Year 8 Skills Tests

The skills tests for Year 8 students are aimed at developing and practising key skills in Maths and English and also learning key facts and information in relation to Geography and History. Students will be tested on this work during the spring term, usually in February.

The nature of the tests will be such that for the key areas of English and Maths, we will be expecting students to practise and develop the basics, i.e. numeracy skills for Maths, punctuation, grammar and spelling for English and key facts for Geography and History.

Revision Materials

All the material to help students prepare for the tests will be available online. TOP TIP: Save the booklets to your phone, tablet, laptop or PC so there’s no need to print!  

The LRC (library) is open after school until 5.30pm on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and 4.30pm on a Friday.


Geography and History tests will be sat in class. English and Maths will be sat in the Sports Hall. Students will go to form/period 5 for registers and then be escorted to the sports hall for their test.

Skills Test Timetable

The timetable will be release in the spring term.