Technology Aptitude Tests for the Year 7 intake (September 2019) will take place on 3rd October 2018 at The John Warner Sports Centre. Parents who requested a place under this criterion will be written to during the w/c 24th 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.
The online form should be completed no later than 23rd September 2018
Paper forms should be returned to: Jennie Rich, Admissions Officer at the school or emailed to email@example.com.
The outcome of the test will be posted home during the w/c 15 October 2018.
Applications received after the closing date of 23 September 2018 will be unable to apply under this criterion.