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Pri 6 Students (DSA-Sec)


Application for DSA-Sec Exercise 2020 commences from: 

5 May 2020 (9.00 am) to 2 June 2020 (3.00 pm, Singapore time).

If you are a Primary 6 student who is talented either academically, musically or in sports, or who possesses strong leadership qualities, TJC’s Integrated Programme is the place for you! TJC is anchored in a strong tradition of academic excellence and service to the community and country. Our distinctive Integrated Programme is designed to nurture the talents of every student, with student-centric programmes that will enable you to imagine possibilities, aim for higher goals, and reach your fullest potential.

TALENT AREAS


All talent areas offered by TJC, together with selection criteria and selection process, are detailed below.

Academic

We welcome students who show a strong passion for their chosen academic area and who want to nurture their talent to their highest potential in TJC.

All students who enrol through any of our 4 academic talent areas will join our Talent Development Programme and our pinnacle academic enrichment programme, Temasek Academy. This programme develops students’ intellectual abilities beyond the typical curriculum and exposes students to a wide range of opportunities that allows their talents to flourish.

 

TALENT AREASELECTION CRITERIASELECTION PROCESS
Chinese Language
  • Excellent academic results
  • Relevant achievements in the subject area
All shortlisted applicants must sit a written selection test.
This will focus on knowledge and skills in the talent area, some part of which might extend beyond regular school curriculum.

Applicants who are further shortlisted will attend an interview.
English Language
  • Excellent academic results
  • Relevant achievements in the subject area
All shortlisted applicants must sit a written selection test.
This will focus on knowledge and skills in the talent area, some part of which might extend beyond regular school curriculum.

Applicants who are further shortlisted will attend an interview.
 Mathematics
  • Excellent academic results
  • Relevant achievements in the subject area
All shortlisted applicants must sit a selection test which comprises:
  1. group task
  2. written individual task
This will focus on knowledge and skills in the talent area, some part of which might extend beyond regular school curriculum.

Applicants who are further shortlisted will attend an interview.
Science 
  • Excellent academic results
  • Relevant achievements in the subject area
All shortlisted applicants must sit a selection test which comprises:
  1. group task
  2. written individual task
This will focus on knowledge and skills in the talent area, some part of which might extend beyond regular school curriculum.

Applicants who are further shortlisted will attend an interview.

Music Elective Programme

We invite all skilled and passionate musicians to be a part of our strong musical tradition through our established Music Elective Programme (MEP).

All students who enrol through DSA-Music will join the Music Elective Programme (MEP) and take up Music as one of their subjects and join one of the Performing Arts CCAs (Music) in TJC.

TALENT AREASELECTION CRITERIASELECTION PROCESS
Music Elective Programme (MEP)
  • Selection is based on students’ knowledge of musical concepts and skills covered in the primary school Music syllabus.
  • They need to be competent in performance skills that can be developed through music CCAs (for example, display basic fluency and sound fundamental techniques) or through other musical experiences.
All shortlisted applicants for MEP must go through a Selection Exercise, which comprises:
  • a written listening test
  • audition

For the audition, applicants are to prepare two contrasting pieces on the instrument(s) of their choice or voice, with a duration of 5 minutes in total. Students may also submit their scores or recordings if they have composed music. 

Applicants who are further shortlisted will attend an interview.

Performing Arts – Concert Band

We invite all skilled and passionate musicians to be a part of our strong musical and performance tradition in TJC.

All students who enrol through DSA-Concert Band will join the Symphonic Concert Band in TJC.

TALENT AREASELECTION CRITERIASELECTION PROCESS
Performing Arts – Concert Band
  • Ability to play any of the following symphonic band instruments: euphonium, tuba, trumpet, trombone, horn, flute, oboe, clarinet, double bass, saxophone, bassoon, or any percussion instrument 
  • Participation in music competitions, and/or Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation preferred 
  • Very good CCA records Applicants should indicate non-school-based achievements in their online application in MOE’s DSA portal and bring the relevant documents during the audition and interview
All shortlisted applicants for Band will attend an audition:
  • Applicants are to prepare two contrasting pieces on instrument(s) of their choice. 
Applicants who are further shortlisted will attend an interview.

Sports

We welcome students who have shown strong sporting talent and ability, and who are excited to achieve even greater heights with Team Temasek.

All DSA-Sports students will join the CCA of their respective sport. They will undergo rigorous training to develop them to their fullest potential, including opportunities to represent the school at sporting competitions at the Zonal level and international exposure where appropriate.


TALENT AREASELECTION CRITERIASELECTION PROCESS
Badminton

Basketball

Ten-Pin Bowling
Very Good CCA records

e.g. Top 8 placings at National Age Group competitions or school representatives at Zonal/National competitions)

All shortlisted applicants must attend a sports trial.

Applicants who are further shortlisted will attend an interview.

Please note


  • Only shortlisted applicants will be notified via email and/or SMS for a selection test / audition / trial.
  • Applicants who are further shortlisted after these selection tests will be invited to attend an interview in Jul/Aug 2020.
  • You will be notified directly through the contact details in your application form. Please ensure that your contact details are accurate.

Applicants who are further shortlisted for interviews, please bring the following documents on your interview day:


  • Copy of Applicant’s Birth Certificate / Passport / Student’s Pass (where applicable)
  • Primary 5 academic results slips (Mid-Year & End-of-Year)
  • Primary 6 academic results slips (till the latest available)
  • Primary 5 to 6 CCA records (till the latest available)
  • Latest VIA records (if any)
  • Records of additional qualifications (only highest level required), achievements, awards, scholarships etc. (if applicable).
  • If you have them, provide the following for the talent area you are applying under:
    • English Language: Certificates of Participation or Achievement in language ability, writing and speaking (e.g., UNSW ICAS English, The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition, Plain English Speaking Awards)
    • Chinese Language: Certificates of Participation or Achievement in language ability, writing and speaking
    • Mathematics: Certificates of Participation or Achievement (e.g., Singapore Mathematical Olympiad Junior Section, American Mathematics Competition 8, National Mathematics Olympiad of Singapore)
    • Science: Certificates of Participation or Achievement (e.g., Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors’ Award, National Junior Robotics Competition, UNSW ICAS Science, medals, participation in International competitions)
    • Music / Concert Band: Certificates of Participation or Achievement (e.g., most recent music examination certificate—instrumental and/or theory, competitions, festivals, masterclasses)
    • Leadership: Letter from teacher-in-charge or School Leader
*the documents can be photocopies of the originals and they need not be certified

Outcome of Application


All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in writing (via a letter sent to their residential address) by 31 August 2020.

Application Process

The application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge.

The Application Period is from 5 May 2020, 9 am to 2 Jun 2020, 3 pm.

For more details, please refer to: www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec

Please note the following:
  • An applicant can indicate up to three choices.
  • Each choice consists of a secondary school and a talent area offered by that secondary school. Of the three choices, an applicant may use a maximum of two choices to apply to the same school, for two different talent areas of that school.


Candidates Not Studying in Mainstream Schools

  • Candidates (Overseas Applicants and International Students including Singaporean Citizens (SC) and Singapore Permanent Residents (PR)) who are not studying in MOE mainstream schools, are required to obtain a Registration Number from MOE Customer Service Centre (CSC) before applying for DSA. MOE CSC can be contacted at +65 6872 2220 or email: contact@moe.edu.sg.

  • International students (IS) who are not studying in MOE mainstream schools are also required to take the AEIS (Admissions Exercise for International Students) test before applying for DSA. Refer to this link for details.

Important Dates to Note (Selection Tests / Auditions / Trials / Interviews)

TEST/TALENT AREADATE(S)DETAILS
Selection Tests 
(Academic Talent Areas)
4 Jul (Sat) OR 11 Jul (Sat)
Only shortlisted applicants will be notified to attend.
 Auditions
(Music and Concert Band Talent Areas)
4 Jul (Sat) OR 11 Jul (Sat)Only shortlisted applicants will be notified to attend.
Sports Trials
(Badminton Talent Area)
8 Jul (Wed), 5.30pm – 7pm,
TJC Hall OR
10 Jul (Fri), 5.30pm – 7pm,
TJC Hall OR
11 Jul (Sat), 8.30am – 1030am, TJC Hall 

Note: 
Please come suitably attired 
Applicants who have applied through the DSA-Sec portal will be notified to attend a trial.
Sports Trials
(Ten-Pin Bowling Talent Area)
1 Jul (Wed), 3 pm – 5 pm at Tampines SAFRA OR
3 Jul 2020 (Fri), 3 pm – 5 pm at Tampines SAFRA OR
8 Jul 2020 (Wed), 3 pm – 5 pm at Tampines SAFRA   

Note: 
Please come suitably attired 
Applicants who have applied through the DSA-Sec portal will be notified to attend a trial.
Sports Trials
(Basketball Talent Area)
1 Jul (Wed), 5pm – 7pm, TJC Sheltered Court OR
3 Jul (Fri), 5pm – 7pm, TJC Sheltered Court

Note: 
Please come suitably attired 

Applicants who have applied through the DSA-Sec portal will be notified to attend a trial.

What else do I need to know?

Points to note:


  • The General Ability Test (GAT) is no longer used as part of our selection process for the Direct School Admission Exercise. Applicants do not need to register for the GAT.

  • Successful DSA-Sec students are NOT allowed to participate in the annual Secondary 1 Posting Exercise to opt for secondary schools.

  • Successful DSA-Sec students are NOT allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the PSLE results. They are expected to honour their commitment to their allocated DSA school for the entire duration of the programme (i.e. 6 years).

  • The College
    • reserves the right not to reveal the results or reasons for non-selection.
    • will not provide the application outcome over the telephone.


  • Parents and students are encouraged to choose schools wisely based on the students’ aptitudes and strengths, bearing in mind the schools’ academic and non-academic requirements, and the programmes available to develop the area of talent.

  • Temasek Junior College will be rebuilt as part of MOE’s plan to start a multi-year, multi-phase JC Rejuvenation Programme. This will facilitate collaborative and interactive learning to support the educational needs of our students. The rebuilding works at Temasek Junior College are tentatively planned to be carried out from January 2022 to December 2024. During the rebuilding period, the school will operate at the former Tampines Junior College site located at 2 Tampines Avenue 9 S(529564). During this period, the school will put in place the necessary measures to ensure a smooth transition for the students. The Tampines JC site will also be enhanced to help achieve the school’s teaching and learning goals.

Enquiries

For any enquiries on the respective talent areas, please contact:

  • Academic: Ms Erin Woodford [woodford_erin_elizabeth@moe.edu.sg]
  • MEP/Concert Band: Ms Jollyn Cheong [peiling_jollyn_cheong@moe.edu.sg]
  • Badminton: Mrs Shirley Goh [teo_yew_ing_shirley@moe.edu.sg]
  • Basketball: Ms Jonique Ang [ang_yam_hui_jonique@moe.edu.sg]
  • Bowling: Mr Kevin Ng [ng_yon_tek_kevin@moe.edu.sg]
  • Leadership: Mr Tan Teck Joo [tan_teck_joo@moe.edu.sg]

For any enquiries on the DSA application, please contact the TJC General Office at 6442 8066 during office hours or email: registrar@tjc.edu.sg