AQE and GL 2022 Specification

Both the AQE and the PPTCNI who run the GL Assessment test have returned to the reduced specification used in the 2021 tests.  Find out about the AQE and GL 2022 specification below.

AQE 2022 Specification

  • Pupils will be given an extra 10 minutes to complete each paper (ie.70 minutes instead of 60 minutes).
  • The language within the English and Maths questions will be made more accessible.
  • The length of the English passages will be shortened where appropriate.
  • Certain topic areas will be omitted from the Mathematics Specification.

In 2022 the following topics will not be tested in the AQE:

Number:
  • percentages
  • triangular numbers
  • the use of a letter to stand for an unknown number
  • the interpretation of a calculator display in relation to money
  • multiplication beyond a 3-digit number multiplied by a 2 digit number
  • division beyond a 3 digit number divided by a single digit
Measures:
  • negative numbers
  • calculating the area of a non-right-angled triangle
  • the continuous nature of measurement and the need for appropriate accuracy
  • the use of scale in simple maps and diagrams
  • calculations related to timetables involving the 24-hour clock
Shape and Space:
  • reflecting a shape in a diagonal line
  • tessellations
  • name and describe circles, pentagons, hexagons and octagons

Data Handling:

  • mean and range
  • probability and likelihood
  • pie charts

On Target Resources AQE 2022 Specification Practice Papers

All papers will have a time limit of 1 hour and 10 minutes.

English Format:
  • poetry comprehension x 1
  • fiction comprehension x 1
  • non-fiction comprehension x 1
  • passages with errors section containing punctuation and spelling x 1

Maths Format:

  • All topics listed above have been removed from our AQE Practice Papers
 

PPTCNI GL English 2022 Specification

  • Pupils will answer 50 questions in 50 minutes
  • The length of the paper has been reduced.
  • There will be 2 comprehensions with 16 questions each (poetry, fiction and non-fiction) with A, B, C, D, E options
  • There will be 9 punctuation and 9 spelling errors questions with A, B, C, D, N options

PPTCNI GL Maths 2022 Specification

  • Pupils will answer 45 questions in 45 minutes
  •  A, B, C, D, E options

In 2022 the following topics will not be tested in the GL Maths:

  • proporation
  • ratio, including scale
  • algebra
  • use of brackets
  • pie charts
  • probabililty
  • cube numbers
  • negative numbers
  • range, medium and mode averages
  • volume of cubes and cuboids
  • 3D shapes
  • timetables

On Target Resources GL 2022 Specification Practice Papers

English Format:
  • Pupils will answer 50 questions in 50 minutes
  • The length of the paper has been reduced.
  • There will be 2 comprehensions with 16 questions each (poetry, fiction and non-fiction) with A, B, C, D, E options
  • There will be 9 punctuation and 9 spelling errors questions with A, B, C, D, N options
Maths Format:
  • All topics listed above have been removed from our GL Practice Papers.

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