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Direct School Admission

2018 Direct School Admission (DSA) to Dunearn Secondary School

(For admission to Sec One in 2019)


The DSA-Sec allows students to seek admission to a secondary school on the basis of talents and achievements that may not be demonstrated at the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE). The DSA-Sec enables students to enter suitable academic and non-academic programmes in Secondary Schools that can develop the students according to their strengths and talents.

Dunearn Secondary School invites students in Primary 6 in 2018 who are keen to develop their interest and talents through our Applied Learning Programme – Food Science and Technology, to apply for direct entry to our Secondary 1 cohort of 2019.

Admission Criteria

We welcome students who: 

have a desire to pursue their interest and passion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), 

possess critical thinking skills, creativity and inventive thinking, and communication and ICT skills, and 

demonstrate desire to lead teams in STEM-related projects and programmes.  

Application Process

Application forms can be obtained from the General Office during office hours (Monday to Friday from 0800 h to 1700 h). 

Alternatively, you may click here to obtain the application form. 

The following documents are to be submitted with the application form: 

  • 1 x Passport-sized photo 
  • Photocopy of birth certificate/NRIC/FIN 
  • Photocopies of Examination Results Slips for Primary Five and Six          
  • Evidence and records of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) / student leadership / Values-In-Action (Community projects) / CCA / Entrepreneurship-related participation, awards, achievements, etc.        
  • Letter of Recommendation (if any - optional)         
  • Testimonial (if any - optional) 
  • Any other relevant documents  

Completed application forms and supporting documents are to be submitted by hand or by post by 30 Jul 2018 (Monday), 5 p.m. to:

Attn: Mr Nick Lee

Direct School Admission (DSA-Sec) 

Dunearn Secondary School 21 Bukit Batok West Ave 2 Singapore 659204 

Application forms sent via email or fax or incomplete forms will not be considered.

Selection Process 

 All shortlisted candidates are to go through the following:




Each candidate will be interviewed by an interview panel.

Contact Personnel 

For enquiries, please contact Mr Nick Lee - Year Head (Upper Sec), at 65653692. Alternatively, you may email your enquiries to

Schedule for DSA-Sec Exercise





Application for Dunearn DSA-Sec

7 May – 30 Jul 2018


Closing date for submission of DSA-Sec application form and supporting documents

30 Jul 2018


Notification of shortlisted applicants

1 – 7 Aug 2018


Interview for shortlisted applicants

13 – 28 Aug 2018


Release of results (Confirmed Offer (CO)/Wait List (WL)/Rejected)

By 31 Aug 2018


For successful applicants from MOE schools with a Confirmed Offer or on Wait List, a School Preference Form will be issued by respective primary schools.
For successful applicants from non-MOE school with a Confirmed Offer or on Wait List, a School Preference Form will be issued by MOE Customer Service Centre.

29 Oct 2018


Exercise School Preference (by applicants)

29 Oct, 9 am to 2 Nov 2018, 3 pm


Release of DSA-Sec Results together with PSLE Results

Between 22 and 26 Nov 2018

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.

For more information you may visit the MOE website: