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Direct School Admission (DSA–Sec) to Serangoon Garden Secondary School (2022)


Under the DSA-Sec exercise, SGS will be offering Primary 6 students who fulfil specific criteria for the following areas of strength:

  • Nurturing Confident and Compassionate Leaders through CCA, which is our school’s distinctive Learning for Life Programme (LLP).
  • Providing opportunities for students who have recognised talents and achievements in Sports and Performing Arts.


In SGS, we believe in nurturing our SGSians as values-driven and as Learners with Grit, Leaders with Heart through our culture of care.

If you embrace the same beliefs and values, we invite you to join our family in the following categories:

No. Category Ability
1 DSA (Sports)

Athletically talented students to join TEAM SGS

–        Football (for boys only)

–        Floorball (for girls only)

Students who have outstanding achievements at recognised competitions.


Additional Criteria:

1.     Formal training in the Sports.

2.     Obtain a Conduct Grade of ‘Good’ or better in Primary 5 (overall) and Primary 6 (mid-Year).

3.     Leadership appointment in Primary School will be preferred.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for selection from 27 June to 15 August.


2 DSA (Performing Arts)

Aesthetically talented students to join our Performing Arts Groups

–        Choir

–        Concert Band

–        English Drama

–        Guzheng Ensemble

–        Modern Dance


Students who demonstrate outstanding achievements in Performing Arts.


Additional Criteria:

1.      Formal training in the Performing Arts.

2.      Achievement in National Competitions/accomplishment at National level.

3.      Obtain a Conduct Grade of ‘Good’ or better in Primary 5 (overall) and Primary 6 (mid-Year).

4.      Leadership appointment in Primary School will be preferred.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for selection from 27 June to 15 August.



General Procedure and Time Schedule

5 May 2022


Application Opens – Accessing the DSA Portal


Submission of Application

i.          Applicants from MOE mainstream primary schools: Parent may log in directly to DSA-Sec Portal. Only one parent’s SingPass is required. Parents/ guardians who are unable to apply online can approach their child’s primary school for assistance.


ii.          Other applicants not studying in MOE mainstream primary schools:

Parents should apply online for a Registration Number, so they can apply through DSA Portal. This is done using an online form via MOE DSA Website.



Students can indicate up to three choices (maximum of two choices for the same school under two different talent areas).


Parents and students are encouraged to choose schools wisely based on the student’s aptitudes and strengths, bearing in mind the school’s academic and non-academic requirements, and the programmes available to develop the area of talent.

1 Jun 2022


Application closes.
From 27 June 2022 Only shortlisted applicants will be informed, through email or phone call, for in-person selection session at the secondary school. Shortlisted applicants will be informed of the timing later.
From 27 June to 15 August 2022 School-based in-person selection at the secondary school shortlisted applicants.

All applicants are to appear in their primary school uniform. Do note that parents will not be allowed in the interview session.

By 12 September 2022 All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications.

By end October 2022

Applicants with CO or WL offer will receive School Preference Form.


·       Those studying in MOE schools will receive the School Preference Form via their Primary Schools.  They are required to login to the DSA-Sec Portal using their SingPass to submit up to three school preferences or at their primary schools.

·        For those not studying in MOE schools, they will receive their DSA-Sec results via email. They are to submit up to three school preferences.

School Preference Submission closes.


·        DSA-Sec offers not taken up will be considered as lapsed if applicants do not submit their school preference.


By late November 2022

Release of DSA-Sec results together with PSLE results through Primary Schools.


About Direct School Admission (DSA-Sec)

Under the Direct School Admission Secondary (DSA-Sec) exercise, secondary schools may offer Secondary 1 places to suitable primary students earlier, using school-based criteria other than PSLE results. These criteria are schools-based and seek to allow a greater range of student achievements and talents to be recognised.


Students successfully allocated to their DSA-Schools will NOT be allowed to participate in the annual S1 Posting Exercise to opt for secondary schools, and are expected to honour the commitment to the allocated DSA-Sec school and participate in the activities related to the talent they are selected for from year 1-4.


They will also NOT be allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the PSLE results


Interested students may also refer to some MOE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information on the DSA-Sec Exercise, or call the MOE Customer Service Centre at 6872-2220.