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.
South Eastern Area
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.
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.