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The PPTC have claimed that plans for a single transfer test in Northern Ireland have received "overwhelming support"
the Belfast Telegraph has reported.


Registration for the AQE's Common Entrance Assessment (CEA) opens today.
If you wish for your child to sit the AQE's Common Entrance Assessment (CEA) you must register them before the closing date using the 2017-18 AQE Registration Form.

Registration Forms are available from the AQE website, from an AQE Grammar School or from the AQE Office. Some Primary Schools may also be able to give you a form.

The 2018 intake information for Northern Ireland Grammar Schools requiring either the AQE or the GL Assessment have been published by PropertyPal and the Belfast Telegraph*.

A record 8,700 registrations for this year's assessment has been received by the AQE the Belfast Telegraph has reported.

Proposals for a common transfer test have been agreed by the two organisations that run the exams BBC News NI has reported.
The draft proposals have been put forward by negotiators representing the AQE and the PPTC and a consultation will now take place where grammar school principals and boards of governors with be part of the consultation process. However, a single test is unlikely to be in operation for at least two to three years even if there is agreement.