SOTA: School of the Arts Singapore

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The Supplementary Intake Exercise (SIE) application may open subject to available vacancies after the release of the PSLE results. The SIE is open to current P6 students who have taken the PSLE and who have not been admitted to a school through the DSA-Sec Exercise.

Applicants who are interested to apply to SOTA via the SIE should also concurrently take part in the MOE Secondary one (S1) Posting Exercise for the posting of Secondary School and Third Language (if applicable).

Successful SIE applicants who have accepted SOTA’s SIE offer will not be posted to another school under the S1 Posting Exercise.

Applicants who have opted for Third Language in the S1 Posting Exercise will still be processed based on their Third Language choices.

Interested applicants are strongly advised to indicate their interest online and upload the required documents during the Indication of Interest period. This page will be updated with more information in November 2023.

Application for SIE will be via SOTA’s Talent Academy (TA) Portal.

How To Apply

Date For What To Do
1 November 2023
All Applicants

Check Your Eligibility Criteria:
  • The SIE may open subject to available vacancies after the release of the PSLE results
  • Application is only open to Primary 6 pupils studying in a local MOE mainstream school who took the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) in 2023 and is eligible for the Express Stream
  • Pupils who have been admitted to a school through the DSA-Sec exercise are not eligible to apply.
  • Application may open for selected art forms only
1 November 2023 6:00 pm (SGT)
All Applicants

  • SIE application may open subject to available vacancies and may open for selected ar forms only.
  • Download the Art Portfolio Requirements & Checklist available in November
  • Prepare the art portfolio and supporting documents
  • You may apply for ONE (1) art form only.

13 November to 20 November 2023 [tentative]
All Applicants

Indication of Interest
  • Sign up for a TA Portal account
  • link to the TA Portal will be published on 1st November
  • Log in to the TA Portal, and
  • Submit the Indication of Interest (You will be required to upload the art portfolio and supporting documents)
  • You will be required to submit the art portfolio and supporting documents

Note:
You may apply for ONE (1) art form only.
November 2023, 11:00 am (SGT)
All Applicants

  • Release of PSLE Results
  • Participate in S1 Posting (within 7 calendar days)

SIE application may open for selected art forms
You may apply for ONE (1) art form only.

(a) Applicants who have submitted Indication of Interest and qualified for the Express Stream:
  • submit your PSLE result slip (please refer to the SIE Preparation Notes and Checklist for instructions)

    (b) Applicants who have NOT submitted Indication of Interest and qualified for Posting Group 3:
    • Sign up for a TA Portal Account
    • Log in to the TA Portal Account, and
    • Submit online application for SIE
  • November 2023, 10:00 am (SGT)
    All Applicants

    • Online Application for SIE via TA Portal will close at 10 am.
    • No further extension of the deadline will be provided.
    November 2023
    Shortlisted Applicants only

    • November - Release of shortlisting outcome via the TA Portal – log in to check.
    • November - Audition and selection interview for shortlisted applicants only.
    • Applicants will be informed of their audition schedule. Activities will include:
      • Individual audition or portfolio presentations
      • Panel interview
      • Online Questionnaires
    November 2023 [TBC]
    Shortlisted Applicants only

    • Outcome of SIE
    Applicants will be informed of the selection outcome via e-mail. Please note that the School will not release any information explaining why an application is unsuccessful.
    24 hours upon receiving SIE offer
    Confirmed Offers

    • Submission of Acceptance Form
    • The Acceptance Form is considered as void if there is no written response from the applicant by 12:00 PM (SGT) on the stipulated date.

    IMPORTANT: By accepting SOTA’s offer, the student will not be posted to another secondary school via the S1 Posting, as their submitted S1 school choices will be made void. For students with Third Language eligibility, their Third Language options continue to be valid and will be processed based on their choices. Unsuccessful applicants will be posted to a secondary school based on their submitted school choices under the S1 Posting.
    Important points to note:
    1. SIE will open if there is vacancy available on the day of release of PSLE results.
    2. We regret that there will be no rescheduling of audition schedules.