What is DSA?

Direct School Admission for secondary schools (DSA-Sec)

P6 students can seek admission to certain secondary schools based on their talent in sports, CCAs and specific academic areas.

What is DSA-Sec?

Direct School Admission for secondary schools (DSA-Sec) allows students to apply to some schools before taking the PSLE.

Students apply based on their talent in sports, CCAs and specific academic areas.

If your child is admitted to a secondary school through DSA-Sec, they are NOT allowed to:

Submit school choices during the Secondary 1 (S1) posting process
Transfer to another school. They must commit to their chosen school for the duration of the programme.
Robotics DSA

Who can apply?

Primary 6 students can apply for DSA-Sec based on a wide-range of talents, including:

  • Sports and games
  • Visual, literary and performing arts
  • Debate and public speaking
  • Science, mathematics, engineering and Robotics
  • Languages and humanities
  • Uniformed groups
  • Leadership (for example, prefects)

Some of the schools with DSA programs related to Young Engineers  Robotics Program 

(Click on School Badges to find out more about their DSA Programs)

Anglican High School
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
Chua Chu Kang SecondaryS chool
Clementi Town Secondary School
Commonwealth Secondary School
Dunman High School
Fuchun Secondary School
Hillgrove Secondary School
Manjusri Secondary School
Pei Hwa Secondary School
Regent Secondary School
River Valley High
School of Science and Technology
Singapore Chinese Girls’ School
Tampines Secondary School 
Woodlands ring Secondary School
Yio Chu Kang Secondary School

*DSA criteria may change, please refer to school’s website.

Pre-requisite to participate in Young Engineers Robotics DSA Prep Course:

  • Certification of Completion of Young Engineers Robotics Program

  • Must be able to attend the class (Saturday & Sundays 3pm-5pm at Tampines Center starting in Jan 2022)

  • Must be able to participate in the First Lego League (FLL) competition in 21-23 March 2022 (date are tentative and will be confirmed by organizer in due course)

  •  Min age must 9 years old on 1st Jan 2022.(Maximum age 16)

  • Minimum 2 students to form a class. Maximum intake is 10 students.(In the event there is only one student, the fees will be refunded)

Overview of Robotics DSA Prep Course:

Robotics DSA
  • Preparation of Student’s Portfolio for DSA Application (Based on lessons from Young Engineers Robotics Program)
  • 12 lessons (120 minutes each) which will cover: 
  • - Familiarisation of FLL Competition and requirements
  • - Designing and Building of Competition Robot
  • - Competition Practise
  • - Preparation for Competition Team Presentation Materials
  • - Lesson on Effective Public Speaking and Presentation
  • - Presentation Rehearsals
  • - ACE Your DSA Interview Class
  • - Debrief and  Competition Reflections
  • First LEGO League (FLL) Competition

  • Cost is $1200 and Early Bird Discount of 15% for those who signed up within 50 days after registration is open.(Registration will be opened the moment FLL Season 2021/22 Challenge is announced)
  • Cost fee includes FLL registration fees and competition mat cost. Team costume/jersey cost and other miscellaneous fees are not included.
  • Deadline for Registration is Dec 2021 or when all possible teams are formed.

Prerequisite for Young Engineers Robotics Program:

11 - 15 year olds

Finished Young Engineers RoboBricks Program with certification

Rationale for the way Young Engineers Robotics DSA Prep Course is structured

Most schools which offers DSA through Robotics require a good portfolio to demonstrate competency. Hence participants must finish our Young Engineers Robotics Program in order to qualify as there are enough lessons and models in the program for us to do up the portfolio. Furthermore the certification of completion also helps in the DSA application. Participation in National and recognised Robotics competition is a must for DSA application. Hence FLL is a must. Finally, we also focused on helping the student be confident in their presentation and interview skills as some schools also require an interview for DSA.

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