AQE Transfer Test results 2011

AQE Assessment Schools

Please see the updated version of this blog which includes the 2012 resutls.  AQE Results 2012

Thanks to the Belfast Telegraph for publishing these test results.  For a breakdown of the GL Assessment results for 2011 please visit our GL Assessment Transfer Test results 2011 blog.  To hear about Kip McGrath Lisburn’s results in 2012 please visit our results blog.

Analysing the Transfer Test results can be a bit of a mine field for parents so the aim of this blog is to break the scores down to see how the schools selected in 2011.  This is a difficult task as the unregulated system means that schools can use these scores in different ways to set their own entrance criteria.

Some schools use a grade boundary system in which they select pupils falling in between specific grade quintiles, while others use the scores alone to determine who they select.  There are also a few schools selecting on non-academic criteria such as pupils who will become boarders rather than day pupils and other criteria not disclosed.  The tables below are divided firstly into regions to give parents a clear idea of the range of scores being accepted in the schools in their locality with a percentage of children accepted to each individual school compared to the number who applied.  The last table shows the numbers of children in each quintile for the schools using this method of selection.

Belfast Area

AQE Transfer test results 2011 Belfast area

Image: Clare Rimmer

 

South Eastern Area

AQE Transfer test results 2011 South Eastern area

Image: Clare Rimmer

 

North Eastern AreaAQE Transfer test results 2011 North Eastern area

Western Area

AQE Transfer test results 2011 Western area

Image: Clare Rimmer

 

18 of the AQE schools used a grade boundary system in which they selected pupils falling in between specific grade quintiles to determine how many children would gain admittance.  These results make it clear the numbers of children of varying abilities that were admitted in 2011.

Grade boundaries: Q1 113+,  Q2 106-112,  Q3 99-105,  Q4 88-98,  Q5 87 and under.

AQE Transfer test results 2011 quintiles

Image: Clare Rimmer

AQE Transfer test results 2011 quintiles

Image: Clare Rimmer

 

For a breakdown of the GL Assessment results for 2011 please visit our GL Assessment Transfer Test results 2011 blog.

For more information on the Transfer Test system in Northern Ireland please read our blog “The Northern Ireland Transfer Test System – What parents need to know”.
If your child needs help to prepare for the Transfer Test please visit our website to find out how we can help.

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The Kip McGrath Education Centre in Lisburn is run by husband and wife team, Martin and Clare Rimmer. We tutor English and Maths. Our services include: * aged 6 to 16. * Transfer Test * GCSE English and Maths * Reading, Spelling,Writing * Primary and Secondary Maths * Dyslexia Support * FREE assessment
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6 Responses to AQE Transfer Test results 2011

  1. jacqui says:

    my son got 91, on the day of 2nd exam he was sick before going in to do it, teachers werent goin to let him do it but he did it i would just like to no can he repeat the 2nd paper because he was being sick before entering the room for test

  2. Nicholas Dunne says:

    My son got 90, he has special educational needs and received considerable access arrangements during the transfer test. However the mark that he received is well off the prediction from his PS!

  3. Is there any way you could send me the excel document of these?

    • Hi,

      Sorry I don’t have an excel document of these results. I put the results into my own jpeg format directly from the results published in the Belfast Telegraph. The format you see on the blog is the only format I have.

      Kind regards

      Clare Rimmer

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