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Record number of P7 pupils to take the Transfer Test

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Record number of P7 pupils to take the Transfer Test

An all-time high of 13,865 primary school pupils are set to take either the transfer tests in Northern Ireland over the coming weeks.
That means around 64% of all Year 7 pupils will be sitting the Common Entrance Assessment (CEA) and the GL Assessment tests over the coming weeks.

The unregulated tests, now in their fourth year, are used by Northern Ireland’s 68 grammar schools to admit around 9,000 Year 8 pupils.

The tests were introduced by Grammar schools when the 11-plus ended in 2008. Current Education Minister John O’Dowd and bishops in the Catholic Church have repeatedly called on schools not to use academic selection at the age of 11.

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