ADMISSION POLICY AND PROCEDURES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT

It is the practice of Mada International College to make its programs available to all students from any program and any part of the world. No student will be excluded by Mada International College on the grounds of race, nationality or national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, political believes, disability or any other personal characteristics as prohibited by the law.

Adapted from IB’s General Regulations: Diploma Program (Article 4.1, page 3)

 

MADA INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE

POLICY COVER SHEET

Policy name

Admission Policy and Procedures

Purpose

To provide guidance on policy and procedures for admission of learners into MIC

Owner

Mada International College

Contact

madainternationalcollege@gmail.com

Approved by

Board of Directors MIC

Approval date

8 August 2018

With effect from

1 Sept 2019

Next review due

August 2020

Version

1.0 final

I        Policy Statement

Mada International College. [MIC] is a private, co-educational English-medium secondary school open to students’ ages 11- 19 interested in taking one of the following programmes on offer:

  • Cambridge Secondary 1- Forms 1-3 [Grades 6-8]
  • Cambridge Secondary 2- Forms 4-5 [Grades 9-10]
  • Foundation Year Form 5 [Grade 10]
  • IB Diploma Programme- [Grades 11-12]

All students, regardless of origin, who apply for admission to MIC, must demonstrate through entrance assessments, and/or previous school records that they can benefit from the educational programmes offered.  MIC may contact an applicant’s previous school should further information be necessary in order to process admission. Professional staff shall determine admission to MIC and final authority for all decision on admission and grade placement rests with the Principal.

 

In addition to meeting admission criteria in relation to suitability to benefit from the academic programmes offered, where English is a second/additional/foreign language, the school must be sure that the student will be able, through available language support, to access curriculum.

 

The Admission requirements for entry into the school shall be widely published and transparent for interested parents and students.

 

II       Guidelines 

Placement:  Student placement in a year level is based on the age of the student on the 31st December of the preceding year [see table below].  It is the position of the school that students are best placed with their peers of the same age.  A student may only be considered for entry to an age group one year in advance of their year level when there is written evidence to suggest that the students has already successfully completed their

level where entrance assessments indicate that this would be in the student’s best interests.  In all cases, the decision for initial year-level placement resides with the school.

designated year level in a recognized educational institution.  A student may, exceptionally, be offered a place in a year group one year below his/her designated year

Age Criteria:

Age

Level

Programme

11-12

Form 1

Cambridge Secondary 1

12-13

Form 2

Cambridge Secondary 1

13-14

Form 3

Cambridge Secondary 1

14-15

Form 4

Cambridge Secondary 2 – IGCSE Year 1

15-16

Form 5

Cambridge Secondary 2- IGCSE Year 2

Foundation Year

16-17

Grade 11

IB Diploma Year 1

17-18

Grade 12

IB Diploma Year 2

Priorities for student admission:

Students are admitted on a ‘first-come-first-serve’ basis, determined by the date on which required fees have been received.  If a year level is full, applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

Admission of students with special learning needs:

Where students have existing special needs, it is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to fully disclose the nature and extent of these needs at the time of admission, and to provide all relevant documentary evidence.  The school reserves the right to determine, prior to admission, whether a student’s needs for additional support can be met by available Students Services support programmes.  Where the school determines that it is not in a position to offer the required level or nature of support, admission may not be offered.

Conditional Placement may be offered in circumstances where the school deems this necessary.  In such instances, regular, periodic reviews will be held to reassess the student’s admission status.

Where a student has been admitted to the school with identified needs for additional support- learning support, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) support or guidance support- additional fees may be charged to the parent/guardian.

Admission Process:

To seek admission to Mada International College. the parent/guardian must complete and provide for each child (an admission package is provided):

  • Enrolment Fee
  • Confidential School Report Form
  • Copies of Student’s last two (02) years’ report cards (translated to English where necessary)
  • Medical Forms
  • Enrolment Contract
  • A copy of the student’s birth certificate or passport page

If a child has a special or specific need, documentation is required, such as:

  • Specialist Report (e.g. occupational therapist reports, psychological reports, or a doctor’s evaluation)
  • Report and/or assessment from Special Needs’ Teacher of former School

Additional Requirements

A student wishing to enrol in the IB Diploma Programme is subject to previous examinations results and/or school reports, as well as admission, as stipulated by IB.

