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Science Communication & Research

For students who are passionate about looking at the world through the lens of a scientist

Jurong Secondary School (JSS) invites applications from current Primary Six students who are passionate about deepening their knowledge and strengthening their passion in science to participate in the 2018 Direct School Admission Exercise, for admission to our school at Secondary One in 2019.

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Our Science Communication & Research (SCoRE) Programme

Students on our SCoRE programme will embark on a stimulating learning journey where they will channel their curiosity about natural phenomena in the world towards finding meaningful and ethical solutions through scientific inquiry and analysis. By collaborating with others to creatively engage with authentic issues, they will further gain confidence in communicating how science helps them and others make sense of the ever-changing world.

Research Programme

Students admitted into the school via DSA-SCoRE can look forward to participating in different research opportunities. The overseas immersion trip is one of the highlights of the SCoRE programme. It is a platform to equip and strengthen our students’ civic literacy, global awareness and cross-cultural skills through interactions with foreign students and research institutions on trends in Science.

Science Mentorship Projects

Students who are passionate about scientific research can look forward to engaging in inquiry projects for areas that they are interested under the guidance of a teacher or industry-mentor, which could range from topics such as aquaponics and aquatic habitats, and the chemistry of happiness and positivity.

Admission Criteria

Students who are interested to apply for admission to JSS under the Direct School Admission Exercise must fulfill the following criteria:

Category A – Applicants attending Government/Government Aided Primary Schools in 2018

Citizens, Permanent Residents and International students who are currently studying in local national schools

Age Requirement for Secondary One admission in 2019:

· Born in year 2005 or 2006 (up till 1 Jan 2007)

Academic Criteria:

*Must be eligible for course of study offered at secondary level based on school-based examination results

*Sustained good performance in Science in school-based examination results  

*Applicants are to submit their Results Slip for

-Primary 5 (Mid-Year & End-of-Year Examinations) and

-Primary 6 (Mid-Year Examinations)

Other Selection Criteria

-Displays interest and passion in science-related activities at primary level

Category B – Applicants who are not attending Government or Government Aided Primary Schools in 2018*

Citizens, Permanent Residents and International students who are currently not studying in Government or Government Aided Primary Schools.

Age Requirement for Secondary One admission in 2019:

· Born in year 2005 or 2006 (up till 1 Jan 2007)

Academic Criteria:
• Must take a Jurong Secondary School Entrance Test, and score passes in all 3 subjects (English, Mathematics and Science)

• International Students are to take part in the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) if they wish to be admitted to mainstream public schools.

Other Selection Criteria

· Displays interest and passion in science-related activities at primary level


* Candidates and Returning Singaporeans who are not currently studying in MOE schools must obtain a registration number from MOE Customer Service from 7 May to 31 August 2018.

Application Procedure and Timeline

The DSA-Sec procedure and time line is as follows:

 

Procedure

Timeline

Important Points to Note

Application

Phase 1: 7 May- 25 June

Phase 2: 26 June – 27 July

Interested Primary 6 students to download and submit the Application Form anytime within this period.

JSS DSA Application form (2018).pdf

Selection

Phase 1: 23 – 27 July

Phase 2: 13 - 17 August

Interview and Laboratory simulation

Notification

By 31 August

All applicants will be notified of the outcome.


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.