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At Pasir Ris Secondary School, we have a whole range of programmes and CCAs that cater to your interest in digital media. Through our school’s Experiencing Coding Programme and Makers Programme, you will be given the space and opportunities for creativity and innovation to address authentic and real world challenges that we face in our daily lives, through coding, mobile app writing, robotics, maker workshops and activities. In addition, the school’s Tinkers Club CCA will also be actively engaging you in coding and makers related competitions and events within and beyond the school. 

For students who are interested in videography or photography, the Audio Visual Lights Club (AVL) will also provide you with the platform and in-house training to strengthen digital media skills, such as to create and curate videos, photos, animation, audio and perform post-production editing. This will enable you to express yourself effectively through digital media means and put your views across to others on various real world issues, such as climate change. You will also be placing these skills to the test by serving in various school events coverage and gaining other soft skills, personal qualities and attitudes, such as prioritization, time management and resilience.

In our lower secondary integrated project work, you will also be able to work on solutions to real world issues via digital media means too. You may be working on a Microbit project to provide visual and audio warning to those who exercising that the surrounding temperature is too warm. You can write a mobile app to teach the elderly about good personal hygiene habits. You will be creating a video or a series of photos to send a clear signal to others that cyberbullying is harmful. The possibilities are endless.

If you have keen interest and talent for Coding, Makers Movement, Robotics, Videography or Photography, we invite you to join our Pasirian family.

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Digital Media Talent Area

DSA Main Category

DSA Talent Area

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Digital Media

Selection Criteria
Applicants must:
  • Demonstrate empathy and inquisitive dispositions that will drive innovation and address real world issues
  • Have a keen interest in Coding, Makers Movement, Robotics, Videography or Photography
  • Have actively participated in Coding, Makers Movement, Robotics, Videography or Photography related competitions or CCA

Please note that meeting all the criteria does not guarantee the student will be shortlisted/given an offer.

Selection Process  
Applicants will be shortlisted based on:
  • School and Non-school based Awards / Activities which may comprise their school-based performances and/ or participation in relevant competitions
Shortlisted applicants will be required to go through an e-interview. Prior to the interview, instructions will also be provided to shortlisted applicants so that they may upload artefacts to an online platform for showcase, in support of their DSA application. Examples of artefacts that can be uploaded may include a combination of: project presentation posters, photos/videos of their makers designs/products, programming source code, screenshots of mobile applications written, audio recordings, animation, photography or videography work. These artefacts can be gathered from individual or group participation in past events, activities, CCA sessions or competitions.  

Other Requirements
  • For all applicants who are not studying in MOE mainstream primary schools, please refer to https://go.gov.sg/apply-dsa-sec-nms.
  • International Students may apply but must take part in and fulfil the requirements of the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) test before you can be considered for DSA allocation. 

Centralised DSA-Sec Application Process
Application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 5 May 2021, 11am to 1 June 2021, 3pm. For more details, please refer to MOE website – www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec 
  • Certified true copies of certificates / documentary proof for the non-school based awards and activities may be requested for shortlisted applicants. 
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the application by 13 Sep 2021. 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) based on their PSLE results. 
  • No appeal will be entertained as the school’s decision on the offer is final. 

Key Dates
Application through the centralised DSA-Sec Portal:
5 May 2021, 11am - 1 Jun 2021, 3pm

Notification of Interview/ Audition/ Trial via e-modes for shortlisted applicants
28 Jun 2021 -13 Sep 2021
Outcome of application (Confirmed Offer, Waiting List, Rejected)By 13 Sep 2021 
Students with CO or WL offer will receive the School Preference Form
Mid - Oct 2021 
Submission of school preferences via the DSA-Sec Portal 
25 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021 
Release of DSA results with PSLE results release Late Nov 2021 

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.

Students who are successfully admitted to the school via DSA are expected to honour their commitment to the school, and participate in the activities related to the talent they are selected for from Sec 1-4. 

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