We place emphasis on this area because we believe that learning takes place as much in the body as in the mind so we place a special importance on providing plenty of physical activity.

We did lots of activities which really helped us to develop team work and rapport between both students and teachers!

We regularly invite professors, professionals, parents, and senior teachers to give speeches at a club that is relevant to their own background.

Admission Process

Admission is based upon age requirements, recommendations, and placement testing.


 Admission Guideline for 2015-16

Admission to Brainworks – TOTAL Learning Academy Family of schools is highly competitive. Strict admission guidelines are adhered to.

Admission is based upon age requirements, recommendations, and placement testing.

New admissions to the school occur in May and June through placement testing. Late admissions are considered only under exceptional circumstances, most often in the case of new arrivals to the country and/or the city.

  1. Placement Testing

All prospective students must sit for English, Mathematics, and Science placement exams for all levels. English Oral fluency (Listening/Speaking)is critical. A prospective student scoring at 70% or above on each examination is considered prepared for admission. At 60%, additional testing may be required.

Additional testing in our Myanmar subject or language may be required.

Additional testing in our Chinese subject or language will be required, but this will not affect admission.

Direct admission to Primary 6 will not be considered, as this is the preparatory year for the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Examination.


II.             Registration and Placement Test Procedures

If a student is eligible to sit for the placement test at Brainworks-TOTAL Groups of Schools, the following documentation is utilized in the enrollment process:

  • Up to date academic and personnel records from last school attended
  • Proof of age identity of student (Birth Certificate)
  • Proof of Medical declaration form


III.Age Requirements

Age requirements are driven by the target age for graduation at IGCSE levels of 16 years old and “A” levels at 18 years. Candidates who would be more than 21 years old at the completion of “A” levels examinations will not be accepted.

Age requirements must be met. Developmental age norm are preferable, however, target maximum age limits will be carefully considered as a guidelines for admission.

The following age ranges and birthdates will be observed for 2015-16 Academic Year.

Level Age Range Birthdates
From To
Primary 1 6-7 years old 1stJune 2008 31st May 2009
Primary 2 7-9 years old 1stJune 2006 31st May 2008
Primary 3 8-10 years old 1stJune 2005 31st May 2007
Primary 4 9-11 years old 1stJune 2004 31st May 2006
Primary 5 10-12 years old 1stJune 2003 31st May 2005
Primary 6 11-13 years old 1stJune 2002 31st May 2004
Secondary 1 12-14 years old 1stJune 2001 31st May 2003
Secondary 2 13-15 years old 1stJune 2000 31st May 2002
Secondary 3 14-16 years old 1stJune 1999 31st May 2001
Secondary 4 15-17 years old 1st June 1998 31st May 2000


Furthermore, candidates who will reach their 21st birthday before June 1 2025 will not be admitted for Academic year 2015-16.

In addition, candidates with not more than one year greater than development norm may be accepted if English placement test score is greater than 70% for Primary 1-3 Levels.

Candidates with birthdays falling between 1 and 2 years beyond development norm must score 70% on English placement and 80% Mathematics to be accepted in Primary 2 to 6 levels.

  1. Skipping or Jumping Levels

Accepted students greater than 1 year beyond development norms will follow these admission guidelines:

After at least one year attending our school, those students may sit for the placement test if they meet the Jumpers’ criteria below.

The following shows the levels allowed to skip for the students:

Primary 1 to Primary 3

Primary 3 to Primary 5

Primary 4 to Primary 6

Primary 6 to Secondary 2


Jumpers’ Criteria

Potential Candidates for ‘jumping’ or ‘skipping’ a level must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have A* in all major subjects (Mathematics, English, and Science).
  2. Receive the recommendation of their Classroom Teacher and their Head of School.
  3. Age/Maturity are in the line with target age range for the targeted class level.

Note: Grade skipping puts social and emotional pressure on kids who may lack the maturity of their older classmates.

We should keep gifted students with their peers but provide them with enrichment inside and outside the classroom.


  1. Some Reference Documents for Placement Tests
  2. Sample Placement Tests
  3. Answer Keys
  4. Key dates for Placement Tests


  1. Key Dates

Placement Test for New Students

Date        :3rd week of May

Place       :Thingangyun Campus, U Wizara School Campus, AungZayYa Campus, 41stStreetSchool


Placement Test for Jumpers

Date        :Last week of May

Place       :Thingangyun Campus, U Wizara School Campus, AungZayYa Campus, 41stStreet School


VII.          Preschool Students

Students having attended 2 years of Brainworks Preschool and enrolled in the Primary Preparatory Program are expected to continue into the primary at Primary 1 with the approval/recommendation of their school’s HOS/HOA.

Students having attended 1 year are expected to take either Kindergarten graduation examination or placement exams before admittance to primary.

VIII.         Registration and Enrollment Procedure

If a student is eligible to enroll in Brainworks-TOTAL Groups of Schools, the following documentation is filled or signed in the enroll process.

Some facts you will fill in the students’ profile in the enrollment process.

Student Name        : Clearly stated with correct spelling

Age                         :

Date of Birth           : needs to be clear and align with Birth Certificate

Health Condition   : Food allergy or others (Medical Fitness Certificate, Declaration form)

Parents’Names       :

NRC No. (or) Passport#       :

Contact Ph. No      : State Clearly

Address                  : State Clearly (Residence Evidence Utility Bill)

School rules and regulations should be reviewed, and a copy of the Student Code of Conduct and any rules and regulations unique to the campus should be provided. The parent/guardian should sign the Behavior Code Acknowledgment Form that is kept as part of the student’s cumulative folder. The student is now officially enrolled.

  1. Important Dates for 2015-16 Academic Year for Primary and Secondary Levels

Continual Assessment 1 – Last week of August

Semestral Assessment 1 – First week of November

Continual Assessment 2 – Last week of January

Semestral Assessment 2 – Last week of March

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