Kindergarten assessments evaluate the children's language and communication skills. The assessment lasts around 45 minutes and are currently completed with a member of the Early Years staff online.
Primary 1 assessments are also currently completed online and are led by our Head of Early Years. This takes the form of some small activities and puzzles as well as simple stories and games to assess emergent reading, writing and numeracy.
Primary 2 and 3 assessments are also currently completed online and led by our Early Years and Junior School staff. There are three short age-appropriate papers covering Language, Maths and Spelling.
The dates for our online assessments are:
The CAT4 digital assessment for P4-P7 covers:
The date for the online Primary 4 – 7 assessment is Saturday, 22nd January 2022.
Our S1 and S2 digital assessments are based on the CAT4 assessment and will evaluate:
The date for online S1 and S2 assessments is Saturday, 22nd January 2022.
Senior 3 to Senior 6 applicants do not sit a formal assessment, rather, the family will meet with a member of our Senior Leadership Team who will look at previous reports and results if applicable.
Whatever your child's age, we will make sure the experience is relaxed and that they feel welcome at the College. The entrance assessment is simply a way for our staff to understand each child’s latent ability. It is not a ‘pass or fail’ and we will be assessing areas your child will have already covered in their current school, although the language used may be slightly different.
If you or your child is feeling worried at the prospect of assessment, our admissions team is always on hand to talk you through the arrangements. These calls are more common than you may think, so please do not hesitate to seek reassurance.
To register for entrance assessment for Kindergarten up to S2, please complete the form below. For S3-S6, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please note – if you have already submitted an application for a place you do not need to register below.