One in four Pri 6 pupils applied for DSA last year

Rise in number entering secondary schools via scheme, following refinements made to it

Enrichment centres have seen increased demand for their Direct School Admission preparation courses aimed at helping pupils gain admission to secondary schools based on their talent in sports or other areas.
Enrichment centres have seen increased demand for their Direct School Admission preparation courses aimed at helping pupils gain admission to secondary schools based on their talent in sports or other areas.TNP FILE PHOTO

More pupils are opting for the Direct School Admission (DSA) route, to secure their secondary school berth based on their talent in sports or co-curricular activities, or their aptitude in specific academic areas.

Close to 40,000 Primary 6 pupils took the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) last October.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 04, 2021, with the headline 'One in four Pri 6 pupils applied for DSA last year'. Subscribe