The Professional Numeracy Skills Test Detail
How is the QTS Skills Test structured?
The QTS numeracy skills test is composed of two sections, the mental arithmetic section that requires you to listen to 12 questions, and calculate the resulting answer within 18 seconds of the second repeat. The second stage, the written section, is made up of on screen graph and data questions and you have 36 minutes to complete these questions in any order. You are permitted to use a calculator in the second part of the exam but not for the mental arithmetic questions.
Who has to take the professional numeracy skills test?
Anyone who wants to become a teacher in England has to pass the professional numeracy skills test before starting their teacher training course. You can take your numeracy skills test once you have submitted your application through UCAS Teacher.
How do I book the professional numeracy skills test?
You can book your first numeracy skills test attempt free of charge through learndirect, the Department for Education’s selected partner. Learndirect have testing centres around the country including 9 in the London area. Bookings for the QTS numeracy skills test can be made all year round at testing centres in most major cities including London, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham, Bristol, Newcastle and many more. Learndirect’s helpline is available from Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm
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Do I need to practice for the QTS numeracy maths test?
The governments own website advises that you practice the numeracy skills test at least just to familiarise yourself with the timings and functionality of the test. QTS Maths Tutor is the leading numeracy skills test practice site for interactive online tests which simulate the real exam. Take a look at our free qts numeracy skills practice test and sign up to access 21 tests, with many more revision aids to help you pass the numeracy skills test. These include model solutions and many mental arithmetic practice questions.
How do I get my numeracy skills test result?
The QTS numeracy skills test is marked by the computer system you take the exam on. At the end of the qts test you will be given a print out of the result. Your teacher training provider can access your results and see what score you achieved and a pass on your numeracy skills test will be required to enter the course and to achieve qualifies teacher status.
What is the pass mark for the qts numeracy test?
The question many people ask is what is the pass mark for the professional numeracy skills test and the answer is it changes depending on the difficulty of the test. From the reports we have had back from students, the average pass mark seems to be around 18. Whilst doing the practice numeracy skills tests we advise that you aim to achieve 20 or more to be confident in passing real exam.
Numeracy Skills Test Resources
QTS Numeracy Skills Practise Tests
As part of the QTS Maths Tutor service we offer a free numeracy skills test which can be accessed by visiting the QTS Maths Tests page. We also offer a comprehensive set of revision materials that we feel are better than any type of numeracy skills test book as the questions appear in a very similar online format as the real exam. We also offer 21 of the most authentic practise tests available that really do help you to get your numeracy ready for the real exam. The numeracy skills tests we provide, give you the opportunity to sit an interactive test similar to the one you will sit in the real thing with all the major content covered from area to averages to cumulative frequency curves. Our QTS Numeracy Maths tests have the additional functionality to help you go through the test again, either with a tutor or on your own as the test enables you to skip questions, re-set the test, see the written version of the mental arithmetic questions and much, much more. Take a look at our QTS Maths Tests page, have a go at our free numeracy skills practise test and read our independent Trust Pilot reviews before you decide to sign up.
Other QTS Maths Test Providers
There are other numeracy skills practice sites such as Numeracy Ready and G&A Numerical. QTS Maths Tutor can confidently say that our tests have more features, more questions and even cost less per test than all of the other numeracy skills test providers. We are the only testing site that offers a free test as well so that you can see exactly how the tests work before you purchase them.
QTS Maths Tutors | Numeracy Skills Tuition
For some prospective teachers, the qts skills tests provide a real challenge especially the timing aspect and methods required for the numeracy skills test. Arguably the most powerful resource out there is a numeracy skills tutor who specialises in the test. Our tutors are all trained and experienced in helping people pass their numeracy skills test. Although GCSE Maths tutors can certainly help, the methods used in the numeracy skills test are often different to those required for a GCSE Maths exam so whether you choose to use a QTS Maths Tutor from our site or somewhere else, ensure they have experience in helping students to pass.
Numeracy Skills Test Books
If you are looking for a numeracy skills test book then there are many to chose from. The qts skills books are a good introduction to the numeracy skills test but have a limited use when it comes to helping you prepare for the exam as the test format and timing is possibly the most important thing which you can only practice by doing online tests. We provide descriptions of many of the leading numeracy skills book providers which can be accessed via our dedicated page.
Government numeracy skills tests and model solutions
The governments qts numeracy skills tests are free and are a fantastic resource, the only issue is there are only 4 of them which isn’t enough for most people to get fully prepared for their final exam. Sitting the test over and over again is a common mistake that people make as it results in an inflated mark. QTS Maths Tutor offer model solutions for all the governments tests on our YouTube Channel and video solutions page.