Integrated school to use transfer tests

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An integrated school in County Down wants to use academic selection tests to admit some of its pupils.

Strangford Integrated College currently admits 35% of Year 8 pupils to a "grammar stream".

They use evidence of academic ability for this, including primary reports and other tests, but not necessarily results from the transfer tests.

However, they now plan to admit 35% based solely on AQE or Post-Primary Transfer Consortium (PPTC) tests.

The details are contained in a development proposal published by the Department of Education…

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