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Direct School Admission (DSA) to Year 1 in 2021

Cedar Girls’ Secondary School (CGSS) would like to invite Primary 6 girls to apply for admission to Year 1 in 2021 under the Direct School Admission (DSA) scheme. Students could apply for the 4-year O Level Programme in CGSS or the 6-year Victoria-Cedar Alliance Integrated Programme (VCA IP), which consists of 4 years in CGSS and 2 years in Victoria Junior College (VJC).

At Cedar Girls’ Secondary School, you will join a family of young ladies who are enthusiastic and passionate about learning. At Cedar, regardless of where your strengths lie, we bring out the best in you, transforming you to be a social innovator and passionate learner. We would like to invite you to join us on this exciting journey


CGSS offers DSA in both the Sports and Social Innovation categories. DSA (Sports) aims to develop students’ talents in various sports while DSA (Social Innovation) aims to develop students’ talent in creating user-centric solutions for the community that they serve.


Programme and Activities for DSA (Sports) and DSA (Social Innovation)

DSA (Sports)

DSA (Social Innovation)

a. Quality and Rigorous Trainings by experienced coaches

b. Joint training with VCA schools (ie. VJC)

c. Extensive range of competitions

d. Team-bonding activities

e. Physiotherapy sessions and mental toughness workshops (T&F)

Please click here for more information on our sports CCAs.

a. Design Thinking Workshops

b. STEM-related workshops

c. Entrepreneurship and communication workshops

d. Conferences and competitions

e. Research on social issues and presentation opportunities


Please click here for more information on our Social Innovation Programme.


Criteria and Selection Process for both IP and O-Level Programme



Selection Process

DSA (Sports)

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Table Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Sports Experience 

a. Relevant representation or achievement in the related sports at National School Games

b. Participation in the Junior Sports Academy

c.  Any other relevant sports experience



DSA (Social Innovation)


Service to the Community

Values-In-Action Projects (school initiated) and/or volunteer experience at organisation of choice


Innovation-related competitions (If any):

Representation or achievement in National, Zonal or school based or non-school based innovation competitions.

Examples of relevant competitions are Sony Creative Awards, Junior Lego Robotics Competition, Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors Awards, Innovation Awards (MOE- IVP).


Online Individual Task &





Application Process

Application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 12 May 2020 to 5 Jun 2020. For more details, please refer to MOE website – www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec.


For MOE mainstream school applicants, only one parent’s SingPass is needed to log in. If you are unable to apply online, you can approach your child’s primary school for assistance.


Applicants NOT studying in MOE mainstream primary schools will need to obtain a Registration Number (RGxxxxxxx) before you can apply through the DSA-Sec Portal. You may refer to the MOE website at: https://go.gov.sg/nmsdsa-sec-application.


Submission of Documents

Shortlisted applicants will be required to submit the following documents before the interview. Please scan and email the documents to cedargirlss@moe.edu.sg.


Applicants studying in MOE mainstream primary schools

Applicants who are NOT studying in MOE mainstream primary schools

1. Not required to submit any hard copies of any school-based results activities and achievements. 

2) Certificates of non-school based activities and achievements relevant to the selected talent area(s)

1. Certified True Copy of:  
a. Primary 5 Overall and Primary 6 Mid-Year Combined Examination Results.
b. Certificate of CCA participation, achievements and leadership roles in school

2. Certificate of participation in community based projects or activities.

3. Certificates of  non-school based activities and achievements

4. A photocopy of the Registration Number Form 

Note: Certified True Copy refers to copy stamped with primary school’s endorsement.








Online Application @ MOE DSA-Sec Portal

12 May 2020 , 9.00am  – 5 Jun 2020, 3.00pm




27 Jul 2020 – 14 Aug 2020

Shortlisted students will be notified of the schedule by 24 Jul 2020.


Notification of outcome

By 14 Sep 2020



Important Points to Note
Parents and students are encouraged to choose schools wisely based on the student’s aptitudes and strengths, bearing in mind the school’s profile, and the programmes available to develop the area of talent.


Successful applicants will be admitted if they accept the DSA offer and qualify for the Express Course after the release of the PSLE results. Please take note that once applicants have exercised the Confirmed Offer or Wait List, they are not allowed to participate in the Secondary One Posting Exercise. They are also not allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the PSLE results.


Students who are successfully admitted to the school via DSA are expected to honour their commitment to the school and programme (4 years for the O-Level track or 6 years for the Integrated Programme), and participate in the activities related to the talent they are selected for from year 1-4.


If you have any queries, please email cedargirlss@moe.edu.sg or call us at 6288 4909, between 8.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday, except for public holidays.