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Information For Parents

AQE Update

11th May 2020, from the AQE website

Change to AQE assessment dates announced.

The assessment dates will now be;
Paper 1: Saturday 21st November 2020
Paper 2: Saturday 28th November 2020
Paper 3: Saturday 12th December 2020

Closing date for registration will now be Friday 25th September 2020. (Registration opens Thursday 14th May)
Results will be issued on Saturday 30th January 2021.

PPTC (GL) Update

11th May 2020, from the PPTC website

GL Key dates announced.

Entrance Assessment: Saturday 5th December 2020
Registration opens: Monday 1st June 2020
Registration closes: Friday 9th October 2020
Supplementary Entrance Assessment: Saturday 19th December 2020
Results: Saturday 30th January 2021

The full 2020-21 Registration Pack, which includes the Entrance Assessment Registration Form, will be available on the PPTC website from Monday 1st June.

Information For Parents

Welcome to our 'Information for Parents' section where you can find information on both the AQE & GL assessments, the grammar schools that require the test as part of their entrance requirement, which of the two tests each school requires, and the scores/grades the grammar schools accepted in previous years.

Our guide explains all about The Northern Ireland Transfer Test in it's current form. This includes the differences between the AQE and the GL, which test(s) your child needs to take and other key points.

Preparing your child for the Northern Ireland Transfer Test
Our guide to preparing your child for the assessments including a timetable and a star chart download.
Northern Ireland Transfer Test Key Dates
All the important dates in relation to the AQE & the GL Assessment. Includes registration, the assessments, results & re-marking dates.
Northern Ireland Transfer Test Grammar Schools
Information about all the Grammar Schools that require your child to sit an entrance assessment, with details of which assessment they offer & links to Grammar Schools websites.
AQE and the Common Entrance Assessment (CEA) Information
Information about the AQE's Common Entrance Assessment (CEA) including documents, dates and registration details.
PPTC and the GL Assessment Information
Information about the PPTC's Entrance Assessment (GL) including documents, dates & registration information.
Northern Ireland Transfer Test Grammar School Intake Scores & Grades
Links to view the published 2016, 2017 & 2018 intake information for Northern Ireland Grammar Schools requiring either the AQE or the GL Assessment. See what Grades/Scores were required to gain entry into each School.

FAQs covering everything related to the Northern Ireland Transfer Test.