What is Direct School Admission or DSA?


What is Direct School Admission or DSA?

26 Apr 2023

Hey hey, have you heard of the Direct School Admission (DSA) scheme in Singapore? It’s a super cool program that lets students score early admission to the secondary school or Junior College of their dreams based on their skills and accomplishments – all before they even take the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) or GCE ‘O’ Level Examination.

The DSA scheme started back in 2004 and was first rolled out to seven schools offering the Integrated Programme (IP). Since then, it’s expanded to include Niche Programme Schools – which are schools with awesome talent development programs and a history of major achievements in specific areas.

If you’re keen to apply your child for DSA, you’ll need to identify a talent development program that aligns with your unique strengths and apply directly to the school. The selection process varies between schools and areas, but if you’re successful, you’ll need to commit to developing your skills and talents at your allocated DSA school throughout your secondary or JC education. It’s a big commitment, but it could be your ticket to success! You can check out the various schools and the talents they are looking out for.

Who can apply
If your child is a Singaporean and a total rockstar in a particular field, you can apply for secondary schools and JCs through the Direct School Admission (DSA) scheme! Just make sure you identify a talent development program that matches your skills and commit to it! Here are some of the talents, including:
Visual, literary and performing arts
Debate and public speaking
Science, mathematics and engineering
Languages and humanities
Uniformed groups
Leadership (e.g. prefects)

If you have decided to apply your child for DSA and are looking for a fun and engaging way to prepare your child for leadership skills, public speaking, and debates? Look no further than Speech Academy Asia! We’ve been recognized as the best enrichment center in the industry for both kids and adults.

We’re passionate about helping our students master the art of public speaking. It’s a lifelong skill that can benefit you in school, relationships, and future careers. Our experienced instructors are trained in the art of Neuro Somatics™, which focuses on the mind-body connection. We’ll teach your child how to use body language and breathing techniques to manage their nerves and present with confidence.

We also incorporate Language Memory Programming Semantics™, which uses visualization and memory techniques to help students remember their speeches and deliver them with ease. And we focus on Speech Linguistic Patterns™, teaching your child how to use language to convey meaning and influence others with patterns such as metaphor, analogy, and repetition.

Not only can we help your kiddos become expert leaders, speakers, and debaters with our DSA training, but we can also prep them for nailing those nerve-wracking interviews! Yup, even if they’re more into sports or music, we’ve got their backs for that final interview that could make or break their dreams – ’cause let’s be real, even the rugby captain needs to slay their interview game!

With our engaging and effective programs, your child will become a confident and compelling speaker in no time.

So why wait? Speak to us today and let’s unlock your child’s full potential!


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