Details of SEAG single Transfer Test NI 2024
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The first SEAG Single Transfer Test took place in November 2024 and it is likely that this SEAG Transfer Test format will be continued going forward into 2024. The current P7 cohort have just completed the test and the current P6 group who move to P7 in September 2024 will likely take a similar test.
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The first Single Transfer Test took place in November 2024 under the management of a new company - the
Schools' Entrance Assessment Group (SEAG).
Grammar school boards of governors had been asked to decide whether to take part in the new Transfer Test after they reviewed a document called "Towards a Single Assessment" which had been circulated to all grammar schools.
Members of both the AQE and GL(PPTC) organisations had been working over the last number of years to agree the format of this new single test. It is thought that that 9 principals run the new Schools' Entrance Assessment Group (SEAG).
The Department of Education will not be involved in the construction or management of the tests and a Department of Education spokesperson said: “The Department facilitates the transfer from primary to post primary school for all pupils, whether or not they sit a transfer test. However, any developments that make the transfer process easier for children and their families, should be welcomed.”
The new SEAG test has brought to an end the current system of two separate tests run by the AQE and the PPTC. This system created a situation were children might sit up to 5 different transfer Tests.
The new SEAG tests mean that every pupil can sit one set of tests whose outcomes will be recognised and accepted across all grammar schools in Northern Ireland where boards of governors use such an assessment as part of their admission criteria for pupils moving from year 7( P7) to year 8 (first form.)
Content of New Single Transfer Test.
What will be of interest to parents who will have children in P7 in 2024 is the content of the new Single Transfer Test and how to prepare for the new test.
The new Single Transfer Test is thought to include;
The assessment will consist of two tests.
Each test will comprise English and mathematics items.
The tests will be on separate dates - probably two weeks apart.
There will be a mixture of multiple choice and free response (standard answer) questions.
Irish-language versions of the transfer test will also be provided.
It will cost £20 per pupil and will be free for pupils who can claim a Free School Meal entitlement.
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