2023 Direct School Admission Exercise (DSA-Sec) for admission to St. Margaret’s School (Secondary) in 2024
Direct School Admission for secondary schools (DSA-Sec) allows students to gain direct entry to certain secondary schools based on their talent in sports, CCAs and specific academic areas. Students who wish to seek admission to St. Margaret’s School (Secondary) based on their talents are invited to apply through the MOE 2023 Direct School Admission Exercise (DSA-Sec)
DSA-Sec talent areas offered by St. Margaret’s School (Secondary)
You can view the listing of our CCAs and our students’ CCA achievements for more details.
Choosing 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, and participate in the activities related to the talent they are selected for from Year 1 to 4.
Centralised DSA-Sec Application Process
For 2023, application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 4 May 2023, 11am to 31 May 2023, 3pm. For more details, please refer to the MOE website – www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec.
Applicants do not need to submit supporting documents to complete their application, except for Visual Arts (please see selection criteria for Visual Arts). After submitting your online application, you will receive confirmation of receipt of your DSA application. You may wish to print or download a copy of the confirmation for your future reference.
Selection Process & Criteria
Only shortlisted applicants will be notified via post/email to undergo the selection process. They will be given at least one week’s notice prior to their audition/trial date.
Shortlisted applicants are expected to adhere to the given audition/trial date and time. Applicants who are absent will no longer be considered for admission via DSA.
Shortlisted applicants may be required to present evidence of non-school-based activities and achievements during the interview.
All auditions / trials / interviews will be conducted in-person from Thursday 6 July to Friday 4 August 2023. Please refer to the Aesthetics and Sports talent areas for details on the selection process and criteria.
Please refer to our FAQ if you require further information on DSA applications to SMS(S).
For further queries, please contact:
Ms Doreen Owyong
Tel: 6466 4525
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions about the Direct School Admission Exercise
1. What talents are the school looking for?
St. Margaret’s School (Secondary) welcomes girls who are talented in the Aesthetics and Sports listed in the DSA-Sec talent areas offered by St. Margaret’s School (Secondary)
2. What are the selection criteria?
Selection is based primarily on your merit in your area of talent. Click on the respective areas for more details on the selection process and criteria for Aesthetics & Sports.
3. How do I apply?
Please refer to the Centralised DSA-Sec Application Process.
4. When is the closing date for submitting the application?
The closing date is 31 May 2023.
5. When will I know that my application has been shortlisted?
If you are shortlisted, you will be notified about one week before your audition/trial, which will be held during the period of 6 July 2023 to 4 August 2023.
6. What do I need to prepare for the selection auditions/trials/interviews?
Please refer to the table on Admission Criteria for Direct School Admission Exercise for more information on the respective areas.
7. When will I know the outcome of the selection?
You will be notified of the outcome via post/email by 11 September 2023.
8. How do applicants not studying in MOE Schools apply for DSA?
Applicants not studying in MOE mainstream primary schools should apply for a Registration Number (RGxxxxxxx) to access the DSA-Sec Portal. Please refer to MOE Website at: https://go.gov.sg/nmsdsa-sec-application