Dear Parents or Carers,
The Kent Test (11+) is taking place on Thursday, 15th October. Before the day of the test, Mrs Armstrong and Mrs Rathbone will speak with the pupils and answer any questions that they may have.
The test will take place in the school hall, where it will be calm and quiet. While both classes will be in the hall, they will be kept separate to ensure we maintain the social distancing rules. It will be administered by Mrs Rathbone and Mrs Francak. All pupils will be provided with the necessary equipment and plain paper for any workings. They will be allowed to bring in their water bottle.
We will ensure that all pupils can see a clock as all of the tests are timed. Start and finish times will be displayed and time reminders (“10 minutes left” and “5 minutes left”) are given in the longer sections – Maths, English and Verbal Reasoning.
The tests are multiple-choice with a separate answer sheet. They are marked by an automated marking machine.
The first test will be an English and Maths paper and will take 1 hour. Each section will involve a 5 minute practice exercise followed by a 25 minute test.
The second test will be a reasoning paper. It includes the practice sections and questions. It will contain a verbal reasoning section, a spatial reasoning section and a non-verbal reasoning section. The spatial reasoning test is split into 2 short sections, each of which start with some shared examples, and non-verbal reasoning will be split into 3 short sections, administered and timed individually.
In the afternoon, there will also be a writing exercise which will not be marked but may be used by a local HeadTeacher panel as part of the HeadTeacher assessment stage of the process. 40 minutes will be allowed for the writing task, including 10 minutes planning time. Pupils may use their own pen for this task.
I hope that you find this information useful. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.
Year 6 Team