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Direct School Admission 2020

The Unique Anderson Experience

Are you keen to be part of this caring community and be immersed in a learning environment that is stimulating and engaging? Do you enjoy challenging opportunities that bring out the best in you?

It is our mission to unleash the potential in every Andersonian. We know they perform their best when they are exposed to diverse opportunities and feel a sense of belonging here.

If you have the talent, abilities and a strong passion for one of the areas below, we want you! 

Admission Criteria for DSA selection

Applicants should:

  • Have a good Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) record, preferably with relevant experience in competitions
  • Have a good conduct and attendance record in school
  • Have demonstrated good leadership capabilities in your CCA

Talent Areas

Sports & Games

      • Basketball (Girls and Boys)
      • Netball (Girls)
      • Table Tennis (Girls)
      • Volleyball (Girls)
      • Wushu (Girls and Boys)

Performing Arts

      • Band - Concert (Girls and Boys) 
      • Dance - Chinese (Girls) 
      • Choir (Boys)
      • Dance - Malay (Boys)


      • Robotics (Girls and Boys)
      • Language - Malay (Girls and Boys)

Application procedure and information

  • 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
  • Applicants not studying in MOE mainstream primary schools need to apply for a Registration Number (RGxxxxxxx) before they can apply through the DSA-Sec Portal. For details, please refer to MOE's website - https://go.gov.sg/nmsdsa-sec-application 
  • 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.
  • Students who are successfully admitted to the school via DSA are expected to honour their commitment to the school and participate in the activities related to the talent they are selected for from year 1-4.
  • 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.
  • For further enquiries, please email us at anderson_ss@moe.edu.sg

Schedule for DSA



Means of Notification

Application Period via DSA-Sec Portal

Link: www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec

12 May (9 am) to 05 Jun 2020 (3 pm)


Selection - Shortlisting, Trial & Interview Sessions

01 Jul to 14 Sep 2020

Email and/or Mobile

Notification of Outcome

By 14 Sep 2020


Trial and Interview Session

In view of the COVID-19 situation, to ensure the safety of the DSA applicants, the school will conduct selection using electronic mode (i.e. online trial and interview) and applicants need not visit our school in person.

During the online session, shortlisted candidates will be required to demonstrate various skills related to the talent area applied for. An interview will also be conducted during the same session to assess candidate’s suitability.

Talent Area

Selection Process for Shortlisted Candidates

Sports & Games

  • Carry out a performance task (specific to the sport)
  • Participate in an interview

Performing Arts

  • Perform a pre-prepared 2-3-minute item (specific to the talent area)
  • Participate in an interview


  • Solve programming and robotics problems
  • Participate in an interview

Language - Malay

  • Participate in an interview