DSA Application


Primary Six students may seek Direct School Admission into Geylang Methodist School (Secondary) before the Secondary One Posting Exercise in 2019, for year of study in 2020.


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 programme available to develop the area of talent.


We warmly invite students who have demonstrated aptitude in the following areas for direct admission into GMS(S):


  1. Badminton for boys and girls (Talent area: Sports and games)
  • For the past five years, our badminton team has been placed amongst the Top 8 schools in the East Zone. Members are diligent, hardworking and good team players who are passionate about the sport.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on their athletic skills and agility.


  1. Chinese dance for girls only (Talent area: Performing arts)
  • The Chinese Dance group has won Gold with Honours and Certificate of Distinction in several SYF competitions. Our 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. Students must prepare and perform a solo dance (not more than 5 min).


  1. Volleyball for boys only (Talent area: Sports and games)
  • In recent years, our Volleyball boys have grown from strength to strength, emerging 1st runner-up in the East Zone in 2017 and amongst the Top 8 in the Nationals in 2017 and 2018. The Volleyball team is tenacious and gracious and members enjoy the strong camaraderie amongst them.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on their athletic skills and agility.


If you are a motivated student who want 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).



From 2019, application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal.  The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 8 May to 4 Jun 2019.  For more details, please refer to MOE website – www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec



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:

  • Aptitude or good performance/ achievement in Badminton (boys and girls), Volleyball (boys only) and Chinese Dance (girls only). For example, experience in SYF competitions, zonal and national competitions, or any relevant achievements or experience in related areas.
  • Consistent and good conduct in school.
  • Consistent academic performance.



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 a trial/ an audition by the relevant CCAs.
  • Shortlisted candidates will attend an interview on the same day or the trial/ audition.



Application period:


8 May – 4 Jun, 3pm


Application period for DSA.  Please go to the website: www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec
Notification of shortlist for DSA into GMS(S):


From 26 Jun to 3 Jul


Shortlisted applicants will be informed via the contact information stated in the application
Audition and Trial Dates:


9 Jul – 10 Jul


Trial and interview period for shortlisted applicants only.

Please see below for specific trial and audition dates.


Volleyball trial: 10 Jul (Wed), from 3pm.

The trial will assess students’ athletic skills and agility.


Badminton trial: 9 Jul (Tue), from 3pm. 

The trial will assess students’ athletic skills and agility.


Chinese Dance audition: 10 Jul (Wed), from 3pm. 

The audition will assess students’ skills and agility.

Students must prepare and perform a solo dance (not more than 5 min).


By 30 Aug Notification of final outcome



Contact us

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

Ms Linda Chuang, chuang_toon_ling@schools.gov.sg


Further information and FAQ regarding DSA-SEC

For further information regarding DSA-SEC, please refer to the following MOE website: