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Sec 4 Students (DSA-JC)

APPLICATION FOR DIRECT SCHOOL ADMISSION TO JC1 (INTAKE 2021) IS NOW OPEN

Application for DSA-JC Exercise 2020 commences from 13 May 2020 to 03 July 2020 (5:00 pm, Singapore time).

If you possess leadership excellence, are passionate about the Music Elective Programme (MEP), performing arts or sports and relish challenges, then TJC is the place for you! Rooted in tradition, focused on excellence with an emphasis on serving the community and nation, TJC will ignite your passion. With us, you can imagine possibilities, make them happen and reach for the stars. Our programmes are designed with you in mind.

About DSA-JC

The DSA is an alternative route to seek admission if you wish to continue your pre-university education in a Junior College. Under this exercise, your talents and achievements, in both academic and non-academic areas, will be considered for admission into our College. You can also apply through the JAE with your GCE O-level results if you cannot decide at this juncture.

Admission Criteria

You are eligible if you are currently a Secondary 4 (Express) and Secondary 5 (Normal) student in our mainstream schools. You can apply through the following DSA domains: 
  • CCA – Performing Arts
    • Chinese Orchestra, Choir, Modern Dance, String Ensemble, Symphonic Band
  • CCA – Sports
    • Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Football (Boys), Shooting, Tae Kwon Do, Water Polo (Girls)
  • Leadership Excellence
  • Music Elective Programme (MEP)

DescriptorSelection Criteria
We are looking for talented students who can contribute in the following areas: 
CCA - Performing Arts 
  1. Chinese Orchestra 
  2. Choir 
  3. Modern Dance 
  4. String Ensemble 
  5. Symphonic Band

CCA - Sports 
  1. Badminton 
  2. Basketball 
  3. Bowling 
  4. Football (Boys) 
  5. Shooting 
  6. Taekwondo 
  7. Water Polo (Girls)
  • Academic performance from Sec 3 to 4. 
  • Certificates of achievement related to the performing arts / sports skills.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified via e-mail and / or a telephone call for a video-conferencing with our Teacher IC / Instructor / Coach which will be conducted from 8 June to 10 July 2020. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to perform a simple performance task, related to the talent area.
  • Successful applicants through DSA (Performing Arts / Sports) are expected to join a Performing Arts or Sports CCA respectively from JC1 to JC2. 
Leadership Excellence
  • We are looking for applicants with strong leadership skills.
  • Key leadership positions in the Students' Council, Prefectorial Board, Uniformed Groups or equivalent will be preferred.
  •  We are also looking for students who have achievements in leadership competitions. This could include outstanding results in national / international academic-related competitions.
Academic performance from Sec 3 to 4. 
Achievements related to leadership involvement. This could include national / international academic-related competitions.
Shortlisted applicants will be notified via e-mail and / or a telephone call to attend a video-conferencing which will be conducted from 8 June to 10 July 2020.
Successful applicants will be expected to take up a leadership role in TJC Students’ Council.
Music Elective Programme (MEP) 
  • Students proficient in music performance and composition will have opportunities to hone their musical skills with well-equipped music facilities and engage in authentic learning platforms with distinguished TJC MEP alumni, local and foreign practitioners from renowned institutions and organisations as part of the TJC Visiting Artists’ Series. The students will deepen their overall musicianship and develop essential 21st-Century skills in music technology and sound recording through our robust programmes. 
  • Successful applicants through DSA (MEP) must take MEP as a GCE A-level examination subject and join one of the Music Performing Arts CCA from JC1 to JC2.
Applicants should demonstrate passion and strong achievement in music through one or more of the following:
  • Distinctions in O-Level Music or Higher Music in internal secondary school examinations
  • Musical leadership roles in CCA (e.g. student conductor, section leader)
  • Achievements in musical domains (e.g. performing, composing) at a national or international level

Applicants should submit evidence of the above, together with other supporting documents as stated on the college website.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified via e-mail and / or telephone to attend the selection test, which will be conducted via video-conferencing from 8 June to 10 July 2020.

Application Process

1) Application Form


  • Click here to proceed with your online application. The application form should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. 

2) Supporting Documents

Supporting documents must include:

  • Sec 3 academic results slips (Mid-Year and End-of-Year) 
  • Sec 4 academic results slips (Till the latest available; including CA/WA) 
  • Sec 1 to Sec 4 CCA records (Till the latest available) 
  • Records of additional qualifications (only highest level required), achievements, awards, scholarships, etc. (if applicable).

3) Selection & Interview Sessions


  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified via e-mail to have video conferencing sessions between 8 June 2020 and 10 July 2020.

4) Outcome of Application


  • All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application via e-mail by 12 August 2020

Important Points

  • Before the end of the Offer Stage, we will make Confirmed Offers to selected students. If you wish to accept a Confirmed Offer, you will be guaranteed a place in Temasek Junior College as long as you meet the eligibility criteria for admission. 
  • Each student is NOT allowed to accept more than one Confirmed Offer at any time. 
  • Once students have accepted an offer under DSA-JC Exercise, they will not be eligible to participate in the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE), as long as they meet the eligibility criteria for JC admission based on their GCE O-Level Examination results. 
  • Successful DSA-JC students are NOT allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the GCE O-Level Examination results as they are expected to honour their commitment for the full duration of the programme. 
  • The College will not release detailed results of the video conferencing sessions and interviews. The College reserves the right not to reveal the results or reasons for non-selection. 
  • The College will not provide the application outcome over the phone. 
  • 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 rigour and the programmes that develop the respective talent areas.
  • 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.

Contact Us

If you have any enquiries regarding the DSA application, please contact the following officers:


If you have any general enquiries regarding the DSA application, please contact the TJC General Office at 64428066 during office hours or email: registrar@tjc.edu.sg