Study Skills: Help preparing for Numeracy Tests

Many employers now ask candidates to undergo a series of tests as part of the selection process. Often even if you already have your GCSE or level 2 equivalent in Maths you will still be asked to take a numeracy test. For some professions such as teaching passing these test is compulsory, if you do not pass then you cannot carry on training or enter the profession.

The Study Skills Service offers you help in preparing for these tests with helpful guides, links to useful information and one-to-one sessions available.

We cover a range of topics including:

  • Mean, median and Mode (Averages)
  • Bar & Pie charts and line & Scatter graphs
  • Cumulative Frequency
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Converting fractions / decimals / percentages
  • Proportions & Ratio
  • Time calculations

Sample numeracy test – typical of those used by employers Sample numeracy test

Here’s a link to the QTS information and sample tests QTS Support


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