Transfer Test Practice Papers Level 1, 2 and 3

On Target AQE and GL and Style Practice Papers are based on the the AQE and GL formats and are written by On Target Resources.

Level 1 

Level 1 is the easiest of our staged difficulty levels.  These papers will allow you to introduce your child gradually to the AQE and GL curriculums and formats.  Level 1 contains reduced content and timings compared to Level 2 and Level 3 papers.

AQE Level 1 papers have 27 questions, to be completed in 30 minutes.

GL Maths Level 1 papers have 20 questions, to be completed in 25 minutes.

GL English papers have 25 questions, to be completed in 25 minutes.

Maths Level 1 Curriculum Content –

  • Length facts mm/cm/m/km
  • Weight problems
  • Volume problems
  • Addition and subtraction problems
  • Simple function machines
  • Money problems
  • Simple fraction of a number
  • Simple equivalent fractions
  • Comparing decimals/fractions/percentages
  • Ordering simple fractions
  • Ordering decimals
  • Percentage of a number problems
  • Time problems
  • multiply and divide decimals and whole numbers by 10, 100 and 1000
  • Square numbers, odd and even numbers, multiples, factors
  • Rounding to the nearest 10 and 100
  • 12/24 hour clock
  • Simple sequences
  • Place value
  • Scale
  • Simple reflections
  • Properties of 2D and 3D shape
  • Area and perimeter of simple shapes
  • Negative numbers
  • Simple equations
  • Simple compass
  • Bar charts
  • Pictographs
  • Simple coordinates
  • Simple use the calculation
  • Algebra with addition and subtraction

English Level 1 Curriculum Content –

The following topics are included in AQE English Level 1.
  • past/present tense
  • synonyms
  • alphabetical order
  • compound words
  • nouns/verbs/adjectives
  • homophones
  • proper nouns
  • Capital letters, full stops, commas, question marks
  • Contractions
  • Spelling rules – double consonants
  • Identifying types of passage
  • Definitions of a glossary, bibliography, index and contents page

Level 2 

Level 2 is the middle stage of our staged difficulty levels.  These papers will allow you to introduce your child gradually to the AQE and GL curriculums and formats.  Level 2 contains all the content contained in Level 1, plus some extra topics listed below.

AQE Level 2 papers have 35 questions, to be completed in 45 minutes.

GL Maths Level 2 papers have 30 questions, to be completed in 35 minutes.

GL English papers have 40 questions, to be completed in 40 minutes.

Maths Level 2 Curriculum Content –

  • Weight facts g/kg
  • Decimal numbers
  • Equivalent percentages and fractions
  • Area of a shape including decimal measures
  • Volume of a shape including decimal measures
  • Time duration
  • Multiplication and Division problems
  • Averages – mean and range
  • Sequences with pictorial patterns
  • Write a number in words
  • Area of more complex shapes
  • Area of a triangle
  • Lines of symmetry
  • horizonal and vertical lines
  • Algebra with division and multiplication
  • Angle facts – right, acute, obtuse, reflex, straight
  • Angles in a triangle
  • Triangular numbers, prime numbers, cube numbers
  • Volume with a missing measure
  • Line graphs

English Level 2 Curriculum Content –

  • adverbs
  • apostrophe of possession
  • Speech marks
  • Similes
  • Spelling rules – plurals, adding ing/ed, suffixes and common spelling errors
  • Definitions of a thesaurus, dictionary, author, illustrator

Level 3 

Level 3 is the final stage of our staged difficulty levels.  These papers will allow your child to practice papers containing the full AQE and GL curriculums and timings.  Level 3 contains all the content contained in Level 1 and 2, plus the extra topics listed below.

AQE Level 3 papers have 58 questions, to be completed in 60 minutes.

GL Maths Level 3 papers have 45 questions, to be completed in 45 minutes.

GL Level 3 English papers have 60 questions, to be completed in 50 minutes.

Maths Level 3 Curriculum Content –

  • Volume facts L/ml
  • Turning in resolutions
  • Probability
  • More complex sequences including the fibonacci sequence
  • Calendar
  • More complex area and perimeter questions
  • Venn and Carroll diagrams
  • More complex use the calculation questions
  • Angles in a clock face
  • Pie charts
  • More complex equivalent fractions
  • Finding a missing co-ordinate
  • Angles in a quadrilateral
  • Equations containing fractions
  • Finding missing data in averages (mean and range)
  • Nets of 3D shapes, including cubes
  • Using estimation
  • Filled boxes
  • Timetables
  • Palindromes
  • Reflecting a shape in a diagonal line
  • Area of a non-right angled triangle

English Level 3 Curriculum Content –

  • onomatopoeia
  • alliteration
  • Convert nouns to verbs and adjectives
  • prefixes
  • Antonyms
  • superlatives
  • Collective noun
  • Rhyming words

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