2020 Direct School Admission Exercise

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The 2020 Direct School Admission (DSA-JC) exercise for admission into JC1 in 2021 opens on 11 May 2020. The college is looking for outstanding individuals in the following areas:

Interested students should fill in the online application via our DSA application portal https://dsa.ejc.edu.sg. Applications must reach us by 3 July 2020.

Selection Process

Applicants go through three selection phases: (i) shortlisting; (ii) video conferencing selection exercise; and (iii) panel e-interview.

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PHASE 1 - SHORTLISTING

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SPORTS

Students should demonstrate passion and strong ability in their niche area.

They should meet one or more of the following criteria:

- Achievement / awards in international / regional / national / zonal competitions;

- Represented the Country or Singapore Schools

 

PERFORMING ARTS

Students should demonstrate passion and strong ability in their niche area.

They should meet one or more of the following criteria:

- Achievement / awards in international / regional / national competitions;

- Participated in Singapore Youth Festival.

 

BILINGUALISM

Students should demonstrate passion and strong ability in the English and Chinese Languages.

They should meet one or more of the following criteria:

- Consistently attained distinctions in O-Level English Language, as well as either Chinese or Higher Chinese at secondary school examinations.

- Achievement/awards in competitions, essays, projects that shows passion and flair in both English and Chinese Language.

- Strong interest to learn about the Western and Chinese cultures.

 

HUMANITIES PROGRAMME

Students should have overall consistently strong academic results, demonstrate passion and strong ability in the humanities, and have good CCA/ holistic contributions.

They should meet one or more of the following criteria:

- Consistently attained distinctions in O-Level English Language and one or more Humanities subjects at secondary school examinations.

- Strong and heightened interest in global and local issues, with a unique personal voice.

- Balanced reading diet (beyond textbooks and literature texts).

 

MUSIC ELECTIVE PROGRAMME

Students should demonstrate passion and strong ability in music.

They should meet one or more of the following criteria:

- Consistently attained distinctions in O-Level Music or Higher Music at secondary school examinations.

- Achievement / awards in music performing or composing.

- Participation in national-level music ensembles, e.g. Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO), Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra (SNYCO).

 

LEADERSHIP

Student leaders should have qualities aligned to our College Vision:

- Youth with Passion: one with the passion and the conviction to lead in various capacity (in social causes, student leadership bodies, school population and the community)

- Thinker with Heart: one with the heart to serve by inspiring and influencing others with initiative, dedication and empathy

- Leader with Courage: one with the moral courage to do what is right, the confidence to speak up for others, the integrity to do right by the community

They should meet the following criterion:

- A portfolio consisting of supporting documents of your leadership experiences and reflections of those experiences.
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PHASE 2 - VIDEO CONFERENCING SELECTION EXERCISE

Applicants who successfully cleared the Shortlisting phase will be required to attend a video conference. Interviews will be conducted in July 2020. Exact details will be emailed/SMSed to successful applicants.

Note: DSA Leadership will have 2 rounds of Video Conferencing, 1 Individual and 1 Group.

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PHASE 3 - PANEL E-INTERVIEW

Applicants who successfully clear the Video Conferencing Selection Exercise will be required to attend a final e-interview with the College Admissions Committee comprising the Deans of Eunoia Junior College to assess their suitability and readiness to take their A-Levels at Eunoia Junior College.

Admission Criteria

Applicants must be current Secondary 4 students in local schools and confident of handling the rigour of the A-Level Curriculum at Eunoia Junior College. They must show passion in their area of application, as well as knowledge of the requirements of a JC Education.

Application Process

Students who are keen to join EJC via the DSA-JC exercise must submit the application form online via our DSA application portal https://dsa.ejc.edu.sg. Applications must reach us by 3 July 2020.

Additional preparation for the respective categories are required:

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BILINGUALISM

i) Two samples of writing (one in English; one in Chinese – could include school essays)

ii) A 500-word personal statement on "What does being bilingual mean in the current world context?”现今社会,双语人才应该具备哪些条件?

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HUMANITIES PROGRAMME

i) Two samples of writing: school essays can be included

ii) A 500-word response to "What is the value of the Humanities in today's world?"

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MUSIC ELECTIVE PROGRAMME

i) A music composition (up to 3 minutes)

ii) A 500-word personal statement on "How do you envision yourself contributing to EJC's music and aesthetics scene as a Eunoia MEP student?"

iii) An audition video (5-10 minutes)

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LEADERSHIP

i) A 500-word personal statement on "Based on your personal experiences, what does it mean to lead?"

ii) The names and contact details of 2 referees who can vouch for your leadership experiences. (Please state their positions and their relationship to you.)

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by phone for a Video Conference at a given date and time. During the session, you will be informed to prepare the following documents for verification, if needed. Please wait for further instructions from the respective teachers.

  • Secondary School CCA record
  • Secondary 3 End-of-Year Exam results slip (or equivalent)
  • Secondary 4 Continual Assessment results slip (or equivalent)
  • Any other documents that might support your application

Applicants who are not shortlisted will receive an email notification by 24 July 2020.

Applicants who have cleared the Video Conferencing Selection Exercise will be required to attend a Panel e-Interview with the College Admissions Committee comprising of the Dean of Eunoia Junior College. Candidates will be notified by phone.

Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Offer latest by 11 August 2020. Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list will be notified via phone. Applications who are not offered a place in the DSA-JC exercise will be notified via email.

Successful applicants* are required to accept our offer by 14 August 2020, 3pm. Applicants on the waiting list will be informed of their final application outcome by 14 August 2020.

*Successful applicants are guaranteed a place in the college, provided they meet eligibility criteria for admission to a JC after the release of their Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level results. Successful DSA-JC students will NOT be allowed to take part in the JAE as places have already been reserved for them in the DSA-JC schools. They will also NOT be allowed to transfer to another JC after the release of the GCE O-Level examination results. They are expected to honour their commitment to the posted DSA-JC schools.

For more information, please refer to the Ministry of Education DSA-JC website.

For further enquiries on the EJC DSA-JC exercise, please email EunoiaDSA@ejc.edu.sg