Canterbury Christ Church University Numeracy Test

By | 8th May 2017

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Canterbury Christ Church University Numeracy Test

Nursing Selection Day

Sample Numeracy and Literacy Test Paper

Sample Numeracy Test Paper

Candidate name: ………………………………………… Date: …………………………….

Marker’s name ……………………………

MARK:             %

Marker’s signature ………………………

Instructions

  • Please complete the test in pen
  • You are allowed to use the calculator provided for this test
  • You should attempt all questions
  • You have 20 minutes to undertake this test, 5 minutes to read through and 15 minutes to complete the questions
  • Do not open this test paper until instructed by the invigilator
  • The questions below are indicative of the types of questions used across all three nursing degree programmes. Each programme will define the number ofquestions used, which may be more
  Question Answer Rough Working
1 Jude has a pay increase from £15 to £18    
  an hour. What percentage increase is %  
  this?    
       
2 A patient is in hospital for 9 and half    
  days. How many hours are there in 9 and hours  
  a half days?    
       
3 An IV drip holds 1 litre, of which 156mls    
  has been given to the patient. What mls  
  volume is left?    
       
4 £792 is divided in the ratio 7:2. Find the    
  larger share. £  

 

  • A medicine spoon holds 1/12 of a bottle of medicine. How many spoons can be filled from 1 and 2/3 bottles of medicine?
  • A patients’ temperature rises from 38.5˚C to 39.6˚C. By how much has the
temperature increased? ˚C

 

  • Multiply 51 x 1000
  • 471/1000
  • 7 – 19.

What is the average of 15, 19, 46, 77, 12 and 10 to 2 decimal places?

11 How many grams in 4 kilograms

Sample Literacy Test Paper

Candidates Name………………………………………………………………………… Date …………………………………………………………………………………………….

Instructions

You will have 20 minutes for this test and you will be required to write a short essay.

Essay guidance

  • We suggest you spend a few minutes planning key points to include in your essay
  • Any rough notes you may wish to make can be written on the paper. Cross out notes when you have finished
  • Please write neatly
  • The purpose of this literacy test is to assess your ability to respond directly to the question, remain focused and structure your answer to the question set. You will be required to demonstrate a sound use of spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • We suggest that your essay is at least one-page long.

You may be asked to write about some practical approaches to a simple patient care scenario, or to explore an issue relating to health for which no previous nursing knowledge or experience is required. This will require you to show your understanding of some key qualities or characteristics of a nurse.