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Direct School Admission

Introduction  Talent Areas |  Important Reminders

DIRECT SCHOOL ADMISSION EXERCISE 2021

(For Admission into Secondary 1 in the year 2022)

Welcome to the DSA webpage of SCGS. The DSA Exercise 2021 begins from 5 May, 11am to 1 June 3pm. In addition to the information on this page, you will find more details of the criteria and application in our DSA Info Booklet. We have also prepared a special DSA microsite to share with you the exciting talent development opportunities at SCGS.

If you would like to find out more, join us at our live Q&A sessions on 15 May 2021. You may register below:

 A. INTRODUCTION

Singapore Chinese Girls’ School is a dual-track school that promotes a culture of excellence in the holistic development of our students. We offer admission through DSA into the following programmes:

Programme Areas of Talent
4-year GCE O-Level Programme

Leadership 

Students who have excellent leadership skills and are leaders in their Primary School

CCAs (Sports, Performing Arts, Clubs

Students with talents in one of the fifteen DSA Co-Curricular Activities 

6-year Integrated Programme with Eunoia Junior College (Years 1 – 4 in SCGS and  Years 5 – 6 at Eunoia Junior College)

Leadership 

Students who have excellent leadership skills and are leaders in their Primary School

CCAs (Sports, Performing Arts, Clubs) 

Students with talents in one of the fifteen DSA Co-Curricular Activities 

Specific Academic Talents

Students who have specific academic talents may apply for DSA into the Integrated Programme.  

The Spirit of DSA

The Direct School Admission Exercise allows students to seek admission to SCGS based on a range of achievements and talents. 

Competition is strong and students entering through DSA are expected to be proactive and sustain their interest to develop their talents through the opportunities offered. 

There is no priority through affiliation. Students are shortlisted based on the talents exhibited by all applicants in the same category.

Areas of Talent  Key Opportunities
Leadership
  • Student leadership opportunities abound in SCGS, with positions such as Prefects, Peer Leaders, Youth Science Ambassadors and Young Docents.  We seek to develop students to be leaders in any area they are committed to and to lead by example in bringing any group they are members of to a higher level of attainment. 
  • More outstanding students may be elected into positions such as the Prefectorial Board, or at the executive levels in their CCAs. All such potential nominees are subject to a stringent criteria and an electoral process.  
  • For IP students at the Upper Secondary level, enrolment in the Leadership Academy is an option.
Co-Curricular Activities (Sports, Performing Arts & Societies)
  • Sports and Performing Arts CCAs: students will work towards representing the school at zonal and national level competitions and events (e.g. National School Games, Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentations) as well as public performances
  • Infocomm Club (Robotics section): students will work towards representing the school at zonal and national level competitions (e.g. First Lego League (FLL), National Robotics Programming Competition (NRPC))   
Academic Talents 
  • Students will work towards representing the school at local programmes and competitions. Examples are as follows: 
    • English Language: Programmes such as Future Problem Solving,  the Creative Arts and Writing Mentorship Programmes.
    • Chinese Language: River Hongbao Docents Programme, Bicultural Studies Programme and Language Skills Competitions
    • Malay Language: Rakan Bahasa Ambassadors, Poetry Writing and Recital Competitions, National Malay Language Competitions
    • Tamil Language: National Elective Tamil Language Programme, Creative writing
    • Mathematics: Competitions such as the Singapore Mathematical Olympiad (SMO) 
    • Science: Science mentorship programmes, Youth Science Ambassadors Programme, competitions and Olympiads 

In addition to the above, we constantly look for suitable platforms for students to participate in and showcase their talents.

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B. TALENT AREAS

LEADERSHIP

Students currently in leadership positions who can be further stretched. 

CLUBS & SOCIETIES

Robotics 

PERFORMING ARTS

  1. Choir
  2. Concert Band [Not Chinese Orchestra]
  3. Modern Dance
  4. Drama (English and Chinese)
  5. Handbell Ensemble
  6. String Ensemble 

SPORTS

  1. Basketball 
  2. Netball
  3. Squash
  4. Swimming (Artistic/ Competitive)
  5. Badminton 
  6. Artistic Gymnastics or Trampoline
  7. Tennis

SPECIFIC ACADEMIC TALENTS (valid for entry into the Integrated Programme only)

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Mother Tongue Languages (Chinese, Malay & Tamil)
  4.  Science

For more information on the Talent Areas and our CCAs, please click here for our DSA microsite.

Join us at our Live Q&A session on 15 May 2021 (Sat). Please register here:

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C. IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

  1. Once an applicant is successfully allocated to Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, she will not be allowed to participate in the annual Secondary One Posting Exercise to opt for secondary schools. She will be expected to honour the commitment to SCGS for the entire duration of the programme she has been admitted into.
    She will also not be allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the PSLE results.
    If she is admitted based on a CCA, no change of CCA is allowed for 4 years unless there are medical reasons.
  2. Integrated Programme applicants successfully allocated into the Joint Integrated Programme at SCGS, must commit to 6 years, 4 years in SCGS and 2 years at Eunoia Junior College. If she is admitted based on a CCA, she will be committed to 4 years of CCA in SCGS, no change of CCA is allowed for 4 years unless there are extenuating medical reasons.
    She will have a choice of CCA when she joins Eunoia Junior College.
  3. Scholarships & Financial Assistance. No one deserving of a place in the school should be discouraged because of financial considerations.  Financial assistance schemes are in place to support talented students.  All students interested in an SCGS education and who can see their talents advanced at SCGS should apply. Do not let fees deter you from applying to us for DSA or accepting an offer of admission. 

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