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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.

In DSA-Sec Exercise 2020, 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:

Applied Learning Programme (STEM)

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Learning for Life Programme

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  • Aeronautics
  • Coding
  • Mechatronics
  • Robotics

  • Digital Animation
  • Interior Design
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Cultural Dance (Chinese / Malay / Indian)
  • Modern Dance (Street Dance / Hip Hop)
  • Drama / Theatre
  • Vocal Music
  • Instrumental Music


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Uniformed Groups

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  • Badminton (Boys and Girls)
  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Floorball (Boys)
  • Netball

  • National Police Cadet Corps
  • Red Cross Youth

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.

2020 DSA-SEC Timeline

12 May to 5 June
Application opens on 12 May and closes on 5 June

  • Complete and submit online application.
  • MOE website –
  • Submit via DSA-Sec Portal.
  • Require SingPass to login. 

 1 July to 14 September 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/interview. 

 15 to 17 September Issuance of letters to all applicants 
  • Contact the school if no letter/email is received. 
 26 to 30 OctoberSchool Preference Submission 
  • Submit via DSA-Sec Portal. 
  • Require SingPass to login 
25 to 27 November (Tentative)
Release of DSA-Sec results
  • NA