Applicants will be tested on their English proficiency in the entry assessment and interview. Requirements vary according to the year group level. In general, the requirements for English aptitude are higher when applying for a higher grade. New students will experience a transition period, especially in English. However, HD School provides sufficient support to students who require extra help. With experienced English teachers and a fully immersive English environment at school, students are expected to speed up in English improvement and become comfortable in school very quickly.
Parents are also encouraged to support children after school; for example, with intensive after-school English tuition and home reading.