If you're a student in one of the following departments at our Colchester Campus and don't have A-level or AS-level Mathematics then
you'll have to take our online numeracy assessment in your first week:
School of Life Sciences
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Department of Economics
Essex Business School
Department of Psychology
Your department will contact you if you must take the assessment to let you know when and where you'll
take it. It will be in one of our computer labs.
The assessment lasts 30 minutes. Calculators are permitted and will be required for some questions.
This is a diagnostic assessment rather than a pass/fail test. The result helps us to identify the form of support that will benefit you the most. You'll be registered on a module if your results suggest it would help you.
You'll be registered on an appropriate module
depending on the results of your the diagnostic assessment. The purpose of these modules is to prepare you for the mathematical and statistical material that will form part of your degree and are not formally assessed.
SK080 Maths and Stats for Academic Study - Essex Business School
SK082 Maths and Stats for Academic Study - Psychology
SK084 Maths and Stats for Academic Study - CSEE
SK086 Maths and Stats for Academic Study - Biological Sciences