DSA 2017

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francoisecarole
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Re: DSA 2017

Post by francoisecarole » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:14 pm

Hi
Is there a scheduled date for MTP for those that receive CO from Catholic High?

We received a letter and 2 handwritten postcards but no MTP dates...

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Re: DSA 2017

Post by taurbear » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:23 pm

francoisecarole wrote:Hi
Is there a scheduled date for MTP for those that receive CO from Catholic High?

We received a letter and 2 handwritten postcards but no MTP dates...
no MTP

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Re: DSA 2017

Post by Darrell » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:53 pm

Hi, anyone tried dsa year 3 for rgs before? Any advice?

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Re: DSA 2017

Post by Happy70 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:46 pm

Darrell wrote:Hi, anyone tried dsa year 3 for rgs before? Any advice?
What you're asking about is not really DSA; its year 3 IP transfer, so this is prob not the right forum. You might want to check out this year's requirements for RGS' year 3 IP transfer at this link in any case:

http://www.rgs.edu.sg/admissions/admiss ... rance-test

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Re: DSA 2017

Post by santhana » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:11 pm

Estéema wrote:
santhana wrote:
Estéema wrote:
:congrats: :rahrah: :dancing: :celebrate:


Congratulations to all DC who received CO calls today. Rmbr to attend Principal's address this Thurs at 4pm.

More calls might be coming tmr. Hang in there. :xedfingers:
Is there a invite at ACSI for principals address on THU!?.. Guess then all calls over by today,!

Call invite for those on DSA acceptance list.

Still ano possible day tomorrow, but for remaining successful candidates on their list only, whom admin staff hv not yet contacted. ~ Die-hard Optimist speak :xedfingers:
Thanks. I lost my hope via this option.
All the best for your DC..


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Re: DSA 2017

Post by francoisecarole » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:55 pm

Thanks, Taurbear

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Re: DSA 2017

Post by ying2 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:27 am

imbblim wrote:
Rivervalekid wrote:looks like this year many parents have DSAed their kids into NJC, will be a tough fight. As for any one who has news from MGS can pls highlight here pls. Thks!
Don't think this year will be as tough as 2014. That year 700 over applicants sat for test, shortlisted about 100 over, should be less than 150, for interview and CO 50 students.
I heard last year was >900 applicants and NJC was one of the schools that gave standardized screening tests for all applicants.
This year DSA process and criteria have been changed. I think it is more work and headache for them to choose. The school wanted to make sure the DSA students can success in their IP program, since there is commitment for DSA student that not allow to change school.

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Re: DSA 2017

Post by Harrychew » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:50 am

ying2 wrote:
imbblim wrote:
Rivervalekid wrote:looks like this year many parents have DSAed their kids into NJC, will be a tough fight. As for any one who has news from MGS can pls highlight here pls. Thks!
Don't think this year will be as tough as 2014. That year 700 over applicants sat for test, shortlisted about 100 over, should be less than 150, for interview and CO 50 students.
I heard last year was >900 applicants and NJC was one of the schools that gave standardized screening tests for all applicants.
This year DSA process and criteria have been changed. I think it is more work and headache for them to choose. The school wanted to make sure the DSA students can success in their IP program, since there is commitment for DSA student that not allow to change school.
The top schools received large numbers of applicants every year, ome received more than a thousand, according to the principals. Typically around 10 - 15% of applicants get CO for these top schools. I would think that if called up for interview, the chance is most likely in the range of 40 - 60% success rate, since no school in their right mind will plan to burden everyone with so many interviews.

Academic ability is a major criteria, as such we can safely say that first filter is P5 and P6 results. I have also heard that for this year, GEPs are no longer getting a free ride on DSA as their DSA rejection rate is relatively higher than past years. Maybe MOE belatedly discovered that giving past GEP free ride has cultivated complacency?

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Re: DSA 2017

Post by Rainbow sky » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:19 am

Just 1 more week to go at most for the rest of us waiting for reply.
Hang in there.

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Re: DSA 2017

Post by Yngmng » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:21 am

Most geppers DSA for RI or RGS. Outcome not out. How to say rejection higher? Not fair to say geppers free rider. They are taught less of the PSLE stuff unlike mainstream and do more projects? Most still score above 250. Most awards won by geppers. Please be sensitive in your comments.

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