FFT Year 7 Transition Service

GCSE estimates for your new Year 7 students

For KS1 & KS2 estimates, please see the FFT Primary Estimates Service.

Make the best possible start this summer

With no national KS2 tests in 2021, understanding and supporting Year 7 students will again be challenging. That’s why we’re working in partnership with GL Assessment  to ensure that both Year 7 and Year 8 students can make the best possible start this summer.

FFT GCSE estimates for Year 7 and Year 8 pupils

Schools using GL Assessment’s CAT4 tests can upload their results to Aspire.  You’ll then have access to a full set of FFT GCSE subject estimates for all your pupils, allowing you to set targets and monitor progress as normal.

This year we’re extending the service so you can now upload CAT4 data for both Year 7 AND Year 8 pupils. Great news if you didn’t take part last year or want to fill in any missing assessment gaps.

Year 7 & 8 pupils
Enter their prior KS2 assessments

It's all available in Aspire

With CAT4 assessments in Aspire, you can access the full range of pupil, subject and school-based estimates for your Year 7 and year 8 cohorts. Use FFT’s interactive Target Setting dashboard in order to monitor progress and set aspirational targets.

Year 7 Transition Service timeline

Next windows

Window 6

  • Thu17 March — window 6 opens

    Schools can enter their assessments into Aspire

  • Thu 21 April — window 6 closes

    Assessments are processed

  • Fri 29 April — access reports

    Estimates available in Aspire

Window 7 (final window)

  • Thu 21 April — window 7 opens

    Schools can enter their assessments into Aspire

  • Thu 26 May — window 7 closes

    Assessments are processed

  • Wed 1 June — access reports

    Estimates available in Aspire

Get your estimates now

Year 7 & 8 pupils
Enter their prior KS2 assessments

See it live – join our webinars

Want to find out more about the FFT Year 7 Transition Service? Join us at our next demonstration event where we’ll be providing an overview of the service and taking schools through the process step by step.

No events scheduled at this time. Please check again soon.

Help & information

Free webinars and help will be available throughout the year.

We'll help you to access the service, complete the process and understand your estimates.

Webinar dates will be posted here soon.

FFT Support

To find out more about the FFT Year 7 Transition Service, contact our support team directly by emailing support@fft.org.uk or calling 01446 776262 (option 2).

Email FFT Support


Contact our sales team directly by emailing sales@fft.org.uk or calling 01446 500919.

Email FFT Sales

About CAT4 tests

CAT4 supports primary to secondary transition through the provision of retrospective Key Stage 2 indicators, 9-1 GCSE indicators and insights into students’ reasoning abilities. Together, these give a broad and accurate overview of your students.

Get more information

Discover more areas of Aspire

Estimates & targets

Review estimates, compare benchmarks, set targets


Pupil tracking

Track all your primary assessment data in real time

Attendance tracking

Live week-by-week attendance reporting for schools

Evaluating school performance

A detailed comparative analysis of results at the end of each key stage