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Primary 7

Welcome the the P7 page. 

Our teachers are Mrs Turtle and Mr Gibson.

 

News

26th Feb 2020
The P7 children enjoyed the first of their six sessions of Bible Explorers taken...
 
 
 
12th Feb 2020
The P7 children in Mrs Turtle's class yesterday discussed how to be safe whilst using...
 
 
 
6th Feb 2020
Pair reading is a form of peer tutoring that is excellent at promoting reading development. ...
 
 
 
5th Feb 2020
After reading the book and watching Under the Hawthorn Tree play at the Mac theatre...
 
 
 
 

AQE in P6 and P7

P6 is a very important year for pupils wishing to transfer to secondary schools in Northern Ireland.

Many of our pupils sit the AQE entrance tests which are required if they wish to transfer to a grammar school at the end of P7. We try to ensure the best learning experiences and continuity for our pupils by restructuring P6 and P7 classes at the start of each calendar year. 

Parents are consulted in November and December to determine their preference for transfer and classes are reorganised accordingly. AQE pupils and non-AQE pupils will access the same literacy, numeracy and ICT as well as cross-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Additional time for assessment for AQE pupils will be built into the weekly timetable to ensure when the assessment come around they are confident, well prepared and ready to do their best. 

To find out more about our arrangements for transfer from primary to secondary education please feel free to get in touch. 

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