Proofreading

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Designed to test an individual’s ability to recognise spelling and grammar errors from a sample of text. Candidates are shown a sample of text selected by the administrator (four subjects are available). At Fundamental level candidates are required to highlight only the spelling and grammar errors. At Core and Professional levels candidates are also required to type corrections for the errors identified.

Candidates are presented with 1 question to complete within 15 minutes. The candidate’s responses are automatically marked. A point is awarded for each correct highlight and an additional point is available for corrections in the Core and Professional levels. In all levels incorrect selections will result in a minus point being subtracted from the total score and missed errors will result in no point being awarded.

Practice Test Available

4 subjects available

15 Minutes Allowed

12 mins average completion time

1 question presented

16 questions in pool

3 Levels Available

Fundamental

In this test candidates are required to only highlight the errors within the text provided. No justification for the errors is required. 30 errors are contained within the text for candidates to identify and highlight.

A candidate taking the Fundamental level of a test is expected to have subject knowledge aligned to a foundation level GCSE graduate.

Core

In this test candidates are to highlight and provide corrections to spelling and grammatical errors in the text provided. 40 errors are contained within the text for candidates to identify, highlight and correct.

A candidate taking the Core level of a test is expected to have subject knowledge aligned to a higher level GCSE graduate.

Professional

In this test candidates are to highlight and provide corrections to spelling and grammatical errors in the text provided. This test builds on Core by increasing the quantity of text provided for checking, the speed in which a candidate has to identify errors and the complexity of the vocabulary used. 50 errors are contained within the text for candidates to identify, highlight and correct.

A candidate taking the Professional level of a test is expected to have subject knowledge aligned to an A-Level graduate.

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