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Direct School Admission (DSA) Exercise 2017

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Direct School Admission (DSA)

1.   Background

The DSA-SEC Exercise was introduced by the Ministry of Education in 2004 to promote holistic education and provide students an opportunity to demonstrate a more diverse range of achievements and talents in seeking admission to a secondary school.   Under this DSA-SEC Exercise, participating schools will be able to select some Primary Six (P6) students for admission to Secondary One. The selection will be based on their achievements and talents before the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results are released. In March 2017, MOE approved Guangyang Secondary School as one of the schools under the DSA-SEC Exercise to build on our niche area – basketball. 

2.   School Vision  

Our vision is to nurture our students to be an “Engaged Learner Today, a Life-long Learner Tomorrow”. We believe that sports provide a platform for our students to challenge convention and champion their passion.

3.   Achievements    

The table below summarizes our basketball achievements for the past few years:




Basketball Boys

1st in South Zone “B” Division Championship

4th in South Zone “B” Division Championship

Top 8 in South Zone “B” & “C” Division Championship

Basketball Girls

4th in South Zone “B” Division Championship

4th in South Zone “C” Division Championship

2nd in South Zone “C” Division Championship


4.   Guangyang Basketball Programme    

 Guangyang Secondary School has a comprehensive programme that is structured to provide students with a holistic learning experience. Under this programme, students are given opportunities to participate in a variety of activities that allow them to build up their character as well as strengthen their basketball skills. These activities include:

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5.   Selection Criteria 

Interested students will be assessed on the following:

a)  Physical Proficiency Test: A simple physical test which evaluates on Speed, Agility, Jumping ability and Stamina

b)  Basketball Skills Assessment: A simple skills assessment which evaluates on Ball Handling Skill, Teamwork and Game Awareness

c)  Interview: A simple Interaction session during the selection trial day

*Note: We will not be conducting any academic ability tests eg. GAT/ HAST in the 2017 DSA-SEC Exercise for our selection process.

6.   Application Procedure

Important Dates

Key Event

8 May 2017 – 3 July 2017

DSA Application period. You can click here to download the DSA Application Form.

Sat, 27 May 2017

(8.30am - 11.00am)

GYSS Open House cum Selection Trial 1

Interested applicants, kindly access this link.

Sat, 1 July 2017

(8.30am - 11.00am)

GYSS Open House cum Selection Trial 2 (for those who missed the first Open House)

Interested applicants, kindly access this link.

4 July 2017 – 30 August 2017

Shortlisted Applicants will be notified to attend an interview

31 August 2017

Release of the DSA Outcome by school

30 October 2017 (9am) –

3 November 2017 (3pm)

Exercise School Preference by students

24 – 28 November 2017

Notification of DSA-SEC Admission result (on the same day the release of the PSLE results)

*Note:  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. 2.  Completed application form are to be submitted via email, post

7.   Reflections from Ex-GYSS students

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Gerald Lim Jian Yu, Sec 5 (2017):  

“Guangyang Secondary School has provided me with guidance and opportunities to develop my passion as a basketball player”

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Perdido Casey Baguilat, Sec 4N (2016):  

 “I am grateful to have played for the GYSS Basketball Girl's Team and received the strong academic support from my mentors - which allowed me to pursue Mechanical Engineering via the Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) at Singapore Polytechnic”

8.   Contacts   

For more information on MOE DSA-SEC Exercise, please kindly contact Mr Puah Chee Wee HOD PE/CCA at 62589781 or email us at or