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Grade 8 Entrance/Scholarship


  • Closing date for applications for entry into Grade 8 in 2015 : Thursday 27 March 2014
  • Date for Grade 8 Fun Afternoon and Boarder Sleepover: Thursday 8 May 2014
  • Date for Epworth Entrance/Scholarship Examination: Friday 9 May 2014 from 7:30-11:15

The Grade 8 Entrance Examination consists of three papers:

  • English
  • Afrikaans or Zulu
  • Mathematics

The Examinations are skills rather than content based and predominantly take into consideration the work covered in Grade 6.

A limited number of Academic, Cultural and Sporting Scholarships are awarded.
Epworth awards:

  • A major scholarship
  • A number of minor scholarships.

These scholarships are tenable for five years provided academic, sporting or cultural standards are maintained.

Academic Scholarships:
All children writing the Entrance Examination are automatically eligible for the academic scholarships which are awarded on the results of this examination.

Cultural Scholarships (Music & Dance):
These scholarships require a completed Cultural Scholarship form and an audition.  Music also requires a written paper which will be administered immediately after the Entrance Exam.
Music:  Parents will be contacted to set up an audition date and time.
Dance: The candidates will have a group dance audition that will take place on Friday 9 May 2014 from 11:45 to 12:15 in the school Gym Hall.
Cultural Scholarship Form

Sports Scholarships:
These scholarships require a completed Sports Scholarship form and an interview (if applicants meet the criteria).
Parents will be contacted to set up an interview date and time.
Sports Scholarship Form

Foreign students who are unable to write at Epworth, please contact
Mrs Heather Huntly on
or call +27 (0)33 846 2519

For further application and admission enquiries please contact:
Heather Huntly
Tel:  +27 (0)33 846 2519
Fax: 086 538 9249

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