The Selection Process (Year 9)

The Selection Process for applicants who wish to enter in Year 9 for scholastic year 2021/2022

This late entry point is for students who are currently in their second year at secondary and wish to join the National Sport School in Year 9.

Entry to the school is by application and under a pre-published set of terms and conditions.

At the Year 9 entry point there are up to six [6] places available. From these four [4] are allocated for applicants from football. The remaining two [2] places are set for the other sports discipline.

Eligibility

  • Student-athlete will be born in the year 2008.
  • Student-athlete will have been recommended by his/her NSB as a talent and highly skilled young student-athlete who is considered to be amongst the very best of the talented pool available in the Maltese Islands
  • Student-athlete will have been practising their sport with a club recognized and governed by the relevant NSB for not less than two [2] years from date of application.

Documentary Requirements to apply

Students must submit the following items to the Customer Care Office/One Stop Shop, Directorate for Educational Services in Floriana or to the Office of College Principal, Triq L-Ewropa, Victoria, Gozo in conjunction with the hard copy application form. Please note that all original documents must be produced upon submission to verify their authenticity.

  • A properly complete application form which is to be downloaded from the NSS website here.
  • Photocopy of all relevant Psycho Educational or Special Education Evaluation Reports (if applicable).
  • Two [2] passport size photographs (approximately 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm). Please write student’s name on the back of the photographs.
  • Photocopy of Student’s Birth Certificate.

Every applicant will be given an index number on receipt of application from  MFED.

Entry Criteria for scholastic year 2020/2021:

  • Sports Assessment: 60% of the overall weighting.
  • NSS based Examinations: 30% of the overall weighting. (a minimum threshold of 45% in any two subjects and 35% in one of the three core subjects: Maths, Maltese and English)
  • Interview: 10% of the overall weighting.

Pass mark for practical exams is 50%. Any applicant who does not obtain 50% in practical exam will be notified via email that he/she shall not continue the selection process. All practical exams shall be concluded by 7th May 2020.

The publication of results will happen just as soon as the interview marks have been computed and added to the table of results.

The results will be communicated to the parents or guardians of the students not more than five [5] days after the final interview is conducted and will be published simultaneously at the Customer Care Office, Directorate for Educational Services in Floriana or Floriana or at the Office of College Principal, Triq L-Ewropa, Victoria, Gozo.

The Selection Process Timeline – Year 9 - 2021/2022 – Football

The following dates may be subject to change. All application forms will be acknowledged, and parents will receive a letter informing them whether their child has been successful in gaining a trial.

The Selection Process Timeline – Year 9 - 2021/2022 – Other Sports

The following dates may be subject to change. All application forms will be acknowledged, and parents will receive a letter informing them whether their child has been successful in gaining a trial.