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DSA Domains/Talent Areas for Students with Trinity College London Communication Skills Qualifications

12 September 2022, 2.22 pm (Singapore Time)

10-Week DSA Preparation Course for Primary 6 students

It is that time of the year when parents whose children will be in Primary Six in 2023, start to consider whether they should attempt Direct School Admissions (DSA). If the answer is a resounding ‘Yes’ then the next question would be: “Which Schools/Talent Areas should I choose?” For this article, I will only focus on Schools/Talent Areas to which students with the Trinity College London Communication Skills Qualifications can apply.

Integrated Programme (IP) Schools

Bilingualism (For this domain, students must also be taking Higher Chinese.)

  1. Dunman High School (Secondary)
  2. Catholic High School (Secondary)
  3. Hwa Chong Institution (Secondary)
  4. CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School
  5. Nanyang Girls’ High School

Debate and Theatre (Students must also have an interest in Current Affairs)

  1. Victoria School

Debating (Students must also have an interest in Current Affairs)

  1. River Valley High School (Secondary)

English Language ( For this domain, students must also have strong writing skills and an interest in English Literature.)

  1. Temasek Junior College (Secondary)
  2. Hwa Chong Institution
  3. Raffles Institution (Secondary)
  4. Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)
  5. Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary)
  6. Singapore Chinese Girls’ School

Humanities (Students must also have an interest in Debate and Current Affairs)

  1. Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) (Secondary)
  2. Catholic High School (Secondary)

Specialised Independent Schools (SIS)

Theatre and/or Creative Writing (Student must have an interest in Acting and/or writing)

  1. SOTA (School of the Arts)

Express Schools (4 years)

Debate and Public Speaking

  1. Evergreen Secondary School
  2. Whitley Secondary School
  3. Yusof Ishak Secondary School
  4. CHIJ Katong Convent

Public Speaking

  1. Juying Secondary School
  2. Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School
  3. Mayflower Secondary School

Debate and Theater (Students must also have an interest in Current Affairs and/or Acting)

  1. CHIJ St Joseph’s Convent

Debating (Students must also have an interest in Current Affairs)

  1. CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh)
  2. Hougang Secondary School
  3. Mayflower Secondary School
  4. Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Rd)
  5. St Gabriel’s Secondary School

Media/Journalism

  1. Bedok View Secondary School
  2. Deyi Secondary School
  3. Holy Innocents’ High School
  4. Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School

Journalism

  1. Evergreen Secondary School

English Language (Students must also have good writing skills and an interest in Current Affairs)

  1. Pasir Ris Secondary School

English Literary – Debate and Scrabble (Students must also have an interest in Current Affairs)

  1. Maris Stella High School (Secondary)

At J Carter Centre, we have been preparing students for DSA since 2010. We offer a 10-week DSA Preparation Course for students applying to different domains. For more information, click on this link: https://jcartercentre.blog/2022/07/07/direct-school-admissions-dsa-preparation-course-for-primary-5-students-starting-soon-register-today/

June Holidays Workshops 2018: Public Speaking Works!

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Let your child learn a valuable new skill this June holidays. Sign up for our signature workshop – PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKS! – avaliable for all age groups from K2 to Teens. It’s a great way for your children to have fun and learn at the same time. These are the remainding vacancies as of 30 April 2018:

K2:
June 6-June 8, Wed-Fri: 10 am to 1 pm – 5 places

P1/P2
May 31-June 1, Thurs-Fri: 10 am to 1 pm – FULL
June 12-June 13, Tues-Wed: 10 am to 1 pm – FULL

P3/P4
May 31-June 1, Thurs-Fri: 10 am to 1 pm – 5 places
June 12-June 13, Tues-Wed: 10 am to 1 pm – 3 places

P5/P6
June 6-June 8, Wed-Fri: 10 am to 1 pm – 7 places

Teens
June 19-June 21, Tues-Thurs: 10 am to 1 pm – 6 places

P6 – Oral Exam Preparation Workshop (NEW!)
June 19-June 21, Tues-Thurs: 10 am to 1 pm – 6 places

Please call 67372700 or email info@jcartercentre.com for instructions on how to sign up for the workshops.

Visit our website for more information about our programmes:
http://jcartercentre.com/trinity/

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*

*Vacancy

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

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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.