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Admission to Year 1 – Direct School Admission (DSA)
Introduced in 2004, the Direct School Admission (DSA) scheme provides students with the opportunity to seek admission to a secondary school, based on a diverse range of specific academic and non-academic achievements and talents that they can demonstrate beyond the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE).
Primary 6 (P6) students who do not participate in the DSA-Sec Exercise will continue to seek admission based on their PSLE results through the Secondary 1 (S1) 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.
Female Singaporean, Singapore PR and International Students who possess talents and achievements in a specific academic subject, a sport, music, visual art or demonstrate leadership in serving the school/community are encouraged to apply for admission to RGS from May to June annually.
Admission to Year 1 – Secondary 1 (S1) Posting Exercise & appeal for school transfer after secondary 1 (s1) posting
Secondary 1 (S1) Posting Exercise
The annual S1 Posting Exercise is conducted by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to post Primary Six (P6) students from our mainstream schools who have passed their Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) to a secondary school taking into consideration their PSLE results, choice of schools and available vacancies.
Appeal for School Transfer after Secondary 1 (S1) PostingThe appeal for School Transfer after Secondary 1 (S1) Posting will take place after the MOE S1 Posting.
Posting and application for transfer takes place annually in December.
Primary 6 female students in the local mainstream schools who have participated in the MOE S1 Posting Exercise, may appeal to be considered for transfer to RGS. Students who appeal for transfer must meet the school's cut-off point for that year, and admission of such students is subjected to available vacancies.
NOTE: Students who have already gained admission into a secondary school via DSA or AEIS are not allowed to participate in the S1 Posting Exercise and Appeal for School Transfer after Secondary 1 (S1) Posting.
Admission to Year 3
This direct admission to RGS is for Year 3 only and is subjected to available vacancies.
Application for admission to RGS at Year 3 opens annually in August and is open to
- female Singaporean, Singapore PR and International Students who are currently enrolled in Secondary 2 in mainstream secondary schools and are seeking a transfer; OR
- Returning Singaporeans or Singapore PRs.
NOTE: Students who were previously admitted into secondary schools via DSA or AEIS are not allowed to seek a school transfer.
For Returning Singaporeans
'Returning Singaporean children’ refers to children who are Singapore Citizens (SC) or Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR) who are living and studying overseas and who are currently not attending local schools.
Returning Singaporean students who wish to study in Singapore are encouraged to participate in the Ministry of Education’s School Placement Exercise for Returning Singaporeans – Secondary (SPERS-Sec). This is applicable for all government, government-aided and independent schools in Singapore, including RGS.
Returning Singaporean students are allowed to participate in RGS’ Year 1 Direct Schools Admission Exercise and Year 3 Entrance Examinations.
For International Students
In alignment with MOE policy, International Students who wish to study in Singapore are to participate in the Ministry of Education’s Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS), conducted around September or October each year for new International Students seeking to join mainstream Singapore primary and secondary schools in January of the following year.