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Monthly Archives: May 2017

31 May

Who are Learndirect?

By QTS Maths Tutor|2017-05-31T20:01:59+00:00May 31st, 2017|Categories: Numeracy Skills Blog|

Learndirect are the examining body and qualification provider selected by the department for education, to carry out the numeracy skills test assessments. Learndirect help to design the professional numeracy skills test content  haven been given a specification by the government. They store all of the numeracy skills test questions in a question bank which is [...]

31 May

How to Book your Numeracy Skills Test

By QTS Maths Tutor|2017-05-31T06:32:48+00:00May 31st, 2017|Categories: Numeracy Skills Blog|

The professional numeracy skills test which you have to pass in order to achieve qualified teacher status is a condition set by the Department for Education but they themselves do not carry out the tests but instead employ a third party to do so. The third party that is responsible for all of the numeracy [...]

29 May

The Skills Tests

By QTS Maths Tutor|2017-05-29T20:32:53+00:00May 29th, 2017|Categories: Numeracy Skills Blog|

At QTS Maths Tutor we focus solely on the professional numeracy skills test as this is our area of expertise; however, prospective teachers have to also pass the literacy skills test. The literacy skills test is split into four sections which test punctuation, spelling, grammar and comprehension. The test is marked out of 41 or [...]

28 May

Government QTS Skills Tests

By QTS Maths Tutor|2018-10-27T12:49:45+00:00May 28th, 2017|Categories: Numeracy Skills Blog|

The practice numeracy skills tests provided by the government on the STA site are very useful. Most of the people who use QTS Maths Tutor use the government tests alongside our testing package. To help our students and others along we have developed model solutions for each of the governments practice numeracy skills tests, which [...]

26 May

Numeracy Skills Test Topics

By QTS Maths Tutor|2018-10-27T12:49:45+00:00May 26th, 2017|Categories: Numeracy Skills Blog|

The professional numeracy skills test contains a number of topics set out on the government's STA website. Both the mental arithmetic section and written section can contain any of the following topic types: Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division Money and time conversions. Measurements from speed, distance and time to area and volume. Fractions, percentages and [...]

25 May

Numeracy Skills Topic Tests

By QTS Maths Tutor|2017-05-25T21:47:51+00:00May 25th, 2017|Categories: Numeracy Skills Blog|

At QTS Maths Tutor we have a number of revision resources specifically for the numeracy skills test. These resources include the our topic revision tests which as far as we know,  are unique to QTS Maths Tutor. The numeracy Skills Test contains numerous different topics from proportion to fractions to cumulative frequency curves. Different student [...]

24 May

Numeracy Skills Tests in Leeds

By QTS Maths Tutor|2017-05-24T21:20:24+00:00May 24th, 2017|Categories: Numeracy Skills Blog|

QTS Maths Tutor is a numeracy skills test service that provides QTS Maths tutors alongside the best numeracy skills practice tests and revision materials to give our website and service users the best possible chance of passing their professional numeracy skills test. Each week we will be reviewing some of the major cities we cover [...]

23 May

How to become a teacher?

By QTS Maths Tutor|2017-05-23T20:48:02+00:00May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Numeracy Skills Blog|

To teach in England and Wales you need to gain qualified teacher status. You will obtain this on a teacher training programme which could be school or university-based and takes approximately one year to complete but this can vary. In England a prerequisite for being accepted onto the ITT courses is that you pass your [...]

21 May

The Mental Arithmetic Section

By QTS Maths Tutor|2017-05-21T21:31:39+00:00May 21st, 2017|Categories: Numeracy Skills Blog|

The mental arithmetic section of the professional numeracy skills test is the one which many prospective teachers find most challenging. With the 18 second time limit and the need for quick mental arithmetic, the pressure gets to some individuals and they struggle to get to the right answer in the time limits set. However, there [...]

20 May

QTS Maths Tutor Updates

By QTS Maths Tutor|2018-10-27T12:49:45+00:00May 20th, 2017|Categories: Numeracy Skills Blog|

At QTS Maths Tutor we are constantly striving to be the best at what we do which is to offer the best numeracy skills test preparation to help you become numeracy ready and pass your professional skills test. Consequently we are continuously receiving feedback from prospective teachers and numeracy skills tutors in order to enhance [...]