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Direct School Admission (DSA) 2022 (Updated on 2 June 2022)

20 April 2022, Wednesday

Talent Areas

Dates for trials/ auditions/ interviews for shortlisted applicants 

  • Chinese Dance 

Trial dates: 19 July, 20 July and 22 July, 3pm to 6pm

 

Interview date: 29 July, 3pm to 5pm

Chinese Orchestra 

Trial and Interview dates: 

6 July, 13 July, 14 July, 27 July and 28 July, 2.30-6pm or 4.00-6pm

  • Concert Band 

Trial and Interview 

5 July, 7 July and 12 July, 2.30pm - 4.30pm

  • String Ensemble

Trial and Interview dates:

5 July, 6 July, 8 July, 12 July, 13 July and 15 July, 3.30pm - 6pm

  • Chinese Calligraphy

Trial and Interview dates:

5 July, 7 July, 12 July, 14 July 

Tuesdays: 3.30pm - 6pm

Thursdays: 4 pm - 6pm

  • Badminton

Trial dates: 

28 Jun, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

30 Jun, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

1 July, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (reserve)

 

Interview date: 5 July, 3.30 pm - 5.30 pm 

  • Basketball

Trial dates: 2 July and 9 July, 8.00am to 10.00am

 

Interview dates: 13 July and 27 July, 2.00pm to 5.00pm

 

  • Artistic Gymnastics 

Trial dates: 28 Jun, 5 July and 7 July, 3.30pm to 5.30pm

 

Interview date: 14 July, 3.30pm to 5.30pm

  • Netball

Trial and Interview dates:

27 Jun and 29 Jun, 3.30pm - 6.30pm

  • Softball

Trial and Interview dates:

6 July and 8 July, 4pm - 6.30pm

  • Table Tennis

Trial and Interview dates:

9 July and 16 July, 8.30am - 12.00pm

  • Tennis

Trial and Interview dates:

16 July, 8.00am - 12.00pm

23 July, 8.00am - 12.00pm (reserve)

  • Track and Field

Trial dates: 4 July and 8 July, 3.30pm - 5.30pm

 

Interview date: 18 July, 3.30pm - 5.30pm 

  • Volleyball

Trial and Interview dates:

30 Jun and 7 July, 3.30pm - 5.30pm

  • Wushu

Trial and Interview dates:

28 June and 30 June, 4.00pm - 5.30pm

 

 

1.         Introduction

Introduced in 2004, the DSA scheme provides students with the opportunity to seek admission to Nanyang Girls’ High School (NYGH), based on a diverse range of academic and non-academic achievements and talents that they can demonstrate beyond the PSLE.

Primary 6 students who wish to seek admission to NYGH based on their achievements and talents can consider applying through DSA. Otherwise, students will take part in the Secondary 1 Posting Exercise, whereby admission is based on their PSLE results.         

Students who have been successfully allocated to NYGH via DSA will NOT be allowed to participate in the Secondary 1 Posting Exercise to opt for other secondary schools as places have already been reserved for them in NYGH. They will also NOT be allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the PSLE results. NYGH runs the six-year Integrated Programme in partnership with HCI. They are expected to honour the commitment to NYGH from Year 1 to 4 and to Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) from Year 5 to 6. The six-year commitment applies only if students continue in the Integrated Programme. Students may be emplaced or may opt for the O-Level programme at the end of Year 2.   

Students admitted to NYGH via DSA-CCA are expected to honour the commitment in the CCA from Year 1 to 4. They are allowed to choose another CCA in Year 5 to 6 if they are interested in a new CCA.

Students admitted to NYGH via DSA (Bilingualism, Mathematics, Science, Innovation or Service Leadership) are expected to honour their commitment to participate in the respective domain's programmes from Year 1 to 4 and prioritise these programmes over others. 

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

2.        Important Dates    

No. Description Time Frame
1

From 2019, application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 5 May to 1 Jun 2022. For more details, please refer to MOE’s website – www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec

5 May, 11 am to 1 June, 3 pm 

2

NYGH conducts trials/ auditions/ interviews for shortlisted applicants who have applied under the Sports or Aesthetics domains.

