For parents caught on the horns of a dilemma on choosing which of the proposed academic selection admission tests by grammar schools to enter their children for – the answer is available from The Parental Alliance for Choice in Education.
The answer is: – BOTH TESTS.
The NFER test on offer from mainly Catholic schools is a single test. The NFER test is a verbal, non-verbal reasoning test with mathematics.
The so-called AQE tests are a best score of three. This test is like the 11-plus without science and technology.
So parents should have the pupil take the NFER test (realising that it may only be acceptable at Catholic grammars) first.
Then have their child take TWO of the three AQE tests on other Saturdays.
How schools will determine the acceptability of either test remains unknown.