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Dwi Emas

International School

Frequently Asked Questions


  1. 01 What type of assessment is required for admission and why?

    A clear show of previous academic results in addition to being physically & mentally healthy. An entrance test can be required on a case to case basis as a student’s academic abilities might need further assessment. These requirements are to ensure that the student is fit for the environment and demands of school life at Dwi Emas.

  2. 02 Can students enrol anytime of the year?

    Please check either Primary or Secondary for more specific details.

  3. 03 When are the holidays?

    For January intake (academic calendar from Jan – Nov): March (1 week), May / June (2 weeks), August / September (1 week) and November/December (5 weeks).

  4. 04 What are the school hours?

    Please check either Primary or Secondary for more specific details.

  5. 05 Does the school provide transportation services?

    The school itself does not provide transport on a daily basis however we do have a list of private transporters which you may wish to refer and can obtain from our admin staff. Special transport is occasionally provided for students who are participating in sports or going for excursions arranged by the school. You will be notified for consent when these transportation arrangements are being made.

  6. 06 Is there a dress code?

    School Uniform days are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Tuesdays and Thursdays are casual smart days.

  7. 07 How many students are there in each class?

    Please check either Primary or Secondary for more specific details.

  8. 08 What is the best way for a parent to communicate with a teacher or the school?

    The best way to communicate with teachers is during the Parent-Teacher Day in June. Alternatively, other arrangements can be made by calling the school during working hours.

  9. 09 What language classes are offered at the school?

    Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia are the two languages currently offered at the school.

  10. 10 Are boarding facilities available?

    At present, there are no boarding facilities available.

  11. 11 What kind of facilities does the school have?

    The school’s facilities include science & computer labs, a multi-purpose hall, cafeteria, library, mini theatre, gym, swimming pool and an infirmary. The school will also be equipped with sports facilities for table tennis, basketball, dodgeball, futsal, badminton, squash and volleyball. In addition, Wi-Fi will be available throughout the school buildings.

  12. 12 What are the extra-curricular activities offered in the school?

    Please check either Primary or Secondary for more specific details.

  13. 13 What type of food is available at the school cafeteria?

    We serve a variety of food ranging from local cuisine, western food and vegetarian meals. All food served is halal.

  14. 14 What is covered in the school fees?

    Please check either Primary or Secondary for more specific details.

  15. 15 Are there any discounts or scholarships available for students?

    Scholarships are available for Malaysian students who represent the school at state or national level for any sports competition. It is subject to specific terms and conditions.

  16. 16 What is the minimum level of academic qualifications Dwi Emas International School teachers have?

    At minimum, our teachers possess a bachelor’s degree. A smaller number have a Master’s degree and some hold PhDs. Additionally, all our teachers have teacher training and experience in education.

  17. 17 What level of English is required for entry into Dwi Emas International School?

    Students should be able to speak and write English at the appropriate level corresponding to their academic age. Foreign students will be given additional English classes to help them acquire the language.

  18. 18 Who determines my child's grade level and how is it assessed?

    Please check either Primary or Secondary for more specific details.

  19. 19 What if my child's command of the English language is weak?

    While our teachers will determine what needs to be done to help improve the student’s proficiency and recommend accordingly, it is not advisable to enrol a child with exceptionally weak English as there are no ESL (English as a Second Language) versions of the science exams such as Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

  20. 20 Does the school provide Learning Support?

    We have tutorial hours that are built into the timetable. Students and Teachers are able to use this time to clarify, practice and complete their coursework by subject.

  21. 21 How often will I be updated about my child’s progress?

    Parents will be updated on their child’s progress formally half-yearly via the mid-year and year-end report cards. Additionally, the Parent-Teacher’s Day is always an opportunity to get feedback from teachers. Arrangements can also be made with subject specific Teachers to call you or meet you during office hours.

  22. 22 What happens if I decide to defer enrolment until the following year?

    Please inform the Student Administration Department in writing or the enrolment will become forfeit after two weeks of the assigned commencement date in favour of other enrolments.


  1. 01 Which ages does Dwi Emas International School cater for?

    We cater for students aged between 6 – 12 years old for Key Stage 1 (Year 1 -3) and Key Stage 2 (Year 4 - 6). For transferring students, current results of the previous school year are needed.

  2. 02 Can students enrol anytime of the year?

    Enrolments are typically restricted after three (3) months of intake commencement which is in January. Enrolment can also be considered on a case to case basis at the school’s discretion.

  3. 03 What are the school hours?

    The school’s sessions are from 8.30am – 2.30pm (Year 1 – 3) and 8.30am – 3.30pm (Year 4 – 6). Any additional sports practices will be held outside of these times.

  4. 04 What activities are offered at Dwi Emas?

