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Kent Test

Kent Test Day

 

15 October 2020

The Test

 

The tests are multiple-choice with a separate answer sheet. They are marked by an automated marking machine.

The first test will be an English and Maths paper and will take 1 hour. Each section will involve a 5 minute practice exercise followed by a 25 minute test. The English section will involve a comprehension exercise as well as some additional questions drawn from a set designed to test literacy skills.

The second test will be a reasoning paper. It will take about 1 hour, including the practice sections and questions. It will contain a verbal reasoning section and a non-verbal reasoning section of roughly the same length. The non-verbal reasoning will be split into short sections, administered and timed individually.

There will also be a writing exercise which will not be marked but may be used by a local headteacher panel as part of the headteacher assessment stage of the process. 40 minutes will be allowed for the writing task, including 10 minutes planning time.

Results

 

Due to the changes in the Kent Test process as a result of COVID-19, KCC are expecting to release results by 26 November. Please be aware that this date is subject to change, and we will keep you informed of any adjustments that are required.

Your child must have been born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 to take the 2019 Kent Test. If your child is outside this age range but still needs to apply contact kentonlineadmissions@kent.gov.uk.

The test is only valid for Kent grammar schools.


Medway Council has its own Medway Test and London Borough of Bexley has its own Bexley selection test.

Passing the Kent Test does not guarantee your child a place in a Kent grammar school.


Make sure you know where the Kent grammar schools are, and what the admissions criteria are for the school(s) you are interested in. You can search for Kent grammar schools with our Kent Schools search.

If your child is disabled or has special educational needs

 

If your child has a disability or special educational need that may affect the way they access the test, you need to discuss this with your current school's Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) as soon as possible. Any proposal for alternative access requirements must made by the school by 10 July 2019.

 

When you register your child for the Kent Test online, you will need to confirm if you have discussed a request for access arrangements with your child’s school.

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