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Belfast High School. Familiarisation Day for AQE tests 15 October 2014. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TODAY?. Escorted to classrooms by prefects One member of staff and one prefect in each room Allocated desk and seat Practise completion of test cover sheet Quiz

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    1. Belfast High School Familiarisation Day for AQE tests 15 October 2014

    2. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TODAY? • Escorted to classrooms by prefects • One member of staff and one prefect in each room • Allocated desk and seat • Practise completion of test cover sheet • Quiz • BHS bag containing relevant information

    3. WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON TEST DAYS? • 9.30 am • Register child with staff in foyer at relevant desk • Children will be given sticker with name, candidate number, room and seat details • Children escorted to test rooms by prefects • Late room available for arrival up to 10.15 am – if late no extra time given • Special Circumstances procedure if child is ill as published by AQE (form SC14)

    4. TEST DAYS • Parents welcome to stay during tests. • Tea/coffee will be available – feel free to bring newspaper/book. • Parking – please be patient. Only one exit. If you need to get away quickly you may find it useful to use UUJ car park (free on Saturdays) and walk down adjoining lane.

    5. TEST DAYS • If you leave the school during the tests please come back into the Assembly Hall when you return. • Please do not wait in the foyer as it can become very congested.

    6. ROOMS FOR TESTS • Children will be escorted to same rooms as Familiarisation Day and will sit at same desks. • One teacher per classroom of up approximately 20 pupils. • Additional teachers sitting in corridors outside classrooms. • Senior Management/Principal present throughout. • School Nurse based in Sixth Form Centre. • Water/cups and spare pencils in classrooms.

    7. WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD BRING? • AQE Candidate card. • 2 or 3 pencils, rubber, sharpener in clear plastic pencil case or bag. • Tissues. • Emergency medication • School uniform.

    8. WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD NOT BRING? • Mobile phone • iPod • Drinks • Food • Lucky mascot

    9. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE AQE TESTS? • 3 papers of one hour each • 58 questions – Maths and English • Practice materials on AQE website • Best 2 papers count • Papers are marked 3 times • Result is a standardised score 55 – 145 • Where you sit the test does not matter

    10. RESULTS • Results issued Saturday 31 January 2015 • Mrs Gormley, Mr Currie and Mrs Weir will be available to discuss results and offer advice in person, via email or on the telephone. • School number – 90 864431

    11. TRANSFER FORM • All P7 pupils issued with NEELB Transfer Booklet. • List several grammar schools and your choice of secondary school(s). • Include all relevant information.

    12. AQE SCORES Grammar School place almost certain Average score of 100 Grammar School place very possible

    13. WHICH GRAMMAR SCHOOL? Where does your child want to go? Make that your first choice. Choose at least 2 grammar schools. Your 2nd choice cannot discriminate. Belfast High School Open Nights Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 January 2015 7.00 – 9.00 pm

    14. 2928 kB BELFAST HIGH SCHOOL www.belfasthigh.co.uk

    15. We would like to wish all the children every success with the forthcoming tests and look forward to seeing many of them here at Belfast High School in September 2015.