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Are you keen to be in a learning environment that is stimulating and engaging? Do you enjoy challenging opportunities that bring out the best in you? 

If you have talents and abilities in Sports and Games and/or the Performing Arts, we want you! Apply to Anderson Secondary School now!

Admission criteria for DSA selection

CategorySelection Criteria
ASports and Games 
• Basketball 
• Netball 
• Table Tennis (Girls only) 
• Volleyball 
• Wushu

Represented school, Combined schools or Singapore in:

  • Zonal inter-schools sports and games competitions

  • National inter-schools sports and games competitions

  • Regional sports and games competitions

  • International sports and games competition

  • Have track record of achievements

BPerforming Arts 
• Band 
• Chinese Dance 
• Choir (Boys only) 
• Malay Dance (Boys only) 

Represented school, Combined schools or Singapore in:

  • The SYF performance

  • Regional Arts/Dance/Music competitions

  • International Arts/Dance/Music competitions

  • Have track record of achievements

• Animation 
• Debate 
• Robotics 

Represented school, Combined schools or Singapore in:

  • Inter-school Animation/Debate/Robotics competitions

  • Regional Animation/Debate/Robotics competitions

  • International Animation/Debate/Robotics competitions

  • Have track record of achievements

Application procedure and information

1. Download the application form from Anderson Sec website with effect from 7 May 2018, 9 am .

2. Submit the completed application form, together with supporting documents BY HAND to the following address: 
Anderson Secondary School 
10 Ang Mo Kio Street 53 
Singapore 569206 
Attention: Direct School Admission Application 
Mondays – Fridays (7 am to 5 pm) 

3. The closing date and time of submission is 2 July 2018, 2 pm. Applications received after this date and time or incomplete application forms will not be considered. 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.

4. Applicants are to submit the following documents: 
a. Application Form and Personal Statement 
b. Copies of primary 4, 5 and 6 (Mid-year) results 
c. Copies of supporting documents like CCA achievements, positionsetc.(only short-listed applicants) 
d. Teachers’ reference letter (optional) 
e. Portfolio of achievements/awards and evidence of special talents, if applicable

5. Applicants will be given a registration number upon submission of their application forms. They can use this number to check the status of their applications via our website. Only successful applicants will be scheduled to attend interviews and trials.

6. The final outcome of the application will be made available on the school website. Applicants must use their registration numbers to check if they: 
a. have been given confirmed offer 
b. have been placed on the waiting list or 
c. were not successful in the application.

7. The school's decision on the offer is final. We regret that no appeal will be entertained. The school reserves the right not to disclose the reason for non-selection of an applicant or to release the results of the trials.

8. For further enquiries, please call the school at 6459 8303.

Schedule for DSA Exercise

ProcessDate/TimeMeans of Notification
Application opens7 May 2018, 9 amSchool Website
Submission of application and supporting documents between 7 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday (BY HAND)
By 2 July 2018, 2 pm-
Notification of short-listed applicants9 July 2018, 5 pmSchool Website
Trial sessions16 or 18 July 2018, 3 – 6 pmSchool Website
Notification of trial results3 August 2018, 5 pmSchool Website
Interview session13 or 14 August 2018, 3 – 6 pmSchool Website
Notification of outcome of application31 August 2018, 5 pmSchool Website