AQE Transfer Tests: Grammar Schools’ intake and grade details
What was the highest AQE score in 2016 and what was the lowest AQE score that schools accepted for entry into year 8 in September 2017? The highest score for September 2017 entry was 129.
Below is a comprehensive table of results for the Transfer Test taken in the Autumn term of 2016.
It shows the grades needed to get into the grammar schools requiring the AQE Transfer Test result. Some schools accept both the AQE and the GL Assessment in Northern Ireland.
The schools are in order from "highest score to lowest score."
The table contains the name of the school, what town the school it is in, the highest grade/score/quintile/band it accepted and the lowest grade/score/quintile/band it accepted for entry in September 2017.
It also includes how many first preference choices it received, total applications and how many spaces the school has in year 8 - the Approved Enrolment.
This table gives an indication of what score might be needed in future years to obtain a place in your chosen Grammar School but it is only guidance.
AQE Transfer Test Details for September 2016
AQE quintile boundaries: Q1 112+; Q2 107 - 111; Q3 99 - 106; Q4 89 - 98; Q5 88 or less;
BAND RANGES: Victoria College, Lagan College, Wellington College: Band I 80 + (GL cohort percentile) 113+ (AQE score); Band II 60 - 79, 106 - 112; Band III 50 - 59, 103 - 105; Band IV 40 - 49, 99 - 102; Band V 30 - 39, 94 - 98; Band VI 20 - 29, 88 - 93; Band VII, 19 or below, 87 or below;
BAND RANGES: St Patrick's Grammar, Downpatrick: Band 1 60+ (GL) 107+ (AQE); Band 2 50+ (GL) 103-106 (AQE); Band 3 40+ (GL) 99-102 (AQE); Band 4 30+ (GL) 95-98 (AQE); Band 5 20+ (GL) 89-94 (AQE); Band 6 19 and below (GL) 88 or less (AQE)
** This information is provided for guidance only and while the content is, to the best of our knowledge, accurate we cannot be held in any way responsible for any errors or omissions that it may contain. Please contact your examining board or chosen grammar school for all admission and registration details for the Transfer Test. **