Category Archives: Testing

E-Tray Exercises for the Civil Service

During the Civil Service Fast Stream application process, you may be invited to participate in E Tray exercises. These are activities which test your ability to handle workload, as well as make quick decisions about what to say and do. Today, we’ll be taking a look at an example exercise so that you can get […]

Introduction to the Police Officer Verbal Reasoning Test

Before you become a police officer in the UK, you’ll need to pass a number of assessments and police aptitude tests. One of these is the police officer verbal reasoning test, which assesses your ability to read a piece of text and make inferences based on the information provided. The verbal reasoning test consists of […]

KS2 Science SATs Revision – Sample Questions

In the summer term 2016, the new national curriculum was assessed for the first time, with many KS2 pupils undertaking three never-seen-before Science SATs papers: in biology, chemistry, and physics. The newness of these assessments meant that there were simply no past papers that parents could use to help their child with their KS2 Science […]

Passing the QTS Literacy Skills Test: Sample Spelling Questions

Bought our QTS Literacy Skills or Professional Skills Tests for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) workbook? Download the QTS Spelling test audio files by entering your email and name below: Introduction – What is QTS? QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) is an award given to those who meet a series of requirements, which includes passing two tests: […]

Passing the QTS Literacy Skills Test: Difficult Spellings

Passing the QTS Literacy Skills Test Difficult Spellings Introduction The spelling section of the QTS Literacy Skills Test can be incredibly difficult if you do not prepare adequately. Since you do not know what type of spellings will appear, it is important to take the time to learn all of the more difficult conventions which […]

11 Plus Maths Practice Questions & Top Tips

The 11 plus assessment is given to pupils in primary school, when children are about to leave the final year (Year 6). They may opt to take the 11 plus if the pupil wishes to attend a Grammar School. This test is given to pupils who want to attend a Grammar Secondary School. Some teachers […]

Electrical Comprehension Tests; How to prepare

WHAT ARE ELECTRICAL COMPREHENSION TESTS? As part of recruitment processes, you may be required to undertake an Electrical Comprehension test. Electrical Comprehension is quite self-explanatory; you will be required to undertake a series of testing questions that assess your electrical understanding. Electrical Comprehension tests are specifically designed to measure your performance in relation to electrical […]

Fire Control Operator (FCOp) Number Recall Test

Fire Control Operator (FCOp) Number Recall Test – Video Assessment The main duty of a Fire Control Operator (FCOp) is to obtain enough information from the caller and, within 90 seconds of taking the call, decide what fire crews and equipment need to be sent to the incident. The Fire Control Operator Number Recall Test […]