A student who has received schooling equivalent to the highest year at MIC from another educational institution is not eligible for admission to MIC. An MIC student who has completed two years in the IB Diploma Programme may enrol for a further, final year in order to complete graduation requirements.

By applying at MIC, parents authorise the school’s Admission Office to contact the applicant’s previous schools to clarify questions relating to academic achievement, behaviour and special needs, and to confirm that the applicant was in good financial standing at the time of departure.

Entering Cambridge Secondary 1

Cambridge Secondary 1 is open to students’ ages 11-14 years.  Cambridge Secondary 1 is a three-year programme.  The main focus of the curriculum is to prepare students in English, Mathematics and Science, which helps to build the foundation for IGCSE and higher-level courses at the IB Diploma Programme.

In addition to the core subjects, students are offered an introduction to subjects in the area of humanities, arts, physical education and ICT.

At the end of Cambridge Secondary 1 (Grade 8) students write the checkpoint examination.  The diagnostic assessment provides clear external international benchmarks indicating strengths and weaknesses of the learner.  The checkpoint assessment is useful in predicting success in IGCSE and in secondary course selection.

Entering Cambridge Secondary 2- International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

Cambridge Secondary 2 – IGCSE is open to all students’ ages 14-16 years.  This two-year programme enables students to take a variety of subjects that can satisfy the requirements for the IB Diploma standard and higher-level courses.

Students at MIC are required to take a minimum of eight (08) subjects.  Students are required to take two languages, and a minimum of one from each of the remaining groups: humanities and social sciences, mathematics and creative, technical and vocational studies.  This enables students to be eligible to qualify for the Cambridge ICE that is a group award for taking seven of the above-mentioned subjects.

Entering the Foundation Year/IGCSE:

The Foundation Year is open to students 15-16 years of age. Students coming from the national system in Cameroon at the level of Form 5 may enrol in a one-year pre-IB foundation year.  The programme is created to support the transition for native French speakers to English, to augment gaps in content learning for both English and French speakers, in order to enable students to pursue higher as well as standard level courses successfully in the IB Diploma Programme.

Entering the IB Diploma Programme

The IB Diploma Programme is open to all students’ ages 16-18 years of age.  Students may elect to participate in the IB programme in one of two ways:

  • As an IB Diploma Candidate
  • As an IB course candidate

Generally, it is recommended for most students to elect for the full IB Diploma, but the decision for which path and courses to take will be made in consultation with a student’s parents, teachers, Head of Languages, school counsellor and the DP/ Cambridge Coordinator.

A student who decides to participate in the IB programme, as a Diploma candidate or a course candidate can expect to:

  • Work very hard
  • Approach tasks with a sense of purpose
  • Demonstrate self-discipline and responsibility
  • Learn from fellow students as well as teachers
  • Share with and contribute to, the community

The two-year Diploma Programme provides students with a breadth and depth of rigorous academic study that prepares them for university.  Generally, higher-level subjects reflect the student’s area of special interest.  Standard-level subjects complement the higher-level choices, but do not generally require the same degree of specialised knowledge and understanding.  Three additional programme elements are Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay, and participation in the CAS programme.

For students not pursuing the IB Diploma, it is possible to register for individual IB subjects and complete courses of study, including the IB Exam.  Individual IB course qualifications are issued and may be used to help secure admission and advanced placement credit at certain colleges and universities.

Adopted

1 September 2018

Amended

 

Rescinded

 

III     Procedures

Applicant Questionnaire

 Name of Student: ______________________________________________________

 1. List and describe your level of interest and participation in summer activities (camps, jobs, travel, etc.)

  1. List and describe your level of interest and participation in hobbies, activities, and groups not associated with school. List any awards or honours you received in the past two years.

