Transfer Test Schools' Scores and




Grammar Schools' Transfer Test Intake Information for September 2019 is now available for each school.

Grammar school girl pupils on the stairs.

Follow the links below to find the highest and lowest score used by your chosen school.

The Transfer Test is the exam used by grammar schools in Northern Ireland as part of their selection process to select pupils for entry into year 8 (first form). 


There are two versions of the Northern Ireland Transfer Test and most schools only accept the result from one version of the Transfer Test but a small number of schools will accept the result from either test.

1)Schools using the AQE's Common Entrance Assessment (CEA)

2)Schools using the PPTC's GL Entrance Assessment.

3)Schools using both AQE and GL Tests


The Transfer Test result will be one of the criteria that each school uses and there will be other criteria used. You should make yourself very familiar with all the criteria used by the school(s) you want your child to attend in year 8.


From this page you can visit a page dedicated to each grammar school in Northern Ireland which shows the Highest Score/Grade and Lowest Score/Grade used by that school in 2018. You will also find other information about the school and a link to the school website.


Please note that a grammar school’s intake details can vary from year to year. Many schools are heavily over-subscribed and so higher scores will be required to get a place in these schools - this is especially true in the greater Belfast area.

List Of Grammar Schools Using the
AQE Transfer Test

List Of Grammar Schools Using the GL Transfer Test

List Of Grammar Schools Using
both the AQE and GL Transfer Test

Transfer Test Intake Details

** This information on our site is provided for guidance only and while the content is, to the best of our knowledge, accurate we cannot be held in any way responsible for any errors or omissions that it may contain. Please contact your examining board or chosen grammar school for all admission and registration details for the Transfer Test. **