On entry to Marden all students will sit a MidYIS test in Year 7 and Yellis test in Year 10.

The test assesses for key cognitive areas:

  • Vocabulary – word fluency and understanding

  • Maths – logical thinking, manipulating numbers and numerical concepts

  • Non-verbal – ability to recognise shapes, match patterns, apply spatial awareness and visual intuition

  • Skills – proof reading, perceptual speed and accuracy

For Year 10 students the Yellis results will inform their targets for GCSE.

Results will be shared with students, teachers and parents and resources provided to help pupils develop in certain areas.