Applicants who meet our basic application criteria are invited to write a benchmarking test for English and Mathematics. We test their comprehension and critical thinking skills, rather than content.
We conduct two-part interviews, for social and financial assessment of each applicant and their family. Interviews are conducted by a panel of volunteers consisting of SSP staff, SSP alumni and carefully selected volunteers.
The Differential Aptitude Test (DAT) is administered by an external specialist service provider, and serves to map each learner’s potential across five indicators, namely: Verbal, Non-Verbal, Computation, Memory and Reading skills.