Unity Secondary School
Direct School Admission (DSA)
Actualising Sportsmanship Through Basketball Programme
The DSA-Sec Exercise was first introduced in 2004 as part of MOE's move towards a more flexible and broad-based education system. Under the DSA-Sec Exercise, participating secondary schools will be able to select a percentage of their students for admission outside of the centralised posting system, via their own selection criteria. These criteria can include diverse academic and non-academic achievements and talents.
In April 2009, MOE approved Unity Secondary School as one of the schools under the DSA-Sec Exercise for niche development in Basketball. From 2010 - 2017, Unity Secondary School had been offering up to 5% of the Secondary One places to students with talent in basketball, to build on our niche area in basketball.With the tweak in the DSA-Sec-Exercise for 2018 whereby all schools can offer up to 20% of the Secondary One places to students, Unity Secondary School, with the years of experience, is well-equipped with the expertise to maximise the potential of this larger pool of talent.
Our vision is to nurture students to Lifelong Learners, Inspiring Leaders. We believe that sports provide a platform to equip our students with the values of Respect, Compassion, Commitment, Integrity and Perseverance to develop the child leadership qualities.
The tables below summarises our basketball achievements which affirms the effective structures and processes that we have put in place within the programme despite our school’s short history.Our vision is to nurture students to Lifelong Learners, Inspiring Leaders. We believe that sports provide a platform to equip our students with the values of Respect, Compassion, Commitment, Integrity and Perseverance to develop the child leadership qualities.
Unity Basketball Boys Team
Unity Basketball Girls Team
*Unity Sec did not send a B Division Boys team in 2001 and 2002. Unity Sec started the Basketball girls programme in 2003 and did not send a B Division Girls team in 2004 and 2005.
Over the past few years, Unity has produced many outstanding players who went on to represent Singapore Schools as well as Singapore at youth, national and professional levels.Unity Secondary School provides a conducive environment for our players to develop character and to achieve excellence.
Unity Secondary School has a comprehensive development programme to groom our basketballers into outstanding players. Besides building the essential skills and knowledge, the programme is structured to provide players with a range of experiences that go beyond just playing of the game. These include
- Umpiring matches
- Organising intra- and inter-school tournaments
- Coaching junior players
- Mental Strength Training
- Overseas Training Tours
We have a team of passionate, committed and experienced teachers and coaches who oversee the physical, social and emotional well-being as well as the academic progress of the players.
1. Physical Proficiency Test
Applicants will undergo a physical proficiency test which will includes evaluation on Speed, Strength, Agility Jumping ability and Stamina.
2. Basketball Skills Assessment
Applicants will undergo a basketball skill assessment which will includes evaluation on Ball handling skill, Game awareness and Teamwork
Applicants will go through an interview on the selection day.
4. Review of primary school academic results, testimonials, conduct and CCA records
Students who have represented their primary schools in inter-school basketball competitions in recent years will be considered favourably.
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.
7 May 2018, Monday
Start of application process
6 July 2018, Friday
14 July 2018, Saturday
DSA Selection Trial 1
DSA Selection Trial 2 (for those who missed the first trial)
31 August 2018, Friday
Notification of DSA-Sec Admission via post. All applicants will receive a letter. Please inform the school if you do not receive a letter.
29 October 2018 to
2 November 2018
Exercise School Preference
DSA-Sec candidates who receive at least one DSA-Sec offer may indicate up to three school preferences. They can do so online via the DSA-Sec Internet System (DSA-Sec IS) or at their primary schools.
1. Application forms will be available from 7 May 2018 onwards. You can download it from the school website, or obtain a hardcopy from our school general office from 0830 – 1730 hrs.
Click here to download form.
2. Copies of the following documents are to be submitted together with the application form:
- NAPFA Test results
- Primary 5 Semester 1 & 2 and Primary 6 Semester 1 result slips
- CCA and/or achievement records (if any)
- Other supporting documents (if any), e.g. testimonial from coaches/primary school teachers
3. Completed application form and the stipulated documents are to be submitted via email, post, fax or hand delivery to:
Closing date for DSA (Basketball) application is 6 July 2018.
Shortlisted applicants will be informed to attend a selection test at Unity Secondary School on 14 July 2018. Please ensure that you provide a valid contact/ mobile number.
All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by post by 31 August 2018.
Note: Any child not in our national schools will require a letter issued by MOE HQ at the MOE Customer Service Centre. The letter contains a Registration Number, which he/she can use to apply for the DSA.For more information, go <https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec>
Direct School Admission
Direct School Admission
Actualising Sportsmanship Through Basketball Programme Workflow
Mr Robin Goh Jin Quan
HOD / PE and CCA
Tel: 67671070 ext 361
Mr Low Yee Fun
Subject Head / PE
Tel: 67671070 ext 210
Mr Chai Ming Long
Tel: 67671070 ext 223
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Actualising Sportsmanship Through Basketball Niche Programme
1. Who can apply for DSA?
All Primary 6 students who meet the selection
2. How do I apply?
Application forms will be available from the School
General Office and available for download from the Unity Secondary School
website when the application exercise starts (in mid-May every year). Submit
the completed form together with the necessary documents via email, post, fax
or hand delivery to the school by the closing date.
3. Are there any specific selection criteria?
Results of the physical proficiency test,
basketball skill test, interview and primary school academic results will be
taken into consideration for the DSA selection.
4. When and how will I know the results of my application?
All applicants will be informed of the results of
their application by post.
5. What is the frequency and duration of the basketball training?
Basketball training will be thrice per week (Mon,
Wed and Fri). 3 hours per session.
6. Must my child meet your schools’ minimum cut-off points even if he is selected through DSA for admission to your school?
Under the DSA-Sec Exercise, participating secondary schools will be able to select a percentage of their students for admission outside of the centralised posting system, via their own selection criteria. As long as your child equalities for either the Express, Normal Academic or Normal Technical stream, he/she is eligible for admission to our school via DSA.
7. My child is not in a national school. What is the application procedure?
Any child not in our national schools will require
a letter issued by MOE HQ at the MOE Customer Service Centre. The letter
contains a Registration Number, which he/she can use to apply for the DSA.
For more information on MOE DSA–Sec Exercise, you can visit here<https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec>.