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Direct School Admission

The annual DSA-Sec Exercise allows Primary 6 students to seek admission to a participating secondary school based on their talents and achievements before the release of their PSLE results. Students may consider applying for a secondary school through DSA-Sec if they are able to identify a school that offers a talent development programme in their area of strength, as well as commit to developing their talents in the chosen DSA area, in that particular school.

Parents and students are encouraged to choose schools based on the student’s aptitudes and strengths, bearing in mind the pace of learning and overall range of programmes offered by the schools. Finding a good fit will help students enjoy their learning at an appropriate pace and benefit the school’s programmes.

Direct School Admission (DSA) to Bowen

Bowen welcomes students who are currently in Primary 6 (or the equivalent) to apply under DSA for entry to Sec 1 in Bowen in 2021. Bowen is committed to developing students to their fullest potential in both their areas of talent and their studies.

Bowen strongly encourages those with outstanding talents in the following areas to apply for admission:
  • Community & Youth Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Band – Display / Marching
  • Badminton
  • Football

Community & Youth Leadership and Business and Enterprise tap on Bowen’s flagship ChANgeMakers programme. ChANgeMakers nurtures Bowenians to advocate social causes and become value creators for Singapore through a structured 4-year programme which involves them in authentic and relevant social needs in the community.

Selection Criteria

  • Exemplary conduct in primary school 

Area of Talent

Selection Criteria

Community & Youth Leadership

  • Achievement/Experience in providing leadership in Values-in-Action (VIA) Programmes in primary school or in community organisations; OR

  • Participation in business and entrepreneurship programmes in primary school or similar experience in other significant platforms ; OR

  • Participation and/or recognition in projects and competitions related to design and invention

  • Must pass E-interview. E- Interview includes submission of a personal statement on a topic given on the day of interview.


Band - Display / Marching

  • Achievement / Awards at Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentations; OR

  • Minimum 2 years of playing an instrument or in a Music CCA; OR

  • Must pass E-audition/E- Interview


  • Achievement/Awards in National Schools’ competitions / international competitions; OR

  • Participation at National Schools' competitions, Zonal, National or Club level;

  • Must pass selection E-audition/E- Interview



Centralised DSA-Sec Application Process (12th May to 5th June 2020)

For 2020, application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 12th May to 5th June 2020.

For more details, please refer to MOE website – https://www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec

Selection Process and Key Dates

DSA 2020 Timeline and Key Dates