Technology Aptitude Tests for the Year 7 intake (September 2018) will take place on 4th October 2017 at The John Warner Sports Centre. Sessions will run either in the morning or the afternoon and will last for approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes. Parents who requested a place under this criterion will be written to on 25th September with further details.
The tests form part of our oversubscription criteria for secondary transfer and involve the children sitting two papers: a non-verbal reasoning paper (40 minutes) and a spatial awareness test (45 minutes), both papers look for the ability to recognise similarities, analogies and patterns in unfamiliar designs. A sample question will be read out and then a period of time will be given for the children to complete each section of the multiple choice questions. The scores are then converted to an age-standardised score which takes into account the fact that some children are very young in the year groups. There is no pass mark for these tests, places are strictly offered in descending order of each applicant’s standardised test score.
You should advise the school before the test if your child has any special requirements that you feel may disadvantage them when sitting the test. We are unable to offer students assistance on the day of the test if we have not been advised in advance. If your child is sick on the day of the test, please telephone the school in the morning.
This form should be completed electronically no later than 22nd September 2017. The outcome of the test will be posted home during the w/c 16 October 2017. Paper copies of this form are available from the school on request.