What PPTC(GL) scores do schools require for admission?

What you need to score in the GL to guarantee entry is impossible to state – even the schools don’t know until the results are in. That said, previous years can give some indication.

Points to note though…

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Schools that use grades often use secondary criteria within the lowest grade to select. Not all applicants with the lowest grade shown will have secured entry. Often the next criterion is an older sibling at the school. Check the schools’ websites or the Education Authority’s post-primary transfer book to see the full range of criteria.
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Lowest admitted scores can, and do, change from year to year.
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These do not include candidates who were admitted under special circumstances.
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These are part rumour, part borrowed (from the Belfast Telegraph – thanks). Although we do believe them to be accurate, TransferReady cannot absolutely guarantee them. We do hope that they help you plan your next move, though.

 

PPTC School To get in Sept 2013 To get in Sept 2014 To get in Sept 2015
Abbey Christian Brothers’ Grammar School (Newry)  B2  B1 B1
Antrim Grammar School ** AQE only AQE only 31st percentile
Aquinas Grammar School (Belfast)  A A A
Assumption Grammar School (Ballynahinch) B2 C2 B2
Campbell College ** 30-39th percentile
Christian Brothers’ Grammar School (Omagh) D C1
Dominican College (Belfast) C2 C1
Dominican College (Portstewart) C1 C2
Hunterhouse College ** AQE only 26th percentile
Lagan College (Belfast) ** 40-49th percentile
Loreto Grammar School (Omagh) 217 216
Lumen Christi College, (Derry) 250 245
Mount Lourdes Grammar School (Enniskillen) C1 B2
Our Lady and St Patrick’s College (Belfast) A (242) A (234)
Our Lady’s Grammar School (Newry) B1 B1
Rainey Endowed (Magherafelt) 225 223
Rathmore Grammar (Belfast) B1 A
Sacred Heart Grammar School (Newry)  B1 D
Slemish Integrated College (Ballymena) C1 C1
St Colman’s College (Newry)  B1 B1
St Columb’s College (Derry)  C1 D
St Dominic’s High School (Belfast)  B2 (224) B1 (231)
St Joseph’s Grammar (Donaghmore)  B1 A
St Louis’ Grammar School (Ballymena) 225 226
St Louis’ Grammar School (Kilkeel) C2 C1
St Malachy’s College (Belfast) B1 B1
St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar School (Belfast) D D
St Mary’s Grammar School (Magherafelt) B2 B2 (228)
St Michael’s Grammar School (Enniskillen) B2 D (202)
St Patrick’s Academy (Dungannon) D 224
St Patrick’s Grammar School (Downpatrick) 40-49th percentile
Thornhill College (Derry) B2 C1
Victoria College  (Belfast)  ** D 40th percentile
Wellington College ** 40-49th percentile