Familiarisation Test Results 2017

Please note that the results will be available on this website until 30 September 2017.  They will then be permanently deleted.


Note: Results are published by candidate number.  If you have lost you candidate number or if you cannot see it listed, please email tests@wcgsptfa.com

General comments

The behaviour of candidates sitting the tests was good, however some children were not as well prepared as they could have been. Parents should make sure they talk to their children about exam technique and what to expect during an entrance exam.  Specifically:

  • It is not appropriate to eat during an exam
  • Children should bring with them only the stationary stipulated in the instructions
  • Children should try not to go to the toilet during an exam – it breaks their concentration and wastes precious time
  • Children should listen to the instructions given in the exam hall as to how to complete their paper – for example, if told to shade in the appropriate box in a multiple choice test they must do that and not ring or put a cross in the box
  • Try to work at a steady pace, move on to the next question if you don’t know the answer and try to answer all the questions.
  • Children should not wear smartwatches in an exam.  If they wore a smartwatch in a real entrance exam they would risk being disqualified

Test A results

  • 1,204 children sat Test A
  • The test consisted of two papers: a 40 minute Maths paper with 50 questions and a 40 minute English paper with 70 questions
  • The average (mean) marks by gender and paper are set out below:

  • A complete list of results by candidate number is available in two formats: an Excel file and a pdf file.  These files contain both the actual marks scored and also the standardised score.  Also included in the files is a table showing how many children achieved each standardised score or better.
  • The standardised score is calculated in the following manner:
    • The average (mean) score for each paper is re-based to a standardised score of 100.
    • The standard deviation of the results is re-based to a value of 15
    • A candidate’s standardised score is calculated by determining how many standard deviations their score is from the mean score, multiplying the answer by 15 (the re-based value of 1 standard deviation) and either adding or subtracting the calculated value from 100 (the standardised mean score) depending on whether they scored above or below the mean
    • Example: mean score=30, one standard deviation=4.5, candidate score=33.
      Candidate’s standardised score= 100 + ((33-30)/4.5)*15) = 100 + 10 = 110