Why are there two tests for maths and english?Watch
Hi guys, I'm really confused here! Just had an email through to attend an interview which I'm excited about but still worried as I haven't yet sat my qts tests which are booked for next year. On the email though they said there will be a maths and English test, how comes ? Is this different to the qts ? Or a way of seeing if you would pass the skills tests ?
With literacy, I had to know things like:
- Common noun/Abstract Noun/Collective Noun/Proper Noun
- Prefixes and Suffixes
- Passive and active voice
- Personal and impersonal form
- Synonym and antonyms
- Dependent/subordinate clause
If you look on BBC Bite Size for KS2 literacy, you'll find all of these things so don't panic.
I'm not sure these tests have a pass/fail mark, but I guess if you do really badly then they might question your ability, even if you have passed the QTS tests. BUt overall, I'd say that these are just one element of the recruitment procedure, so I'm sure they'll take into account how you do at the rest of the interview. If you're applying for a really competitive course though, it may be an easy way for them to rule out a lot of people, if they don't perform well on these tests?
Honestly, try not to worry. If you can pass the skills tests then there is nothing to worry about!
Oh no i'm so worried ! I've been trying to prepare for maths but its my weak spot even though i got a B at gcse ! Cannot get my head round it! Do you known if you fail their tests but pass qts ones you can still get on?