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AQE Transfer Test Practice Tests

ISBN 978-1873385-395


These are comprehensive AQE practice tests, in individual test format, making use of a wide variety of challenging mathematics and English questions. These tests will give your child a good introduction to the demands of the actual AQE Transfer Tests.


Test 1

Contains English questions related to poems, a diary extract and reading instructions. These types of texts are often used in the AQE test. This revision and practice paper make demands on your child's English language and grammar including knowledge of plurals, adjectives, similes, spelling, speech marks and verbs. It also requires your child to have a good vocabulary which they will have gained by having read a wide assortment of texts. The maths questions in AQE practice paper 1 include questions on shape & space and this includes questions related to area and length, volume, weight, money and number facts. There are other questions related to time, percentages, fractions and data handling. These questions will require your child to apply their mathematical knowledge to problem solving and to work quickly and accurately. These are all maths topics that will have been covered in their primary school.


Test 2

Has a variety of different questions and uses English questions based on the following types of written text - fiction, poems and advertising. These are the sort of texts that your child, when in, year 6 and year 7 (primary 6 & 7) may have been working on in school but this test will help to sharpen their skills for success in the actual AQE Transfer Tests. The questions test your child's understanding and knowledge of many aspects of English including how language is broken down into phrases and individual words, the use of verbs, why and how different texts are written for different audiences, differentiating fact from fiction, spelling and being able to understand what the author is suggesting but not actually saying. There are maths questions on algebra, probability, problems involving money, the 24-hour clock, decimal fractions, reading scales, temperature, price reduction, completing a Venn diagram, angles, properties of shapes and working with scale drawings. All topics that will improve the maths ability and confidence of your child.


Test 3

Makes use of factual (also known as non-fiction) passages and poems. With reading texts, your child must realise that in some contexts something that is not a fact may be written and portrayed in such a way that the reader may believe it to be true. To accurately complete this practice paper your child needs to understand similes, pronouns, verbs, how one word can have the same meaning as 2 or 3 or even more words. Their teaching and learning in school should have covered apostrophes, contractions, nouns, adjectives and other aspects of English and so prepared them for the English content of AQE Practice Test 3. Maths questions requires knowledge of shapes and their area. How to calculate problems with money and calculation of the unknown quantity "X". Rotation, degrees, place value, average and rounding of numbers, reading data, calculations with complex equations, mathematical nets, cost reduction involving percentages and ratios are all included in this third test.


Parents will find that these AQE Transfer Test Papers provide a suitable means to offer additional preparation to supplement the work already being carried out in school.


The Transfer Test is strongly based on the Key Stage Two Programmes of Study (the primary school curriculum) and the level and quality of work required is quite high.


A good grasp and knowledge of all aspects of English and mathematics are essential to aid your child in preparing for this important grammar school selection exam and working through our books in English and mathematics will improve your child's ability in both subjects.


As with all exam preparation and revision, we encourage the involvement of parents to explain the answers to their child. Parental support is crucial to a child's success in their schoolwork.


This title is also available, as individual tests, for immediate download as PDF files.

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    This product has been fully revised for the 2021 Transfer Tests


    • 3 AQE Transfer Test Practice Papers with each test consisting of 58 questions. Answers included.

    • These tests, presented as individual printed tests, will improve your child’s ability in both English & maths.

    • They provide preparation that will serve to bolster your child's confidence and enjoyment of learning.

    • Structured practice will improve exam and revision techniques.

    • Success will motivate your child to work hard and improve their knowledge base.

    • These tests are clearly set out to provide test preparation that reflects the actual AQE Transfer Test.

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