IP SCHOOLS DSA (ACADEMIC) - AT A GLANCE

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IP SCHOOLS DSA (ACADEMIC) - AT A GLANCE

Postby Nebbermind » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:47 am

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The purpose of this table is to provide future participants of the DSA (Acad) of IP schools and their parents an Overview of the whole DSA process and some basic school information.


Points to note:

1. The schools are listed according to the MOE list provided HERE
2. The figures provided in the table are indicative figures and will vary from year to year.
3. This table would not have been possible without the contribution of many fellows KSPs, and in other words, please DO NOT crucify me should there be any misrepresentation
4. It would be much appreciated if we discuss DSA related matters in other threads such as the DSA201x thread. Hopefully this thread will remain more like a IP DSA FAQ.
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General Ability Test FAQ

Postby Nebbermind » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:29 am

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GAT wrote:General Information

1.What is the General Ability Test or GAT?
The GAT is a standardized assessment of an applicant's general reasoning ability, and it measures observation skills, problem solving ability as well as learning capacity. The GAT provides an objective measure that is free of language and cultural bias. All the information needed to respond to each question is presented within the test item itself. Clear instructions will be given to ensure that applicants understand how to attempt the test.
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Higher Ability Selection Test FAQ

Postby Nebbermind » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:34 am

HAST wrote:Overview

HAST is an ability test used by secondary schools to identify academically gifted students for participation in accelerated learning and enhancement programs.

The test draws upon ACER’s extensive experience in high stakes testing programs for schools such as the Selective High School Placement Test in New South Wales, the Ignite program in South Australia and the Queensland Academies Student Entrance Test.

The HAST program delivers rigorous tests in reading comprehension, mathematical reasoning, abstract reasoning and written expression at all levels of secondary school including first level entry.

HAST is designed to measure innate ability and academic potential unlike curriculum based tests which typically identify what a student has already learned.

The test material is presented in a wide range of contexts and includes some items that are highly verbal, some that require the ability to perceive concepts at an abstract level, others that require the ability to synthesize, extrapolate or make inferences and some that apply logical and strategic thinking to solving a problem.
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DSA(General)FAQ

Postby Nebbermind » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:36 pm

MOE wrote:Direct School Admission - Secondary: Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

1.What is Direct School Admission - Secondary (DSA-Sec) Exercise?
2.How much discretion will the secondary schools have for 2014 Direct School Admission - Secondary (DSA-Sec) Exercise?
3.Can I apply for direct admission to any secondary school?


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Catholic High, St Nic & SCGS Criteria

Postby Nebbermind » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:21 am

Catholic High School Eligibility Criteria (taken from CHS DSA2014 website)

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CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School Eligibility Criteria (taken from SNGS DSA2014 website)

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Singapore Chinese Girls' School Eligibility Criteria (taken from SCGS DSA2014 website)

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Dunman High School Domain Criteria

Postby Nebbermind » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:25 am

Dunman High School Domain Criteria (taken from DHS DSA2014 website)

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Nanyang Girls' High School Admission Criteria

Postby Nebbermind » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:29 am

Nanyang Girls' High School Admission Criteria (taken from NYGH DSA2014 website)

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Hwa Chong Institution

Postby Nebbermind » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:58 am

Hwa Chong Institution (taken from HCI DSA2014 website)

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National Junior College Selection Criteria

Postby Nebbermind » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:14 am

National Junior College Selection Criteria (taken from NJC DSA2014 website)

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Raffles Girls' School Admission Criteria

Postby Nebbermind » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:24 am

Raffles Girls' School Admission Criteria (taken from RGS DSA2014 website)

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