Application Process

Welcome to the application page for the 2021 DSA-JC exercise, for admission in year 2022.

If you are applying to Victoria Junior College through DSA-JC, please:

  1. complete and submit the online DSA application form, with supporting documents as pdf or photo attachments
  2. take note of the key information for your chosen talent area, such as selection process, criteria and dates.

The set of supporting documents comprises:

  • CCA records - all available records in Secondary school
  • Exam result slips - Sec 3 (Year-end), Sec 4 (CA1, SA1)*
  • Other supporting documents - such as awards or the highest certification of achievements

You should get these documents and a digital passport-sized photograph of yourself ready before you start the online application.

Successful applicants may be asked to show proof of originals of the above records during the offer phase.

Applications should reach us by 4 July 2021

* We understand that some secondary schools may not have released the MYE/SA1 results. Affected applicants may submit their DSA application now (and by 4 July 2021) without this set of results. Once you receive the MYE/SA1 results, you may email the results to the teacher-in-charge of your chosen talent area (see below for the contact details).

For general enquiries, you may email us at victoria_jc@moe.edu.sg, or call the General Office at 64485011.

For enquiries relating to:

  • Performing Arts, please write to Ms Ding Yih, Subject Head/Aesthetics at ding.yih@vjc.sg
  • Sports, please write to Mr Tan Yew Hwee, HOD/ PE & CCA at tan.yewhwee@vjc.sg

Please note the following:

Successful DSA-JC candidates will not be allowed to participate in the Joint Admissions Exercise. They will also not be allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the GCE O-Level examination results. They are expected to honour their commitment to the 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 fulfil their DSA commitment without valid reason may be required to transfer out to another school.

Key information for Performing Arts applicants

Selection will be based on a basket of criteria for the respective talent area.

In view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation, auditions and interviews will be conducted online.

Talent Area Key dates, format for audition and selection criteria
Chinese Orchestra

Date and Time of Audition :
14 July 2021, Wednesday, 3.30pm – 6.00pm
15 July 2021, Thursday, 3.30pm – 6.00pm
22 July 2021, Thursday, 3.30pm – 6.00pm

Format : All applicants are required to play one fast and one slow phrase of at least 16 bars each. Applicants will also be given a sight-reading exercise. Applicants will undergo an interview after the audition.

Selection Criteria :

  1. Applicants should display a high level of musicality.
  2. Applicants should pass the interview
  3. Applicants should possess the ability to cope with the academic rigour of the JC curriculum.
  4. Priority will be given to players from the wind and percussion sections, as these are our areas of need. We are not offering DSA places for Guzheng.

Contact Person, email and number : Dr Wu Jiang | wu.jiang@vjc.sg | 62402132

Choir

Date and Time of Audition :
6 July 2021, Tuesday, 3.00pm – 5.00pm
8 July 2021, Thursday, 3.00pm – 5.00pm
13 July 2021, Tuesday, 3.00pm – 5.00pm
15 July 2021, Thursday, 3.00pm – 5.00pm
27 July 2021, Tuesday, 3.00pm – 5.00pm
29  July 2021, Thursday, 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Format : All applicants are required to undergo an audition (vocal testing exercise) conducted by the choir master, as well as an interview. No song preparation is required.

Selection Criteria :

  1. Applicants should display a high level of musicality.
  2. Applicants should pass the interview.
  3. Applicants should possess the ability to cope with the academic rigour of the JC curriculum.
  4. Priority will be given to singers from the tenor and bass sections as these are our areas of need.

Contact Person, email and number : Miss Sandhya P. Singh | sandhya@vjc.sg | 64485011

Concert Band

Date and Time of Audition :
29 June 2021, Tuesday, 2.00pm – 6.00pm
6 July 2021, Tuesday, 4.30pm – 6.00pm
13 July 2021, Tuesday, 4.30pm – 6.00pm

Format : All applicants are required to play two contrasting pieces of their choice, and to prepare all major scales. Percussionists should prepare one piece on mallets and another piece on drums or drumset. Applicants will also undergo an interview.

