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Ordering tests and registering pupils

Find out how to order tests, register pupils, and what the key dates are for this test cycle.

To view your order for 2010 national curriculum tests, and to register pupils, you'll need to log into the NCA tools website.

If you are new to NCA tools, find out everything you'll need to know from our NCA tools info page.

Test order key dates 

 Test papers  Order deadline  Delivery date
 Key stage 1  16 October 2009  February 2010
 Key stage 2  27 November 2009  April 2010
 Optional tests  27 November 2009  March 2010

Pupil registration

You can register pupils on the NCA tools website. Pupil registration ensures that your school has the correct pupil information recorded on your marksheets.

The Pupil registration factsheet provides guidance about confirming your pupils on the NCA tools website.

You can also watch a video about registering pupils on the NCA tools webpage.

By Friday 26 March 2010 you should make sure that you've:

  • registered all your pupils and confirmed each pupil's details are complete and accurate
  • added pupils who are not on your school's pupil list
  • removed pupils that appear incorrectly on your school's pupil list
  • indicated those pupils who are not taking one or more tests.


Last modified: 06 May 2010

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