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Spelling, punctuation and grammar

Tuesday 13th May 2014 

 

 

Levels 3-5

The English grammar, punctuation and spelling test at levels 3-5 has two components, worth a total of 70 marks:

a booklet of short-answer questions and a spelling task. 


Paper 1, the short-answer questions, consists of between 40 and 50 questions assessing grammar, punctuation and vocabulary. Each question is worth one or two marks with a total for the paper of 50 marks. The questions are:

selected response items (such as multiple choice questions) or short, open response items, in which children may have to write a word, a few words or a sentence.
Paper 2, the spelling task, consists of 20 sentences, which are read aloud by the test administrator. Each sentence has a word missing which the child must complete. The task is worth a total of 20 marks.

 

What this looked like in 2013: 

 

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