Here are some questions from the current literacy and numeracy tests and proposed questions from the new maths and English papers.
Current numeracy test:
An ICT teacher compares the cost of building a paper-based ICT portfolio with the cost of using commercial e-portfolio software. The number of pupils on the course is 125. On average each paper-based portfolio includes 75 printed pages.
Costs are: printing - 2.5p per page; ring binder - 75p.
The total cost of the e-portfolio software is £250.00 per year.
How much money would the school save by using the e-portfolio software? Give your answer to the nearest pound.
Current literacy paper:
(Spell the missing word in the sentence, heard through headphones)
Nadine was --------- that she had passed her geography examination.
Proposed maths paper:
(No calculator allowed)
The cost, £C, of advertising in a newspaper is worked out using the formula: C = 0.4n + 0.75 where n is the number of words in the advertisement.
a) The cost of an advertisement is £11.55. How many words are in the advertisement?
(Answer: 27 words)
b) If I have only £9.00, how many words can I afford?
(Answer: 20 words)
Proposed English paper:
Continuous prose question: "Every teacher is a teacher of English. Discuss."