News

1 October 2019

GL Assessment sends a letter to parents detailing the solution to the errors contained in the Secondary Transfer Test taken by pupils on 12 September. Parents are also sent a letter by TBGS.

20 September 2019

GL Assessment provide an update to parents of children who took the test on 12 September.

13 September 2019

Joint statement – The Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools (TBGS) and GL Assessment,

 

“During the first sitting of the Secondary Transfer Test yesterday (12 September), it became apparent that two questions in the Verbal Skills paper could not be answered correctly as the options on the answer sheet did not reflect those in the question paper.

 

“As soon as the issue was identified, every effort was made to give instructions to all test centres, informing them that candidates should not attempt to answer the two questions. The Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools (TBGS) and GL Assessment were immediately informed, and an urgent investigation is already under way. However, we would like to assure all parents and candidates that there will be a fair resolution within a very short period of time and we will update parents as soon as we can.

 

“We fully appreciate that this is a difficult time for all involved, and we sincerely apologise for any anxiety this may have caused the candidates and their parents.”

 

 

Further information

 

For parental enquiries, please contact bucks@gl-assessment.co.uk

 

For press enquiries, please contact Danielle Morgan, Head of Communications, GL Assessment

Danielle.morgan@gl-assessment.co.uk / 020 8996 3632

28 March 2017

New arrangements for secondary selection testing for September 2019 entry (current Year 4)

The Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools (TBGS) have today announced the award of new contracts for secondary selection testing. GL Assessment will be providing the test and Buckinghamshire County Council will be continuing to provide test administration services. The new contracts will first apply to the tests taken in September 2018 by pupils moving into secondary school in Autumn 2019 (current Year 4).
For more details see the full
press release and FAQ section.



1 December 2016

 

The Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools (TBGS) is seeking tenders for entrance testing services. This procurement is divided into two lots; Lot 1 Secondary Selection Test Provision and Lot 2 Test Administration Services. The successful bidder for Lot 1 is required to devise an appropriate Secondary Selection Test and provide related services, and the successful bidder for Lot 2 is required to provide test registration, test administration services and results and review services. The procurement began with a contract notice published in OJEU with reference number 2016-153549 and which was dispatched on 29 November 2016.

 

The grammar schools are all academies and use a common secondary selection test and process to select pupils for entry in to Year 7 in Buckinghamshire grammar schools each year. The current test assesses verbal, non-verbal and numerical skills. Tests are normally taken in the second week of the Autumn term and results are published by the end of the first half of the autumn term. Approximately 10,000 children take the entrance test each year at approximately 200 different testing locations.

 

The procurement documents will be sent to bidders on request. Bidders should contact the TBGS Chairman by sending an email to 

chairman.tbgs@gmail.com to request a copy of the tender pack.

The Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools is a company limited by guarantee.

Registered in England, Company Number: 08615758