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January's transfer tests cancelled due to Covid-19 surge

January's transfer tests cancelled due to Covid-19 surge

Both the AQE & the PPTC (GL) transfer tests have been cancelled due to a surge in covid-19.

AQE Statement

    “The Board of AQE Limited met on 5th January 2021, and in light of the decision to close schools, has decided not to proceed with the tests planned for 9th, 16th and 23rd January 2021. The Board will now be consulting with member schools, and a further statement will be issued after that.”

PPTC Statement

    PPTC will not provide an Entrance Assessment for 2020-21
    PPTC was informed on the evening of Monday 4th January 2021 by sources close to the N.I. Executive that the announcement made that evening of an extended period of remote learning for school pupils in N.Ireland would be clarified through an imminent decision by the Executive that schools would close at least until the February mid-term break.
    A decision made by the N.I. Executive to close schools until the February 2021 mid-term break triggers one of the “What if” scenarios which was conveyed, in early December 2020, to parents of pupils who are registered to sit the PPTC Entrance Assessment.
    Namely:
    “If no pupils are able to sit the Entrance Assessment on 30th January 2021 because of Covid restrictions, and these restrictions would not have ended before 6th February 2021 then PPTC will be unable to provide an assessment for any pupils. The responsibility falls on PPTC schools to ensure that their admissions criteria cover this contingency.”
    PPTC accept that this decision may be disappointing to many children who would have welcomed the opportunity to take the assessment. We wish all children well in their future pathways.