Raffles Institution 2022 Year 1 FAQs
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How many classes are there in Year 1?
Are GEP students kept in intact classes?
What are school hours like?
Is studying in RI very stressful?
Are RI students very competitive?
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What are the subjects offered by RI?
Does RI offer the O-level programme? Does RI have an O-level class?
Do students take Higher Mother Tongue in RI?
What is assessment like in RI?
If I fail to meet the promotional criteria for the next level of study, will I be asked to leave the school?
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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?
What are the school fees for RI?
Does RI have any Financial Assistance to help pay for school fees?
What is RI's indicative Achievement Level PSLE score range?
How many students does RI take in for DSA? Is there a quota for each domain?
If I am accepted via DSA, what is the cut-off point for my PSLE results?
What are the domains/talent areas offered under RI's DSA exercise?
Will I still be admitted to RI if my DSA application is successful but my PSLE score does not meet RI's PSLE AL cut-off under the MOE’s central posting exercise?
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Are applicants given Confirmed Offers guaranteed a place in the school?
How will current safe management measures (SMM) affect the trials and selection conducted by DSA schools?
What does being placed on the Wait List mean?
When will my child know the outcome of their application to each school?
How do I submit, amend or withdraw my school preferences? Can I amend the submitted preferences if I change my mind?
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DSA Application Processes
What are my chances of getting shortlisted/selected if I am an above-average student?
Can I apply for more than one talent area in RI?
If I apply for two talent areas in RI, is there a chance I will be given a Confirmed Offer in both talent areas?
Can I apply for DSA to more than one school?
Do we have to submit any hardcopies to the school during the application stage?
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Will all students who apply get an interview?
How will interviews be conducted?
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?
When will interviews be conducted?
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Academic Domain Questions
How will you shortlist students? [Academic Domains]
If students are accepted under Mathematics, Science or English, is there any commitment for them to take up any talent development?
For a student applying to Academic Talent Areas, what is the minimum percentage / marks which the student should get in the subject?
Do we need to submit a portfolio for Academic Domains?
Should my son prepare/bring a portfolio for the interviews for the Academic Domain?
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Sports Domain Questions
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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Leadership & Character Domain Questions
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?
Performing Arts Domain Questions
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 the Music DSA, 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]
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