What are the QTS Skills Tests?
The Professional Skills Tests are composed of the numeracy skills test and qts literacy skills test. Prospective teachers have to pass the QTS Skills Tests in order to gain entry on to their initial teacher training.
What is the numeracy skills test pass mark?
The professional numeracy skills pass mark varies depending on the difficulty of the exam but the reported average is around 18 or 63%.
Who has to take the Professional Skills Tests?
Every prospective teacher in England have to take both QTS Skills Tests and pass them within three attempts. Individuals in Wales and Scotland are exempt as the test isn’t required in these respective countries. In England both tests need to be passed in order to gain qualified teacher status. This is the same for Northern Ireland. If you are looking to book your numeracy skills test in Northern Ireland or you are looking for a QTS Maths Tutor in Northern Ireland then contact us today.
Why do I have to take the Professional Skills Tests, I have GCSE Maths and English?
The government has set a standard with the QTS Skills Tests to ensure that everyone entering an initial teacher training programme is of a minimum standard in both literacy and numeracy.
How hard are the QTS Literacy and Numeracy Skills Tests?
The QTS Professional Skills Tests are set to a similar difficulty as GCSE grade B or the new level 6 but there is a significant difference in format and many often underestimate this. The 18 second time limit after the second repeat of the mental arithmetic questions makes the numeracy skills test tricky and there are tricks to getting through these questions that you will have not learnt at GCSE and a GCSE Maths tutor wouldn’t be aware of. If you are looking for help with either of the QTS Skills Tests then make sure you get a literacy skills and numeracy skills tutor, not GCSE tutors.
What is the format of the professional QTS Maths Test?
The QTS numeracy skills test is composed of two sections, a mental arithmetic section that requires you to listen to 12 questions, and calculate the answer within 18 seconds of the second repeat of the question. The written section is comprised of on screen graph and data questions. You are permitted to use a calculator in the second part of the qts exam but not the mental arithmetic section. You have a total of 36 minutes to answer questions 13 to 28 which make up the written part of the numeracy skills test. For a more in depth look at the QTS Maths test, visit the numeracy skills test section to help prepare you for the professional qts skills tests.
Do you help people in all areas of the country?
Yes we help people in all areas of the UK pass their professional qts numeracy skills test. Whether you are looking for numeracy skills practice tests in Northern Ireland or you need a QTS Maths Test tutor in Wales, then we can help.
Can you help people on the Teach First Graduate Training program?
Yes everyone who wants to train to become a teacher has to pass the professional skills tests so we offer as much help to people on the Teach First program as everyone else. There are other numerical reasoning test providers out there but only QTS Maths Tutor specialises in the qts skills tests and offers expert tuition as well.