Transfer Tests: Grammar Schools’ intake and grade information

Below is the Belfast Telegraph’s comprehensive 2016 table of results revealing the grades needed to get into 63 selective grammar schools requiring either the AQE or the GL Assessment in Northern Ireland.

Search for a grammar school or your location to find out the intake information and the grades needed to secure a place.

The data gives schools’ name, location, the highest grade/score/quintile/band it accepted and the lowest grade/score/quintile/band it accepted.

Other information included is the number of first preference choices it received and total applications (which includes first, second, third choices etc.).

Several schools have provided bands for the lowest and highest scores they accepted, as this is the method they used to select pupils.

Some schools accept both AQE and GL scores.

GL SCORE BREAKDOWN: 234+ A; 233 – 229 B1; 228 – 224 B2; 223 – 219 C1; 218 – 213 C2; 212 – 138 D

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)

Antrim Grammar took everyone in bands 1 to 3 in both AQE and GL and for both AQE and GL shortlisted using their criteria so not everyone got in whose score/cohort percentile fell into band 4. AQE STANDARDISED SCORE: Band I 106 or above, Band II 103 – 105, Band III 99 – 102, Band IV 94 – 98, Band V 88 – 93, Band VI 87 or below. GL COHORT PERCENTILE Band I 60 or above, Band II 50 – 59, Band III 40 – 49, Band IV 30 – 39, Band V 20 – 29, Band VI 19 or below.