Tests to reflect your students’ world
We know how important it is to give students confidence. It's what helps them do their best in secondary-level English exams. That’s why we test students aged 13 to 16 using scenarios that they encounter every day. This way they can focus on familiar, useful topics – without feeling unduly stressed.
Why use our secondary testing
Our tests measure your students’ ability to use English in real-life situations. You can be confident the results show a reliable measurement of their English skills.
By covering familiar topics, the test allows students to focus on their exam performance. Topics include:
- Social media
- School events
Our Secondary English Test:
- Is age-appropriate – Our tests reflect activities and scenarios teens see all the time.
- Allows easy integration – Computer-based testing lets teachers pick when and where to test, and which skills to focus on.
- Can be adapted – Carry out tests in multiple locations with a variety of group sizes.
- Offers quick results – Find out how your students did within 48 hours.
- Promises accurate results – Tests are scored out of 50 and are in line with internationally recognised European CEFR standards.
Use the Secondary English Test to:
- Place students in the right courses and test their progress during the academic year.
- Evaluate learning programmes and teaching methodologies.
- Identify strengths and weaknesses to inform teaching and assess readiness for taking high-stakes exams.
- Establish an objective measure of students' level that can be showcased to parents with confidence.
How the Secondary English Test works
We know it’s important for students to measure their progress. Students can take our tests and modules multiple times. This lets them see how they are improving over the course of their studies, which can be a big motivator for many.
Our Secondary English Test assesses the four key language skills. It also assesses knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.
The test looks like this:
- Reading: 30 minutes
- Writing: 50 minutes
- Listening: 55 minutes
- Speaking: 12 minutes
- Grammar and vocabulary: 25 minutes
Prepare students for their academic future
- The test guides and familiarises students with higher-education testing, such as Aptis ESOL, which is based on the same testing system.
- The test offers an external, objective measure of each student’s level that can be showcased to parents with confidence.
Unlock their potential
- Students will receive a score on a numerical scale (0–50) and a CEFR level (A1–C2) for each skill they take.
- You can compare individual and group results to identify strengths and weaknesses, allowing you to optimise your English teaching programmes.
Quick and accurate results
Fast results mean that you can test students regularly. By monitoring progress you can identify what you need to do to help students reach their learning goals. See how your students are progressing towards national school exams and other educational milestones mapped to CEFR..