Writing Portfolio Preparation Course for DSA

Dear Parents,

Are you looking for a specialised writing course to prepare your child for the Direct School Admissions (DSA) exercise? Look no further as we have the expertise to guide your child.
80% success rate in getting an interview
Children who have come to us for their writing portfolio preparation have all successfully been shortlisted and clinched an interview with their desired school.


Other than the DSA, we also guide our students in preparing a portfolio if they are selected by their school for the Creative Arts Programme in Secondary 2.

Click here to find out more about what should be in a writing portfolio.

About our bespoke Writing Portfolio Preparation Course

Preparing a portfolio from scratch is no easy feat. Our experienced and qualified writing instructors are here to guide you and your child every step of the way.

Here are the steps that we take:

When a parent enquires about our DSA preparation programme, we would request to see some of the child’s written work, whether it is writing tasks done in school or written pieces completed outside of the school curriculum.

We would then arrange to have a phone consultation with the parent to discuss expectations and the requirements needed by the desired schools. Rest assured that we will be objective and honest in our consultation with you.

After careful consideration, we would recommend a timeline to the parent as well as a suitable timeslot that the child could attend our classes for the portfolio preparation. Do note that not all children in the class may be preparing portfolios but the class size is ideal (maximum of 4 children in a physical class and a maximum of 2 children in an online class) for the writing instructor to give the child the attention that he or she needs.

Should the child get shortlisted for an interview, we do have private 1-2-1 coaching services available to prepare them for it.

How do you apply for our writing portfolio preparation course?


Send us an email (mail@artisticstrategies.com.sg) with the subject heading: Applying for Writing Portfolio Preparation Course.


In the email, remember to include the following details:

1) Parent’s Name

2) Parent’s Contact Number

3) Child’s Age

4) More information about your child’s current writing standard and plans for DSA


We will get in touch as soon as possible.

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