What is involved in the trial?

School pupil with paper

Using a sample of Year 6 pupils, the trial will pilot questions in:

Each school is asked to trial the tests in one subject only. The tests will take the following form in each subject:

English reading

Each pupil will be asked to undertake one complete test which will take approximately 60 minutes.

English grammar punctuation and spelling

Each pupil will be asked to undertake one complete test which will take approximately 45 minutes. Spelling questions are not trialled at this trial.

Science

Each pupil will undertake one complete test comprising of 3 papers.  Each paper will take approximately 25 minutes.