Dates for trials/ auditions/ interviews under DSA Sports or Aesthetics domains can be found on the school website by early June. 

27 June – 29 July

3

Shortlisted applicants under DSA Innovation domain to submit Portfolios.

Further details will be sent to shortlisted applicants at least 2 weeks before submission date. 

7 July
4

NYGH conducts selection tests/ tasks under DSA (Bilingualism, Mathematics, Science or Service Leadership*) domains for shortlisted applicants.

*Named as Leadership & Character in MOE website.

9 July
5

NYGH conducts interviews under DSA (Bilingualism, Mathematics, Science, Innovation or Service Leadership*) domains.

*Named as Leadership & Character in MOE website.

30 July
6

Applicants receive outcome of the selection exercise. 

By early September
7

Students who receive at least one DSA offer may indicate up to three school preferences. They can submit their school preferences through the MOE online system or in hardcopy to their primary schools.

Late October 

8

The results of the DSA Exercise will be released to students on the same day as the release of PSLE results. 

Late November

 

3.        Talent Areas   

The talent areas offered in NYGH in the 2022 DSA exercise for 2023 Secondary 1 admission are:

Talent Areas
 Bilingualism
 Mathematics
 Science
 Innovation
 Service Leadership
 (named as Leadership and Character on MOE’s website)

  Aesthetics

  • Chinese Dance 
  • Chinese Orchestra* 
  • Concert Band**
  • String Ensemble***
  • Chinese Calligraphy

 Sports

  • Artistic Gymnastics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Softball
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wushu

 

*Chinese Orchestra is accepting DSA applications for the following instruments: 弦乐 (Bowed strings), 阮 (Ruan), 柳琴 (Liuqin), 笙 (Sheng), 唢 (Suona), 笛子 (Dizi), 琵琶 (Pipa),  扬琴 (Yangqin), Cello, Double Bass, Percussion

**Concert Band is accepting DSA applications for the following instruments: Flute/Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Euphonium, Saxophone

***String Ensemble is accepting DSA applications for the following instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass 

For more information on DSA-Sec, please refer to the MOE website at https://www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec    

4.         Application Requirements and Talent Areas 

Application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. Please refer to MOE’s website (www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec) on application requirements.

The talent areas offered in NYGH in the 2022 DSA exercise for 2023 Secondary 1 admission are:

Talent Areas Trials/ Auditions Portfolio Selection Tests/ Tasks Interview (for shortlisted applicants only)
 Bilingualism - - Required Required
 Mathematics
 Science
 Service Leadership
 (named as Leadership and Character on MOE’s website)
  Innovation - Required - Required

  Aesthetics

  • Chinese Dance 
  • Chinese Orchestra* 
  • Concert Band**
  • String Ensemble***
  • Chinese Calligraphy
Required - - Required

 Sports

  • Artistic Gymnastics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Softball
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wushu
Required - - Required

 

*Chinese Orchestra is accepting DSA applications for the following instruments: 弦乐 (Bowed strings), 阮 (Ruan), 柳琴 (Liuqin), 笙 (Sheng), 唢 (Suona), 笛子 (Dizi), 琵琶 (Pipa),  扬琴 (Yangqin), Cello, Double Bass, Percussion

**Concert Band is accepting DSA applications for the following instruments: Flute/Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Euphonium, Saxophone

***String Ensemble is accepting DSA applications for the following instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass 

5.         Selection Criteria

  • Passion and aptitude in the specific domain
  • Performance at selection tests/tasks
  • Performance at trials or auditions
  • Academic ability (to manage the IP curriculum)
  • Character and leadership disposition

 

6.         School Fees

School fees per month (Year 2022)

Nationality

Sec 1

Sec 2

Sec 3

Sec 4

Singapore Citizens

S$250

S$250

S$300

S$300

Singapore Permanent Residents

S$750

S$750

S$820

S$820

International Students from ASEAN Countries

S$1250

S$1250

S$1400

S$1400

International Students from Non-ASEAN Countries

S$1650

S$1650

S$1800

S$1800

 

Note : The School is in the process of reviewing the school fee rates for the Year 2023. The updated rates will be published on the school website once the rates are confirmed.