Selection Criteria :

  1. Applicants should display a high level of musicality.
  2. Applicants should pass the interview.
  3. Applicants should have experience in competitions and/or public performances.
  4. Applicants should possess the ability to cope with the academic rigour of the JC curriculum.
  5. Priority will be given to players from the brass and percussion sections, as these are our areas of need. We are not looking for pianists.

Contact Person, email and number : Mr Lau Wee Hua | lau.weehua@vjc.sg | 62402130

Contemporary Dance

Date and Time of Audition :
12 July 2021, Monday, 3.00pm – 6.00pm
13 July 2021, Tuesday, 3.00pm – 6.00pm
19 July 2021, Monday, 3.00pm – 6.00pm
21 July 2021, Wednesday, 3.00pm – 6.00pm

Format :  There will be 3 rounds to the auditions. Shortlisted candidates who clear each round will complete all 3 rounds within the allocated slot.

Round 1
Dance audition should not include sequences where applicants have facial or hand contact with the floor.
All applicants will be required to prepare a solo dance piece to a song of their choice, of not more than 1 minute.
Please note that candidates must apply based on only one of the following dance genres:
1) Latin Ballroom
2) Standard Ballroom
3) Street Dance (only Popping, Locking, Bboying, Hip Hop)
4) Contemporary

All other dance genres namely, Ethnic dance (Chinese, Malay, Indian dance), Fusion dance forms or other forms of street dance will not be eligible for consideration.

Round 2
Shortlisted applicants based on the first round will then be invited to follow a short pre-recorded video choreography tutorial, after which applicants will individually perform the piece taught to them in the video tutorial.

Round 3
Applicants who cleared the first two rounds will have an interview with the selection panel..

Attire :
All applicants should audition in the dance gear and footwear suitable for their respective dance genres.

Selection Criteria :

  1. Applicants should display high levels of musicality, performance quality and technical mastery in both their respective areas of dance expertise (round 1), as well as showcasing the choreographer’s piece (round 2).
  2. Applicants should display a high level of versatility, preferably excelling in more than one genre of dance.
  3. Applicants should possess the ability to cope with the academic rigour of the JC curriculum.

Contact Person, email and number : Mrs Ting Siang Leng | goh.siangleng@vjc.sg | 62402125

Guitar Ensemble

Date and Time of Audition :
14 July 2021, Wednesday, 3.00pm – 6.00pm
21 July 2021, Wednesday, 3.00pm – 6.00pm
28 July 2021, Wednesday, 3.00pm – 6.00pm

Format : All applicants are required to play a solo piece (not section score or ensemble part) of their choice lasting not more than 5 minutes. Applicants are also required to sight read a piece provided by the conductor. Applicants will undergo an interview after the audition.

Selection Criteria :

  1. Applicants should display a high level of musicality.
  2. Applicants should pass the interview.
  3. Applicants should have experience in competitions and/or public performances.
  4. Applicants should possess the ability to cope with the academic rigour of the JC curriculum.

Contact Person, email and number : Ms Michelle Lee Wang Ling | michelle.lee.wang.ling@vjc.sg | 62402147

String Ensemble

Date and Time of Audition :
12 July 2021, Monday, 3.00pm – 6.00pm
14 July 2021, Wednesday, 3.00pm – 6.00pm

Format : All applicants are required to prepare two contrasting pieces (eg musical periods, tempo) of their choice. Applicants must have experience in playing one of the string instruments - violin, viola, cello or double bass. Applicants will also undergo an interview.

Selection Criteria :

  1. Applicants should display a high level of musicality.
  2. Applicants should pass the interview.
  3. Applicants should possess the ability to cope with the academic rigour of the JC curriculum.

Contact Person, email and number : Ms Christina Ho (Mrs Tan) | christina.ho@vjc.sg | 62402138

Key information for Sports applicants

Selection will be considered on a basket of criteria for the respective talent area.

