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DSA @ Northbrooks

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About DSA

The Direct School Admission (DSA) is an opportunity for Primary 6 students to directly apply for admission into participating secondary schools based on their talents and achievement which might not have been demonstrated at the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE). 

For more information about Direct School Admission, visit the Ministry of Education website at http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissions/dsa-sec/.

Northbrooks Secondary School offers DSA in the following areas:

  1. Aerospace
  2. Outdoor/ Adventure Education

About Northbrooks

The school offers a variety of enrichment programmes to widen the students' learning experiences for greater development in cognitive, physical and aesthetics domains.

The school's distinctive Applied Learning Programme (ALP) in Aerospace provides our students an edge when applying for aerospace-related courses in ITE and the Polytechnics, which in turn opens a career pathway for them in the rapidly growing aerospace industry. All Lower Secondary students are equipped with basic knowledge in general aerospace topics and essential Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) skills. Students who demonstrate passion in this field of study would be further engaged/stretched in related external competitions and programmes.

Our Learning for Life Programme (LLP) in Outdoor Education is known as A.C.E. and stands for Adventure, Character, Environment. The programme aims to develop character, inculcate values of grit and resilience and build leadership traits in all students as they learn adventure skills such as orienteering, rock climbing and abseiling as well as cultivate an appreciation for the outdoors and the environment during PE lessons and Level Camps. Students who excel at the various adventure skills may have the opportunity to participate at a higher challenge level in various outdoor competitions.

General Criteria

  1. Applicants should have a keen interest and passion for the respective areas
  2. Applicants should have a positive learning attitude and a growth mindset
  3. Applicants should have demonstrated good conduct and leadership skills in school

Criteria for Aerospace 
Applicants are required to attend an interview. In addition, the following conditions must be met:

  1. Should not have any major illnesses (interested applicants will still be considered on a case by case basis)
  2. Eyesight requirements
    • Short-sighted – below 300 deg each eye
    • Not colour blind
    • No other eye deficiencies

Criteria for Outdoor / Adventure Education
Applicants are required to attend an interview and a physical fitness test.

The physical fitness test will include the following: 

  1. a short run
  2. rock climbing 
  3. a team building activity

Application Process

To apply, please download the application form here.

Please submit the completed application form, together with supporting documents1 either by hand, mail, e-mail or fax to:

Northbrooks Secondary School
585 Yishun Ring Road
Singapore 768692

Fax: +65 6756 6110
Email: northbrooks@moe.edu.sg (Attn: Teacher IC of DSA)

Supporting Documents:

  • Primary 5 and Primary 6 examination result slips
  • CCA records / achievements (if any)

Application deadline: 5pm on Tuesday, 7 August 2018.

Interview & Selection Test

Applicants will be informed about the interview and selection test (only for outdoor and adventure education), which will be held either on:

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, or
Thursday, 23 August 2018


Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the application via a letter or email by Monday,  3 September 2018. The letter or email will indicate whether the applicant has been given a Confirmed Offer, put on the Waiting List or Unsuccessful.

Key Dates

7 May 2018 - 7 Aug 2018
DSA Application period
13 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Selection and Interview period
 22 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018Release of Results of DSA Application