DSA Application

INTRODUCTION

 

Primary 6 students may seek Direct School Admission into Geylang Methodist School (Secondary) before the Secondary 1 Posting Exercise in 2020, for year of study in 2021.

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. Students who are successfully admitted to the school via DSA are expected to honour their commitment to the school, and participate in the activities related to the talent they are selected for from year 1 to 4/5.

If you are a motivated student who wants to stretch your potential and be part of a close-knit community committed to growth, we look forward to receiving your application and to welcome you into GMS(S):

(1) Badminton for boys and girls (Talent area: Sports and games)

For the past few years, our badminton team has been placed amongst the Top 8 schools in the East Zone. Members are committed and passionate about the sport, willing to train hard and are good team players.

Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on their athletic skills and agility.

 

(2) Volleyball for boys only (Talent area: Sports and games)

Our Volleyball boys have performed well in the national school games, emerging top 4 in the East Zone since 2010. The Volleyball team is tenacious, gracious and members enjoy a strong camaraderie among themselves.

Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on their athletic skills and agility.

 

(3) Chinese Dance for girls only (Talent area: Performing arts)

The Chinese Dance group has consistently done well, winning the Certificate with Distinction in the 2019 SYF competitions. Students in the Chinese Dance group are confident, passionate and committed.  They are exposed to various dance cultures and are disciplined and motivated to do their best for every performance.

Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on their skills and agility.

 

(4) Science for Sustainable Development for boys and girls (Talent area: Science)

This is GM’s Applied Learning Programme and adopts a contextualized approach, exploring Sustainability with unique programmes for Sec 1 to 3. Lower Sec students will be exposed to research and inquiry, investigative experiments and oral presentations. Sec 3 students collaborate with industry partners and past projects include setting up a rooftop garden to mitigate urban heat island, rainwater harvesting and solar energy to sustain green plots. Students will be assessed on their passion and the quality of their portfolio which should include a write-up on their experience as a member of Science-related CCA/activities (e.g. research, investigative projects and presentation), records of participation/awards in STEM-related competitions.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal.  The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 12 May 2020, 9 am to 5 Jun 2020, 3 pm.  For more details, please refer to the MOE website – www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec

 

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

In considering students for direct school admission into GMS(S), we look for ability and potential, as well as positive character traits.

Applicants should possess the following:

(i)                Consistent and good conduct in school

(ii)              Aptitude or good performance/achievement in Badminton (boys and girls), Volleyball (boys only), Chinese Dance (girls only) and Science for Sustainable Development (boys and girls). For example, experience in SYF competitions, zonal and national competitions, or any relevant achievements and experience in related areas.

(iii)             Consistent academic performance.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

After you have submitted your DSA application, the school will review the application and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an e-interview and/or e-trial/e-audition.

 

KEY DATES

(i) Application period: 12 May – 5 Jun  (Please go to www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec)

(ii) Notification of shortlist for DSA into GMS(S): 22 Jun to 26 Jun

Shortlisted applicants will be informed via the contact information stated in the application

(iii) e-trial/e-audition/e-interview for shortlisted candidates:

       (a)     Badminton: 7 Jul and/or 14 Jul (Tue), from 3pm

       (b)     Volleyball: 8 Jul and 15 Jul (Wed), from 3pm

       (c)     Chinese Dance: 8 Jul and 15 Jul (Wed), from 3pm

       (d)     Science for Sustainable Development: 8 Jul and/or 15 July (Wed), from 3 pm.

(iv) Notification of final outcome: By 17 Sep

 

Contact us

For information regarding DSA into GMS(S), you may direct your queries to the following:

Ms Linda Chuang at chuang_toon_ling@schools.gov.sg

 

Further information and FAQ regarding DSA-SEC

Please refer to the following MOE website: www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec