## Are QTS tests being scrapped?

After almost seven years of controversy, Nick Gibb, The Minister of State for School Standards, announced that QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) Professional Skills Tests will be scrapped for the academic year starting in 2020.

### How do I prepare for QTS skills test?

QTS Numeracy Skills Test Tips and Examples

- Use a timer to practice solving questions quickly.
- Get a friend to ask you questions so you can get used to listening to spoken instructions, rather than reading the questions.
- Practice regularly.
- During the test, you’ll hear each question twice.

#### How long does a QTS last for?

Recently qualified teachers can undertake short term supply for a period of 5 years after being awarded QTS (i.e. their graduation). Periods of a full term or more can be counted towards the induction period so most people will complete the equivalent of a full year’s induction during this 5 year period.

**How long are QTS skills tests valid for?**

Professional skills test passes for applicants to ITT courses remain valid for 3 years.

**Can you get QTS without a degree?**

Can I become a teacher without a degree? You need qualified teacher status (QTS) to teach in most state schools. You must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification to obtain QTS. Some state schools – academies and free schools – are also allowed to take on teaching staff who do not have QTS.

## What are the basic maths skills?

Basic math skills are those that involve making calculations of amounts, sizes or other measurements. Core concepts like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division provide a foundation for learning and using more advanced math concepts.

### Do universities look at numeracy assessment?

The literacy and numeracy assessments will not be used in the admission evaluation, but all students must be proficient in literacy and numeracy to be considered for admission.

#### What are the questions on the QTS maths test?

Welcome to the QTS Maths Tutor free numeracy skills test where you will see 12 mental arithmetic practice questions followed by 16 written questions in a similar format to the actual professional numeracy skills test.

**How many mental arithmetic questions are on GCSE maths test?**

This section is composed of 12 mental arithmetic questions, each lasting 18 seconds after the second repeat of the question. Each question is worth 1 mark. You may use paper for rough working during the test. Answer all questions in the order they appear. If your time runs out on a question, the next question will automatically start.

**How many maths questions are in enter our practice mode?**

If you want to work through the questions in your own time then we suggest you use enter our practice mode. This section is composed of 12 mental arithmetic questions, each lasting 18 seconds after the second repeat of the question. Each question is worth 1 mark. You may use paper for rough working during the test.

## How can I skip questions on the maths test?

If you want to use the tests for simply practising questions as opposed to sitting a full mock test then select practice mode and the timer will be removed so that questions don’t automatically skip like they do in the actual test. To skip questions in the mental arithmetic section simply click on any number and go straight to that question.