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Our Applied Learning Programme in Humanities and English Language aims to develop you to be a critical thinker and an effective communicator, with sound values, a passion for learning and a global outlook. 

You will discover the joy of learning Humanities subjects such as Geography, History and Social Studies through many exciting activities and projects that will make learning come alive. You will appreciate the complexities of the world and society through investigating and exploring a real-world issue. You will learn to research on a topic, curate information, create multi-media content to demonstrate your learning and plan a community outreach project. You will also take part in interesting learning journeys and fieldwork, both local and overseas so that you can appreciate the relevance of what you learn.

At the same time, we will also develop you to be a confident and effective communicator through various internal and external platforms such as the celebration of major school events and external competitions. We will also hone your skills in writing, media appreciation and oral presentation in the various projects that you undertake with your peers. Apart from that, there will also be customised workshops where you will be equipped with relevant skills in dramatic expressions, public speaking and documentary production. These activities will enable you to think broadly, appreciate multiple perspectives, and be more confident in the delivery and articulation of your ideas.

If you have the interest and passion in learning more about Humanities and English Language, we invite you to join our Pasirian family.

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Age Requirement

  • Applicants who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent resident should be born between 2 Jan 2002 and 1 Jan 2007. 
  • International students should be born between 2 Jan 2004 and 1 Jan 2007. 

Selection Criteria

Applicants must

  • Demonstrate an interest in and an aptitude for Humanities (eg current affairs, social studies, history, geographical issues and culture)
  • Have a strong grasp of written and spoken English Language (i.e. fluency and accuracy). 
  • Demonstrate high competency and interest in the use of English Language 
  • Have an aptitude for interdisciplinary thinking (e.g. challenge assumptions, see multiple perspectives and make connections) 

Selection Process  

Applicants will be shortlisted based on

  • e-portfolio which may comprise their school-based projects or assignments and/ or participation in relevant competitions (eg creative writing, story-telling, current affairs etc)
  • Personal statement (max 300 words) 

Shortlisted applicants will be required to undergo an interview and prepare a short performance task outlining the solutions to an authentic problem either individually or in groups.  

Other Requirements

  • For all applicants who are not studying in MOE mainstream primary schools, you are to obtain a Registration Number (RGxxxxxxx) from MOE Customer Service Centre.
  • International Students may apply but must take part in and meet the AEIS (Admissions Exercise for International Students) requirement before you are considered for DSA allocation. 

Application Process

  • The application form can be downloaded here. 
  • Supporting documents required:

o Personal Statement (max 300 words) 
o e-Portfolio which comprises their school based projects or assignments and/ or participation in relevant competitions.

o P5 and P6 academic results or equivalent

  • Email your application form and supporting documents to tan_sze_wei@schools.gov.sg.
  • Deadline: 5 pm, 2 Jul 2018
  • Applicants will be notified of the schedule for interviews/auditions by email. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.   
  • Certified true copies of the certificates, results and primary school teachers’/ CCA instructor’s testimonials will be required during the interview. Parents/guardians are advised to be present during the interviews. 
  • Applicants will be notified by post the outcome of the application by 31 Aug 2018. Candidates who are given a Confirmed Offer are guaranteed a place in our school in a course which they are eligible for (Express, Normal Academic or Normal Technical). 
  • No appeal will be entertained as the school’s decision on the offer is final. 

Key Dates



Submission of the application form and accompanying documents

2 Jul, 5 pm

Notification of Interview  

9 Jul

Interview at PRSS

9 Jul – 17 Aug

Outcome of application (Confirmed Offer, Waiting List, Rejected)

By 31 Aug

Students studying in MOE schools with CO or WL offer will receive the School Preference Form from their primary schools.


Students not studying in MOE schools will need to collect the form from MOE CSC.

29 Oct 2018

Submission of school preferences via MOE-DSA Internet system or primary school or MOE CSC

2 Nov, 3 pm Singapore time

Release of DSA results with PSLE results release

Late Nov

Parents and students are encouraged to choose schools wisely based on the student’s aptitudes and strengths, bearing in mind the schools’ academic and non-academic requirements, and the programmes available to develop the area of talent.

*For any inquiries, please call the General Office at 65010800.