What is English as an Additional Language?

Modified on Fri, 02 Sep 2022 at 11:45 AM

A child with English as an Additional Language (EAL) is defined as any child 'exposed to a language at home that is known or believed to be other than English'. However, each child's specific need is determined by how well they speak English.

Check with your child's current school and the schools you are applying to whether additional support, such as a bilingual dictionary, would be allowed during the test.

Most applicants must attend an interview as part of their application process. As a result, the tests have been designed to ensure that any child proficient enough to answer questions in an interview can access the test.

There is no extra time for children with EAL.

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