Miscellaneous fees

All students

S$750 per year

 

Students who are recipients of MOE Awards

Students in the Art Elective Programme (AEP), recipients of Edusave Scholarships for Independent Schools (ESIS)

Sec 1 & 2

MOE Subsidy:

S$200 per month

Sec 3 & 4

MOE Subsidy:

S$200 per month

 

7.         Financial Assistance 

NYGH is committed to ensuring that no deserving student is denied the opportunity to our Nanyang Experience due to financial circumstances at home. Financial assistance schemes such as the MOE Independent School Bursary (MOE ISB), school-administered financial assistance schemes, as well as other bursaries provided by well-wishers and external institutions are available to help our needy students continue with their education and motivate them to strive for greater accomplishments. 

UPLIFT Scholarship

With effect from 2019, students who are Singapore citizens from low-income families admitted to Independent Schools (ISs) through DSA or are receiving the Edusave Scholarships for Independent Schools may apply for the UPLIFT Scholarship. Students from families with Gross Household Income up to $2,750 or Per Capita Income up to $690 will be eligible for the scholarship. The scholarship provides a cash award of $800 per annum. The tenure of the scholarship will be for the full duration of studies in the ISs subject to students meeting the annual renewal criteria.

MOE Independent School Bursary (MOE ISB)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Student must be a Singapore Citizen.
  • Satisfy either the monthly Gross Household Income (GHI) or the Per Capita Income (PCI) criteria. 

 

Income Criteria & Benefits

From 1 April 2019, the revised income criteria and benefits are as shown in the table below:

Income Criteria

MOE ISB

What it mean

 

GHI ≤ $2,750;

or PCI ≤ $690

 

 

Tier 1 subsidy

 

~ 100% subsidy

 

Students pay $0 of school & miscellaneous fee per month.

In addition, they will receive :

  • Free textbooks and school attire
  • Full subsidy of national exam fees
  • Transport Subsidy (for students taking public transport)
  • Meal Subsidy

 

GHI $2,751 - $4,000;

or PCI $691 - $1,000

 

Tier 2 subsidy

~ student pays the same fee as student studying in government and government-aided schools (GGAS)

 

 

Students will pay $25 per month

 

MOE will subsidize the remaining school & miscellaneous fee

 

 

GHI $4,001 - $6,900;

or PCI $1,001 - $1,725

 

 

Tier 3 subsidy

~ student pays 1.5x

GGAS fee~

 

Students will pay $37.50 per month

 

MOE will subsidize the remaining school & miscellaneous fee

 

 

GHI $6,901 - $9,000;

or PCI $1,726 - $2,250

 

Tier 4 subsidy

~ 33% subsidy of school and miscellaneous fees

 

 

Lower Sec Students will pay $209.38 per month.

Upper Sec Students will pay $242.87 per month.

 

MOE will subsidize the remaining 33% of school & miscellaneous fee

 

 

School-Administered Financial Assistance Schemes

Students who do not qualify for the MOE ISB or MOE ISB recipients who wish to apply for financial assistance for other fees may apply for such assistance under the Nanyang Girls' School Financial Assistance Scheme (NYGH FAS). The application form will be available from the school’s Accounts Office in mid-December 2022.

8.         Frequently Asked Questions

1.         What was the admission cut-off point for 2022 Secondary 1 students (annual posting exercise)?

For 2022 Secondary 1 admission, the cut-off was AL 7(D).

2.         How many Secondary 1 students will be accepted in 2023?      

The projected number is 390.

3.         What is the NYGH-HCI Integrated Programme (IP)?

NYGH runs the six-year Integrated Programme in partnership with Hwa Chong Institution (HCI). The IP is a six-year enriched curriculum that equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to proceed directly to the A-Level programme in HCI. Students who have been successfully allocated to NYGH via DSA are expected to honour the commitment to NYGH from Year 1 to 4 and to HCI from Year 5 to 6.

