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Direct School Admission through Applied Learning Programme (S.O.A.R)

Introduction

In 2015, Changkat Changi Secondary School launched its Applied Learning Programme (ALP) titled S.O.A.R. (Student centered Opportunities for AeRospace Industry). The ALP aims to develop knowledge and skills of applied learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for our students, as well as prepare them with 21st century competencies. By developing a curriculum based on skills relevant to the aerospace and aviation management industry, our students experience a wide range of aviation related activities and enrichment.

Students with a track record in STEM based activities and a passion for aviation and aerospace will be admitted to the school through the DSA-Sec Exercise. These students will also have opportunities to represent the school in aviation and aerospace competitions such as Singapore Amazing Flying Machine (SAFM), go on learning journeys to other countries to learn more about aerospace and aviation, as well as undergo attachments in relevant companies.

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Our Sec 1 Changkateers making gliders during ALP lessons

Our Sec 2 Changkateers programming drones!

Our Sec 2 Changkateers flying drones

 

Admission Criteria

Changkat Changi Secondary School is looking for Primary 6 students who possess at least one of the following:


  • passion and aptitude in the Aerospace or Aviation Industries
  • talents and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
  • participated or attained any levels of achievements in STEM related competitions
  • hold leadership positions in STEM-related clubs or societies (e.g. Science club, ICT club etc)
Students who are shortlisted will be invited to an interview.

Our Changkateers taking part in the Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition to build gliders

Students passionate about Aviation were selected to visit Airbus in Toulouse, France


Application Process
  1. Students seeking entry have to complete the relevant application form .
  2. All completed application forms together with the relevant supporting documents must be submitted to

Changkat Changi Secondary School 

23 Simei St 3 Singapore 529894

  1. Application forms via fax and electronic mail will not be accepted.
  2. Application timeline for 2018 is as follows:

    Date Event
    30 July 2018, 5.00 pm Closing date of submission of application form
    6 August to 7 August 2018 Notification of short-listed candidates
    13 August to 17 August 2018 School-based interview for shortlisted applicants.
    By 31 August 2018 All applicants will receive a reply from the school on the outcome of the application as follows:

    (i) Confirmed Offer(CO),
    (ii) Waiting List (WL) or
    (iii) Rejected.
    29 October 2018 Students studying in MOE schools, with a confirmed offer or on waiting list, will be issued with School Preference Form ( by respective primary schools).

    Those not studying in MOE schools are to collect their School Preference forms from MOE Customer Service Centre.

    29 October to 2 November 2018 School Preference form to be submitted physically at respective primary schools or online via the DSA-Sec Internet System (DSA-Sec IS)
    22 to 26 November 2018 Release of DSA-Sec Results with PSLE results
   Why Join Us?

Our unique ALP provides our students exposure to Aerospace and Aviation industries through STEM based learning. We hope that the ALP can ignite students’ passion and prepare them for knowledge necessary for these growing industries.

To do so, all lower secondary students will undergo lessons in the ALP curriculum involving elements of STEM, Aeronautics and 21st century competencies . Some of these lessons activities include building of glider planes, as well as programming of drones. For upper secondary students, they also get to visit tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic, attend aviation based enrichment workshops, join Aerospace based competitions and visit Aviation related industries.


Our Secondary 3 Changkateers attending Temasek Polytechnic Aerospace learning journey

Our Sec 3 Changkateers attending education pathway talks at Temasek Polytechnic Aerospace faculty

Our Secondary 3 Changkateers attending the Airbus 380 Assembly workshop


Our students visiting the Singapore Changi Airport group


Sharing by Alumni on job opportunities at Singapore Engineering Company and Rolls-Royce

FaQ

  1. How many places can Changkat Changi Secondary offer in DSA Exercise?
    Our school may offer up to a maximum of 20% of the total Secondary 1 intake for the year.

  1. What is meant by the niche area in Student centred Opportunities in AeRospace industries Applied Learning Program (ALP)?
    S.O.A.R.(Student centered Opportunities for AeRospace Industry) is our school ALP which aims to develop in our students knowledge and skills Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) that are relevant to the Aviation industry. Students joining the school will also be equipped with 21st century competencies in their ALP lessons.

  1. How does it value-add to my child?
    By developing a curriculum based on the aerospace and aviation management industry, our students experience a range of aviation related activities and enrichment. Your child may be selected to be in tier 2 of the ALP where he/she may represent the school in competitions. Your child will also receive opportunities to enhance their portfolio through relevant AEMs, visits to industry partners and understand the career opportunities better. They can also pursue further in this area through visits to industry partners and education institutions.

  1. My child is an international student / Home-schooled / returning Singapore Citizen / SPR not studying in a local school. Can he/she apply for DSA?
    For all candidates who are not studying in MOE mainstream primary schools, they are to obtain a Registration Number (RGxxxxxxx) from MOE Customer Service Centre upon the start of the DSA Exercise, which will be made known through the media in early May.

    For all International Students, students are required to take the AEIS (Admissions Exercise for International Students) test for any admission into mainstream secondary schools. Kindly visit the MOE website here for more information

    For information on returning Singaporeans, kindly find the information  here
  1. Do my child/ward have to take the PSLE?
    Students who take up Confirmed Offers or Waiting List Offers by schools during the DSA-Sec Exercise are still required to take the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE). Those who take up Confirmed Offers are guaranteed a place in the school that has extended them an offer, provided that their PSLE results meet the minimum requirement for a course [Express/ Normal (Academic)/ Normal (Technical)] offered by the school. Should the child obtain a PSLE score that lies between 2 streams, he/she will be able to opt for the preferred stream.

  1. Can my child/ward apply for transfer after getting a confirmed place?
    Similar to previous years, students who have been admitted to a school through the DSA-Sec Exercise will not be able to participate in the centralised Secondary One Posting Exercise.Students who have been successfully allocated to a school via the DSA-Sec Exercise are expected to honour their commitment to their posted DSA-Sec schools and will thus not be allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the PSLE results.

  For more information on our S.O.A.R programme, please click here .