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2019 Direct School Admission (DSA)

Applications Details

Admiralty Secondary is offering DSA in the following 2 categories:
  1. Robotics (Girls and Boys)
  2. Community Youth Leadership (Girls and Boys)

Students then apply for their preferred schools through the DSA-Sec portal from 9am on Wednesday, 8 May 2019 to 3pm on Tuesday, 4 June 2019.

Shortlisted students will be notified by the schools to attend interviews, auditions or trials between July and August.

Robotics

Building on the strength of current niche in Robotics Enterprise, the school have embarked on using Design Thinking as a strategy for innovation with the use of various technology such as robotics as one of our School Distinctive Programme (SDP). 

Selection Criteria

S/N

Criteria

Minimum requirement

Weightage

1

Achievement

Represent school at national level, or individual participation at national level (for applicants whose schools do not have robotics or similar clubs)

30%

2

Skills and Knowledge

Able to explain what and why a certain strategy is adopted to problem solve and predict response of robot when a given software programme is input to the robot.

30%

3

Interview

 

Ability to think on their feet, interact and present thoughts in a clear and coherent manner. Has personal interest and hobbies in science, technology, computing, problem solving and experience in science and mathematics competitions or enrichment courses attended beyond school’s programmes , awareness of current social issues

40%


The key features of the programme are as follows:

  • Developmental 3 tiered approach. 3 ‘E’s – Excite (Sec 1), Explore (Sec 2) and Empower (Sec 3)
  • Interdisciplinary nature, involving Science, Design & Technology and Art for a start. Other subjects will be incorporated as the programme progresses and matures.
  • Broad based training on a cohort basis (Excite and Explore phase) as well as enhanced training for selected students in the Empower phase.
  • Content delivery will be via IP subjects as well as specialised training by Nanyang Polytechnic as our key partner.
  • Further exploration will be in conjunction with Singapore Science Centre, who will co-develop lesson materials to in the technology aspect to meet our specific programme aims.
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Design Thinking as a strategy for innovation using Robotics as one of our School Distinctive Programme (SDP)

Community Youth Leadership

In line with the school’s Vision of ‘Values-centric, Thinking School’ as well as the school’s Mission of ‘Empowering Admirals to Actualise their Aspirations’, the school is integrating the Student Leadership Development with the Values-in-Action programmes to deliver our LLP program of “Nurturing Mindful Leaders through Community Outreach”

Selection criteria

 

S/N

Criteria

Minimum requirement

Weightage

1

Achievement

Appointment to leadership position in the school, community, external organisations

30%

2

Skills and Knowledge

Able to share at least a leadership principle/model and how the applicant has applied it.

30%

3

 

Interview

 

Ability to think on their feet, interact and present thoughts in a clear and coherent manner. Shows a heart for the community and is able to empathise with others. Shows potential to take up leadership positions.

40%


The key features of the program are as follows:

Secondary 1

Tier 1 Leadership and Service-learning lessons are infused into the school’s LIGHTS CCE curriculum 

(a)   Learning ‘The Leadership Challenge’ (3 Practices & 6 Commitments):

  • Model the Way
  • Encourage the Heart
  • Enable Others to Act

(b)   Service Learning Champion Training (Basic):

  • Exploring & Understanding Service-Learning
  • Knowing Me, Knowing You

Secondary 2 

(a)   Learning ‘The Leadership Challenge’ (2 Practices & 4 Commitments):

  • Inspire a Shared Vision
  • Challenge the Process

(b)   Service Learning Champion Training (Intermediate):

  • Project Planning in Service-Learning
  • Great Communicator, Great Presenter
  • Research skills

Upper Secondary

Tier 2 Community project would be implemented as part of the VIA Co-curriculum while planning would be carried out during curriculum time.

(a)   Student-initiated Community Project with Community Partners

  • Application of ‘The Leadership Challenge’ practices and Service-Learning skills in carrying out a Community Project
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Admirals involved in a community project at the Singapore Christian Home