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Home > Prospective Students > Direct School Admission (DSA) to Woodgrove Secondary School 2022

Direct School Admission (DSA) to Woodgrove Secondary School 2022

Woodgrove Secondary School is offering DSA in the two areas below for admission to Secondary 1 2023.

Talent Area 1: Community Youth Leadership (Girls and Boys)

The Community & Youth Leadership (CYL) programme envisions every Woodgrover to be a thoughtful leader. The programme aims to develop Woodgrovers to be compassionate leaders with the passion to serve. DSA students in Area 1 will be automatically enrolled into the school’s Student Leadership Development Programme. Students will access a wide variety of opportunities, including opportunities to lead the student body and hone their leadership skills. For more information about Woodgrove Secondary School’s LLP, please refer to this link. 

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Criteria for DSA in Talent Area 1: Community and Youth Leadership

Applicants should:

·       demonstrate strong leadership qualities in Prefectorial Board/ CCA/ Class/ equivalent student organisation;

·       have organised and/or participated in a service learning project;

·       be able to manage academic workload; and

·       have good conduct.


Talent Area 2: Science for Sustainable Development (Girls and Boys)

DSA students in Area 2 will be automatically enrolled into the school’s Tier 2 STEM Applied Learning Programme. Students will access a wide variety of opportunities, including workshops, small group mentoring for student-initiated projects, and internationalisation opportunities related to STEM and/ or Sustainability. For more information about Woodgrove Secondary School’s STEM ALP, please refer to this link. 


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Photo: Snippets of Tier 2 Opportunities in 2022


Criteria for DSA in Talent Area 2: Science for sustainable development

Applicants should:

·       demonstrate strong interest and talent in the area of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics);

·       exuberate passion in advocating for sustainability/ the environment;

·       have participated in relevant opportunities/ CCA/ interest group within or outside school;

·       be able to manage academic workload; and

·       have good conduct. 

Overview of DSA-Sec Exercise

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

Stages

Timeframe

Remarks

Application

5 May 2022, 11 am
to
1 Jun 2022,

3 pm

Application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 5 May 2022, 11 am to 1 June 2022, 3 pm.

 

Please submit your application at https://go.gov.sg/apply-dsa-sec

 

For more details, please refer to MOE website:

https://www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec.

Selection

27 Jun 2022
to
12 Sep 2022

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview between mid-July to mid-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 mid-September. Applicants will be notified if they have been:

(i) given a Confirmed Offer (CO)

(ii) placed on the Waiting List (WL), or

(iii) unsuccessful in their application.

School Preference Submission

31 Oct 2022

 to

4 Nov 2022

Applicants can submit up to three school preferences from schools that have given them CO or WL offer.

Results Release

Late Nov 2022

DSA-Sec allocation results will be released through Primary Schools or email.


Parents and students are encouraged to choose schools wisely based on the student’s aptitudes and strengths, bearing in mind the schools’ academic and non-academic requirements, and the programmes available to develop the area of talent.

Students who are successfully admitted to the school via DSA are expected to honour their commitment to the school, and participate in the activities related to the talent they are selected for from year 1-4.

Application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 5 May 2022, 11am to 1 June 2022, 3pm. For more details, please refer to MOE website – www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec.

Meeting all the criteria does not guarantee the student will be shortlisted/given an offer.

 

Useful MOE weblinks:

DSA-Sec Main Webpage

https://www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec  

Instructions on Application

https://go.gov.sg/dsa-sec-application 

Direct to DSA-Sec Portal 

https://go.gov.sg/apply-dsa-sec 

DSA-Sec iFAQs

https://go.gov.sg/dsa-secfaqs 


Contact Us

For further enquiries, parents/ applicants may email us at woodgrove_ss@moe.edu.sg with [DSA] in the subject of the email.