Welcome to the companion website for Pass the QTS Skills Tests with Confidence: And ace your interview by Tony Cotton and Dave Klemm. 

The literacy and numeracy tests on this website are designed to help you practice answering questions and become familiar with the navigational features used in the real QTS tests. They are similar, but not completely identical in structure to questions in the actual test. The form in which you answer these tests is slightly different. Please make sure you familiarise yourself with the navigational features used in the actual tests by using the practice answering questions tests on the DfE website.

About the book

Pass the QTS Skills Tests with Confidence is the must-have guide for all prospective trainee teachers. It will provide you with the skills guidance, subject knowledge and confidence you need to pass the Literacy and Numeracy QTS Skills Tests, make an application that stands out and sail through interview day.

The first section of the book introduces you to the tests and how to prepare for them, and covers the areas of knowledge tested. The second section offers advice to help you write a personal statement that stands out, make a successful application and get ready for your interview. Extensive online support provided on the companion website includes tests to audit your subject knowledge.

Key topics covered include:

  • developing your exam technique
  • mastering the mental arithmetic test
  • succeeding in the written questions
  • how to use spelling, grammar and punctuation correctly
  • successfully applying for teacher training courses
  • acing the interview.

Written by expert teacher trainers with first-hand experience of both interviewing candidates and helping students pass the QTS Skills Tests, this is an essential purchase for all prospective teachers.