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Presentation on theme: "Thursday 16 th October 2014 OMAGH ACADEMY FAMILIARISATION EVENING."— Presentation transcript:



3  Saturday 8 th November  Saturday 22 nd November  Saturday 29 th November  At 10.00 am

4  Three Tests (CEA’s)  Best two results count  Only need to sit two tests  But if sit three then the child has a chance to make up for an “off-day”

5  Plan to arrive early: between 9.25 and 9.40am  In time for pupils to be seated by 9.45am at latest  Each test lasts from 10.00 to 11.00am  There will be no access to the school grounds for cars during the test

6  Car parking will be available from 9.00am  Please feel free to park in the school grounds  The main gates locked from 10.00am until 11.00am.  Two-way traffic is problem in the Academy grounds due to layout

7  Please drive into grounds only if wish to park in the grounds for the duration of the test.  Easy access to Omagh Town Centre and Dublin Road through pedestrian gates.  Otherwise please park outside the grounds and escort your child to the main doors.  Gates locked up for the day at 11.30am.

8  Parents are asked to accompany children to the main doors of the school building  And collect them again at the main entrance/doors or Foyer after the test at 11.00am  Parents are most welcome to wait in the canteen (Tea/coffee available)

9  Pupils wear Primary School Uniform  No mobile phones, ipods etc.  No food, drinks, toys, mascots etc.  No extra time for toilet breaks  Rough work - side of test paper or separate sheet (AQE rough work paper collected in)

10  Medical items permitted, e.g. inhalers – but clear with Principal in advance  Invigilators will not be able to answer questions about test items  Remember Admission Card, pencils, rubber (but pencil cases are not allowed)

11  School gates will be locked for vehicles.  Park outside the school grounds (limited short-term parking opposite the main gates).  Escort the child to the main doors.  The child will be able to sit the test.  But no extra time is permitted by AQE.

12  Should not come in for the test if unwell  Remember 3 papers available but only 2 needed for an AQE score  Can apply for Special Circumstances  Get G.P. letter at the time

13  If the pupil is unable to attend  If the pupil is recovering from illness  Or the pupil has had an accident etc.  Special arrangements may be possible  Contact us if only one paper will be done

14 This evening’s schedule for pupils  Pupils seated in their test room (a classroom)  With same invigilator as first test  Whenever possible children are placed in a room with others from the same primary school  Shown location of test room, toilets, evacuation route etc

15  Pupils complete the front cover of 1 st test  The cover sheet shows the order of the questions, the marks for each page, the total marks (64) & the number of questions (58).  Taken through a list of instructions – do’s and don’ts  Instructions to be used on the day are read out

16  Night before – usual routine  No fuss – play it down  Plan to arrive in good time. Much better not to rush on the morning  No need to worry – previous tests went very smoothly & there are 3 tests

17 The AQE Test Score  Whole number e.g. 92  Age standardized  Mean score is 100  Full details on interpreting the score will be given at our Open Night at 7.00pm. on Thursday 22 January 2015

18  Main criterion: rank order of AQE Test Score  Full criteria published in WELB booklet  If you want your child to be considered for the Academy put us as your 1 st choice or the application will not reach us

19 Special Circumstances  If a child’s performance is affected by medical or other problems, parents will be able to apply for special circumstances.  Will need to provide evidence of the problem (e.g. a doctor’s letter from around the time of the tests) together with educational evidence (attach to the Transfer Form).  And complete an SC14 form available from the school or the AQE.

20 Full details about special circumstances will be provided in the WELB Transfer Booklet published later in the year.

21  AQE Results issued 31 st January 2015  Further information is available on the school website and the AQE Website:  Past Papers are available - contact school office (Tel. 028 8224 2688)

22 QUESTIONS Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have queries or would like some advice. THANK YOU

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