Applicants for Form 1 to Form 4 will be asked to write an English, Maths and Mental Alertness test. Please note that we do not take students into Form 5 as this is the second year of a 2 year IGCSE program. For more information on the nature of the entrance tests - for example the topics covered in the Maths test - please click here.
Applicants for our IB program will write a mental alertness test and tests in the three subjects that they wish to study at Higher level. Each individual test lasts half an hour. All IB applicants will have an informal interview and many applicants for the forms may be invited back to school for an interview in view of their results.
The entrance test fee is E200.
Entrance tests can only be written once within one calendar year. Calculators are required for many of the IB subject tests but are not permitted for the Form tests. Past papers are not available.
Subject specialists assess our entrance tests and senior staff including the Principal and Director of Studies review every applicant's results and school reports before making a decision.
Entrance tests for the academic year beginning January 2015 will take place on campus at 8 a.m. on the following dates:
- Saturday 15 March 2014 - For the Forms and IB, including Swaziland UWC National Committee Applicants
- Saturday 5 April 2014 - Applicants to enter the Forms only
All Swaziland-based applicants are advised to test on these dates to avoid disappointment.
Application forms should be dowloaded and filled in in advance. Application forms can be found here.
Waterford will also hold regional testing on Saturday 17 May 2014 at 9 a.m. in the following cities:
Dar es Salaam - Protea Courtyard
Gaborone - Gaborone Sun
Kigali - Lemigo Hotel
Harare - Bronte Hotel
Nairobi - Sarova Pan Afric Hotel
We will also hold entrance tests in Mozambique on Saturday 14 June 2014 at 9 a.m at the following venue:
Maputo - VIP Hotel