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.
Who can apply?
Primary 6 students can apply for DSA-Sec based on a wide-range of talents, including:
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)
*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:
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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