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Over 7,000 pupils sit the first AQE transfer test

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Over 7,000 pupils sit the first AQE transfer test

More than 7,000 children have sat the first of this year's unofficial transfer tests which took place on Saturday the 9th of November.

The AQE says the number registering to do the tests has risen, but it is not possible to say if that means more children overall are choosing to go through academic selection, because there is an overlap of children doing both sets of tests (The AQE Common Entrance Assessment & the PPTC GL Assessment).

The GL Assessment, used mostly by Catholic schools, will take place on Saturday the 16th of November.

It is the fifth year that unregulated tests have taken the place of the previous 11-plus, which was abolished by the Department of Education.
Grammar schools continue to use the tests to select pupils.

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