Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification

St Annes College Grammar School is now registered as a “Microsoft Office Specialist Authorized Testing Center”. 

This is a first for any secondary school in the area. 

The school now offers students the opportunity to gain Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification in the world’s most widely used application suite, Microsoft Office 2016.

Inadequate knowledge of Microsoft Office 2016 is so detrimental to higher education studies, that nearly all universities and colleges offer MOS certification in-house to their students and faculty.

By offering our pupils the chance to earn MOS certification before leaving school, we are giving them a chance to stand out when applying for a place at a college or university, or indeed a job.

The diagram below shows the certifications available for each MS Office application.


MOS certification is a flexible approach to learning.  The course materials are designed to be instructor led or self study. Pupils take the exam when they are ready at any stage of their school career from year 8 to year 11, or in the sixth form. 

MOS certification helps students differentiate themselves in today’s competitive job market. It broadens their employment opportunities by proving they have advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications.