20 May 2021

CEMS Yellis / Alis Testing

Dear Year 10 and Year 12 Students, 

At Sha Tin College, our students regularly complete Cognitive Ability Tests through the UK based “CEMs” Suite.  We use these assessments to help us in providing support to guide you towards achievable goals as you continue with your Secondary School education.  The assessments are designed to measure aptitude for learning, rather than current attainment and are composed of four areas; Vocabulary; Mathematics; Non Verbal; Skills.   

These assessments are normally completed at the beginning of the academic year, however, unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we were not able to complete these as normal in August / September of last year.  As the situation here in Hong Kong continues to stabilise, we are now in a position to complete these assessments.  

These assessments will take place on the following dates:

  • Year 10 Students – Wednesday 26th May 12:40-13:30pm
  • Year 12 Students – Wednesday 9th June 12:40-13:30pm

Please note, these assessments are scheduled to take place after Period 4 on a Wednesday.  As this is a non teaching period, this will limit any disruption to your regular lessons.  However, if you normally use the school bus, you will need to find alternative transport home on the relevant day.  

Please note: It is not expected that students complete any revision or preparation for these assessments.  You must, however, ensure you have a laptop with you to complete the assessment, as they are only accessible online.   

Further information will be provided in due course in regards to location and specific arrangements for the day. 

You can find out more information about these assessments by going to https://www.cem.org/ If you have further questions please feel free to contact me. 

Kind regards, 

Kate Rogers 

Vice Principal – Teaching and Learning