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Direct School Admission Exercise 2007 for admission to JC1



The Direct School Admission Exercise 2007 for admission to JC1 and its equivalent level (DSA-JC) will be held from Monday, 25 June 2007, to Friday, 5 October 2007.
The DSA aims to promote holistic education by giving participating schools greater flexibility in selecting students while holding to the key principles of transparency and meritocracy.
For students, the DSA provides them the opportunity to demonstrate a more diverse range of student achievements and talents in seeking admission at the pre-university level.
Similar to last year¡¯s exercise, Government and Government-aided junior colleges (JCs) 1 will be admitting up to 10% of their 2008 JC1 intake using schoolbased criteria under the DSA-JC Exercise.
The 3 independent institutions offering pre-university programmes2 will have the flexibility to admit up to 20% of their intake using school-based criteria.
Student Selection
Each institution will admit students according to its own merit-based admission criteria (academic and/or non-academic criteria), based on the students¡¯ personal qualities and the areas of focus (such as leadership, science, music, sports) that the school would like to emphasise.
Information on the schools participating in DSA-JC Exercise, their selection criteria and their application and selection processes can be found on their respective websites. Annex A lists the participating institutions¡¯ website URLs.
The DSA-JC Exercise will be conducted prior to the annual Provisional Admission Exercise (PAE). Students admitted via the DSA-JC Exercise will have to meet the criteria for admission to a JC. They will not take part in the Provisional Admission Exercise (PAE) and Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE). The eligibility criteria for admission to JC are attached in Annex B.

1 Anderson Junior College, Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Catholic Junior College, Innova Junior College, Jurong Junior College, Meridian Junior College, Nanyang Junior College, National Junior College, Pioneer Junior College, Serangoon Junior College, St Andrew¡¯s Junior College, Tampines Junior College, Temasek Junior College, Victoria Junior College and Yishun Junior College.

2 Anglo Chinese School (Independent), Hwa Chong Institution, and Raffles Junior College.

Source: Press Release 17 May 2007

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