STEP 2 – THE ASSESSMENT
Students will be interviewed by the Headmaster and proposed class placement will be shared at this time. Secondary candidates will sit for the Cat 4 test and Primary candidates will sit for the CEM tests from Durham University. These assessments are purely diagnostic and will allow educators to determine the academic standard, the degree and type of support required (if relevant) and provides a baseline from which we can then measure progress.
At RBIS, everyone is welcome. All non native students will take our English language placement test, new students who need language support will be invited to join our specialist EAL programme. The term English as an Additional Language (EAL) is the way we refer to the use or study of English language by non-native speakers in an English-speaking environment.