This page contains all the information you require prior to sitting your numeracy test for prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Numeracy Test Scheme has been introduced to allow applicants, who have achieved a D/3 grade at GCSE mathematics, the opportunity to demonstrate that they have the numerical ability required to be accepted on to our selected health programmes. The test has been designed to assess your ability to complete numeracy questions similar to what would be expected of you working in a health professions context. The content of the test includes numeracy such as fractions, decimals and division and will not require the use of additional mathematical equipment other than a calculator.
Passing this test will allow an applicant to enter onto their chosen Faculty of Health programme, but it is not an accredited qualification. The University of Plymouth strongly encourages applicants to continue to sit their Mathematics GCSE.
The scheme consists of five exams that take place between February and September, with an additional exam available during our Confirmation and Clearing period. Each test will be held under standardised test conditions and therefore any academic offences such as cheating, conferring or distracting other applicants will result in disqualification.
The following regulations have been written to ensure that applicants are considered fairly and consistently. Please read the following information carefully.If there are any questions you may have that are not answered on this page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 1752 585858.