 

  1. Why are you applying to MIC and what do you hope to gain from attending our school?
  2. What reading have you enjoyed most in the past year?
  3. What else would we like to know about you?
  4. Please choose one of the following statements and then write a 250-500-word response to it. Use additional sheets if necessary.
    1. Describe a person you admire or who has influenced you a great deal.
    2. What makes you the interesting person that you are? (Be sure to include the qualities you like best about yourself).
    3. Explain the impact of an event or activity that has created a change in your life or in your way of thinking.

TOPIC chosen:

 Topic continued

Student’s Signature_______________________________________________

Confidential School Recommendation Form:  Principal, Head or School Counsellor

 To the Applicant:

  • Please print your name in the space below and then give this form to your current Principal, Head, or Counsellor
  • Request that the forms be scanned and emailed to:
  • madainternationalcollege@gmail.com

Name of Student                Grade/Level

Signature                              Date

To the Parent/Guardian:

Please read and sign the statement below:

I acknowledge that I waive my right to read the confidential teacher recommendation and the school for the student listed above.  (Please have grade reports, attendance records, standardised test scores, and teacher reports/comments forwarded to Mada International College.).

Name of Parent/Guardian                Date

Signature of Parent/Guardian                                                                     Date

 To the Principal/Head/Counsellor:

This student is applying to Mada International College, a private, co-educational, English-medium secondary school. MIC is committed to educating students from diverse cultures to achieve academic excellence.  The programme of studies is designed to challenge the average to above average students.  In order to determine whether the student can be successful at our school, we are interested in knowing as much as possible about the student’s academic potential, achievement, character, and social development.

 Thank you for your cooperation and candour.

Yours in education,

Principal

Confidential School Recommendation Form:  Principal, Head or School, Counsellor

Name of Student___________________________________________

How well do you know this student academically? _________As a person? _________

Please submit these materials with the recommendation:

  • Recent teacher reports, if any
  • Standardized test scores
  • A school profile, if available
  • Final or mid-semester grades for current terms

In what month does your school year begin? ____________  End? ___________

School serves grades: __________________ to ____________________.

Please explain your schools grading system.

What is a passing mark? __________      Honours’ Mark? ___________

Does your school rank?                   ☐ Yes            ☐ No

This candidate ranks ___________ out of ____________.

Are students placed in sections according to ability? ☐ Yes     ☐ No

If yes, please tell us in which level the applicant is placed for each subject.

What are the first three words that come to mind to describe this student?

1_____________________ 2_____________________ 3___________________

If the student’s attendance record is not listed on the transcript, please indicate the number of days

he or she has been absent or tardy each year while at your school.

If the student is not, or has not been, in good academic standing, please explain.

Has the student ever been dismissed, suspended, placed on probation, or received other serious

disciplinary sanction?  ☐ Yes         ☐ No

Has she/he withdrawn from school voluntarily for an extended period of time for reasons

other than health?    ☐  Yes   ☐ No

Name of student: _________________________________________________________

Please place check marks at the points that represent our evaluation of the student in comparison

to other students in his or her age group whom you have taught.  If you have no fair basis

for judgment, do not hesitate to say so.

 

 

One of the top few

few I have ever

encountered

Excellent

(top 10% this

year)

Good

(Above

Average)

Average

Below

Average

No basis for

judgment

Academic Potential

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Achievement

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intellectual Curiosity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effort/Determination

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ability to work independently

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organization

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creativity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willingness to take

Intellectual risks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concerns for others

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honesty/Integrity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-Esteem

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maturity (relative to age)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responsibility

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respect accorded by faculty

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emotional Stability

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall evaluation as a person

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall evaluation as a student

 

 

 

 

 

 

If the student is relatively weak or strong in any areas listed above, please elaborate.

Please comment o this student’s character, citizenship, and contributions to your community.

Please add any additional information that will give us a more complete picture of the student.

Thank you for taking your valuable time to complete this evaluation.  Your reflections are an important

part of the student’s application.

Signature                              Date

Email address                      Telephone

Confidential School Recommendation Form:  English Teacher

To the Applicant:

  • Please print your name in the space below and then give this form to your current English

Teacher.

