Exam time: sample questions show what teachers can expect in new tests (no calculators please)
Sample questions from the current and new teacher tests
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."
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