Pre-Preparatory School Assessment Process
There is no formal assessment process for Gr 000 and Gr 00. Successful applicants for Gr R who live locally are invited to spend a morning with us during November for a baseline observation.
Successful Gr R applicants who live at a distance from the school will be assessed at the start of the new academic year.
Preparatory School Assessment Process
Once a place becomes available and the paperwork is complete, applicants to the Preparatory School will complete an Assessment. The Assessment looks at Literacy (English and Afrikaans) and Numeracy levels and can take place at the applicant’s current school, for students living at a distance from Somerset College. Once this is done, the Head of the school meets with both parents, before an offer of a place is made. This meeting can take place online if required.
Senior School Assessment Process
All applicants to Somerset College write Assessments in English and Mathematics and thereafter the Head of College and Head of the relevant Boarding House (should the application include Boarding) meet with the student and parents before an offer of place is made. The Assessments can be written at the current school and the meeting can be done online, for students living at a distance from Somerset College.