Latest Eleven plus exam Stories

2008-09-29 09:00:44

By ED CURRAN I don't think the Stormont Executive was ever invented to survive your education policy and it is worth asking the question: Can it? People are saying they are confused. They don't understand what you, as Education Minister, are doing.

2008-09-25 09:00:43

By Kathryn Torney EVERY child in this picture is among the thousands of primary six pupils in Northern Ireland caught up in the stalemate and confusion caused by what will replace the 11-plus.

2008-09-09 12:00:31

By KATHRYN TORNEY GRAMMAR school representatives have rejected a proposal from a number of their colleagues to scrap academic selection at 11 and replace it with selection at 14.

2008-07-16 06:00:38

By Owen Amos What was the 11-Plus? And how hard was it? A new book features hundreds of genuine 11-Plus questions so a new generation can try it for themselves. Owen Amos gets swotting AND today?s pupils think they suffer exam stress. The 11-Plus was the ultimate high-stakes test.

2008-06-19 06:00:28

By Kathryn Torney The Common Entrance Assessment (CEA) will be used by the schools to determine their first year intake after the 11-plus test is scrapped later this year. An information pack has been sent out to all primary principals containing the expected timetable, and a guide for parents.

2008-06-18 12:00:47

By Kathryn Torney Every primary school in Northern Ireland was today due to receive packs from the Association for Quality Education (AQE) relating to the exams which will be taken for the first time in the autumn of 2009 by pupils currently in P5.

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