Admission is based upon age requirements, recommendations and placement testing.
Admission Guideline for 2018-19
Admission to Brainworks-Total
Admission into Brainworks-Total 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.
The following table illustrates the study programmes available at our school.
|Pre-school (Play Way) Classes : 2 – 6 Years Old (Brainworks preferred practices in pre-school education is the fastest growing methods of the world-renowned Playway education system. There are four levels in Pre-school and children will automatically get promoted to the next level after obtaining the skills that are expected at that level for completion.)|
|Primary Classes : 6-13 Years Old (For primary education, students must complete 6 years of age as on 30th June to be eligible for admission at Primary 1.)|
|Secondary Classes : Secondary education is for students aged 12-19 Years.|
|WISE Classes (Weekend Integrated School for English): Preparatory, Primary and Lower Secondary Levels|
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 Myanmar language may be required.
- To be admitted to our Chinese classes offered, additional testing in Chinese language will be required, but this will not affect admission.
- To be admitted to our German classes offered, additional testing in German language will be required, but this will not affect admission.
- Direct admission to Primary-6 and Secondary-2 will not be considered, unless under exceptional circumferences, as this is the preparatory year for the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Examination and Cambridge Secondary Checkpoint Examinations, respectively.
- Direct admission to Secondary-4 and Secondary-6 will not be considered, unless under exceptional circumferences, as this is the preparatory year for the Cambridge IGCSE and A Level Examinations, respectively.
3. 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 will be more than 21 years old at the completion of “A” levels examinations will not be accepted.
- Age requirements must be met. Developmental age norms are preferable, however, target maximum age limits will be carefully considered as a guideline for admission.
The following age ranges and birthdates will be observed for 2018-19 Academic Year.
|Preschool||2-6 years old||1st June 2012||31st May 2016|
|Primary 1||6-7 years old||1st June 2011||31st May 2012|
|Primary 2||7-9 years old||1st June 2009||31st May 2011|
|Primary 3||8-10 years old||1st June 2008||31st May 2010|
|Primary 4||9-11 years old||1st June 2007||31st May 2009|
|Primary 5||10-12 years old||1st June 2006||31st May 2008|
|Primary 6||11-13 years old||1st June 2005||31st May 2007|
|Secondary 1||12-14 years old||1st June 2004||31st May 2006|
|Secondary 2||13-15 years old||1st June 2003||31st May 2005|
|Secondary 3||14-16 years old||1st June 2002||31st May 2004|
|Secondary 4||15-17 years old||1st June 2001||31st May 2003|
|Secondary 5||16-18 years old||1st June 2000||31st May 2002|
|Secondary 6||17-19 years old||1st June 1999||31st May 2001|
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 for Primary 2-6 Levels.
Skipping or Jumping Levels
Accepted students greater than 1 year beyond the development norm 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 shown on the right.
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
Potential candidates for ‘jumping’ or ‘skipping’ a level must meet the following criteria:
- Attain A* in all major subjects (Mathematics, English and Science).
- Receive the recommendation of their Classroom Teacher and their Head of School.
- Age/Maturity are in the line with target age range for the targeted class level.
Note: Grade skipping puts social and emotional pressure on children who may lack the maturity of their older classmates.
We keep gifted students with their peers but provide them with enrichment inside and outside the classroom.
- Some Reference Documents for Placement Tests
- Sample Placement Tests
- Answer Keys
- Key dates for Placement Tests
Placement Test for New Students
Date : 3rd week of May
Place : Thingangyun Campus
Placement Test for Jumpers
Date : Last week of May
Place : Thingangyun Campus
4. Preschool Students
Students having attended 2 years of Brainworks Preschool and enrolled in the Primary Preparatory Program are expected to continue into the primary school at Primary 1 with the approval/recommendation of their school’s Head of School/ Head of Academics (HOS/HOA).
Students having attended 1 year of Brainworks Preschool are expected to take either kindergarten graduation examination or placement test before admittance to the primary level.
5. Registration and Enrollment Procedure
Please visit our front office to understand our school systems. Once you are comfortable, please fill in our application form and attach copies of the following items to the application form, including:
- Child birth certificate
- Passport/ National Registration Identity Card
- Visa page (in case of international students)
- Proof of educational history, up-to-date academic and personnel records and a recommendation from the previous school attended (in case of Primary and Secondary admissions)
- Proof of medical declaration form
The above documents are required for school admission and are utilized in the enrollment process.
If a student is eligible to enroll in Brainworks-Total Group of Schools, the student will fill in and sign the following application form during the enrollment process.
|Student Name||Clearly stated with correct spelling|
|Health Condition||Food allergy or others (Medical Fitness Certificate, Declaration form)|
|NRC Number (or) Passport Number|
|Contact Phone No||State Clearly|
|Address||State Clearly (Residence Evidence Utility Bill)|
School rules and regulations should be reviewed.
A copy of the Student Code of Conduct and any rules and regulations unique to the campus will be provided. After the parent/guardian signs the Behavior Code Acknowledgment Form that is kept as part of the student’s cumulative folder, the student is now officially enrolled.
Important School Examination Dates for Primary and Secondary Levels
- Continual Assessment 1/ CA1– Last week of Aug (approximately)
- Semestral Assessment 1/ SA1 – First week of Nov (approximately)
- Continual Assessment 2/ CA2 – Last week of Jan (approximately)
- Semestral Assessment 2/ SA2 – Last week of Mar (approximately)