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Grosvenor Grammar School. Transfer Arrangements for September 2014 Please note that while every effort has been made to present accurate information in this guide, some of the details may be subject to revision. Common Entrance Assessment (CEA).

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grosvenor grammar school

Grosvenor Grammar School

Transfer Arrangements

for September 2014

Please note that while every effort has been made to present accurate information in this guide, some of the details may be subject to revision.

common entrance assessment cea
Common Entrance Assessment (CEA)
  • The Education Minister has issued Guidelines (to which we have given due consideration)
  • The use of academic criteria by post-primary schools remains legal
  • 34 grammar schools use the AQE Ltd test (CEA)
  • Based on the Key Stage 2 curriculum
  • English & Maths (no Science)
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Common Entrance Assessment (CEA)
  • Three 1 hour papers (best two count)
  • Test dates: 9, 23, 30 November 2013
  • Taken in one of the 34 AQE schools – not necessarily the one to which application will be made
  • A modest charge (but fee waived if child entitled to FSM)
timetable may october 2013
Timetable – May-October 2013
  • The Board of Governors of each school determines the admissions criteria - published in the Transfer Procedures booklet prior to Christmas 2013
  • Registration 13 May – 13 September 2013
  • Application forms available from AQE website or participating grammar schools (& may be available from primary schools)
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Timetable – May-October 2013
  • Guidance notes available
  • Application forms (inc. application for access arrangements) returned to AQE
  • AQE processes application forms, confirms test centre and sends out candidate examination number
  • Friday 25 October – Familiarisation day for applicants
timetable november 2013 february 2014
Timetable – November 2013-February 2014
  • Test dates – 9, 23, 30 November 2013
  • Marking & collating of tests by AQE
  • Results (Age-Standardised scores) sent to parents & to schools (to arrive on 1 Feb 2014)
timetable february 2014
Timetable – February 2014
  • Most primary schools will facilitate a transfer interview in order to provide guidance to parents on completing the Transfer Form (although DE has removed funding for these interviews)
  • Transfer Form completed & forwarded (along with any application for Special Circumstances) to relevant educational authority
timetable march may 2014
Timetable – March-May 2014
  • Post-primary schools receive forms and apply published criteria
  • Parents informed of schools allocated
timetable may june 2014
Timetable – May-June 2014
  • Appeals process

If a parent thinks that a school has refused to admit a child because it did not apply its admission criteria correctly, an appeal can be made to an Appeal Tribunal.

access arrangements
Access Arrangements
  • Registration Form contains a section in which parents may apply for access arrangements to facilitate a candidate to undertake the CEA. A second form (ACC 13) will then be issued to those parents
  • An AQE Access Panel will meet to make decisions on all applications for access arrangements.
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Access Arrangements
  • Examples of arrangements that may be made include
    • extra time
    • enlarged test booklet
    • bi-lingual dictionary
    • specific test venue
special circumstances
Special Circumstances
  • Any parent who feels that their son/daughter under-achieved due to circumstances beyond his or her control may make a claim
  • Form SC13 obtained from the AQE office, AQE website or any AQE school after the assessment
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Special Circumstances
  • Completed Form SC13 and any accompanying evidence should be brought to the Transfer interview with the Primary Principal and attached to the back of the Transfer Form
  • Each school will consider claims and decide on the validity of each case
other considerations
Other considerations
  • Statemented pupils – do not have to sit the CEA. They will continue to be assessed by the ELBs
  • Pupils who miss all the CEAs – application made to schools under Special Provisions
  • Pupils arriving in NI post CEAs - application made under Special Provisions
  • Irish language version will be available
useful websites
Useful websites
  • AQE:

www.aqe.org.uk

  • Grosvenor Grammar School: www.grosvenorgrammarschool.org.uk
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