  • Request that the forms be scanned and emailed to: madainternationalcollege.com

Name of Student                Grade

Signature                                                                                                 Date

To the Parent/Guardian:

Please read and sign the statement below:

I acknowledge that I waive my right to read the confidential teacher recommendations and

the school for the student listed above. 

Name of Parent/Guardian

Signature of Parent/Guardian                Date

To the Teacher:

This student is applying to Mada International College, a private, co-educational

English-medium secondary school.  MIC is committed to educating students from diverse cultures to achieve academic excellence.  The program of studies is designed to challenge the average to above average students.  In order to determine whether the student can be successful at our school, we are interested in knowing as much as possible about the student’s academic potential, achievement, character, and social development.

Thank you for your cooperation and candour.

Yours in education,

Principal

Confidential School Recommendation Form: English Teacher

Name of Student: ______________________________________________________

How well do you know the student academically? ________________ As a person? _________

In what years did you teach the student? _________________ How large is the class?________

What course(s)? _____________________________________________________

Is this course part of a tracking system or designated as an honour or accelerated course?

☐Yes      ☐ No

Briefly describe your course.  It is especially helpful to know what texts are used and if

the students are group by ability.

How accurately does the student read and understand what he or she has read?

How well does the student write in comparison with other students whom you have taught? 

Please be specific about areas of strength and weakness.

How well does the student accept advice or criticism?

What are the first three words that come to mind to describe this student?

1.__________________________ 2.____________________ 3.____________________

Confidential School Recommendation Form: English Teacher

Name of student: _________________________________________________

Place check mark at the points that represent your evaluation of the student in comparison to other

students in his or her age group whom you have taught.  If you have no fair basis for judgment,

 do not hesitate to say so.

 

One of the

top few I

have ever

encountered

Excellent

(top 10%

this year)

Good

(Above

average)

Average

Below

Average

No basis

For judgment

Academic Potential

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Achievement

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intellectual Reasoning

Ability

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effort/Determination

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ability to work

independently

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organisation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creativity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willingness to accept

challenges

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ability to write essays

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ability to read

Comprehension passages

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ability to work

collaboratively

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willingness to address

Class on various issues

(speeches, presentations)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responsibility

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall evaluation as a

person

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall evaluation as a

student

 

 

 

 

 

 

If the student I relatively weak or strong in any areas listed above, please elaborate.

Please commend on this student’s character, citizenship and contributions to your community.

Please add any additional information that will give us a more complete picture of the student.

 

Thank you for your valuable time to complete this evaluation.  Your reflections are an important part of the student’s application.

Signature                              Date

Email address                      Telephone

Confidential School Recommendation Form: Mathematics Teacher

To the Applicant:

  • Please print your name in the space below and then give this form to you current Mathematics Teacher.
  • Request the forms to be scanned and emailed to: madainternationalcollege@gmail.com

Name of student                                                                                                      Grade

Signature                               Date

To the Parent/Guardian:

Please read and sign the statement below:

I acknowledge that I waive my right to read the confidential teacher recommendation and the school for the student listed above.

Name of Parent/Guardian

 

Signature of Parent/Guardian                                                               Date

To the Teacher:

This student is applying to Mada International College, a private, co-educational, English-medium, secondary school.  MIC is committed to educating students from diverse cultures to achieve academic excellence.  The programme of studies is designed to challenge the average to above average students.  In order to determine whether the student can be successful at our school, we are interested in knowing as much as possible about the student’s academic potential, achievement, character, and social development.

Thank you for your cooperation and candour.

Yours in education,

Principal

Confidential School recommendation Form:  Mathematics Teacher

Name of Student: __________________________________________________________

 How well do you know the student academically? __________________ As a person?____

 

In what years did you teach the student? _____________  How large is the class? ________

What course(s)? _____________________________________________________________

 

Is this course part of a tracking system or designated as an honour or accelerated course?

☐ Yes       ☐ No

Briefly describe your course.  It is especially helpful to know what texts are used and if the students are grouped by ability.

Next year what math course would be the most appropriate placement for the student? ________

Student’s Mathematical Background:  Please list or attach the mathematics courses the student would have completed by the end of the current school year.

