Raffles Institution Year 1 FAQs
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DSA-Secondary (Y1 DSA)
What is DSA-SEC (Direct School Admission - Secondary)?
What are the domains/talent areas offered under RI's DSA exercise?
Can I apply for more than one talent area in RI?
What is RI's indicative Achievement Level PSLE score range?
If I apply for two talent areas in RI, is there a chance I will be given a Confirmed Offer in both talent areas?
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How can I prepare for the interview?
How will interviews be conducted?
Will all students who apply get an interview?
If my son is an introvert or if he is a ‘quiet boy’, will he be disadvantaged during the interview?
When will I know if I have been shortlisted for the DSA Test and Interviews?
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Are applicants given Confirmed Offers guaranteed a place in the school?
I have received DSA offers from several schools. When must I decide which to accept?
What does being placed on the Wait List mean?
How do I submit, amend or withdraw my school preferences? Can I amend the submitted preferences if I change my mind?
When will my child know the outcome of their application to each school?
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How will you shortlist students? [Academic Domains]
If students are accepted under English, Malay, Mathematics or Science is there any commitment for them to take up any talent development?
Is there any selection test? [Academic Domain]
Is RIPMWC a factor for Math DSA?
For a student applying to Academic Talent Areas, what is the minimum percentage / marks which the student should get in the subject?
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Leadership & Character Domain
How will you shortlist students? [Leadership & Character Domain]
If my son is a prefect / head prefect / peer support leader / exco , can he apply for the Leadership domain?
Can you tell me more about the Personal Statement?
Is there any commitment expected for students who are accepted via the Leadership Domain?
Do we need to include testimonials?
How will you shortlist students? [Sports Domain]
Are Sports DSA students placed in the same classes?
Will DSA (Sports) students be given extra help if they miss lessons due to competitions?
What is the commitment for students accepted via a sports talent-area?
Do students accepted via a sports talent area attend more training sessions?
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Music & Visual Arts Domain
Do I need to prepare a portfolio the Music/Visual Arts talent areas?
Music Talent Area Questions
How will you shortlist students? [Music Talent Area]
If I accept the Confirmed Offer for DSA-Music, do I need to take up a Music CCA?
Do I need to take up the Music Elective Programme under if I am accepted under the Music Talent Area?
Is there a minimum ABRSM grade required for students who wish to apply for the Music Talent Area?
What will the audition / interview be like? [Music Talent Area]
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Visual Art Talent Area Questions
How will you shortlist students? [Visual Arts Talent Area]
Do I need to take up the RI-Art Elective Programme under if I am accepted under the visual art talent area?
If I accept the Confirmed Offer for the Visual Arts talent area, do I need to take up a visual arts CCA?
What will the test and interview be like? [Visual Art Talent Area]
What are the subjects offered by RI?
How many classes are there in Year 1?
Does RI offer the Gifted Education Programme?
Are GEP students kept in intact classes?
What are school hours like?
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How many CCAs must a student take part in?
What is the weekly CCA commitment like?
Which are Core CCAs and which are Merit CCAs?
Is Singapore Youth Flying Club (SYFC) a CCA in RI?
How are CCAs in RI allocated? Can we change CCAs?
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What are the school fees for RI?
Does RI have any Financial Assistance to help pay for school fees?
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