USING predicted grades and scrapping 11-plus exams this year would be unworkable and opposed by schools, assembly members have been told.

The two groups who operate the unregulated system of academic selection are coming under increased pressure to call off their assessments.

The tests will be held over four consecutive Saturdays in November and December – two weeks after originally planned.

The Association for Quality Education (AQE) and Post Primary Transfer Consortium (PPTC) appeared before the assembly education committee yesterday.

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