Admission to the KS3 and 4 Gifted STEM Programme



The Gifted STEM Programme is only available to students of CSIA. Once a member of CSIA, access to the Gifted STEM Programme is through aptitude testing and interview. The majority of students who wish to apply will participate in the aptitude testing that is held every year once the student’s place at CSIA has been confirmed.

Admission to the Gifted STEM Programme for 2017 – 2018 (for September 2018 entry)

Nexus Assessment Day Saturday 24th March 2018

Some students joining CSIA in-year may sit the testing in the term in which they join. If not successful in initial application, students can re-apply for a place in the Gifted Programme in Year 8. An individual student can only sit the test once per year.

The process is rigorous and is designed to determine aptitude for STEM subjects, as well as current performance. Students will initially sit an online test and an examination paper in Mathematics and Science. Students who have been successful in these tests will then be called for interview. This interview will determine whether they are suitable for the Programme or not.

Sample Assessment materials are available upon request from CSIA. Please contact to request these.