Direct School Admission (DSA)
DSA Application Form 2017
DSA Application Form 2017_.pdf
The DSA-Sec Exercise was introduced in 2004 as MOE seeks to promote holistic education. Under the DSA-Sec Exercise, participating secondary schools will have the autonomy to admit students outside of the centralised posting exercise, via their own selection criteria.
In April 2013, MOE approved Bedok South Secondary School as one of the schools under the DSA-Sec Exercise for Niche Development in Uniformed Groups. For 2017, Bedok South Secondary School will offer Secondary One places to aspiring students with the desire to be developed under our key distinctive programmes i.e. Applied Learning and Innovation, Sports and Outdoor Education, Humanities and Debate via the DSA-Sec Exercise. We are looking for students with the zeal in these areas and are willing to contribute to the school and society.
Please visit our website to view the 4 programmes.
Our Distinctive Programmes :
Our distinctive programmes and their intended outcomes are as follows:
A) Applied Learning and Innovation – Project S.H.I.N.E ( Student-centred and Holistic programme that develops Innovation and Nurtures Empathy)
To develop in our students – life-long values, skills and competencies to lead themselves and others; towards exploring their talents and potential and contributing to the community.
(i) Creative and critical thinkers to develop their knowledge, skills, values and attitudes towards learning;
Communicators and Collaborators to develop confidence when communicating and motivate
them to work in teams or independently;
(iii) Serve with conviction to allow students to see the relevance and value of
what they are learning and paying it back to the community.
B) Sports and Education Programme - SHAPE@BDS (A School of Healthy And Physically Educated Enthusiasts at Bedok South Secondary) through Sports and the Outdoors
To inculcate in our students
- life-long values, skills and competencies to lead themselves and
others, towards living an active, healthy and fulfilling life.
(i) Self-awareness and self-management
skills to achieve personal well-being physically, emotionally and mentally;
interpersonal and leadership skills to build maintain positive relationships
and lead others;
(iii) Skills and knowledge of
sports and the outdoors to lead themselves and others towards living a healthy
and balanced life.
A creative problem solving and critical thinking programme representing the journey of discovery participants take while working in a team to solve challenging problems.
To nurture in our students - life-long values, skills, competencies and habits of mind to lead themselves and others in approaching the challenges of the future.
(i) Develop students Creativity and Problem Solving skills through exposure to interdisciplinary challenges.
self-confidence and public speaking
skills through the varied performance arts process.
(iii) Work collaboratively in a team while discovering their unique strengths, interests and potential.
(iv) Grow an innovative outlook and problem-solving approach that is Future-Ready and will equip them for excellence in their future endeavours
programme that provides students with opportunities to develop
intellectual rigour and critical thinking in their use of the English Language.
To develop in our students - life-long values, skills and competencies that help them acquire global awareness and develop their communication, collaborative and critical thinking skills.
(i) Develop independent, confident and effective users of the language, through varied activities that help to hone their communication skills.
(ii) Inculcate an intellectual curiosity of real-world global and social issues, and be innovative problem-solvers in approaching such issues
(iii) Collaborate as a
team through active participation in various debating tournaments, both on local and international platforms.
Bedok South Secondary School: Direct School Admission (DSA-SEC) to 2018 Secondary 1
Bedok South Secondary School has always endeavoured to provide our students with many opportunities to develop their curricular and co-curricular interests. This exposure has led many of our students to discover their passion, strengths and potential, and fueled their desire to pursue more advanced learning in the areas where they have displayed talent. The Direct School Admission (DSA-Sec) exercise provides us with the opportunity to admit students with pre-requisites and talent in our:
1. Applied Learning Programme - Project SHINE
2. Learning for Life Programme - SHAPE@BDS
Bedok South Secondary welcomes all Primary 6 students to participate in
the Direct School Admission (DSA-Sec) Exercise. Applicants must satisfy diverse academic and non-academic criteria such
as good communication
skills, leadership potential and outstanding personal qualities such as
Integrity, Courage, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Care.
Through this exercise, successful applicants via our distinctive programmes will gain admission into BDS for the academic year beginning January 2018, and specifically for LLP, students must be part of the school’s sports or uniformed groups throughout his/her 4 or 5 years in Bedok South Secondary School.
a. Application forms can be downloaded here from 8 May to 30 June 2017.
b. All application forms must be duly completed and submitted by
hand only to Bedok South Secondary
School General Office (Mon – Fri, 0800 hrs – 1700 hrs) together with the
following supporting documents:
1. A portfolio of Academic and Non-Academic Awards and Achievements including leadership, Values-in-Action, other special talents and contributions to school and community, if any;
The Application timeline for 2017 is summarised as follows:
|8 May – 30 June 2017||Application for BDS DSA-Sec Exercise|
|30 June 2017, 5.00 pm||Closing date for submission of Application Form with supporting documents to the school|
|10 July 2017||Notification of short-listed candidates|
|17 July to 11 August 2017||School-based interview for short-listed applicants|
By 31 August 2017
All applicants will receive a reply from the school on the outcome of their application informing them if:
They have been given a Confirmed Offer (CO).
They are placed on the Waiting List (WL).
The school is unable to offer them a place
October 2017||Applicants studying in MOE schools, with a Confirmed Offer or on the Waiting List, will be issued with a School Preference Form (by respective Primary Schools). Those not studying in MOE schools will collect their School Preference Forms from MOE Customer Service Centre|
| Stage 2: Exercise School Preference
23 October to 27 October 2017, 3.00 pm
|School Preference Form to be submitted physically at respective Primary Schools or online via the DSA-Sec Internet System (DSA-Sec IS).|
| Stage 3:
Results Release Stage|
Between 24 to 28 November 2017 (Tentative)
|Release of DSA-Sec Results together with PSLE results|
|22 December 2017 (Tentative)||Applicants report to school|
a) Via Applied Learning and Innovation - ALP
1. Represented the school and achieved accolades in inter-disciplinary-related competitions (e.g. National Junior Robotics Competition, Singapore Amazing Machine Competition).
2. Held leadership positions in inter-disciplinary related clubs or societies (e.g. Science Club, Infocomm and Media Club, Robotics Club).
3. Led / Member in inter or intra-school projects or IP-related competitions.
b) Via Sports and Education - LLP
1. Possesses strong aptitude and interest in sports and outdoors.2. Held leadership position/s in primary school e.g. class chairman, prefect, CCA captain/chairman etc.
3. Recipient of an Edusave Award for Achievement, Leadership and Service
c) Via Humanities
1. Possesses strong aptitude and interest in the Arts.
2. Background in Drama/Public Speaking.
3. Has interest and passion in Humanities.
d) Via Debate
1. Represented the school in competitive programmes such as debate tournaments, public speaking competitions etc.
2. Background in public speaking.
3. Has interest and passion in English Language.
In addition, please indicate your participation/contribution in external competitions/events (if any).
Applicants will need to:
a. Submit a portfolio of Academic and Non-Academic awards and achievements including leadership, Values in Action, other special talents and contributions to school and the community if any;
b. Submit personal Statement via the application form;
c. Pass the interview/ aptitude-based assessment; and
d. Attend trials for DSA via Sports and Education - LLP
Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview from 17 July to 11 August 2017.For more information about the DSA Exercise, you may:
Visit MOE website at: https://www.moe.gov.sg/
Visit BSSS website at http://www.bedoksouthsec.moe.edu.sg or call 6441 4479