In view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation, there will not be any physical trials for sports.

Shortlisted applicants may be required to showcase their talent through video-conference between 28 June 2021 and 4 August 2021 (The college will liaise with you and your secondary school on the date & time).

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be conducted in the same period.

Talent Area Key dates, format and selection criteria
Badminton
(Boys only)
Selection process and criteria:

  • Applicants should possess passion and strong ability in the sport.
  • Selection will factor in applicant’s past experience, achievements or awards in the following categories of competition: International / Regional / National inter-school competitions / Represented nation or selected for Singapore Schools.
  • Selection will consider the school’s needs in specific playing positions.
  • Applicants should possess the ability to cope with the academic rigour of the JC curriculum.
  • Applicants may be required to showcase their talent. The teacher-in-charge will provide such details to the applicant. Shortlisted applicants will also undergo an interview.

Date and Time of Interview : Teacher i/c will inform shortlisted applicants

Contact Person, email and number : Ms Daphne Lim I lim.pei.fen.dahpne@vjc.sg I 64438315

Basketball
(Girls only)
Selection process and criteria:

  • Applicants should possess passion and strong ability in the sport.
  • Selection will factor in applicant’s past experience, achievements or awards in the following categories of competition: International / Regional / National inter-school competitions / Represented nation or selected for Singapore Schools.
  • Selection will consider the school’s needs in specific playing positions.
  • Applicants should possess the ability to cope with the academic rigour of the JC curriculum.
  • Applicants may be required to showcase their talent. The teacher in-charge will provide such details to the applicant. Shortlisted applicants will also undergo an interview.

Date and Time of Interview : Teacher i/c will inform shortlisted applicants

Contact Person, email and number : Ms Tan Xin Ying | tan.xinying@vjc.sg | 64438315

Cross Country

Selection process and criteria:

  • Applicants should possess passion and strong ability in the sport.
  • Selection will factor in applicant’s past experience, latest meet timings, achievements or awards in the following categories of competition: International / Regional / National inter-school / Singapore Athletics meet / NAPFA 2.4km / Represented nation or selected for Singapore Schools.
  • Shortlisted applicants will undergo an interview.
  • Applicants should possess the ability to cope with the academic rigour of the JC curriculum.

Date and Time of Interview : Teacher i/c will inform shortlisted applicants

Contact Person, email and number : Ms Kok Ye Hong | kok.ye.hong@vjc.sg | 62402135

Floorball

Selection process and criteria:

  • Applicants should possess passion and strong ability in the sport.
  • Selection will factor in applicant’s past experience, achievements or awards in the following categories of competition: International / Regional / National inter-school / Represented nation or selected for Singapore Schools
  • Selection will consider the school’s needs in specific playing positions.
  • Applicants should possess the ability to cope with the academic rigour of the JC curriculum.
  • Applicants may be required to showcase their talent. The teacher in-charge will provide such details to the applicant. Shortlisted applicants will also undergo an interview.

Date and Time of Interview : Teacher i/c will inform shortlisted applicants

Contact Person, email and number : Mr Jonathan Heng | heng.wei.zhi.jonathan@vjc.sg | 64438315

Football

Selection process and criteria:

  • Applicants should possess passion and strong ability in the sport.
  • Selection will factor in applicant’s past experience, achievements or awards in the following categories of competition: International / Regional / National inter-school / Represented nation or selected for Singapore Schools
  • Selection will consider the school’s needs in specific playing positions.
  • Applicants should possess the ability to cope with the academic rigour of the JC curriculum.
  • Applicants may be required to showcase their talent. The teacher in-charge will provide such details to the applicant. Shortlisted applicants will also undergo an interview.

