject in Years One to Four
    • Participate in MEP enrichment programmes such as concert attendance, performance, workshops, masterclasses and camp.

 

3 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
  • Successful DSA applicants for Performing Arts will be assigned to the relevant Performing Arts CCA

 

4 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, Sailing, Shooting, Softball (for Girls only), Table Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball or Wushu.
  • Examples of relevant achievements and experiences:
    • Top 8 placings (individual) at National School Games (NSG) or National Age Group (NAG) competitions
    • Represented school at Zonal or National School Games (NSG)
    • Trainee of Junior Sports Academy (JSA)
  • Successful DSA applicants for Sports will be assigned to the relevant Sports CCA 

 

5 Leadership

  • Strong academic results for average of P5 Overall and P6 Mid-Year Examination or its equivalent, and
  • Held leadership positions 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

 

6 STEM

  • Strong academic results for average of P5 Overall and P6 Mid-Year Examination or its equivalent, and
  • Relevant achievements and experiences in STEM fields such as Mathematics, Sciences, Infocomm and/or Robotics
  • Successful DSA applicants for STEM will be inducted into the STEM Academy@DHS and be developed holistically in the multi-disciplinary fields of
    • Sciences,
    • Technology (Infocomm and Robotics),
    • Entrepreneurship, Engineering & Design, and
    • Mathematics

in the first two years, while maintaining their focus on their selected talent fields throughout the four years

 

SELECTION PROCESS

In view of the COVID-19 situation, to ensure the safety of the DSA applicants, the school will conduct selection using electronic mode and applicants need not visit our school in person. For more details, please click here.

CENTRALISED DSA-SEC 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 12 May 2020 to 5 Jun 2020.
  • For more details on DSA application, please refer to MOE website: moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec.

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE

Centralised DSA Application 12 May 2020  (Tuesday)  to  5 Jun 2020  (Friday)
e-Open House 23 May 2020  (Saturday) 
Selection Tests, Auditions, Trials & Interview 1 July 2020  to  28 August 2020

  • In view of COVID-19 situation, to ensure the safety of the DSA applicants, the school will conduct selection using electronic mode and applicant need not visit our school in person.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be informed through email to undergo selection. They may approach their primary schools for assistance if they are shortlisted.
Notification of Results
  • Letters informing applicants on the outcome of the application will be issued by 14 September 2020 (Monday).

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.

 

  • Students who are successfully admitted to the school via DSA are expected to honour their commitment to the school for the duration of the 6-year Integrated Programme, and participate in the activities related to the talent they are selected for from Year 1 to 4.

ENQUIRIES

Email   :           DSA@dhs.sg

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

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