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Year 1 (Via DSA)

Terms and Conditions of the DSA-Sec Exercise

Students successfully posted to their DSA-Sec schools MUST

  • honour the commitment to the allocated DSA-Sec school for the entire duration of the programme. If they are admitted via DSA to RGS, they will have to commit to the 6-year Integrated Programme offered by the Raffles Schools, with 4 years of secondary school education at RGS and continuing on to Raffles Institution for another 2 years of pre-university education.

Students successfully posted to their DSA-Sec schools CANNOT
•  Transfer to another school after the release of the PSLE results.
•  Participate in the annual S1 Posting Exercise to opt for secondary schools.


  • Applicant must be eligible for Secondary 1 in 2020.
  • Applicant must have strong, consistent academic performance in primary school.
  • Applicant must sustain active participation in curriculum and co-curriculum activities, showing high level of attainment in the talent area for which she is applying.
  • Applicant must exhibit good character, leadership qualities and evidence of service in school/community.
  • Applicant must have demonstrated good performance at selection trials/auditions/interviews.
  • For DSA-Music Elective Programme, applicant must have attained ABRSM Grade 5 or equivalent in Music Theory and Practical.


  • Applicants MUST apply through MOE's centralised online MOE DSA-Sec portal.
  • The application period is from 8 May 2019, 9am to 4 Jun 2019, 3pm. The MOE DSA-Sec portal will not accept late submissions. 
  • Each applicant can submit a maximum of 3 choices in her application. The applicant can choose 3 different talent areas from 3 different schools, and up to 2 talent areas from the same secondary school. 
  • Applicants from MOE mainstream schools are to apply by logging in via parent’s SingPass OR apply via their primary school (if they do not have a SingPass or require assistance).
  • Applicants from Non-MOE mainstream schools must first obtain a Registration No. from MOE Customer Service Centre (1 North Buona Vista Drive, S138675) before they can access the MOE DSA-Sec portal.
  • All International Students are required to take part in the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) before they can be considered for DSA-Sec admission. For details, please refer to AEIS website at https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/international-students/admissions-exercise

Required Submission of Additional Documents

  • Applicants for the RGS' DSA talent area 'Music Elective Programme', may be notified to submit certified true copies of their music mark sheets to RGS.
  • Applicants for the RGS' DSA talent area 'Visual Arts', may be notified to submit samples of their art work (A4-size) to RGS.
  • Applicants from Non-MOE mainstream primary schools maybe notified to submit certified copies of their school academic results and certificates or participation in activities and/or achievements to RGS.

talent areas

  • Community Youth LeadershipNEW
  • English Language
  • Chinese Language
  • Malay Language
  • Tamil Language
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Music Elective Programme
  • Visual Arts (For Drawing, Painting, Sculpture)
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing (Note: 2019 will be the last year that RGS offers Fencing as a DSA Talent Area.)
  • Gymnastics - Rhythmic
  • Netball
  • Sailing
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Track


Sports Trials

Will be conducted for certain sports talent areas. Please see more details at this link DSA Sports.

Selection Tests/Interviews
July - August 2019
Only for shortlisted applicants of Academic, Music Elective Programme, Visual Arts and Community Youth Leadership talent areas.
Notification of Selection OutcomeBy 30 August 2019.
The school reserves the right not to release the details of the outcome or the reasons for non-selection.


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