    The extracurricular activities offered are a variety of sports, general fitness training, Aikido, cheerleading. In addition, there is the yearly Seeds Star Series as well as other school excursions, depending on year level. We also offer Social Skills, Art & Design, Movement (Hip Hop), Voice Training and Drama classes as part of our Skills Enhancement programme.

  5. 05 How many students are there in each class?

    A maximum of 20 students are assigned to each class.

  6. 06 What is covered in the school fees?

    School fees cover academic fees, facility fees, materials fees for Bahasa Melayu and the security deposit (for both Malaysian and non-Malaysian students). Non-Malaysian students are required to pay an application fee as well as a registration fee on top of school fees upon enrolment. Seeds Star Series is a separate payment that must be settled prior to the camp.

  7. 07 Who determines my child's grade level and how is it assessed?

    The school’s internal examinations department determines a student’s overall grades each year from Year 1 - 6 through coursework, tests 1, 2 and the year-end examination.


  1. 01 Can students enrol anytime of the year?

    There are two enrolment periods which are the January and August intakes, respectively. Enrolments are typically restricted after three (3) months of intake commencement. Enrolment can also be considered on a case to case basis at the school’s discretion.

  2. 02 What are the school hours?

    The school’s sessions are from 8.30am – 4.30pm. Any additional sports practices will be held outside of these times.

  3. 03 How many students are there in each class?

    There are about 25 students to each class.

  4. 04 What is the IGCSE and will it be accepted in universities other than those in the UK and Australia?

    The Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) is equivalent to the GCSE in the United Kingdom. Please visit the Cambridge IGCSE official website for specific information on recognition and affiliations.

  5. 05 What are the extra-curricular activities offered in the school?

    The extracurricular activities offered are a variety of sports, general fitness training, We also offer Social Skills, Art & Design, Movement (Hip Hop), Voice Training and Drama classes as part of our Skills Enhancement programme. In addition, there is the yearly Seeds S.E.A.L. Camp and Leadership Camp as well as other school excursions, depending on year level.

  6. 06 Are there bus services for students enrolled in after school activities?

    The school generally does not provide such services. We do recommend making other arrangements such as personal transport or booking private taxis to the school given the age group of our students.

  7. 07 What is covered in the school fees?

    School fees cover academic fees, facility fees, materials fees for Bahasa Melayu and the security deposit (for both Malaysian and non-Malaysian students). Non-Malaysian students are required to pay an application fee as well as a registration fee on top of school fees upon enrolment. Seeds S.E.A.L. Camp is a separate payment that must be settled prior to the camp.

  8. 08 Who determines my child's grade level and how is it assessed?

    The school’s internal examinations department determines a student’s overall grades each year from Yr 7 – 11 through coursework, tests 1, 2 and the year-end examination. The IGCSE examination - while it may be facilitated by us - is assessed entirely by Cambridge.


  1. 01 What makes your Cambridge A Level programme different?

    On top of the distinguished Cambridge A Level (CAL) curriculum, students will also experience ACE EdVenture’s method of education in developing real-world skills and application through coursework. Staying true to being Malaysia’s first entrepreneurial school, Financial Education will play a key role in their curriculum at Dwi Emas International School. To top it off, work-play balance is emphasised with students having access to our full fledge facilities and professionally trained classes such as dance, vocals, and drama. Read more at Cambridge International A Level Curriculum.

  2. 02 Who is eligible to apply for the Cambridge A Level programme at Dwi Emas International School?

    Our CAL programme is open to school leavers aged 16 years old and above.

  3. 03 Can I study just one subject, or enrol in a part-time study?

    CAL at Dwi Emas International School is a full-time programme. In certain circumstances, we would be open to making adjustments for students with disabilities.

  4. 04 I started CAL at another educational institute but did not complete my course, am I able to resume the programme at Dwi Emas International School?

    Yes, though we would need to take your reasons for transfer and IGCSE exam results into consideration.

  5. 05 I did not pass my AS exams, can I take them again this year?

    Yes, you may retake your AS exams. At the same time, AS is a benchmark for one’s capacity to cope with the CAL programme and eventual A2. Should you feel that you’re having difficulty coping, withdrawing from CAL would be a reasonable option with several Pre-U programmes available that facilitate your pathway to studying in the UK.

  6. 06 How will students be assessed since coursework is part of Dwi Emas International School’s CAL programme?

    Coursework is a part of ACE EdVenture’s method of learning and provides students the platform to apply what they’ve learnt in class and see the bigger picture of real-world application, skills that benefit them beyond just the Pre-U level. Overall, CAL at Dwi Emas International School is still assessed conventionally; 100% based on Cambridge exams.

  7. 07 Will there be any limitations to the universities I can apply to by taking CAL here?

    The CAL programme and certification at Dwi Emas International School is Cambridge sanctioned and internationally recognised. You will be able to apply to the University of your choosing as long as it acknowledges the Cambridge CAL certification as a valid method of enrolment.