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Family Focus: What now for Primary Seven?

Family Focus looks at the impact the abolition of the 11-plus has had on Primary Seven children.

Family Focus has been examining the impact of the abolition of the 11-plus on Primary Seven pupils.

Sarah Travers hears from a group of parents as they prepare their children for the tests they will have to sit this year to get into grammar school.

Some have described it as a "chaotic situation" which is, in effect, dividing grammar schools into two camps, Catholic and Protestant.

Pupils also have to sit five days of tests in unfamiliar surroundings

One book store in Belfast said that since they had introduced practice-style papers in its shops, they have literally flown off the shelves.
Sarah also talks to Pip Jaffa from the Parents Advice Centre.



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