Applicants must meet the following:
At least 12 years old (born in 2007), and Primary 6 pupil studying in a local MOE mainstream school and taking the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) in 2019, or Primary 6 pupil who is home-schooled and taking the PSLE in 2019
To gain admission into SOTA via DSA-Sec, shortlisted applicants must satisfy the following criteria:
Received either a Confirmed Offer or Wait List (subject to available vacancies) for their final TA oucome Indicated SOTA during the Exercise School Preference Submission Be eligible for the Express Stream
You may receive the following outcome for your PSLE results: Express stream, Express/Normal Academic stream or Normal Academic stream. If you satisfy criteria 1 and 2 and have received an ‘Express/Normal Academic’ stream, you may be automatically assigned to the Express stream and be posted to SOTA.
The application is open to Singaporeans, Singapore Permanent-Residents, and Foreigners who meet the eligibility criteria stated in the first question of this section.
No, you are not required to have any formal training or certification in order to apply. For Music pupils, it is important that you are able to sight-read and sight-sing.
Application Process - Submission of Online Application
Application Process - TA Outcome
We understand your request for feedback in order to help you improve in your artistic journey. The school maintains strict confidentiality about the audition procedures and criteria for the Talent Academy, to ensure and maintain the authenticity of performances and portfolios at future auditions. As such, we regret we are unable to share any feedback.
Regrettably, no. The school evaluates the candidate’s artistic talent and potential based on the admission criteria and a rigorous assessment process during the Talent Academy (TA). Candidates are assessed via solo auditions or portfolio presentations depending on the art form, as well as group workshops, exercises and interviews. As a result of increased demand for limited places, admission to the school has been highly competitive. As such, we are only able to accept candidates who have performed consistently well across the assessed areas. The school would have carefully reviewed each applicant’s TA assessment and therefore, the decision is final.
No, you may not. SOTA admits 100% of its Year 1 cohort via the DSA exercise, as such, the S1 Posting exercise after PSLE is not applicable for admission to SOTA.
You must participate in the School Preference Exercise in late October and early November (date TBC). You will receive a School Preference Form from your primary school. The form indicates the list of schools from which you have received a Confirmed Offer and/or the list of schools at which you have been placed on Wait List. You will need to indicate SOTA as one of your choices at this stage.
SOTA does not have a cut-off point for the Express stream. Pupils must satisfy the following criteria in order to ensure successful enrolment:
Received Confirmed Offer or *Wait List for their final TA Outcome Indicated SOTA as their first choice during the Exercise School Preference Stage Be eligible for the Express stream
You may receive the following outcome for your PSLE results: Express stream, Express/Normal Academic stream or Normal Academic stream. If you satisfy criteria 1 and 2 and have received an ‘Express/Normal Academic’ stream, you will be automatically assigned to the Express stream and be posted to SOTA.
*Subject to available vacancies
You will participate in the S1 Posting Exercise.
A pupil on the wait list may be allocated to SOTA if there are available vacancies, and, if he/she meets the following criteria:
Indicated SOTA as first choice during the Exercise School Preference Stage Be eligible for the Express stream
Available vacancies may happen if a Confirmed Offer student:
Did not exercise their offer from SOTA during the Exercise School Preference Stage, or Is ineligible for the Express stream.