The DSA-Sec Exercise was first introduced in 2004 as part of MOE’s move towards a more flexible and broad-based education system. Under the DSA-Sec Exercise, schools will be able to select a percentage of their students for admission outside of the centralized posting system, via their own selection criteria. 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.
From 2023, application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be opened from May to June 2023. For more details, please refer to MOE website – www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec.
DSA-Sec@West Spring Secondary School
In West Spring Secondary, the 3 talent areas under DSA-Sec are:
Our selection criteria, in general, are as follows:
● Interest and Passion: Applicants should demonstrate a keen interest in and passion for their respective talent areas
● Talent and Aptitude: Applicants should demonstrate evidence of talent and/or aptitude in their talent area
● Conduct and Attitude for Learning: Applicants should demonstrate evidence of good conduct in school, as well as a positive attitude for learning and demeanour