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Direct School Admission (DSA)

Introduced in 2004, the DSA scheme seeks to promote holistic education and provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate a more diverse range of achievements and talent when seeking admission to a secondary school.

For more information, please visit https://www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec 

At Bukit Batok Secondary School (BBSS), we believe that every child is unique and has innate abilities to be developed. Our school values,  mission  and  vision, represent our collective passion, dreams and aspirations, and guide us in how  we  work  with  our  parents,  community  and  partners  to realise the full potential of our students. We endeavour to build a culture of self-directedness and abundance mentality amongst staff and students. Children are firmly at the heart of our work and we seek to develop the whole child by providing meaningful and connected learning experiences that will allow every BBSSian to develop the right values, competencies and skills to do well in the 21st century.

DSA to Bukit Batok Secondary School

We are looking for promising Primary 6 students who demonstrate talent in the following 3 groups of talent areas that are open for DSA.


Group 1 (Leadership)
Student Leadership

Group 2 (Sports & Games)
Softball (Girls)

Basketball (Boys)

Rugby (Boys)

Cross Country

Group 3 (Performing Arts)
Drama - English

Chinese Orchestra

Malay Dance

Group 4 (Clubs & Societies)
Robotics Club

Note for all applicants: Achievements at the national/international level would be an advantage. Applicants may key in relevant information via the MOE DSA Application Portal.

All applications are to be made via the MOE DSA Application Portal. Information on DSA will be available in local media on 6 May 2019.

Application Procedure

You have from 9am on Tuesday, 5 May 2020 to 3pm on Tuesday, 2 June 2020 to submit your child’s application. Follow these steps to apply:

  1. Log in to the DSA-Sec portal with your SingPass. Find out how to register for a SingPass if you don’t have one.
  2. You can indicate up to 3 choices and 3 talent areas.
  3. You may indicate up to 2 talent areas for the same secondary school. If you are keen to apply for the 2 talent areas offered by our school, you must indicate both talent areas as separate choices.
  4. You may provide information for up to 10 non-school based activities and achievements which are related to your child’s chosen talent areas.
  5. There is no need to submit any supporting documents during application. Your child’s primary school records (for example, P5 and P6 academic results, CCA, school-based activities, achievements or awards) will be automatically shared with the schools.
  6. Enter your contact details correctly. This allows the schools to contact you if your child is shortlisted for the selection process.
  7. You can update, withdraw and re-submit your application during the application period.
  8. If you are unable to apply online, approach your child’s primary school for assistance.




Date / Time

Application Opens

5 May 2020

Closing date for submission of application online through the DSA-Sec portal

4 June 2020 (3pm)

Notification of short-listed applicants for interview and trials (Trials required for Group 2 and 3 only) (by phone call or post)

From 1 July to 31 July 2020

Interview sessions

From 1 July to 24 August 2020

Notification Letter (Outcome of application)

By 31 August 2020 (or earlier)

Exercise School Preference by students

From 26 Oct to 30 Oct 2020

Notification of DSA-Sec admission results (on the same day as the release of the PSLE results)

Late November 2020


Successful applicants will join BBSS in January in the year 2021. Students will be assessed on both their demonstrated and potential ability to ensure that they benefit from the curriculum offered at BBSS.



·       Contact the General Office at 6566 3121. (Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 5.00pm)

·       Email us at bbss@moe.edu.sg. Please indicate "DSA Enquiries" in the subject field