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A mother has called for an end to primary school pupils sitting multiple entrance tests because of the extreme pressure they cause, the Belfast Telegraph has reported.

Mary Oglesby from south Belfast has spent the last year coaching her son ahead of this month's entrance tests.

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Tonight is Children in Need night on the BBC and we are delighted to announce that we will be donating 10% of our profits for November 2013 from sales of our Transfer Test Practice Papers & Revision Booklets to this terrific cause.

Proceedings kick off on BBC One at 19:30 GMT with a performance from the stars of West End musical Matilda.
Organisers hope to beat last year's on-the-night donations of £26.8m - a record high for the telethon, which has been running since 1980.

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The Catholic education sector will be damaged beyond repair if academic selection remains, according to most Catholic primary school principals the BBC has reported.

In a Catholic Principals Association survey, 63% agreed that failure to move away from academic selection would have adverse consequences for the sector. Although only 28% percent of 400 Catholic principals responded to the association's questionnaire.
76% agreed too much deference was shown to grammar schools.

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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.

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Application forms are now available for parents to register their child for the PPTC GL Assessment.

You can download the Registration Pack from the PPTC website, from an PPTC Assessment Centre, from a PPTC Grammar School website or links are on our PPTC / GL page.

The closing date for applications is the 27th of September 2013

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Application forms are now available for parents to register their child for the AQE Common Entrance Assessment (CEA).

You can download the Registration Form 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. Photocopies/black & white printed forms are perfectly acceptable.

The closing date for applications is the 13th of September 2013

Free Transfer Test Practice Booklets in Belfast Telegraph

Every day from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd March 2013 there's a free practice questions booklet with the Belfast Telegraph.

Each booklet contains a set of both AQE (CEA) and GL (multiple choice) type questions.
There are working out pages for your child and handy hints and tips.

Collect your five free Transfer Test books only in the Belfast Telegraph from Monday.

Northern Ireland Transfer Test Results 2013

Results day has finally arrived. Good luck to all the children & parents eagerly waiting for the postman to arrive.
We hope you get the grade/score you need for your preferred school.

Remember to visit our School Intake Information page for all the highest and lowest scores or grades that each grammar school accepted for the previous 3 years. This can help guide you with your School choices.

2013 AQE Assessment dates announced

The AQE Assessment dates for the 2013/14 cycle have been announced. They are,

Assessment 1: Saturday 9th November 2013
Assessment 2: Saturday 23rd November 2013
Assessment 3: Saturday 30th November 2013

For more information & dates for the AQE 2013/14 cycle visit our AQE page