Direct School Admission (DSA-Sec) Exercise
SST admits ALL our Secondary 1 students through the Direct School Admission Secondary (DSA-Sec) exercise. It does not participate in the MOE Secondary One Posting Exercise.
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 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.
Timeline Of SST DSA-SEC 2023
Applicants not studying in MOE mainstream primary schools must apply for a Registration Number (RGxxxxxxx) to access the DSA-Sec Portal via the FormSG. You may refer to the MOE website at: https://go.gov.sg/nmsdsa-sec-application
For more information on DSA-Sec, please refer to the MOE website at https://www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec
(A) SST Phase 1 Written Test (All candidates)
The SST phase 1 Written Test assesses candidates’ ability to solve real-world problems by applying STEM knowledge and skills. The duration of the test is about 2 hours. Applicants will be informed of the test date and timing via email.
(B) SST Phase 2 STEAM Challenge (Only for shortlisted candidates)
The SST phase 2 STEAM Challenge is an activity-based assessment where candidates will work in groups to solve real-world issues. Shortlisted applicants will be informed of the test date and timing via email.
(C) Release of DSA-Sec Application Outcome
All applicants will receive the outcome of their application via email at the end of the DSA-Sec Exercise. Applicants posted through the DSA-Sec Exercise are also not permitted to transfer to another school after the release of the PSLE results.
International students applying for admission to SST do not need to sit for the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS)-Secondary test due to their specialized curriculum. However, applicants who are also applying to other mainstream schools in Singapore would need to take and pass the AEIS test before they can be considered for admission to secondary schools. Please refer to https://www.moe.gov.sg/international-students/aeis.
Information is correct as of 25 May 2023