Transition Process at DWC – Timeframe
Selection of a school:
Consider the schools you want to apply to:
Deadlines for application vary. For very popular schools these range between September and November of the year preceding entry. Check and confirm dates in the Term 3 of year 10.
Choosing your schools:
Schools contact DWC for
The destination school asks for at least two years of transcripts to check a student’s academic performance to date. This is why imperative that students consistently work hard even in a non-examination year. Please note that you have to give as 5 working days’ notice to get transcript ready.
Please note that we cannot and do not lie about transcripts and result gained.
They want a reference for expected academic achievement, character, and contribution to wider school life, suitability for Boarding school, work experience, extra-curricular involvement, leadership and value added. Predicted grades are always given as at least one grade higher than current working level, as we know student will improve by at least this margin during the last latter part of Year 11.
Please note that you have to give us 10 working days’ notice to get reference letter ready.
Most schools will ask the student to undertake an entrance exam. This is something done at the destination school but often allowed to be taken at DWC.
Offers are made on consideration of all the information gathered
While some schools assist the prospective student to obtain a student visa, you may have to make your arrangements in other cases.
Some parent like to use an educational consultant to help them through the application process. Some consultants also help with visas.
If you need help in choosing a consultant, you may speak to Mrs. Beatrice Abolade (School Counselor) as she can advise depending on your child’s intended destination and other preferences.
Communication with Day Waterman College:
Please ensure that you inform us when you have applied for a school. When informing us, please include the name of the child, the class, the destination school’s name and contact details of the school.
When you apply for a school, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are using an educational consultant, please ensure that they have our details as stated above and we have their details as well.
If you require any clarifications please do not hesitate to contact the Principal, the Vice Principal or the Head of transition and Careers.