When applying for a place at a post-primary school, it’s important that you read (slowly and in detail) their admission criteria as this will give you clear guidance on how the school will allocate places from all their applications.
These documents are taken from the Education Authority site and organised within this blog, with the hope that it makes these files easier for you to find and read.
These documents should help you judge if your child is likely to be offered a place at the school, if they meet certain criteria. For example, if a high school allocates places based on distance from the school and you live very close, then you’re likely to be given a place. Alternatively, if you live a good distance away, but you have another child at the school and the criteria explains that children with siblings at the school are given first preference, then again you will be in with a great chance.
I’m also hoping these documents will dispel myths like, ‘you have to put certain schools first to be in with a chance of gaining a place‘ because it really doesn’t work like that and grammars will always use the transfer test result as their main admission criteria.
These are not light documents, so if you haven’t seen these before, you’ll might gasp at first, but don’t panic. Once you start to dissect the document and break it down, I promise it will become clearer (hopefully). I would recommend printing off each admission criteria for schools you are considering and getting your head around the detail. It may also be great prompt for further questions which you can use on the Open Days/Nights.
*Should you find an error on this site, please let me know by dropping me a quick email. Thank you.
Schools In Alphabetical Order
More about The Transfer Tutor Web-App
The Transfer Tutor App is an online site dedicated to providing fun and interactive quizzes aligned directly to the AQE / GL specifications. All quizzes are broken down into manageable topics and can be done on any mobile or tablet device, so it’s an great way for kids to learn and prepare for the test.
There are many, great features including (but not limited to):
- Quizzes broken down into specific English and Maths topics, to allow for focused learning and the ability to hone in on areas of weakness.
- Mobile friendly and works on any internet device.
- ‘Hint’ option supports the child’s learning. For example, in question about calculating area of an irregular shape, the hint will say, “Break it into two” – enough to keep the child going but teaching them for future, similar questions.
- The Leaderboard at the end makes the child feel like they’re playing a game and having friendly competition.
- Good use of colour and graphics which makes it exciting.
- Parents receives a progress email at the end to let them know how their child did.
Check out the Google Reviews to read what other customers felt about The Transfer Tutor.
Spoiler alert – all the kids (the most important people) and parents love it!
How To Buy
All normal licences are a simple, one-off payment (except the monthly subscription of course) and they can be purchased in confidence through a normal PayPal account or using a normal bank card and the Guest option.
Licences are purchased depending on the length of time required and as additional years are only charged at £15 per year, it’s worth considering a longer licence if you have a younger sibling.
One-off, Great Prices
Simply choose the licence you need depending on the length of time you need access, click on the blue box, pay and then you’ll be off within minutes.
Try It Out:
To give you a feel for the quizzes, why not try out the quick fire free quiz by clicking on the button below (no need to register or pay, so don’t worry). This will hopefully let you see how the questions work – or more importantly, let you see if this is something that would inspire and encourage your child to learn.
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Free Facebook Group
You may have read in the reviews about people referring to the Facebook Support Group and this is certainly a great place to keep informed, ask questions, get support and keep up-to-date with anything happening in the transfer space.
It’s free to join but please ensure you have a genuine Facebook profile picture (ghost pictures are not approved as not deemed authentic) and then simply click here and answer the simple questions -> Join Facebook Group.