DSA Preparation Course (2017) – Semester 2 Open for Registration

Latest update:

Dear Parents,

Registration for DSA Preparation Course Semester 2 is now open for registration. Details about the course is listed below. Classes are filling up fast. Please call our centre at 67372700 or email info@jcartercentre.com for registration details.

Class Details

Sat, 1/07-11/11          12:30 – 2:00       2*   (New Class)

Sat, 1/07-11/11          4:15 – 5:45       FULL*

Sun, 2/07-12/11        10:00-11:30     FULL*


Registration is only on a first come first serve basis. Recommended for Primary 5 (2017) students only.


Dear Parents,

We are officially launching our new 19 weeks DSA Preparation Course in January 2017. This course includes many activities that are conducted by various IP schools during the Direct School Admissions Selection Process. Jackeline Carter designed this course with the help of parents and students who had previously gone through the DSA process successfully. As every school conducts DSA differently, she has tried to incorporate as many of the methods used by all the schools so that the students will be ready for any of the schools. It also includes preparation for Trinity College Graded Examination in Communications – Grade 3 (Group Disscussions). You can include this certification  in your child’s portfolio to highlight your child’s communication ability.

Jackeline Carter will also work hand in hand with parents to ensure that all work is completed on time and to brief the parents on how to help their child prepare for DSA. Direct School Admissions are becoming more competitive and students can no longer achieve success on their own. Support must come from both parents and trainers. Follow up support will be given to all students after the conclusion of the course through email and updates.

This course is suitable for students who are keen to attempt DSA in 2018. dsa-prep-courseHowever, if your child is extremely shy and has difficulty sharing their views and opinions,  it may be advisable to sign up for one to one coaching in Primary 6 so that the trainer can focus solely on your child.

We have included a feedback from one of our parents whose child has benefited from one-to-one coaching:

Hi Jackeline,

Hope this finds you well. 

Like to share with you that N______ was offered a confirmed place in SOTA for Literary Arts. She is pleased and the family is very proud of her. I am over the moon that her efforts have reaped results and that she is able to pursue an area that she is interested in, on her secondary education journey. 

The interviews for visual arts and literary arts were gruelling – although she did not describe much about the respective auditions, I could tell from her expressions after, that she had a difficult time at both visual and literary interviews. I am just so proud that she was resilient enough to pull through them. Getting a place is really a bonus achievement. She has since been working hard to prepare for the coming exams. 

Would like to thank you for guiding N_____, and for being patient and flexible with her during her 3 sessions with you in May and June. Though her lack of response limited her getting the most of your usual DSA preparation, your modified approach to her reserved personality helped to prepare her for what to expect and boosted her esteem and confidence. 

All DSA Preparation Courses will be taught by Jackeline Carter, author of Success Strategies for Direct School Admissions – DSA. Currently, there are limited spaces left in two of the classes. If your child is in Primary 6 in 2018 and would like to attempt DSA, don’t wait any longer, call our centre at 67372700 to book your place. We are opened from Tuesdays to Fridays – 11 am to 7 pm, Saturdays – 10 am to 6 pm and Sundays – 10 am to 4 pm.

*From 2018 onwards, schools will not require students to take a GAT test so this segment will NOT be covered in the course.



Dear Parents,

I compiled this list based on feedback given by parents from the PSLE Parents – 2015 Facebook Group. The list is incomplete. If you know the COP for secondary schools that are not on the list, please leave a comment with the information and I will add it to the list. I am trying to help all the parents who are seeking this information so your contribution to the list will be much appreciated. Thank you.



1 Nanyang Girls’ High 264
2 Raffles Institution 261
3 Methodist Girls’ 261 253
4 Hwa Chong Institution 260
5 Raffles Girls’ 260
6 National Junior College 258
7 CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ 258 253
8 Dunman High 258
9 ACS Independent 256 250
10 Cedar Girls’ 254 250
11 Victoria School 254 248
12 Temasek Junior College 253
13 River Valley High 253
14 Catholic High School 253 251
15 St. Joseph Institution 253 246
16 Singapore Chinese Girls’ 253
17 Paya Lebar Methodist girls’ 247
18 Bukit Pajang Government High 247
19 CHIJ Toa Payoh 247 184
20 Anderson Secondary 247
21 Nan Hua High 245
22 St Andrew Secondary 245 189
23 St Margaret’s Secondary 244
24 Fairfield Methodist 243
25 Crescent Girls’ Secondary 243
26 Nan Chiau High 243
27 Swiss Cottage Secondary 241 184
28 Anglican High 240
29 Commonwealth Secondary 239 183
30 Chung Cheng High (Main) 239
31 Ngee Ann Secondary 238
32 Yishun Town Secondary 237
33 Chung Cheng High (Yishun) 237
34 Tanjong Katong Girls’ 236
35 Xinming Secondary 236
36 Maris Stella High 235
37 CHIJ St Theresa’s Convent 234 173
38 Fuhua Secondary 234
39 Tanjong Katong Secondary 233
40 Temasek Secondary 233
41 Presbyterian High 233
42 Riverside Secondary 233
43 Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary 232
44 Clementi Town Secondary 232 174
45 St Patrick School 232
46 Kranji Secondary 232-248 175-199
47 St Anthony’s Canossian 231 169
48 CHIJ St Joseph Convent 231 180
49 Dunman Secondary 231
50 Holy Innocents High 229
51 Bedok View Secondary 228
52 Ang Mo Kio Secondary 227
53 Bedok South Secondary 227-231
54 Jurong Secondary 225 176
55 Evergreen Secondary 225
56 St Gabriel’s Secondary 224
57 Edgefield Secondary 224
58 Bukit Batok Secondary 222
59 Hua Yi Secondary 222
60 Unity Secondary 219
61 Pei Hwa Secondary 216 180
62 Queensway Secondary 216
63 Woodlands Ring Secondary 215
64 Peirce Secondary 214-229
65 Yuan Ching Secondary 210-215
66 Montfort Secondary 209
67 Tampines Secondary 208
68 Bedok South Secondary 206
69 New Town Secondary 202
70 Jurongville Secondary 200
71 Kent Ridge Secondary 200
72 Westwood Secondary 200-205
73 Mayflower Secondary 200-239
74 Queenstown Secondary 195 170
75 Punggol Secondary 194
76 Jurong West Secondary School 192 167
77 Juying Secondary 192-194
78 Sengkang Secondary 191 170
79 Jun Yuan Secondary 190
80 East Spring Secondary 188-237
81 Dunearn Secondary 188
82 Yuying Secondary 188-227

  83.               West Spring Secondary                                                             221

List compiled by J Carter  Centre for Public Speaking PL – 24/12/2015