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11-plus replacement tests taken
More than 7,000 primary school pupils
in Northern Ireland have sat new
grammar school entrance tests, against
the wishes of education chiefs.
The 11-plus was abolished last year
but, with no political agreement on a
replacement, the Association for
Quality Education has set the tests.
Next Saturday, 6,700 pupils will take a
different test aimed mainly at those
seeking places in Catholic grammars.
The Department of Education at Stormont
insists the exams should not go ahead.
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