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Post Primary Transfer Consortium
34 schools use the PPTC's Entrance Assessment (GL) as part of their selection criteria for admission to Year 8 (Form 1). These Schools are listed at the bottom of the page.
Entrance Assessment (GL)
The PPTC Entrance Assessment is commonly referred to as the GL, GL Test or GL Assessment.
The assessment consists of 2 standardised papers and are multiple choice in format.
The Maths Paper has 45 Questions and lasts 45 minutes.
The English Paper has 60 Questions and lasts 50 minutes
There will be a short practice session before each of the papers and, between the papers, the children will have time for a snack and a toilet break.
The children will record their answers on a separate computer marked answer sheet.
The Entrance Assessment will be marked independently by GL Assessment.
The aspects of English and Mathematics covered by the Entrance Assessment are consistent with the legal requirements of the Northern Ireland Key Stage 2 curriculum.
2019/20 PPTC (GL) Registration Pack
Registration Form This should be completed and returned to the school which you have nominated as Assessment Centre 1 by 2.00pm on Friday 20th September 2019.
Contents and Timetable This gives details of all the documents in the registration pack and the timetable of the key dates.
Guidance Notes These will assist in the completion of the Registration Form and other documents.