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Direct School Admission

Westwood Secondary School warmly welcomes applications from Primary 6 students through the 2018 Direct School Admission (DSA) Exercise for admission to Secondary One in 2019.  We welcome Primary 6 students who have passion and talents in one of the following areas:


Westwood Distinctive Programmes
APPLIED LEARNING PROGRAMME
Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (ISE)
LEARNING FOR LIFE PROGRAMME
Arts for Life!
AboutA school-wide programme in Westwood, ISE involves explicit teaching of skills and knowledge with close connection to real life experiences.  It advocates the importance of putting application into practice, highlighting the relevance of what is taught in the classroom in the ‘real world’, giving students a sense of purpose and reality in what they are learning, touching their HEARTs and HEADs and active participation through their HANDs. The ultimate aim is to develop and inspire Westwoodians to be future-ready learners who possess strong ENTREPRENEURIAL DARE and an INNOVATIVE MINDSET.



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By nurturing creative excellence, Westwood aims to inspire Westwoodians and connect with the communities through arts. The “Arts for Life!” programme helps Westwoodians develop their artistic skills and creativity, and cultivates a lifelong appreciation for the Arts.

Westwood’s "Arts for Life!" Programme for DSA 2018 covers the following specific art forms^:

(i) PERFORMING ARTS
  • Concert Band
  • International Dance
  • Show Choir

(ii) VISUAL ARTS
  • 2D & 3D studies/ ceramics / drawing / painting
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Development
  • Advanced training and development in innovation and social entrepreneurship
  • Represent the school in national / international ISE-related competitions 
  • Participate in mentoring programmes by industry practitioners and/or young entrepreneurs 
  • Internships / Job Shadow
  • Participate in public showcasing / exhibitions and/or performance
  • Represent the school in external competitions related to visual arts and/or performing arts
  • Participate in master classes and/or mentoring programmes


Desired Outcomes
Through 3-4 years of active participation in the opportunities and experiences provided by the school, Westwood’s DSA students will become active citizens who are passionate about making a difference to society and/or bringing Arts to the community, and who have the skills and aptitude to create that impact.  
Selection Criteria
  • Willingness to try and experiment with new ideas and/or new ways of doing things
  • Strong ability to work in teams
  • Good communication skills  
  • Good and consistent performance in primary school examinations


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  • Have achieved at least one of the following:
    • Minimum 2 years of participation in the specified art form in his/her school
    • Attained good achievements or standards in the specified art form, eg. at national / international competitions such as Singapore Youth Festival or qualifications such as ABRSM in the specified art form
    • Prior experience in performing at public local or international performances involving the specified art form
  • Good and consistent performance in primary school examinations
Note: Students who are selected based on their talents relevant to a particular aesthetic CCA are expected to join the CCA throughout their 4-year education in Westwood