Our Direct School Admission (DSA) Formula

Direct School Admission for secondary schools (DSA-Sec) allows students to apply to some schools before taking the PSLE.

Students apply based on their talent in sports, CCAs and specific academic areas.

For more information, click here.


Step 1 : Listen

Get to know what are your child’s strengths and weaknesses and also which part of stem interests them.

Step 2 : Set a Goal

Consider which school your child is keen on for DSA. Then, set a realistic goal and decide on the type of competitions to participate in.

Step 3 : Prepare

Learn technical and soft skills required in different competitions including  coding, prototyping, and presenting your ideas.

Step 4 : Participate

Participate in as many competitions as possible and keep improving on your technical and soft skills!
(it’s a bonus if you win!)

Step 5 : Apply for DSA

Put all the achievements that you have gotten in a portfolio. Make sure you are able to explain clearly your experience during the competitions and the skills you have learned.



Should I apply for DSA for my child?

If your child has a strong passion and is doing well in a certain sport or is passionate in STEM, participating in the Direct School Admission — Secondary (DSA-Sec) exercise is an option you might want to consider for your child. The DSA is a great opportunity for your child to secure a place in a secondary school, prior to the release of the PSLE results.

Why should I let my child join STEM programmes?

Research has shown that STEM develops a set of thinking, reasoning, teamwork, investigative, and creative skills that students can use in all areas of their lives.

What types of programmes are considered “STEM”?

STEM is a teaching philosophy that integrates all four disciplines together into a single, cross-disciplinary program that offers instruction in real-world (as opposed to purely academic) applications and teaching methods.

Can my child join your STEM programmes if they have no knowledge or experience of STEM?

Yes of course, we welcome learners at all levels and our trainers will guide them to their fullest potential.

What is the difference between regular and holiday programmes?

Regular programmes are mainly for students who are serious about STEM and are keen to pursue STEM in the future. Our regular programmes are all based on competition preparation and prepare students’ portfolios for DSA or STEM-related endeavours.
Holiday programmes are fun short programmes designed to let kids have some fun while developing a set of thinking, reasoning, teamwork, investigative, and creative skills that students can use in all areas of their lives.

Will regular classes be stressful for my child?

The methodology we utilize in our lessons involves helping students to master concepts or skills and guiding them to apply those to a more complex task, which is done incrementally and with guidance from teachers.

What’s the difference between STEM Institution and other enrichment centres?

The centre is to provide impactful STEM education to our learners. Students not only learn but also “apply” STEM knowledge when they attempt problem solving.
We want students to have the aspiration to go into STEM and have the skills and knowledge as they grow up.
We take a modular approach, where under each programme, students are exposed to the different types of coding/robotics available. Each programme will be using a different robotic kit and the experience that they have with each programme will be different.
We will also want to impart soft skills to them, and whether they take the DSA route or not, we believe that  participating in competitions helps the kids build up their confidence, ability to speak and present, work with others to solve problems and get exposed to critical thinking and problem solving.
In addition to all of that, we focus on quality rather than quantity. It's not about having a fixed structure that forces all students to learn at the same rate but rather keeping the class small and addressing the different students' learning needs as well.