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Kent Test

What does the test involve?

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The Kent Test was revised and updated for the September 2014 tests and more emphasis was placed on English and Maths skills rather than reasoning. The test is made up of two separate papers:

Paper 1

  • One hour
  • Multiple choice English and maths questions
  • Each section comprises a five-minute practice exercise, followed by a 25-minute test
  • The English section tests reading comprehension and literacy skills


Paper 2

  • One hour
  • Multiple choice, verbal and non-verbal reasoning
  • The non-verbal reasoning section is split into four parts, administered and timed individually


Children also have to complete a 40-minute writing task, with 10 minutes of planning. This will only be marked in borderline cases, where it will be used along with your child's current schoolwork and information about their achievement to decide whether they are of grammar-school ability.



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