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Numeracy

Everything you need to know

Designed to test an individual’s ability to determine the answer to numerical scenarios with the aid of a calculator. Candidates are presented with a variety of question styles including true or false statements and multiple choice questions. All levels contain questions relating to: averages, conversions, costings, decimals, fractions, percentages, ratios and time. The Fundamental level, involves performing simple calculations and using a calculator. At Core and Professional levels, the difficulty is increased by raising the complexity of the mathematical scenarios and increasing the quantity of data required to achieve a result.

Candidates are presented with 12 questions to complete in 15 minutes.The candidate’s responses are automatically marked and a point is awarded for each correctly answered question. Skipped questions or those that are not taken will result in no point being awarded.

Practice Test Available

Randomised Presentation

15 Minutes Allowed

10 mins average completion time

12 questions presented

240 questions in pool

3 Levels Available

Fundamental

In In this test candidates are required to read a short paragraph of text and perform a simple calculation or conversion with common (1-100) whole numbers.

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 required to read a short paragraph of text and perform a multiple stage calculation with uncommon (101+) numbers, decimals and fractions.

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 required to read a paragraph of text and perform a multiple stage calculation with complex numbers, decimals and fractions. This test builds on Core by increasing the quantity of calculations required to reach the answer and the quantity of data for interpretation.

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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