This assessment tests basic pre-requisite maths skills on entry to A level. It's editable so if you like the format but don't like the questions, feel free to change them!

The idea is to give this 15 minute test in the first maths lesson of Year 12 in order to identify any students who need immediate intervention. The intervention sessions can then be tailored to specific skills eg a session on expanding brackets, and a separate session on solving equations.

This assessment is print-friendly (one side of A4) and quick to mark. Teachers can complete the mini-feedback sheet for each student and staple it to their assessment, with details of upcoming intervention sessions.


  • Year-12-Maths-Entry-Assessment.docx
  • Year-12-Maths-Entry-Assessment.pdf

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6 Reviews

  • 5Recommended
    user avatardsc505a month agoreport

    An excellent assessment of the basic algebra skills required for starting A-Level maths.

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    user avatarPixiMaths3 months agoreport

    Thank you so much for sharing this resource. I used it today with my new year 12s after I read your blog post. It has been really informative and will allow me to support my new students. Thank you!

  • 5Recommended

    Thank you for publishing your resource. It has been selected to be featured in a post on the Tes Resources blog.

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    user avatarannfran164 months agoreport

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    user avatarjulie939314 months agoreport

    Is question 1 answer correct?

    • user avatarmrsmorgan1Reply from Author4 months ago

      Yes... Please do let me know if you spot anything wrong. Question 1 is definitely correct though!