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Information on Direct School Admission to Crescent Girls' School

We welcome Primary 6 students with talent in the areas of music studies, performing arts, sports and leadership to apply to Crescent under the Direct School Admission (DSA) Exercise. 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.

Criteria for DSA (Sec) Exercise 2021

Selection is based on the following criteria:

1. Talent in the respective areas:

    • MEP (Music Elective Programme) – intermediate proficiency in playing at least one music instrument and possess functional theory knowledge in the Western music tradition. Please submit an e-portfolio (video-recording of any solo repertoire) showcasing the applicant’s proficiency at her music instrument.
    • Performing Arts (Concert Band, Choir, Dance – Chinese & Modern). Please submit an e-portfolio (video-recording of at least 90 seconds) showcasing the applicant’s relevant area of talent. The e-portfolio should feature a solo performance on any concert Band Wind Instrument/ Percussion Instrument/Voice or a choreographed Dance sequence.
    • Sports (Badminton, Hockey, Netball, Softball, Track & Field and Canoeing) – past achievements would be an advantage e.g. NSG national/zonal level competitions (team); National-level competition (individual). Shortlisted candidates will be required to demonstrate sport-specific skills during the Video Conferencing session.
    • Leadership – past achievements in leadership at school/CCA level and a keen interest in the Uniformed Groups (Girl Guides, National Cadet Corps and Red Cross Youth). Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed via video-conferencing.

2. In view of the COVID-19 situation, to ensure the safety of the DSA applicants, the school will conduct selection using the electronic mode and applicants need not visit Crescent in person.

3. Selection of students will also be based on the character and values displayed by candidates, aligned with the Crescent values of Moral Courage, Resilience, Drive, Innovativeness, Empathy and Teamwork.

4. Shortlisted candidates will be expected to attend a video-conferencing session. During the session, students may be expected to perform specific tasks of no more than 3 minutes in either Sports or Music or Performing Arts. The shortlisted candidates will be given 2 weeks to prepare for the demonstration of assigned performance tasks e.g. technical skills in the respective talent area.

Students who are successfully admitted to the school via DSA are expected to honour their commitment to the school and join the respective CCA allocated by the school throughout their 4 years in Crescent. Requests for a change in CCA will not be considered except on medical grounds. Students admitted under DSA (Leadership) are expected to join the school allocated Uniformed Group throughout their 4 years. Students admitted under DSA (MEP) are expected to be in MEP and to join a Music CCA (either Concert Band or Choir) throughout their 4 years. Please note that meeting all the criteria does not guarantee the student will be shortlisted/given an offer.

Instructions for Application

Application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. There is no application fee. The application period is from 5 May 2021, 11.00 am to 1 Jun 2021, 3.00 pm. For more details, please refer to the MOE website - Direct School Admission (Sec) webpage

An applicant can indicate up to three choices. Each choice consists of a secondary school and a talent area offered by that secondary school. Of the three choices, an applicant may use a maximum of two choices to apply to the same school, for two different talent areas of that school.

For applicants studying in MOE mainstream primary schools: Only one parent’s SingPass is needed to log in. If parents/guardians are unable to apply online, they can approach the child’s primary school for assistance.

Applicants NOT studying in MOE mainstream primary schools will need to apply for a Registration Number (RGxxxxxxx) before they can apply through the DSA-Sec Portal at MOE website at:

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified by phone/email regarding the date of the relevant selection test or interview. Selection tests will be held from 19 Jul to 13 Aug 2021. All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by 13 Sep 2021.

For further enquiries, you may also contact the school at 6475 8711 or email