Password Pupil is used to assess the English language and Maths ability of applicants to GCSE, A level and IB programmes. There are three test modules which can be combined in various ways as required by individual schools.
When used for admission purposes, Password Knowledge is often combined with Password Writing.
Password Writing assesses a test-taker’s ability to write an essay. Test-takers are presented with a choice of two essay titles to choose from and are given instructions regarding length and content.
The Password Maths test is set around GCSE level. It has 44 questions in 4 sections, takes up to one hour to complete and is computer marked.
The test assesses candidates’ knowledge of arithmetic, percentages, ratios, algebra and re-arranging equations, geometry, statistics and calculus. It can be customised to fit an institution’s exact requirements by adding in some of their own questions.
Password Pupil (Younger)
Password Pupil (Younger) is used to assess the English language ability of applicants to secondary education aged from 10 to 13.
The Password Pupil (Younger) test modules are simplified, shorter versions of the Password Pupil test modules.