ADMISSIONS

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Direct School Admission to 2015 Secondary 1

1. At Victoria School, we nurture outstanding students into Gentlemen, Professionals and Sportsmen who make tangible contributions to their family, work, community and nation.  As a dual track school, students can choose between our 4-year ‘O’ level Programme or the 6-year Victoria-Cedar Alliance Integrated Programme (VCA IP) jointly offered with Cedar Girls’ Secondary School (CGSS) and our affiliated college, Victoria Junior College (VJC).  Students in the VCA IP will spend four years in VS and two years in VJC leading to the ‘A’ Level Examinations.

2. VS invites talented Primary 6 boys to apply through the categories of DSA(Integrated Programme), DSA(Sports/Integrated Programme), and/or DSA(Sports/O-Level).

 

Categories

Details

Criteria

VCAIP

DSA(Integrated Programme)

DSA (Integrated Programme) is for students who are interested in the Integrated Programme and with special talents and achievements in academic areas such as English, Mathematics and/or Science.

Applicants should have excellent academic results and achievements (e.g. international and/or national competitions), leadership skills and are active in CCAs.
Applicants, except those currently in the Gifted Education Programme, are required sit for the General Ability Test (GAT)b.
Shortlisted applicants are required to attend an interview between July to August 2014.

DSA(Sports/Integrated Programme)

DSA (Sports/Integrated Programme) caters to students with talents and aptitude in selected areas of sportsa and are also suitable for the integrated programme.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to sports selection trials in June/July 2014.
Applicants, except those currently in the Gifted Education Programme, are required to sit for the General Ability Test (GAT)b.
Shortlisted applicants are required to attend an interview from July to August 2014.

O-Level

DSA(Sports/O-Level)

DSA (Sports/O-Level) caters to students with talents and aptitude in selected areas of sportsa and are interested in the 4-year O-Level programme.

Students with good academic results as well as talents and achievements in the sports listed will be considered.  Examples of sporting achievements include having represented school at zonal, national and/or international level competitions.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to sports selection trials in June/ July 2014.
Shortlisted applicants are required to attend an interview in July to August 2014.

a The following sports will be considered :

Track and Field 

Cross-country

Sailing 

Cricket

Shooting 

Tennis 

Table tennis

Volleyball

Football  

Floorball

Hockey

Badminton

Wushu

 

 

 


b The General Ability Test (GAT) will be administered by Principals Academy Inc (PAI). Applicants should register with and pay directly to PAI at www.gat.sg. Registration is to be made at least 2 weeks before the preferred test date. Applicants who are currently in the Gifted Education Programme are exempted from the test. Please go to www.gat.sg for more details on the GAT (e.g. dates and venues).

Application Process

3. DSA application for 2015 Secondary 1 is to be done strictly via this online form. Application closes on 1 July 2014 and late applications will not be considered. An Application Reference Number will be issued when your application is submitted successfully.

4. Applicants applying for the 6-year VCA IP, and who are currently not in the Gifted Education Programme, are to register with the Principals Academy (PAI) for the GAT. The GAT dates are as follows:  19, 20, 21, 26, 27 or 28 June 2014.  Registration can be done through the website (www.gat.sg) at least 2 weeks before the test date.  A fee of $50 is to be paid to PAI for the test.  PAI will notify applicants of the specific time of the test after registration.

5. Sports trials will be conducted for shortlisted applicants for DSA(Sports) in June/ July 2014.  Shortlisted DSA(Sports/O Level) and DSA(Sports/Integrated Programme) applicants will be notified of the dates for sports trial in due course.

6. Interviews will be conducted for all shortlisted DSA applicants in July/ August 2014.  The following supporting documents are to be submitted when the shortlisted applicants come to the school for sports trials and/or interviews : 

a) Certified true copies of Primary 4 and 5 overall and Primary 6 mid-year results,
b) Certified true copies of certificates of CCA participation and leadership roles in school,
c) Certificates of achievements in academic areas (e.g. University of New South Wales competitions, Olympiad),
d) Certificates of achievements in CCA areas.

7. Applicants will be notified of the outcomes by 29 August 2014.  Successful DSA applicants will be admitted if they accept the DSA offer and qualify for the Express course after the release of the PSLE results.

8. Applicants who are not successful in the DSA Exercise may still apply to VCA IP and/or O Level tracks using their PSLE results under MOE’s Secondary 1 Posting Exercise.  There are different option codes for the 'O' level programme and IP. Students (and parents) should indicate if they are selecting the 'O' level programme (3014) or IP (9151).  For example, a student may choose VS (IP) as a first choice and VS ('O' Level Programme) as a second choice.  The PSLE cut-off scores for both tracks vary every year depending on the PSLE T-scores of the applicants in that year.