4.         Does the school offer the Art Elective Programme (AEP) and the Music Elective Programme (MEP)?

NYGH offers the AEP. It is a four-year programme and students in the programme enjoy a fee subsidy as AEP is an MOE-initiated programme.

Though our school is not an MEP centre, we offer our own four-year Higher Music Programme (HMP) which is modelled after the MEP. However, students in our HMP do not enjoy a fee subsidy unless they are on ESIS.

5.         What would the learning experience be like for students who enrol through DSA (Bilingualism, Mathematics, Science, Innovation or Service Leadership)? 

DSA-Bilingualism

To nurture the DSA (Bilingual) students to be effectively bilingual and bicultural, the school offers programmes beyond the classroom.  Students are given the opportunity to attend emcee and debate training, creative writing workshops, editing training and translation workshops. Students are expected to take advantage of one of these programmes to develop their linguistic and literary skills.  They will get to sharpen their skills of communication through these various platforms. They are also encouraged to apply for these special programmes: Secondary 2 Literature Mentorship Programme, Upper Secondary Humanities Programme, Upper Secondary Bicultural Studies Programme and Chinese Language Elective Programme. Students are selected into these programmes based on their strengths.

DSA-Mathematics

The Mathematics Talent Development Programme for students who are admitted to our school via DSA-Mathematics offers an invigorating learning experience. Students will develop their passion, sharpen their problem solving skills and deepen their learning of Mathematics through a comprehensive four-year Olympiad training programme. They are given opportunities to take part in local and international Mathematics competitions. At upper secondary level, students are encouraged to participate in various research programmes such as Math Research Project where they will get to explore different areas of mathematical inquiry. These research projects deepen their knowledge and hone their critical thinking skills. They are also encouraged to apply for a study in Advanced Mathematics which is based on Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry course by Stanford University Online High School.

DSA-Science

Students admitted to our school via DSA-Science are provided with a myriad of opportunities to hone their skills in research and enrich their learning in the various scientific disciplines beyond the core curriculum.  They will get to learn from experts in external organisations and institutes of higher learning. In lower secondary level, students are expected to participate in at least one research and innovation project such as the Green Wave Environmental Care Competition and Innovation Programme. At upper secondary level, students are given various platforms to sharpen their skills of inquiry.  They are expected to challenge themselves by taking up at least one advanced science course. They will learn to read scientific journals and carry out independent learning tasks. They are encouraged to participate in various science competitions and mentorship programmes. They will get to deepen their research skills through short-term attachment to research institutions such as DSTA and DSO.   

DSA-Innovation

The Innovation Direct School Admission (DSA) Programme seeks to develop students’ design mindsets and behaviours, which includes developing their capacity to come up with human-centric solutions and innovate systems and experiences. Various platforms will be created such as school-based opportunities for our Innovation DSA students to further develop ideas and early versions of prototypes. There will also be an active curation of external partnerships for our students to learn from institutes of higher learning, local start-ups and other community partners. Students could consider deepening their interest through programmes and projects in areas such as Data Science, Maker, Aesthetics or others which they are keen on. Extended learning opportunities would be facilitated for our students to observe how innovative design mindsets and behaviours play out in authentic settings that cut across different industries.

DSA-Service Leadership

The Service Leadership Direct School Admission (DSA) Programme seeks to nurture leaders who place service at the heart of leadership with a clear sense of agency. Students are expected to go through a four-year Talent Development Programme which provides varied authentic learning experiences to develop their 21st century competencies and leadership qualities. Through the four years, students will be nurtured through the school’s Leadership Development Programme and there will be opportunities for them to attend leadership trainings. At lower secondary level, students will be able to discover their leadership potential through these training sessions. At upper secondary level, there will be opportunities to develop leadership qualities through mentorship programmes and service to the school and community.

6.         Who should I contact for more information and further inquiries?

For DSA matters, please call our hotline  6508 3654, Monday – Friday 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. or email [email protected] from 5 May to 12 September 2022. Please note that the hotline and email address will be removed after 12 September 2022.