Unlock Programme

ESF UNLOCK Programme for Secondary Year 7-10 Applicants

ESF schools are non-selective and welcome prospective students from any cultural background.

However, it is very important that students can demonstrate a certain level of English language skills so that they can benefit from the English-medium learning environment. For this reason, in past years some applicants were considered not suitable to join the ESF Family.

To remove these hurdles and maximise opportunities for more learners to succeed, the ESF has launched the UNLOCK programme at Discovery College for students whose first language is not English.

UNLOCK is a pathway which gives new students the necessary competence in rhetoric and writing in English, so that they can cement their place as a full-time ESF student.

Participation in the UNLOCK programme means that a child will attend Discovery College as normal. However, over a period of 6 to 12 months, they will also attend intensive, assessed English language classes tailored to bring their proficiency up to speed.

UNLOCK programme is only available for Secondary Years 7-10 applicants.

For further information in respect of the UNLOCK programme and to view the UNLOCK Information Webinar presented by Discovery College’s Principal, Mr James SMITH, please click on the following link HERE

For enquiries please email the Admissions Office at admissions@dc.edu.hk.