Kent Test 2020:
It is understandable that families would like to have a clear idea of what is going to happen to the Kent Test in the light of the current Covid-19 lockdown, but unfortunately it is too early to confirm anything other than that provision will be made for children to be assessed so that Kent’s grammar schools can determine which of their applicants can be admitted.
A selection mechanism of some type will need to be applied, however, as it is unclear when restrictions will be released, or whether schools will be back in session before September. There is national legislation around the co-ordinated admissions process, so the action which can be taken regarding the timing of the Kent Test will also depend on advice from the DfE, which has yet to be issued.
The loss of direct teaching time is concerning but unavoidable. All schools are continuing to provide support for their Year 5 pupils and there are many National Curriculum resources available free online. Unlike the national exams which have been cancelled, the Kent Test does not examine a taught syllabus. The process which determines what level of test performance will constitute a “pass” is set by KCC after the test has been completed, so there is also scope for flexibility when the Council considers the impact of the lockdown on everyone taking part.
A more detailed plan will be shared as soon as it is available.
Kent Test 2019
Do you have a child in Year 5? Do you wish for your child to sit the Kent Grammar School Test?
If you have answered yes to both questions then you need to register between the 1st June and 3rd July 2019.
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The Kent Test will take place in September 2019.
If you wish to receive a paper registration form, please contact the Secondary Admissions Team on 03000 41 21 21 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also print off a copy of the form www.kent.gov.uk/secondaryadmissions to complete and return.