DSA 2015

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DSA 2015

Postby titank » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:14 am

I guess would be good to discuss early as very often I heard parents that they have very little time to prepare for DSA. In additon, PSLE 2015 the Eng exam syllabus would have a change. :yikes:

Here are my questions & if any expert can answer do share it here. :? :? :imdrowning:

Q1. If a particular school COP is 255, going through DSA meaning can drop to 245-254? Would the kid have to strugghle very badly since they are not coming by the normal S1 posting?

Q2 How to find a school participate in DSA & what types of DSA features they would be looking for?

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Re: DSA 2015

Postby Nebbermind » Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:44 am

titank wrote:I guess would be good to discuss early as very often I heard parents that they have very little time to prepare for DSA. In additon, PSLE 2015 the Eng exam syllabus would have a change. :yikes:

Here are my questions & if any expert can answer do share it here. :? :? :imdrowning:

Q1. If a particular school COP is 255, going through DSA meaning can drop to 245-254? Would the kid have to strugghle very badly since they are not coming by the normal S1 posting?

Q2 How to find a school participate in DSA & what types of DSA features they would be looking for?


Having a low T-score may not tell the whole story. If one is weak in, say, Chinese, it will affect roughly 25% of the score. But once in sec school, Chinese weightage drops as there are more subjects.

But I believe that in most IP schools, it's gonna be teach-less-learn-more and that may not suit every child.

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Re: DSA 2015

Postby anxious.dad » Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:10 pm

titank wrote:I
Q2 How to find a school participate in DSA & what types of DSA features they would be looking for?

For the full list of schools that are participating in DSA 2013 including their niche areas, you may like to refer to the following MOE website.
http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissi ... g-schools/

However, if you are looking at schools with COP of around 255, then you are probably looking at the IP schools. You may like to check the websites of your targeted IP schools for details.

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DIRECT SCHOOL ADMISSION

Postby chixchix » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:00 pm

Hi All has anyone got any info on what DSA is all about if your child is in P5 ?

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Re: DIRECT SCHOOL ADMISSION

Postby Unique26 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:51 pm

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Re: DIRECT SCHOOL ADMISSION

Postby bb_ mom » Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:54 pm

Check out MOE websites for information. Then visit websites of schools you're interested in as they will post open house dates, although the open house meant more for P6 kids. If your child is a boy and you want him to enter boys' school, please note open houses start earlier. No idea why but i only found our when friend mentioned when her DS was in P6 last year.

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Re: DIRECT SCHOOL ADMISSION

Postby Porky Pig » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:10 pm

It depends on whether you are going via DSA sports or DSA Academics. My DS went thru the DSA Sports route. That means he must be heavily involved in tat sports since P4. He must be in his school team who represented both zonal and national tournaments.

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Re: DIRECT SCHOOL ADMISSION

Postby bb_ mom » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:47 pm

Anyone planning to bring DC to open houses although in P5 this year? I was thinking of going to motivate DS.

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Re: DIRECT SCHOOL ADMISSION

Postby lexis » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:39 pm

It's a good idea to do so cos some schools (HCI and RI in particular) will have their open houses on the same day. Do one in p5, and the other, in p6.

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Re: DIRECT SCHOOL ADMISSION

Postby The Pasta Greely » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:22 pm

Actually I heard that we should not apply for DSA if your child is very smart because you may apply to go to that school, but rhen when your child goes to PSLE, they can go to a better school, they MUST go to the DSA school chosen.

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