“You have to pass the professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy before you begin your teacher training. Almost 90% passed both skills tests in 2015/16 – the key to successfully passing is plenty of preparation and practice.” – https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/how-to-apply/passing-the-skills-tests
I will try the practice test for the Professional Skills Test but I’m not going to take the actual test as it only lasts 3 years and I don’t plan on applying for a PGCE until my children are older.
Although I have a GCSE grade C in Math and English, Math and English is not my strong point. Part of the Professional Skills Test is spelling – which is something I have always struggled with.
UPDATE: Took one of the practice Literacy test this evening, 27/11/2017, and got 70%.
I can’t find an official answer but the pass mark according to this thread on The Student Room website is 63% for the skills test. However, there are another 3 Literacy practice tests and 4 Numeracy ones which I haven’t completed yet.