2022 Direct School Admission Exercise

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The 2022 Direct School Admission (DSA-JC) exercise for admission into JC1 in 2023 opens on 5 May 2022. The college is looking for outstanding individuals in the following areas:

Interested students should fill in the online application form (click here) and it must reach us by 26 June 2022.

Eligibility

The DSA-JC exercise allows all Secondary 4 students with special talents and achievements to apply to Eunoia Junior College directly.

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 Joint Admissions Exercise 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 and to participate in activities related to the talent selected in, for the duration of the programme admitted to.

- Students who do not fulfill their DSA commitment without valid reason may be required to transfer out to another school.

Selection Process

Applicants go through two selection phases.

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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:

- Represented their School, Singapore Schools or National Representation

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

 

PERFORMING ARTS

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

They should meet one or more of the following criteria:

- Participated in Singapore Youth Festival

- Achievement / awards in international / regional / national competitions

 

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 in 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 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.

- Achievements / 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 who possess the qualities which are aligned to our College Vision:

- 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

- 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

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 - PHYSICAL TRIALS/SELECTION EXERCISE

Applicants who successfully cleared the Shortlisting phase will be required to attend a physical trial/selection exercise. You will be contacted by the CCA teacher in charge of the category that you are applying for. Interviews will be conducted in July 2022, exact details will be emailed/SMSed to successful applicants.

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PHASE 3 - PANEL PHYSICAL INTERVIEW WITH THE COLLEGE ADMINSSIONS COMMITTEE

Applicants who successfully cleared the Trials/Selection Exercise will be required to attend a final Physical 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. They should also be aware of the subject combinations that the school offers and if it is suitable for them.

Application Process

Interested students should fill in the online application form which must reach us by 26 June 2022.

Additional preparation for the respective categories are required and the requested documents should be sent to EunoiaDSA@ejc.edu.sg with you Name, School and Programme applying for clearly reflected in your email Subject line:

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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 in Chinese on ”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) Critical thinking essay. Pick an issue of critical importance today in the local/regional/international context, and explain why it is significant. Keep within 600 words.

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MUSIC ELECTIVE PROGRAMME (MEP)

i) A music composition (up to 3 minutes long)

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 long)

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LEADERSHIP

i) A 800-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.)

*For all applicants to note:

1. Fill in the online DSA Application form.

2. For applicants who are applying for Leadership, MEP, Bilingualism and Humanities Programme, please ZIP up all the requested documents and email EunoiaDSA@ejc.edu.sg with your Name, School and Programme applying for clearly stated in the email Subject line.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by email/phone for Trials/Selection at a later given date and time. Applicants who are not shortlisted will receive an email notification by 24 July 2022.

Applicants who have cleared the Trials/Selection Exercise will be required to attend a Panel Physical 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 2022. 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 16 August 2022, 3pm. Applicants on the waiting list will be informed of their final application outcome by 16 August 2022.

*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 and to participate in activities related to the talent selected in, for the duration of the programme admitted to. Students who do not fulfill their DSA commitment without valid reason may be required to transfer out to another school.

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

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