As part of our admissions process, we conduct a face-to-face assessment in order to ensure that your child will be successful when enrolled at Stamford. Our assessments are considered in conjunction with previous school reports and a teacher recommendation by our review committee in order to give us a well-rounded view of your child. The assessment is designed to be as relaxed as possible and offers an opportunity for us to meet your child, get to know him/her better as well as answer any questions he/she may have about life as a Stamford student. As an entry requirement, the assessment focus is on English language proficiency.

All our assessment activities are age-appropriate. Please note that there is no preparation required. Our team will also be on hand to encourage and support the child throughout the assessment. During the assessment, parents may meet with a member of our Admissions Team if they have questions.

For overseas applicants: If a face-to-face assessment is not possible, we may arrange an online assessment via Skype. Overseas applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

 

Assessment Overview

 

Pre-Primary and Grade 1

  • Small group assessment in English
  • Speaking, Listening and Reading (Pre-reading tasks such as recognition of the alphabet and common sight words as well as phonetic sounds may be done)
  • Behavior and age-appropriate social-emotional skills may be observed
  • School Reports and Teacher Recommendation
  • Time approx.: 45 – 60 minutes

Grade 2 – 5

  • An individual assessment in English
  • Speaking, Listening and Reading (simple words and sentences) and Writing (sentences)
  • Social-emotional development skills are observed
  • School Reports and Teacher Recommendation
  • Time approx.: 45 – 60 minutes

Grade 6 – 10

  • An individual assessment in English
  • Speaking, Listening and Reading (comprehension) and Writing (composition/narrative writing)
  • Social and personal development skills are also observed
  • School Reports, Student Questionnaire and Teacher Recommendation
  • Time approx.: 60 – 70 minutes

 

Should you have any questions about the assessment or anything else about our admissions process, please contact our Admissions Team on +852 2500 8688 or by emailing admissions@sais.edu.hk