DSA Prep by The Global Citizen Academy seeks to support students from the Primary 2 to Primary 6 level with ample preparation to ace their DSA applications. The programme will be a full roadmap to prepare students from as young as 7 years old for their DSA which they will subsequently apply for at age 11. Whether students join at Primary 2 or Primary 5, they will be prepared for the DSA application process as much as time permits.
Programs offered under our DSA Prep program are:
- Consultancy services on which programmes are beneficial for students depending on their talents, skills and interests
- Customisable and personal roadmaps for their time with DSA Prep
- Foundation workshops on Drama, Public Speaking and Debate
- Certificates from London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art and Trinity College London
- General workshops on Portfolio Preparation, Audition Videos and Interview Skills
DSA Consultation Programmes
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For Parents with Primary School Students ages: 8 - 12 years old
What is Direct School Admission all about?
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Since 2004, Singapore’s Ministry of Education introduced the Direct School Admission (DSA) scheme for Primary 6 students to apply to a secondary school based on their talent in sports, CCAs and specific academic areas. It aims to recognise students with specific domain talents and achievements instead of general academic ability.
The DSA process officially starts at Primary 6, when students explore school choices, apply, attend interviews or auditions, select their preferred schools and receive the school allocation results. In order to get a head start, students should start as early as Primary 2 to prepare for the DSA Exercise by honing their skills and talents, participating in performances or competitions, and getting certifications.
DSA Prep for Drama
Through our Preparing for DSA Drama programme, students will gain an awareness of speech sounds and improve articulation, be able to communicate characters, poems and stories with clarity and expression, and develop their confidence and competence in interacting and working with a variety of peers, in a variety of contexts. Students will also be given activities that will allow them to overcome their fear and inhibitions of performing or presenting their ideas before an audience in a variety of speaking situations e.g. storytelling, impromptu speaking and persuasive speaking. Students will also be guided by our coaches to prepare for certifications and exams that they would take from London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and Trinity College London as well as be given opportunities to participate in external performances and showcases to develop their performance experience.
What students will gain?
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DSA Prep for Public Speaking
Through our Preparing for DSA Public Speaking programme, students will be empowered with persuasive speech; logical reasoning; the ability to understand and read people’s reactions; and the willingness to listen to others’ arguments, even if it is conflicting. Debating engages students in real, complex social problems while forcing them to understand both sides of an issue deeply and communicate their positions clearly. All students in DSA Prep for Public Speaking will have the opportunity to receive communication certificates from London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and Trinity College London.
DSA Prep for Debate
Through our Preparing for DSA Debate programme, students will work on developing and refining their debating and argument skills. Students will learn argumentation basics, rebuttal tactics, style, strategy and case planning techniques. Debating engages students in real, complex social problems while forcing them to understand both sides of an issue deeply and communicate their positions clearly. All students in DSA prep for Debate will also be given opportunities to expand their debating experience through debate competitions and conferences.
All students in our DSA Prep programmes will also develop the ability to present themselves appropriately and confidently during an interview. Expect to instil a sense of confidence in public speaking and effective communication, and have a firm grasp of general interview requirements and skills required for the DSA application.
Why learn from us?
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Following the DSA application process and requirements closely, our programme was designed to provide students with a strong foundation in their desired course. Further, our programs can be tailored to suit the needs of students based on their age group and learning styles. Packages can be customised to fit any duration of time and with various thematic options so students will always be guaranteed a solid preparation for the DSA journey with us.