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Information For Parents

AQE Statement regarding Covid-19 (Coronavirus) on the AQE's website

"This is a very uncertain time for everyone involved in education, not least for parents and pupils. As the situation develops over the coming days and weeks, AQE will monitor what is happening and will work closely with our colleagues in the primary schools to ensure that parents and pupils are kept fully informed of the AQE procedures and assessments for 2020/21. The AQE website will also keep schools, parents and pupils up to date with the latest developments. Schools, parents and pupils should continue to prepare for the assessments in the home environment, while we continue to monitor the situation."
Any updates will be provided on the AQE website.

PPTC (GL) Information regarding Covid-19 (Coronavirus)
Unfortunately the PPTC have yet to issue a statement on their website regarding Covid-19 (Coronavirus).
We would recommend that parents continue to prepare children for the GL unless the PPTC inform parents to do otherwise.

As the PPTC does not have a central office, email or telephone number you could try to contact the Assessment Officer at one of your local GL grammar schools (PPTC Assessment Centres) for more information. You should be able to get a contact email address and/or telephone number from their school website.  PPTC Assessment Centres (PDF)

Information For Parents

Welcome to our 'Information for Parents' section where you can find information on both the AQE & GL assessments, the grammar schools that require the test as part of their entrance requirement, which of the two tests each school requires, and the scores/grades the grammar schools accepted in previous years.

Our guide explains all about The Northern Ireland Transfer Test in it's current form. This includes the differences between the AQE and the GL, which test(s) your child needs to take and other key points.

Preparing your child for the Northern Ireland Transfer Test
Our guide to preparing your child for the assessments including a timetable and a star chart download.
Northern Ireland Transfer Test Key Dates
All the important dates in relation to the AQE & the GL Assessment. Includes registration, the assessments, results & re-marking dates.
Northern Ireland Transfer Test Grammar Schools
Information about all the Grammar Schools that require your child to sit an entrance assessment, with details of which assessment they offer & links to Grammar Schools websites.
AQE and the Common Entrance Assessment (CEA) Information
Information about the AQE and the Common Entrance Assessment (CEA) including links to download registration forms.
PPTC and the GL Assessment Information
Information about the PPTC and the GL Assessment including links to download registration forms.
Northern Ireland Transfer Test Grammar School Intake Scores & Grades
Links to view the published 2016, 2017 & 2018 intake information for Northern Ireland Grammar Schools requiring either the AQE or the GL Assessment. See what Grades/Scores were required to gain entry into each School.

FAQs covering everything related to the Northern Ireland Transfer Test.