Gold Standard Testing for Schools

Password tests were developed by world leading experts in testing and assessment. They are used by British independent and international Schools to assess students both pre- and post-arrival in order to support student recruitment and admission.

Our school partners, using the Password Pupil suite of tests, all benefit from a unique combination of high quality and easily accessible testing, which is operated under their own control and brand. Password tests are used to ensure a good fit between incoming pupil and school.

Password Pupil tests are aligned to international standards, simple to administer and deliver accurate results which can be relied upon for high stakes admissions decisions. 

Test delivery, results and certificates are securely managed online, eliminating the need to create examinations, print and distribute exam papers, collect and mark scripts and input data.

Understanding Our Partner Schools

The Password Pupil suite of tests was developed in consultation with a group of leading UK independent schools and the Password Pupil Writing test was further customised by d’Overbroeck’s, Oxford. As one of the UK’s leading independent schools, d’Overbroeck’s has an outstanding international department for students transitioning into the UK’s education system and progressing onto leading universities.

Password Tests

This test consists of two test modules, Password Pupil Knowledge and Password Pupil Writing and is often used to screen applicants ahead of a face to face or Skype interview. The test is aligned to the CEFR A2 to C1 and takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.

This test is a simplified, shorter version of the Password Pupil Knowledge and Writing test and is often used to screen applicants ahead of a face to face or Skype interview. The test is aligned to the CEFR (A1 to B1) and takes 1 hour and 5 minutes.

This is a modular test, consisting of a choice of eight different test modules set at different levels. These test modules are combined in various ways to meet our individual partner institutions’ requirements. 

Password Maths tests are used primarily for admissions purposes or to check incoming students’ knowledge of mathematics. Ordinarily, four test modules will be selected and built into a test which will take 1 hour to complete.

Test Module Details

Password tests are made up of one or more test modules.

Password Pupil Knowledge

Password Pupil Knowledge is a sophisticated test of English language grammar, vocabulary and reading. It consists of five sections and takes 1 hour to complete.  

Password Pupil Writing

Password Pupil Writing assesses a test-taker’s ability to write an essay. Test-takers are presented with a choice of two essay titles and are given instructions regarding length and content. It takes 30 minutes to complete.

Password Pupil Younger Knowledge

Password Pupil Younger Knowledge is a simplified version of Password Pupil Knowledge.   It is a sophisticated test of English language grammar and vocabulary.  It consists of four sections and takes 45 minutes to complete.

Password Pupil Younger Writing

Password Pupil Younger Writing  is a simplified version of Password Pupil Writing.  It assesses a test-taker’s ability to write a simple essay. Test-takers are presented with a choice of two essay titles and are given instructions regarding length and content. It takes 20 minutes to complete.

Password Maths

There are eight different test modules which are combined in various ways depending upon the level at which our partners wish to assess. The eight test modules cover a wide range of topics including:

Numeracy | Algebra | Geometry | Trigonometry | Statistics | Indices | Surds | Series | Graphs and Functions

Ordinarily, four test modules are selected and set up into a test which take 1 hour to complete.

Our Partner Schools

Bellerbys College Brighton
Bellerbys College Cambridge
Bellerbys College London
Bellerbys College Oxford
Bishopstrow College
Berkhamsted School
Bradfield College
British School of Ulaanbaatar
Box Hill School
CATS Cambridge
CATS Canterbury
CATS London
Cambridge Tutors College
Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts
Campbell College
Cheltenham Ladies’ College
Chigwell School
d’Overbroeck’s College
Felsted School

German European School Singapore
Glenalmond College
Godolphin School
Harrow Beijing
King’s Ely
Leighton Park School
Lime House School
Mander Portman Woodward
Moreton Hall
New Hall School
Norwich School
Pangbourne College
Seaford College
St Francis’ College
St Stephen’s College, Australia
Royal Guard of Oman Technical College
Royal Hospital School
The Leys School
Strathallan School

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