Direct School Admission: What parents need to know about the scheme

Shortlisted students for the Direct School Admission scheme will be notified by the schools to attend interviews, auditions or trials between July and August.
Shortlisted students for the Direct School Admission scheme will be notified by the schools to attend interviews, auditions or trials between July and August.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - With the new Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) scoring system starting this year, more parents are considering the Direct School Admission scheme. Here are the answers to some of the burning questions.

A: The Direct School Admission (DSA) scheme, introduced in 2004, provides Primary 6 pupils with the opportunity to seek admission to a secondary school based on academic and non-academic achievements and talents that they can demonstrate beyond the PSLE.

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