I took my skills tests and passed both first time! Just revise and practice them online! The numeracy test is very similar to the ones online, and they give you pen and paper to write down any workings out.
I was wondering if anyone can shed some light as to what spellings came up in the test. Or, if anyone can point me into the right direction (send a link) to where I might find them on this website.
I have my numeracy one on Thursday and I have practised intensely for this one. However, I was super confident for my Literacy test and failed by 4 points. Gutted.
Any tips on the spelling and punctuation? They are my weaker points.
(P.S, where is everyone going to university this year? I have just chosen York St John as my firm.)
I've just passed my numeracy test today so I have a fresh memory of what it included. I have to say that you definitely need to go over the techniques, such as conversions, time, money, fractions, decimals and percentages (make sure you can convert fractions into decimals etc) and patch up on your times tables, too. Start working out the sum while it reads out the question for the second time, it'll make things less rushed. The test itself is actually easier than the practice tests, not by a lot, but some of the questions were easier than you'd expect. As for the written questions, REMEMBER YOU CAN USE THE CALCULATOR!!! I heard someone today come out of the test and didn't realise there was an on screen calculator for the written part. The calculator is time consuming but it's accurate and I used it on pretty much all the written questions. All the tests I've done contained Box and Whisker diagrams; make sure you know what each bit means on the diagram.
As for the literacy test, it was a few weeks ago but I passed that. Spellings will test you on basic spelling rules such as i before e except after c etc. It'll ask you to spell words like commemorative, knowledgeable, meticulous, incoherent and unnecessary. If you don't know how to spell it, listen to how it sounds and spell it that way, 9 times out of 10 you'll be correct. The grammar section is one of the easiest I think, you just have to make the sentences make sense or put the correct punctuation in. I can't remember the reading comprehension to be exact, just make sure you read questions and your answers because sometimes they throw similar ones in there to catch you out.
Hope this helps, make sure you practice for about 2 weeks before, just an hour a night and you'll ace them.
What is the pass mark for the tests?
You only get a get a pass, they don't give you a percentage or mark unfortunately! Well Done! Bet you're glad they are sorted!