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AQE transfer test dates confirmed

All grammar entrance exams were cancelled for children in P7 due to transfer this year
Digital Staff

The organisation that runs the AQE post-primary transfer tests has confirmed dates when this year's exams will take place.

AQE Ltd said assessments will be held on Saturday November 20, November 27 and December 4.

Dates for registration and further information on the assessments are set to be provided early next week.

There have been calls for all schools to drop academic selection for a second year due to long periods of lockdown affecting children's education.

The Post Primary Transfer Consortium (PPTC), representing mostly Catholic grammars, previously confirmed its assessments will be held on Saturday November 13.

It said tests will be "significantly modified" due to the massive disruption faced by pupils.

Several member schools in Belfast, Fermanagh, Derry, Tyrone and Down have opted out.

The PPTC has also confirmed that it has abandoned plans to resurrect IQ-style verbal reasoning tests.

Its entrance assessment will, as in past years, consist of an English paper and a maths paper.

For further details and a full list of PPTC schools see

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