All students from KG1 upwards are expected to sit entrance tests in English and Mathematics. Students entering Early Learners and Pre KG have an interview with the Class Teachers instead. Admission is based on a student’s performance on these tests, their reports from their previous school and their interviews with the Head of School. Although Elizabeth Moir School is academically selective, we aim to assess applicants based on their future potential rather than just their current attainment and we also take other factors into consideration, such as character, attitude and extra-curricular achievements.
We have limited resources to provide for students with Special Educational Needs, and these are normally devoted to students whose Special Needs are identified while they are in the school after joining at a young age. We are not normally able to admit students with Special Needs, therefore, and we will not take a student if we feel we cannot provide for their individual needs.
Each year, the school offers scholarships to both internal and external students for the IGCSE and A Level courses. The scholarships are highly prestigious: candidates are expected to have an exceptional academic record, and to have shown themselves to be leaders in the classroom in terms of effort and participation as well as achievement. We are looking for students who not only possess natural flair for their subjects but also display genuine interest in learning.
The scholarship papers are designed to challenge students of the highest calibre. They aim to assess students’ future potential by testing their ability to think independently and creatively in response to new ideas.