Curriculum
Home > DSA

DSA

WGS -- 2017 Direct School Admission Exercise

 

 

Our Vision 

True to our vision as a school of choice and a community of dynamic learners, Woodgrove Secondary School (WGS) aims to shape the character of our students, ignite passion and promote innovation in them, and prepare them to be citizens for the future. A WGS student will have a holistic school experience through programmes designed to nurture them into learners and leaders for life, with the following outcomes:

Head_Heart_Hands_Feet_table_170504.jpg

To this end, WGS offers the following two distinctive programmes:

(a)  Learning for Life Programme (LLP): Community & Youth Leadership (CYL)
(b)  Applied Learning Programme (ALP): Materials Science for Sustainable Living
 
 

Learning for Life Programme (LLP): Community & Youth Leadership (CYL)

We envision WGS students as learners who are aware of the needs of the community and have empathy and compassion to serve and make a difference. Our CYL programme provides students the opportunities to participate in Overseas Learning Journeys and Work Attachments so that they may apply skills learnt and participate in an evolving real-life environment. Students will also develop and hone their leadership skills, character and values through initiating and organising programmes for the school and the community. Learning thus becomes meaningful and is a way of life for the students.

 
  
  

Applied Learning Programme (ALP): Materials Science for Sustainable Living

WGS has demonstrated strengths in environmental and design education. Our ALP leverages strengths in these areas to enable students to appreciate the application of scientific concepts, technology and design process in the field of materials science and environmental science. To encourage students to connect knowledge across subject disciplines and strengthen their thinking skills, they will be taught relevant topics from Science, Mathematics, Geography as well as Design & Technology. Through these activities, students will experience both the Scientific Inquiry Process and Design Thinking Process. Our ALP provides students the opportunities to participate in learning journeys and enrichment workshops to deepen their understanding of materials science as well as gain insight into the relevant post secondary education opportunities available.


WGS_DSA_ALP_pic.jpg

 

2017 Direct School Admission (DSA) – Sec Exercise

For 2017 Direct School Admission (DSA) – Sec Exercise, the school will offer up to 5% of the Secondary One places in 2018 to Primary 6 pupils with keen interest in our LLP or ALP.
 
The selection criteria are shown below:

Applicants should

  • have demonstrated strong leadership qualities in Prefectorial Board / CCA / Class 
  • have participated actively in a community project / overseas service learning trips

Or

  • have strong interest in subjects such as Science and Mathematics
  • have done well in Science / Mathematics / Design-related / Environmental-related competitions or projects at school or national level
 
Successful applicants will be given opportunities to participate in Overseas Learning Journeys / Work Attachments as well as develop their leadership skills through initiating and organising programmes for the school and the community.  

  

Overview of the DSA – Sec Exercise 

The DSA-Sec Exercise will be conducted in the following stages:

Stages Timeframe
Application Stage 08 May 2017 to 14 July 2017
Selection Stage 03 July 2017 to 31 August 2017
Exercise School Preference Stage  30 October 2017 to 03 November 2017 
Results Release Stage  Late November 
 
 
More information can be found at the MOE DSA-Sec website here.
 
 

Application Procedure 

A copy of the 2017 DSA-Sec Exercise Application Form is downloadable here. Alternatively, applicants may collect a copy of the application form from Woodgrove Secondary School General Office during office hours (Mondays to Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm).
 
Applicants may attach supporting documents (e.g. CCA records, testimonials, certificates of achievement / participation and reflections) in their applications.
 
All completed application forms are to be submitted by 14 July 2017 (5 pm) to:
Woodgrove Secondary School
3 Woodlands Avenue 6
Singapore 738990
Attn: Mr Tan Siong Leong
Re: DSA Application 
 
  

Outcomes of the Application

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview by early August. The school will notify the shortlisted applicants on the details of the interview. The school will issue letters to all applicants on the outcomes by 31 August 2017:
(i) if they have been given a Confirmed Offer (CO),
(ii) placed on the Waiting List (WL), or
(iii) unsuccessful.
 
Successful applicant, given a CO, is guaranteed a place in Woodgrove Secondary School for the course [Express, Normal (Academic) or Normal (Technical)] which the pupil is eligible for based on his / her PSLE results.  

  

Clarification

For further enquiries, parents / applicants may contact Mr Tan Siong Leong at 6893 2564 during office hours.