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Direct School Admission


The Direct School Admission (DSA) Exercise allows schools to offer places to suitable students with outstanding talent in special areas before the release of their PSLE exam results. TKGS invites Primary 6 students who fulfill the eligibility criteria to apply.

Applicants should fulfill criteria in 2 areas: Academic performance and outstanding talent in special areas.

  1. ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
Students to have achieved an overall score of 70% or more for the Primary 5 Year-End Examination (2016) and Primary 6 Mid-Year Examination (2017).

  1. TALENT IN SPECIAL AREAS

Area

CCA

Minimum Criteria

Performing Arts

Choir

1)     Student is an active member of Choir in Primary School or has prior experience in choral/solo singing, or

2)     Student has excellent pitching, aural and sight-singing abilities, or

3)     Student with no experience in singing in a choir, but has attained at least a Grade 3 in Theory and Practical# on any Western instrument or Voice may be considered.

String

Ensemble

1)     Student is an active member of the String Ensemble in Primary School, or

2)     Student has at least a year’s experience playing in an orchestra/ensemble, or

3)     Student has attained at least a Grade 5 in Practical# in Violin/ Viola/ Cello/ Double Bass), or

4)     Student with no experience in playing a string instrument, but has attained at least a Grade 6 in Theory and Practical# on any Western instrument or voice may be considered.

Symphonic

Band

1)     Student is an active member of Band in Primary School, or

2)     Student has attained at least a Grade 3 in Practical# in any of the Band instruments, or

3)     Student with no experience in playing in the band, but has attained at least a Grade 5 Theory and Practical# on any Western instrument may be considered.

Drama

1)     Student has prior experience in Speech & Drama or

2)     Excellent performance in at least one of the following:

(a)    national/international drama production/competition/musical

(b)   musical or play in the school’s public or in-house performance

(c)    national oratorical/story telling competitions

Dance

1)     Student must have attained attained Grade 5 (with Merit) from RAD, ISTD or CSTD in classical Ballet or

2)     Student attaining excellent performance in any reputed dance competition (local / overseas) may be considered.

Sports

Badminton

Students who have represented the school or National Sporting Associations in one of the following:

(a)     Represented Primary School in Zonal Inter-Primary School Competition   

(b)     Represented Primary School in National Inter-Primary School Competition  

(c)     Represented National Sporting Association or Club in local or overseas Competition

(d)  Represented Singapore Primary Schools Sports Council in Overseas Tournament [Attach copy of the certificate (if any)]

Basketball

Netball

Floorball

Softball

Tennis

Tenpin

Bowling

Sailing

In addition to the above, sailor is preferably ranked top 100 in the Optimist Rank List in Singapore Sailing Federation’s website.

Music

Music     Elective Program

1)     Students must need to be proficient in at least one Western instrument and have attained at least Grade 5 in Theory# and Grade 6 in Practical# on any Western instrument or Voice.

Others

Literary and Debating     Society

Students will be eligible if they have excellent performance (with commendations) in one of the following:

(a)    National oratorical, public speaking, storytelling or debating competitions (e.g. Wits & Words, organized by MOE) or 

(b)   Other oratorical, public speaking, storytelling or debating competitions

Students to have achieved an overall score of 70% or more for the Primary 5 Year-End Examination (2016) and Primary 6 Mid-Year Examination (2017).

For further enquiries, please contact the following:

Mr Tan Heng Loon (DSA Coordinator) at tel. no. 63441593 (General Office) or email tan_heng_loon@moe.edu.sg.

You may access the DSA Briefing slides shared during Experience TKGS! here.

Important DSA Documents:

DSA Application Form
DSA Timeline
FAQs on Direct School Admission
DSA Eligibility Criteria