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Direct School Admission


(This document is correct as of 31 May 2019)


Have a strength, interest or talent area we are looking for? And think that Ngee Ann Sec Sch is a good fit for you? You may want to apply to Ngee Ann Secondary School through Direct School Admission (DSA-SEC).

Ngee Ann Secondary School conducts the annual Direct School Admission (DSA-SEC) from July to August.

From 2019, application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 8 May to 4 Jun 2019. For more details, please refer to MOE website – www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec

Further application details involving the portal will be communicated nearer the date. Do check back!


Think it Through.

Still considering if Ngee Ann Sec Sch’s DSA suits you? The following considerations might help:

(i) The Ngee Ann DNA. Check out what Ngee Ann stands for from our school vision, mission, values and our flagship programmes. Is it aligned to what you look for in secondary education?

(ii) Learning Culture and Rigor. What sort of learner are you? Do you learn well with technology? Do you want breadth with depth? Can you handle independence with discipline? Do you take ownership? Can you learn in groups? Do you like speed? Decide if our pace and pitching is right for you.

(iii) Your Strength, Interest and Talent Area. Can our DSA programmes meet your needs? Can we take you further? How can you use your strength, interest and talent to enrich, build and serve the Ngee Ann Secondary community?


DSA-SEC Talents Offered

There are eight talent areas offered by Ngee Ann Secondary School:

(1) Art & Design
(2) Coding
(3) CCA: Band (Concert)
(4) CCA: Chinese Orchestra
(5) CCA: Badminton
(6) CCA: Basketball
(7) CCA: Volleyball (Girls only) 
(8) CCA: Wushu 


DSA-SEC Talent Shortlisting Criteria

These are our school’s shortlisting criteria for each DSA-Sec Talent offered. In general, all potential students are expected to:

· Demonstrate strong passion for, as well as motivation in, the respective talent areas;
· Demonstrate commitment, perseverance and resilience in their talent area endeavour;
· Demonstrate good character with a minimum conduct grade of “Very Good”.

In addition, each talent areas will have their own shortlisting criteria:

Talent

Shortlisting Criteria

Art & Design


·Possesses good skills and knowledge in art and or design-making; 
·Exhibits critical and creative-thinking. 
·Provide portfolio of at least 8 pieces of art & design-related work and projects via email to Teacher ICs. (Incomplete submissions will not be considered.)

Coding


Satisfy any of the following: 
·Possesses computational-thinking skills or basic programming knowledge in Arduino (Sketch) or LEGO Mindstorm; 
·Has participated in local or international coding-related competitions (e.g. National Junior Robotics Competition, First LEGO League, National Robopreneur Carnival). 
·Provide portfolio of coding-related work and projects.

CCA: Band (Concert)


·Demonstrate potential for development in the respective talent areas. 
·Provide documentary proof of the following in the respective talent areas: 
(1) Training; 
(2) Experience; 
(3) Exposure; 
(4) Competition participation; 
(5) Achievements. 
· Be medically and physically fit. 
· Attained at least NAPFA Bronze Award in P6 (for badminton, basketball, volleyball and wushu).

CCA: Chinese Orchestra

CCA: Badminton

CCA: Basketball

CCA: Volleyball (Girls only) 

CCA: Wushu



DSA-SEC Selection Process and Key Dates


Part One: Selection Process

All shortlisted students will be invited to the school for a selection test, an audition or trials. Students will be assessed on their ability to play the game or instrument, as well as their potential.

Students should come prepared with their instrument, equipment and/or sports attire or school uniform. They should report to the school’s general office, and will be directed to the respective venues.

Selection tests, auditions and trials details (usually first two weeks of July; exact details to be confirmed):

Talent Area

Date (Day)

Time

Venue

Art & Design

12 Jul (Fri)

3 pm

Art Studio (Level 1)

Coding

4 Jul (Thurs)

3.30 pm

Computer Lab 1

Band (Concert)

2 Jul (Tues)

3.30 pm

Music room

Chinese Orchestra

12 Jul (Fri)

2 pm

Classrooms

Badminton 

(Boys and Girls)

2 Jul (Tues)

3.30 pm

Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH)

Basketball 

(Boys and Girls)

12 Jul (Fri)

4 pm

Indoor Sports Hall (ISH)

Volleyball 

(Girls only) 

5 Jul (Fri)

2 pm

Indoor Sports Hall (ISH)

Wushu

(Boys and Girls)

2 Jul (Tues)

3.30 pm

Indoor Sports Hall (ISH)


What to expect during auditions, trials and selection tests?

Art & Design

(i) Applicants are expected to do group and individual work during the 3-hour Art & Design selection workshop. They can bring their own art materials or use the materials provided by the school.

Coding

(i) Applicants are expected to do a Multiple-Choice Question test which assesses aptitude in computational thinking skills. Programming language will not be assessed.

Band (Concert)

(i) Applicants are required to prepare any major scales up to four sharps and flats.
(ii) Applicants are also required to prepare a piece of their choice for the audition.
(iii) Applicants are advised to bring their own instrument as they are more accustomed to their own instrument.
(iv) However, if they do not own an instrument, especially the bulky instruments like tuba/string bass/percussion, they can loan it from our school. They can contact the teacher-in-charge to make necessary arrangement ahead of time.

Chinese Orchestra

(i) Applicants are required to prepare a 1-3min piece of their choice for the audition.
(ii) Applicants are advised to bring their own instruments (if any) as they are more familiar with it.
(iii) However, if they do not have an instrument, especially bulky ones like the bass/cello, they can borrow it from our school. Contact the teacher-in-charge to make the necessary arrangements ahead of time.

Badminton, Basketball, Volleyball:

(i) Applicants are to turn up in sporting attire (appropriate t-shirt, sporting shorts and shoes).
(ii) Be prepared to play the game.
(iii) Assessors will be looking at applicant’s ability to play the game and the potential for coaching.

Wushu

(i) Applicants are to turn up in wushu training attire (any t-shirt, wushu pants and wushu shoes).
(ii) Be prepared to showcase basic moves, splits, jumps etc.
(iii) Prepare up to two routines that they are most confident in. Applicants will be asked to showcase half of the routines.
(iv) Applicants can bring their own weapons if they are showcasing that routine. If they do not have their own weapons, they should inform teacher in-charge beforehand so that he or she can have them prepared.

Part Two: Interview

Successful applicants from the selection process will be required to attend an interview session.

Dates: Last week of July and first week of August (To be confirmed)
Venue: Ngee Ann Secondary School Conference Room
Time: From 3 pm onwards

Students admitted into Ngee Ann Secondary School under DSA are expected to honour their commitment to the school and remain in the CCA.

Enquiries

For more information about our programmes and CCAs, please visit our school website.
For other enquiries, please direct your email to:


Talent Area

Teacher-in-Charge

Email

General enquiries

Mr Tan Hee Pheng

Miss Evelyn Koh

tan_hee_pheng@moe.edu.sg

koh_ruiyin_evelyn@moe.edu.sg

Art & Design

Mr Ben Khor

Khor_teng_chih@moe.edu.sg

Coding

Mr Neo Guang Xian

neo_guang_xian@moe.edu.sg

Band Concert

Mr Tan Hee Pheng

Miss Evelyn Koh

tan_hee_pheng@moe.edu.sg

koh_ruiyin_evelyn@moe.edu.sg

Chinese Orchestra

Badminton

Basketball

Volleyball

Wushu