The 11 Plus was officially discontinued in Northern Ireland, but has re-emerged as a different selective process known as the Transfer Test.
The 11 Plus was officially discontinued in Northern Ireland, but has re-emerged as a different selective process. The original political intention had been to introduce fully comprehensive education in the region, but there was a fierce backlash from both grammar schools and parents to the imposition of what they described as a “one size fits all educational system”.
Two consortia of schools have emerged: the Association for Quality Education (AQE), and another grouping known as the Post Primary Transfer Consortium, which is driven mainly by the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS). Since then the test has been named the Northern Ireland Transfer Test. The entrance tests for the two consortiums differ, and there is a brief summary of both available online. Please visit www.elevenplusexams.co.uk – Northern Ireland