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Selection Criteria

We are looking for students who are self-motivated and achievers with character.

Students who are interested in the Direct School Admission into Punggol Secondary School must fulfil the following criteria:

DSA Area

Selection Criteria

Volleyball

(Boys & Girls)

1.     Students must fulfill at least one of the following:

  • An active member of Volleyball CCA in Primary School; and/or
  • Represented Primary School in Volleyball tournament (Zonal / National); and/or
  • Represented Primary School in tournaments for any other Sports CCA (Zonal / National)
2. Students achieved at least a Silver award in Primary 4/6 NAPFA results.

3. Selection Trial
  • Students must pass the following criteria:
  • Physical Assessment
  • Games Skills Assessment
  • Interview

Choir

1.  Students must fulfill one of the following:

  • An active member of Choir CCA in Primary School or has prior experience in choral/solo singing; and/or
  • Represented Primary School in Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation in 2018 and/or
  • Represented national choral/vocal group or equivalent in performance(s) and/or any local, regional or international competition(s)
  • No experience in choir but has attained at least an ABRSM Grade 3 (or equivalent) in Theory and Practical on any instrument
2. Selection Trial

Students must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Audition
Shortlisted candidates are to perform 2 contrasting pieces (with live or recorded accompaniment)
  • Interview

Community and Youth Leadership

1. Students must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Have a keen interest and passion in leading their peers in service to the community; 
  • Exhibit positive attitude and commitment towards learning and community service;
  • Attain a Conduct Grade of at least ‘Very Good’ in Primary 5 (overall) and Primary 6 (mid-year); and
  • Assumed leadership role in primary school (For example, school prefects, Class Chairperson, CCA Captains or CCA Presidents.)

2. Experiences in the following areas would be a bonus:

  • Local and/or overseas service learning 
  • Community outreach and VIA projects

3. All DSA applicants will be required to provide documentary evidence of their conduct and participation in community service. Interviews will be conducted where necessary.

Environmental Science

1.     Students must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Have a strong interest in subjects such as Science and Mathematics
  • Display a keen interest in environmental issues and actively engages in activities that are aimed at preserving the environment and promoting environmental awareness
  • Hold leadership positions in primary school (For example, Environmental Ambassador/ Environment Club Chairman/Vice- Chairman, etc); or
  •  Have done well in Science / Mathematics / Design-related / Environmental-related competitions or projects at school or national level

2.     All DSA applicants will be required to provide documentary evidence of the above criteria. Interviews will be conducted where necessary.

Please note that meeting of all the criteria does not guarantee the student will be shortlisted / given an offer.