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GETS Secondary is part of the GETS for School suite of three exams that is world’s first English language assessment for schools, developed on the CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) concept.
GETS Secondary aims to help students in the middle school develop and demonstrate a better understanding of English language required for learning in the classrooms, understanding general instructions, be able to pursue independent study and more.
GETS Secondary exam is suitable for students studying in an English medium school and are aged between 11 and 12 years.
The exam comprises of 3 modules:

  • General English module for 60 minutes
  • Content-Based Language module for 40 minutes
  • Oral Communication Skills module for 7-9 minutes

All the three modules can be taken together on one date or can be scheduled separately.
The results are reported on the GETS Scale of English and is mapped to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)
The GETS Secondary progresses to the GETS intermediate level certification suitable for 13-14 years old.

The GETS Secondary exam comprises of 3 modules, General English, Content-Based Language and Oral Communication Skills.
To complete the GETS Secondary test, it takes 100 minutes of written activities and a 7-9 minutes of oral interaction.
Details about each of the 3 modules, what is tested, and task types is given below:
Module #1: General English – About 60 minutes. 29 questions
The module has 3 sections – Listening, Reading and Writing in the Digital age.
This module assesses and provides accurate appraisal of a student’s language competencies in use of Basic Interpersonal Communicative Skills (BICS).
The five assessment components listed below, form the basis of learning communication and progress in the school environment.

  • Listening Comprehension
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing in a Digital Age
  • Lexical Resource
  • Language Structures and Systems

The Task type / question type in the General English module include:

  • Gap-fill
  • Word definitions
  • Synonym/Antonym identification
  • Answer an Email
  • Multiple choice
  • True/False
  • Error recognition and word/sentence correction
  • Writing a short speech

Module #2: Content-Based Language – 40 minutes. 30 questions
This module measures the Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP) of a student, which involves understanding and use of formal language for curricular subjects. It assess the student’s ability to think in English and use English for academic purposes and for overall academic performance.
The assessment components in this module include:

  • Academic Reading
  • Subject Specific Vocabulary
  • Task Understanding
  • Visual Comprehension

The Task type / question type in this Content-Based Language module include:

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Unjumble words
  • Crossword puzzle
  • Gap-fill
  • Correcting the sentence (tense and grammatical correction)
  • Completing the sentence with given words
  • True/False

Module #3: Oral Communication Skills – 7 to 9 minutes
The key purpose of this module is to assess and analyse the student’s ability to talk effectively using both formal and informal language in a variety of settings.
It tests Fluency and the ability to express oneself easily, readily, coherently and effortlessly; Pronunciation or the ability to speak English with clear sounds, stress and intonation; Discourse or success at being able to speak formally and extensively about a topic or to hold a formal discussion on a particular subject; and Interactive Ability or the ability to listen to and respond appropriately while maintaining and developing an interaction.
The assessment components in this module include:

  • Task Fulfilment
  • Academic Language
  • Fluency and Cohesion
  • Pronunciation
The GETS Results will be available within 7 business days.
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We offer a range of support to help Teachers and Parents prepare children for the test. These include:

  • Teacher Training programme
  • eBook with integrated videos
  • Printed book with answer keys
  • Practice papers with tape script and answer keys to practice offline .…and more

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GETS Secondary Highlights

  • World’s First CLIL based assessment.
  • Part of the GETS for School offering.
  • Covers 3 modules: General English, Content-Based Language and Oral Communication Skills.
  • Modules can be taken together or separately.
  • Linked to ongoing classroom learning.
  • Helps in improving English usage across subjects.
  • On-demand test dates.
  • Oral Communication can be administered via a Mobile App or can be conducted face-to-face through Video.
  • Quick results.