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Direct School Admission


Yio Chu Kang Secondary School believes in a well-rounded education and is committed to providing learning opportunities beyond the core academic and student development programmes.

The school has vacancies for up to 20% of our Secondary 1 cohort in 2023 for the DSA-Sec programme. Interested students can apply through the DSA process.

Students who are 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 to 4.

In DSA-Sec Exercise 2022, we are looking for promising Primary Six students or students not studying in MOE mainstream primary schools who demonstrate special talents in the following areas:


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Performing Arts

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Digital Animation and Media Club are closely tied to our Visual Arts, Media and Design in Learning for Life Programme (click here)


·       Mechatronics, Aeronautics and Robotics (MARs)

MARs is closely tied to our Applied Learning Programme (STEM) (click here)

·       Concert Band

·       Choir

·       English Drama

·       Chinese Dance

·       Indian Dance

·       Malay Dance

All the CCAs above are closely tied to our Learning for Life Programme (click here)

Click on the respective category to access the specific DSA talent areas application procedure.

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.

2022 DSA-SEC Timeline




5 May to 1 Jun

Application opens on 5 May and closes on 1 June

·       Complete and submit online application.

·       MOE website –

·       Submit via DSA-Sec Portal.

·       Require SingPass to login.

27 Jun to 12 Sep

Audition and interview for short-listed applicants

·       Applicant will be informed of the audition item upon submission of online application.

·       Only shortlisted applicants are required to submit certified true copies of supporting documents for non-school based activities at the trial and interview. 

·       Audition/Trial and interview will be conducted face-to-face at the DSA school.

By 12 Sep

Issuance of letters to all applicants

·       Contact the school if no letter/email is received.

31 Oct to 4 Nov

School Preference Submission

·       Submit via DSA-Sec Portal.

·       Require SingPass to login.

Late Nov

Release of DSA-Sec results

·       NA