Transfer 2021

Transfer Arrangements to St. Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar School in 2020-2021

The Board of Governors of St. Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar School is mindful of the unprecedented circumstances facing all of our young people.  We want, therefore, to provide as much certainty and reassurance as possible for both pupils and parents:

  • Academic selection is, and remains, a key component of the Admissions Criteria for St. Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar School. The School will continue to use the GL Entrance Assessment method.
  • The Board of Governors welcomes the mitigating measures being taken by the Post Primary Transfer Consortium to make the GL Assessment papers as accessible as possible for pupils. We also welcome that additional time will be afforded this year to the pupils to complete each of the two papers.
  • We wish to reassure pupils and parents that the standardisation process involved in the marking of the GL Entrance Assessment will ensure a similar proportion of A, B1, B2, C1, C2 and D grades will be allocated as in previous years.

 

In line with statutory regulations, the Board of Governors will publish its admissions criteria for 2021 in the Autumn term.  In the meantime, the Governors will continue to monitor Covid-19 guidance in relation to the operation of the GL Entrance Assessment.

PPTC Registration and Dates Update

Admission to Year 8

PPTC   Key Dates  Update 2020-21

Entrance Assessment date: Saturday 5th December 2020

PPTC has been able to delay the Entrance Assessment date by three weeks to allow pupils extra P7 time and yet also to ensure that outcomes will be available to be posted to parents ahead of Transfer Form Completion.

Outcomes Date:  Saturday 30th January 2021

Registration period: Monday 1st June 2020 – Friday 9th October 2020

The full 2020-21 Registration Pack, which includes the Entrance Assessment Registration Form, will be available below from Monday 1st June.

PPTC has delayed the start date for parents to register their children to sit the Entrance Assessment to provide more time before registration decisions need to be made. PPTC has also extended the Registration deadline to 9th October to provide additional registration time when pupils are in P7.

Supplementary Entrance Assessment Date: Saturday 19th December 2020

(This assessment is available for a very small group of pupils, typically less than 1% of pupils sit the Supplementary Entrance Assessment)

 

The Documents outlined below apply to the Registration Process for the 2020-21 PPTC Entrance Assessment and are contained in the Registration Pack

 

PPTC Registration Pack List and Timetable 2020-21: 

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 This lists all the documents in the registration pack and the timetable of the key dates.

 

PPTC Entrance Assessment Registration Form 2020-21: 

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 This should be completed and returned to the school which you nominate as Assessment Centre 1 by 2.00pm on Friday 9th October 2020.

 

PPTC Entrance Assessment Registration Form – Guidance Notes 2020-21: 

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These will assist in the completion of the Registration Form and other documents. It also contains details of all 33 PPTC schools.

 

PPTC Specification of the Entrance Assessment 2020-21: 

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This gives details about the Entrance Assessment including the topics being assessed

 

PPTC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 2020-21: 

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 These are answers to some of the questions you may have. If they do not cover all of your queries, please contact the nearest PPTC Centre.

 

 PPTC Access Arrangements Policy 2020-21:

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You should consult this policy if you are applying for Access Arrangements for your child.

Access Arrangements Form (AA1)2020-21: 

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This should be completed if you are claiming Access Arrangements for your child (see Guidance Notes).

Access Arrangements Form AA2 (Medical Information) 2020-21: 

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This should be completed by your child’s General Practitioner or Medical Consultant in support of a claim for Access Arrangements in relation to a medical condition.

Access Arrangements Form AA3 (Special Educational Needs) 2020-21: 

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This should be completed by a suitably qualified person in support of a claim for Access Arrangements.

 

Familiarisation Documents: 

Sample English Assessment Booklet 2020-21: 

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This is a sample of the English questions being used for the Entrance Assessment.

Sample English Answer Sheet 2020-21: 

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This is a sample answer sheet for the English Assessment being used for the Entrance Assessment.

 

Sample Maths Assessment Booklet 2020-21: 

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This is a sample of the Mathematics questions being used for the Entrance Assessment.

Sample Maths Answer Sheet 2020-21: 

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This is a sample answer sheet being used for the Entrance Assessment.

 

Sample Gaelige Assessment Booklet 2020-21: 

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This is a sample of the Irish version of the questions being used for the Entrance Assessment.

Sample Gaelige Answer Sheet 2020-21: 

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This is a sample answer sheet for the Irish version the Entrance Assessment.

 

Sample Maths (Gaelige) Assessment Booklet 2020-21: 

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This is a sample of the Mathematics questions being used for the Entrance Assessment.

Sample Maths (Gaelige) Answer Sheet 2020-21: 

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This is a sample answer sheet being used for the Irish version of the Entrance Assessment.

Downloads/PDFs

2020-21-PPTC-Registration-Pack-List-Timetable.pdfDOWNLOAD
2020-21-PPTC-Entrance-Assessment-Registration-Form.pdfDOWNLOAD
2020-21-PPTC-Entrance-Assessment-Registration-Form-Guidance-Notes.pdfDOWNLOAD
2020-21-PPTC-Specification-of-the-Entrance-Assessment.pdfDOWNLOAD
PPTC-Frequently-Asked-Questions-FAQs-2020-21-2.pdfDOWNLOAD
2020-21-PPTC-Access-Arrangements-Policy.pdfDOWNLOAD
2020-21-PPTC-Access-Arrangements-Form-AA1.pdfDOWNLOAD
2020-21-PPTC-Access-Arrangements-Form-AA2-Medical-Information.pdfDOWNLOAD
2020-21-PPTC-Access-Arrangements-Form-AA3-Special-Educational-Needs.pdfDOWNLOAD
2020-21-Sample-English-Assessment-Familiarisation-Booklet.pdfDOWNLOAD
2020-21-Sample-English-Answer-Sheet.pdfDOWNLOAD
2020-21-Sample-Maths-Assessment-Familiarisation-Booklet.pdfDOWNLOAD
2020-21-Sample-Maths-Answer-Sheet.pdfDOWNLOAD
2020-21-Sample-Gaeilge-Assessment-Familiarisation-Booklet.pdfDOWNLOAD
2020-21-Sample-Gaeilge-Answer-Sheet.pdfDOWNLOAD
2020-21-Sample-Maths-Gaeilge-Assessment-Familiarisation-Booklet.pdfDOWNLOAD
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