As always, Jon not only karts well but excels in his studies too. Therefore, we decided to use his earlier and current excellent academic results to secure a good Secondary School even before taking his Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) end of the year. The entire DSA process took more than three months. It was a tedious and stressful journey. But our effort is definitely worthwhile.
Below is our detailed process (flowchart) for Victoria School DSA (INTEGRATED PROGRAMME) application;
28 May 2011
Attended Victoria School Open House.
2 June 2011Went to http://vs.moe.edu.sg/dsa/ and complete the online application form which consists of 3 pages;
- Applicant's Particulars
- Parent's Particulars
- Primary School CCA records
- Academic Results
- Other Awards/Scholarships/Achievements
- Personal Statement (write a personal statement of no more than 1000 characters on Aspirations, Reflection on achievements and leadership experiences, etc.
2 June 2011Next, went to http://www.gat.sg/ to register for a preferred "General Ability Test" (GAT) test date.
16 July 2011Took GAT Test at Republic Poly.
8 August 2011Received a call from Victoria School that Jon has been shortlisted for interview.
12 August 2011Attended a 10min interview and submitted certified true copies of academic and CCA results, achievements and leadership records for verification.
3 September 2011Went to http://vs.moe.edu.sg/dsa/ to check the application results which shows "Application is successful".
17 SeptemberAttended a tea ceremony and officially received a confirmation letter of offer from Victoria School's Principal, Mr Low Eng Teong.
|Jon receiving "Letter of Offer" from Mr Low Eng Teong|
Victoria School is the only Singapore government all boys school. We were told less than 10% of the total applicants are accepted for the DSA (IP) application. We are proud that Jon is among the 44 successful applicants.
"I am looking forward and can't wait to be a proud Victorian. I will always bear in mind the important advice given by Mr Low - "It's not how good you are but how good you want to be!" I will do my very best in the coming PSLE," said Jon.