The tests your child will sit are:
- Maths (50 mins) – multiple choice
- Verbal Reasoning (50 mins) – multiple choice
- English (40 mins + 10 mins planning) – creative writing
The Multiple Choice Tests are computer marked whilst the creative writing is hand marked. The scores are standardised, according to age, so the youngest are not at a disadvantage.
The pass mark varies from year to year and is determined by the scores the children achieve. The top 23% of children are selected for grammar schools.
Results are posted around two weeks after the test date. When the results are known the Secondary Schools hold Open Sessions to help you choose your school.
Some Grammar Schools will set their own “pass” mark above the Medway mark. These schools are normally over subscribed so please take the time to read the entry criteria of all the schools in which you are interested from the admissions booklet.