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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 “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 summarises our basketball achievements for the past few years:

2019 20182017
Basketball Boys2nd 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 GirlsTop 10 in South Zone “B” Division Championship 

2nd in South Zone “B” Division Championship

4th in South Zone “B” Division Championship


4.   Guangyang Basketball 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) Physical Proficiency Test: A simple physical test which evaluates  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 2019 DSA-SEC Exercise during the selection process.

6.   Application Procedure

Important Dates

Key Event

8 May 2019 – 4 June 2019

DSA Application period. You can refer to MOE DSA website to access the DSA-Sec Portal

(Note: You can only login via SINGPASS).

Sat, 1 June 2019

(8.30am – 11.00am)

GYSS Open House 2019 and Selection Trial

Please click this link to register

1 July 2019 – 30 August 2019

Shortlisted Applicants will be notified to attend an interview

30 August 2019

Release of the DSA Outcome by school

21 October 2019 (9am) –

25 October 2019 (3pm)

Exercise School Preference by students

Late November 2019 (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 students

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Leong Rong Hao, Owen – Sec 1 Express (2019)

“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”

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Candice Lee Zhi Hui – Sec 1 NA (2019)

 “I am proud to be one of the DSA students in the GYSS Basketball Girls’ Team. The teachers here are caring and supportive and I really 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 gyss@moe.edu.sg