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Direct School Admission


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 “Learners for Today, Leaders for Tomorrow”. We believe that sports provide a platform for our students to Challenge Convention and Champion their Passion.

3.     Achievements

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




Basketball Boys

1st in South Zone “C” Division Championship


2nd in South Zone “B” Division Championship

2nd in South Zone “C” Division Championship


4th in South Zone “B” Division Championship

1st in South Zone “B” Division Championship

Basketball Girls

2nd in South Zone “C” Division Championship

2nd in South Zone “B” Division Championship

4th in South Zone “B” Division Championship

4.     Guangyang Baskettball Programme

Guangyang Secondary School has mapped out a comprehensive 4 Year 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)    Track Record: A simple check on the applicant’s track record and experiences in the National School Games Competitions based on previous years 

b)    Video Conferencing Selection Exercise: 

i)       Performance Task: Applicant can showcase his/her basketball skills like ball handling and dribbling skills to the panel of interviewers 

ii)    Interview: A simple interaction session with the applicant to find out more about his/her interest and passion in basketball, sporting experiences as well as the motivation to join the school


*Note: We will not be conducting any academic ability tests eg. GAT/ HAST in the 2020 DSA-SEC Exercise for our selection process.  

6.     Application Procedure

Important Dates

Key Event

12 May 2020 – 5 June 2020

DSA Application period. You can go to the MOE DSA-Sec Website to access the DSA-Sec Portal

(Note: You can only login via SINGPASS).

1 July 2020 – 14 September 2020

Shortlisted Applicants will be invited for an interview via video conferencing 

14 September 2020

Release of the DSA Outcome by school

26 October 2020 –

30 October 2020

School Preference Submission by students

25 – 27 November 2020 (Tentative)

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


1.  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.  Application can only be submitted via DSA-Sec Portal 


7.   Reflections from our students         

Dipen Gauchan – Sec 1 Normal Technical (2020):

“I am happy to have chosen Guangyang Sec Sch

as my DSA school as the basketball programme    

in the school provides me with the opportunities

to develop my passion as a basketball player”

Suprena Rai (Sec 1 Express):

“I chose the DSA to Guangyang Secondary School as the school is a good fit for me. The seniors are nice and they make me feel welcome.”

Lee Siraphatsorn (Sec 1 Normal Academic):

“The past few months in Guangyang Sec Sch helped me realised that I made the right choice. The teachers here are caring and helpful and I love the school environment.”

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 puah_chee_wee@schools.gov.sg or gyss@moe.edu.sg 

DSA Briefing Slides   

Please click to download and view our briefing slides. 

DSA Briefing Slides 2020 (updated on 11 May 2020).pdf

School's video presentation

Please click the below link to our school's publicity video.