Will it be easier to land a place in school of choice this year through DSA?

Schools may hold interviews, selection camps, trials or tests specific to the talent area applied for. For sports, schools typically look for sports-specific competencies.
Schools may hold interviews, selection camps, trials or tests specific to the talent area applied for. For sports, schools typically look for sports-specific competencies.TNP FILE PHOTO

There are changes to the Direct School Admission (DSA) scheme this year. Senior Education Correspondent Sandra Davie answers parents' queries on what the changes will mean for their children trying for a place in a popular school through the scheme.

Q: I would like my daughter to try for a place in my alma mater, a popular secondary school, through the DSA. What can I do to help her?

A: It is understandable that you would like your daughter to attend the school that you did, but before considering the DSA route, examine if this is in her best interest.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 14, 2018, with the headline 'Banking on talent to enrol in school of choice'. Print Edition | Subscribe