2020 Direct School Admission – Secondary (DSA-Sec) Exercise
All students interested in applying for a place to Catholic High School via DSA-Sec will need to do so via a centralized DSA-Sec Portal managed by the Ministry of Education (MOE). More information, including application timeline, authentication, number of choices allowed is available via https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec.
Application is free-of-charge and the period of application is as listed below:
|Start of Application||0900hrs, Tuesday, 12 May 2020|
|End of Application||1500hrs, Friday, 5 June 2020|
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.
Requirements of DSA-Sec Applicants
Mother Tongue Language
Catholic High School is a Special Assistance Plan (SAP) school that is committed to nurturing bilingual and bicultural students who are immersed in the Chinese language and culture, yet equipped with a global outlook. As with other SAP schools, it does not take in students who offer Mother Tongue Languages other than Chinese/ Higher Chinese. Students exempted from offering CL/ HCL for PSLE in Primary School cannot apply to SAP schools, including Catholic High. In addition:
- Integrated Programme (IP) students must offer Higher Chinese Language in Years 1 and 2;
- O-Level Programme (OP) students must offer at least Chinese Language.
General Academic Criteria
Regardless of the talent area(s) an applicant applies for, he should have achieved consistent and excellent results for Primary 5 Mid-Year and End-of-Year Examinations, and excellent results in any assessment in Primary 6, or equivalent.
Regardless of the talent area(s) an applicant applies for, he should have achieved consistent and very good results for Primary 5 Mid-Year and End-of-Year Examinations, and very good results in any assessment in Primary 6, or equivalent.
Applicants should conduct themselves with decorum, and have positive attitude and sound moral values.
Talent-specific Criteria for Selection of DSA-Sec Applicants
|Music Elective Programme (IP)||
|Music Elective Programme (OP)|
|Performing Arts (IP)||
|Performing Arts (OP)|
Application and Selection Process
After the application closes on 5 June, only shortlisted (IP and OP) students in all talent areas will be contacted to undergo E-interview.
To ensure the safety of all DSA applicants in view of the COVID-19 situation, the school will conduct selection interviews via electronic modes and applicants need not visit our school in person. More details will be updated at our website by end-May.
Students who are successfully admitted to the school via DSA are expected to honour their commitment to the school and programme (4 years for the O-Level Programme or 6 years for the Integrated Programme), and participate in the activities related to the talent they are selected for from year 1-4.
For inquiries regarding CHS DSA-Sec, please contact us at:
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 6458 2177