The AQE Transfer test and the GL assessments both require your child to have a sound grasp of English and this pack, of ten English tests, provides comprehensive revision work and question preparation for both versions of the Northern Ireland Transfer Test.
A good grasp and knowledge of all aspects of English are essential to aid any child in preparing for this important exam.
Your child will be required to work quickly through the Transfer Tests answering English questions covering a wide variety of English topics. There will almost certainly be comprehension questions set around either a short English passage or possibly quite a long passage.
The passage could be factual or fiction based. Your child could also be asked comprehension questions about a poem or indeed any form of text. The questions could be specific to the text or indeed may challenge any aspect of English such as the use of commas, capital letters, direct speech or nouns to name but a few.
Your child will need a good vocabulary as, regardless of the text used, the questions will be demanding and the vocabulary used will be challenging. Does your child understand what nouns, verbs or adjectives are and can they spot these in a sentence or longer piece of text?
Knowledge of all these parts of English will help prepare a child for the demands of the transfer test taken in the autumn term of each year. English tests form a large part of both the AQE and GL(PPTC) versions of the Transfer Test.
This pack contains 10 tests of 50 questions each based on the requirements of the Curriculum at Key Stage 2 and covering aspects of English such as punctuation, prefixes and spelling.
This is a very comprehensive publication making use of a wide variety of texts including adverts, poems and stories and these are the sorts of texts that children will be tested on. This pack gives children a good introduction to the demands of written tests which they can practice in the security and comfort of their own home. No time limit is given and this allows parents to encourage their child to work through the tests at the child's own pace - a useful revision tool.
Detachable answers and a glossary explaining and defining the various parts of English grammar are included.
As with all Learning Together titles we encourage the involvement of parents to explain the answers to the child and to work alongside their child offering support and encouargement. Parental support is crucial to a child's success in their schoolwork. Preparing for the Transfer Tests is no different.
(Similar content to our 11+ and 12+ English book.)