Please place check marks at the points that represent our evaluation of the student in comparison to other students in his or her age group whom you have taught.  If you have no fair basis for judgment, do not hesitate to say so.

 

One of the top

Few I have ever

encountered

Excellent

(top 10%

of this year)

Good

(Above

Average)

Average

Below Average

No basis for

judgment

Knowledge of basic skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accuracy in the

use of basic

Skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

Problem solving

ability

 

 

 

 

 

 

Understanding of

And Appreciation

for the Underlying Ideas and Concepts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall performance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willingness to

accept the Challenge of the more

Difficult problems and

Exercises

 

 

 

 

 

 

Command of mathematics

When compared

to other

Students whom

you have

taught

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confidential School Recommendation Form:  Mathematics Teacher

What are the first three words that come to mind to describe this student?

1.______________________ 2. _______________________ 3. ______________________

If the student is relatively weak or strong in any areas listed above, please elaborate.

Please comment on this student’s character, citizenship, and contributions to your community.

Please add any additional information that will give us a more complete picture of the student.

Thank you for taking your valuable time to complete this evaluation.  Your reflections are an important part of the student’s application.

 

Signature                                                                   Date

 

Email Address                                                                      Telephone

MIC Teachers’ names and contact

 

S/N

Name and surname

Contact

Subject

Email

1

ABAH MENDI GEORGES

237675993385

IBDP COORDINATOR& PRINCIPAL

georges.mendi@madainternationalcollege.com

2

CHI RAYMOND TUMANJONG

237697869654

MATHS

raymond.chi@madainternationalcollege.com

3

EDIE PRISCA

237654536833

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

edie.prisca@madainternationalcollege.com

 

4

ERNEST KELSON NJILA NGANGE

237675187164

ENG/LIT

ernest.njila@madainternationalcollege.com

 

5

ETA ISABELLA

237679366000

LIBRARIAN

etta.issabella@madainternationalcollege.com

 

6

HANNAH NGUM

237680649829

CAMBRIDGE PRINCIPAL

hannah.chick@madainternationalcollege.com

 

7

JAI HANSEN

237674457165

CHEM/PHY

hansen.jai@madainternationalcollege.com

 

8

KEUGNI KOUEMO ARLETTE

237674950715

FRENCH

arlette.keugni@madainternationalcollege.com

9

MBUWIR WILFRED LOWEH

237677647028

CHEM/LAB ATTENDANT

mbuwir.wilfred@madainternationalcollege.com

 

10

NCHIMENYI NDASHI

237677079375

BIOLOGY

nc.ndashi@madainternationalcollege.com

10

NDIP MANYO ROLAND

237650168061

CSC/ICT

ndip.roland@madainternationalcollege.com

 

11

NENYIM BRICE DEFFO

237677593257

GEO/HIS

brice.deffo@madainternationalcollege.com

12

NGALA FERDINAND

237674624887

CSC/ICT

ferdinand.ngala@madainternationalcollege.com

 

13

NJIE AKWA MIRIAM MARIKE EPSE ABAH MENDI

237674975365

ENGLISH LANG

mendi.miriam@madainternationalcollege.com

 

14

ROLAND NUBIAH

237675052336

FRENCH

roland.nubiah@madainternationalcollege.com

 

15

TAN PETER MBIYDZENYUY

237675283579

FRENCH/ENGLISH

tan.peter@madainternationalcollege.com

 

16

TCHIO LEVIS SUH ABONGNWI

237677387400

PHYSICS

tchio.levis@madainternationalcollege.com

17

VALENTINE WUPONGWUH

237671084311

ECON/ENTERPRISE

valentine.wupongwuh@madainternationalcollege.com

18

SANGE EMOS WATNYONG

237670370736

MANAGER & BOD REPRESENTATIVE

sange.watnyong@madainternationalcollege.com

 

19

MANTHO YVETTE

 

CAMBRIDGE PRIMARY HEAD TEACHER

 

20

JAM PAUL

 

CAMBRIDGE PRIMARY COORDINATOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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