Transfer Arrangements for 2020-2021
The Board of Governors of Dominican College 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 Dominican College. 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 Key Dates for 2020-21 published
Entrance Assessment date: Saturday 30th January 2021
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 will be posted on 5th March 2021 to arrive on Saturday 6th March 2021
Registration period: Monday 1st June 2020 – Friday 16th October 2020
The 2020-21 Registration Pack, which includes the Entrance Assessment Registration Form, will be available on the PPTCNI website from Monday 1st June.
For anyone needing a hard copy of the registration pack, this will also be available from the school. Please telephone 90 370298 to make arrangements for collection or posting.
Supplementary Entrance Assessment Date: Saturday 6th February 2021
PPTC will continue to make further information, including the full 2020-21 Registration Pack, available through its website: www.pptcni.com
If you require any further information regarding the transfer test or application, please contact the Principal’s PA on 02890 370298’.
Parents can also check out www.pptcni.com - this is the offcial PPTC.
For analysis of admission grades for the last 5 years please click here
Return of Completed Application Forms
In the current circumstances, all completed application forms must be returned to the school by post.
Please post to:
38 Fortwilliam Park
To ensure safe delivery, please ensure that the envelope carries the correct postage.
On receiving your application, the school will return, by post, your child’s original birth certificate along with a written receipt.
If you do not receive this, please telephone the school on 02890 370298.