Date and Time of Interview : Teacher i/c will inform shortlisted applicants

Contact Person, email and number : Mr Tan Yew Hwee | tan.yewhwee@vjc.sg | 64438315

Hockey

Selection process and criteria:

  • Applicants should possess passion and strong ability in the sport.
  • Selection will factor in applicant’s past experience, achievements or awards in the following categories of competition: International / Regional / National inter-school / Represented nation or selected for Singapore Schools
  • Selection will consider the school’s needs in specific playing positions.
  • Applicants should possess the ability to cope with the academic rigour of the JC curriculum.
  • Applicants may be required to showcase their talent. The teacher in-charge will provide such details to the applicant. Shortlisted applicants will also undergo an interview.

Date and Time of Interview : Teacher i/c will inform shortlisted applicants

Contact Person, email and number : Mr Seet Kok Wah | seet.kokwah@vjc.sg | 64438315

Netball
(Girls only)

Selection process and criteria:

  • Applicants should possess passion and strong ability in the sport.
  • Selection will factor in applicant’s past experience, achievements or awards in the following categories of competition: International / Regional / National inter-school / Represented nation or selected for Singapore Schools
  • Selection will consider the school’s needs in specific playing positions.
  • Applicants should possess the ability to cope with the academic rigour of the JC curriculum.
  • Applicants may be required to showcase their talent. The teacher in-charge will provide such details to the applicant. Shortlisted applicants will also undergo an interview.

Date and Time of Interview : Teacher i/c will inform shortlisted applicants

Contact Person, email and number : Ms Judith Sim | judith.sim.mingxin@vjc.sg | 64438315

Table Tennis

Selection process and criteria:

  • Applicants should possess passion and strong ability in the sport.
  • Selection will factor in applicant’s past experience, achievements or awards in the following categories of competition: International / Regional / National inter-school / Represented nation or selected for Singapore Schools
  • Selection will consider the school’s needs in specific playing positions.
  • Applicants should possess the ability to cope with the academic rigour of the JC curriculum.
  • Applicants may be required to showcase their talent. The teacher in-charge will provide such details to the applicant. Shortlisted applicants will also undergo an interview.

Date and Time of Interview : Teacher i/c will inform shortlisted applicants

Contact Person, email and number : Mr Peter Wee | wee.heanteck.peter@vjc.sg | 64438315

Track & Field

Selection criteria:

  • Applicants should possess passion and strong ability in the sport.
  • Selection will factor in applicant’s past experience, latest meet records/timings, achievements or awards in the following categories of competition: International / Regional / National inter-school / Singapore Athletics meet / Represented nation or selected for Singapore Schools.
  • Shortlisted applicants will undergo an interview.
  • Applicants should possess the ability to cope with the academic rigour of the JC curriculum.

Date and Time of Interview : Teacher i/c will inform shortlisted applicants

Contact Person, email and number : Ms Evelyn Teoh | teoh.huihoon.evelyn@vjc.sg | 64438315

Volleyball

Selection criteria:

  • Applicants should possess passion and strong ability.
  • Selection will factor in applicant’s past experience, achievements or awards in the following categories of competition: International / Regional / National inter-school / Represented nation or selected for Singapore Schools.
  • Selection will consider the school’s needs in specific playing positions.
  • Applicants should possess the ability to cope with the academic rigour of the JC curriculum.
  • Applicants may be required to showcase their talent. The teacher in-charge will provide such details to the applicant. Shortlisted applicants will also undergo an interview.

Date and Time of Interview : Teacher i/c will inform shortlisted applicants

Contact Person, email and number : Mr Pung Chin Hong | pung.chin.hong@vjc.sg | 64438315

Wushu

Selection criteria:

  • Applicants should possess passion and strong ability.
  • Selection will factor in applicant’s past experience, achievements or awards in the following categories of competition: International / Regional / National inter-school competitions / Represented nation or selected for Singapore Schools.
  • Shortlisted applicants will undergo an interview.
  • Applicants should possess the ability to cope with the academic rigour of the JC curriculum.

Date and Time of Interview : Teacher i/c will inform shortlisted applicants

Contact Person, email and number : Ms Audrey Tay | tay.weili.audrey@vjc.sg | 62402132