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Maths for the AQE and GL (PPTC) transfer tests will be based on the Key Stage 2 Programme of Study for mathematics. This will be the scheme of work that all children follow at primary school. Children need to have a sound knowledge of all aspects of maths and be able to handle number facts quickly and accurately. The level of maths that will be expected will be high but will not extend past the requirements of level 5 work.
Both the AQE and PPTC (GL) examination bodies base their maths questions on the same Key Stage 2 program of study. Questions will be based around the Attainment Targets of Shape and Space, Number, Measures, and Handling Data.
The nature of the Common Entrance Assessment is such that aspects of the Programme of Study that involve certain types of activity, such as discussion or practical activities, will not be included. The use of the calculator will not be permitted in the tests.
Mathematics skills need to be well mastered and good habits fostered regarding accurate and speedy working out of demanding maths problems. Sound knowledge and quick recall of table facts is very essential.
The maths transfer test questions include but is not limited to the following.
Pupils must understand number and number notation and be able to read, write and order whole numbers, initially to 100 and progressing to using any whole number. They must comprehend that the position of a digit signifies its value. They must then use this information and apply it to a variety of mathematical problems.
Your child needs a clear knowledge of vulgar fractions, decimal fractions and percentages; understand the equivalence of simple fractions; exploring the relationships between fractions and percentages, for example, understand that half price is the same as 50% off.
They must also be able to predict patterns and sequences of whole numbers initially within 100 and extending to larger numbers, including counting in different sizes of step, doubling and halving numbers.
They need to understand the four operations of number (add, subtract, divide and multiply) and their interrelationships and be capable of applying them quickly and accurately.
Regarding shape and space they should be capable of naming and describing common 2-D and 3-D shapes such as squares, triangles, cubes, cuboids, cones, cylinders, spheres, triangular prisms and pyramids.
There is also a requirement to be able to collect and interpret numerical data, using graphs, tables and diagrams.
This Learning Together transfer test Maths pack provides 10 practice papers with each paper containing 50 questions covering the above subject areas. A comprehensive glossary and answer booklet are included. These Revision Booklets are designed to cover many maths topics allowing your child to experience taking a test in the security and comfort of their own home.