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Direct School Admission (For 2023 Intake)

Have a special talent or ability in sports, aesthetics, leadership and STEM? We welcome all interested primary 6 students to participate in the Direct School Admission (DSA) exercise for the academic year 2023 into Dunman Secondary School.

Parents and students are encouraged to choose wisely based on the student’s aptitudes and strengths, bearing in mind the school’s 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 - 5.

Selection Considerations:

a) Past years CCA track records (no submission of document is needed).

b) Shortlisted applicants will be informed by the school on the date and time of trial/audition and interview.

c) All trial/audition and interview will be conducted physically on the school campus.

d) You may submit any supporting document to the relevant teacher-in-charge through the email listed below (Optional).


Please submit your registration for the school through the DSA portal (Period of registration: TBC)

Information on the various talent areas

We are pleased to share the DSA Talent Areas offered for our potential Secondary One Students and their parents for the academic year of 2023. Information on the selection criteria and process will be updated from early-May.

DSA Category


Assessment Rubrics


Mr Chern Meng Hock


Task 1: To execute different strokes to demonstrate their abilities.

Task 2: To play a short game among themselves to observe their application of skills.


Miss Sandy Leong


Task 1: Individual Physical Assessment

- Speed

- Coordination

- Physique

Task 2: Game Assessment

- Technique

- Posture



Mr Harris Alexander



Task 1: Individual Drill Assessment

- Passing

- Receiving

- Ball control

- Dribbling

- Shooting

Task 2: Game Assessment

- Offence concepts

- Defence concepts



Ms Witty Goh


Task 1: Movement ability

Focus: Speed, Agility and Balance

Task 2: Technical skills

Focus: Ball handling and footwork

Task 3: Game play assessment

Focus: Attacking and defending



Mr Hariharan Subramaniam


Task 1: Skills Assessment

- Setting

- Receiving

- Spiking

- Serving

Task 2: Game-Play Assessment


Ms Kathy Cheong



Task: Prepare a song of your choice to sing during the audition.

Please click here for the assessment rubrics 

Concert Band


Ms Jeanette Tan


Using a music instrument of your choice, 

Percussion: Play two passage of music with dynamic contrast not less than 48 bars each. One at 120 bpm, the other less than 84 bpm.

Wind and Mallet: Play two of the following major scales (tongued and legato): C, G, D, A, F, B♭ and E♭. For each note of the scale, tongue only four crotchets and eight quaver notes ascending and descending. Tempo should be 120 bpm.

Please click here for the assessment rubrics


Mr Ron Tan


Selection Criteria and details:

Click here for details

Ms Adeline Yong

Selection Criteria and details:

Click here for details

For general DSA enquiry, please contact

Mr Ron Tan

SH Student Leadership/CCA


Mr Teo Khong Beng