Visuteach provides 11 plus maths and English practice papers for Northern Ireland PPTC (Post Primary Transfer Consortium) transfer tests.
Our maths papers contain explanations (not just answers). This helps you understand the process needed to arrive at the correct answer. For example our PPTC maths practice paper 1 contains 14 pages of explanations for the 45 questions in the test.
Our practice papers are available for immediate download on our Purchase page.
To open free sample papers for these tests, click on the blue links in the Sample Paper column below. To download the free sample papers, right-click on the blue links and choose ‘Save Target As’ from the pop-up menu.
|Visuteach 11 Plus Papers||Format||Number of questions||Time Allowed||Sample Paper|
|PPTC Maths||Multiple-choice||45||45 mins||PPTC Maths Sample Test|
|PPTC English||Multiple-choice||60||50 mins||PPTC English Sample Test|
Our PPTC English transfer test practice papers are similar to the format of the GL Assessment Northern Ireland PPTC transfer test sample paper. The practice papers are multiple-choice and have questions on English comprehension, spelling and punctuation. Our PPTC sample paper has less questions than the full practice papers, and it only has one comprehension passage, rather than the three comprehension passages of the full practice papers.
Our full PPTC English practice papers contain 60 questions and are 50 minute tests. They contain three comprehension passages, each of about 500 words in length. The first passage is followed by 10 comprehension questions, the second passage is followed by 14 comprehension questions and the third passage is followed by 13 comprehension questions. The test also contains 10 questions on spelling and 8 questions on punctuation. The final part of the test consists of 5 general questions which can refer to any of the three comprehension passages.
The PPTC English transfer test is a GL Assessment test and has similarities to the GL Assessment English sample papers sold in shops.
The PPTC English test contains similar questions on spelling and punctuation, and its multiple-choice comprehension questions are of a similar nature. The GL Assessment papers sold in shops have one long comprehension passage, whereas the PPTC English test contains three separate comprehension passages, each of about 500 words in length.
The PPTC English practice papers can be useful for pupils studying for multiple-choice GL Assessment English papers throughout the country.
Our PPTC maths transfer test practice papers are similar to the format of the GL Assessment Northern Ireland PPTC maths transfer test sample paper. Our PPTC maths practice papers contain 45 multiple-choice questions and are 45 minute tests.
The PPTC maths transfer test is a GL Assessment test. The official sample test for PPTC maths contains questions from the maths GL Assessment practice papers, as sold in shops. Our 11+ maths papers are based on similar questions to the GL Assessment papers. Our PPTC maths practice papers are an adaptation of our 11+ GL Assessment style maths practice papers. Each 11+ GL Assessment style maths practice paper contains 50 questions, and each PPTC maths practice paper contains 45 of these 50 questions. The difference between the 11+ GL Assessment style maths papers and the PPTC maths papers is in question format, but not in question content. In the PPTC transfer test, the multiple choice answer options are displayed as part of the question rather than on the answer sheet. The format of the PPTC answer sheet is also different from the 11+ GL Assessment style maths answer sheet. If you buy our PPTC maths papers, do not also purchase our 11+ GL Assessment style maths papers, because the 45 questions of the PPTC test are taken from the 50 questions of our 11+ GL Assessment style maths tests.
Many of the schools which are part of the PPTC provide sample transfer tests on their websites, such as on the Dominican College, Portstewart website http://www.dominican-portstewart.org.uk/transfer.asp
The following information is correct to the best of our knowledge. We cannot accept any responsibility for any inaccuracies or omissions. Please click on the schools’ websites to check the information. Please let us know if you spot any errors or omissions.
|Abbey Christian Brothers’ Grammar School (Newry)||PPTC|
|Aquinas Grammar School (Belfast)||PPTC|
|Assumption Grammar School (Ballynahinch)||PPTC|
|Campbell College, Belfast||PPTC|
|Christian Brothers’ Grammar School (Omagh)||PPTC|
|Dominican College (Belfast)||PPTC|
|Dominican College (Portstewart)||PPTC|
|Lagan College (Belfast)||PPTC|
|Loreto College (Coleraine)||PPTC|
|Loreto Grammar School (Omagh)||PPTC|
|Lumen Christi College, (Derry)||PPTC|
|Mount Lourdes Grammar School (Enniskillen)||PPTC|
|Our Lady and St Patrick’s College (Belfast)||PPTC|
|Our Lady’s Grammar School (Newry)||PPTC|
|Portora Royal School (Enniskillen)||PPTC|
|Rainey Endowed (Magherafelt)||PPTC|
|Rathmore Grammar (Belfast)||PPTC|
|Sacred Heart Grammar School (Newry)||PPTC|
|Slemish Integrated College (Ballymena)||PPTC|
|St. Colman’s College (Newry)||PPTC|
|St. Columb’s College (Derry)||PPTC|
|St. Dominic’s High School (Belfast)||PPTC|
|St. Joseph’s Grammar (Donaghmore)||PPTC|
|St. Louis’ Grammar School (Ballymena)||PPTC|
|St. Louis’ Grammar School (Kilkeel)||PPTC|
|St. Malachy’s College (Belfast)||PPTC|
|St. Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar School (Belfast)||PPTC|
|St. Mary’s Grammar School (Magherafelt)||PPTC|
|St. Michael’s Grammar School (Enniskillen)||PPTC|
|St. Patrick’s Academy (Dungannon)||PPTC|
|St. Patrick’s Grammar School (Armagh)||PPTC|
|St. Patrick’s Grammar School (Downpatrick)||PPTC|
|Thornhill College (Derry)||PPTC|
|Victoria College, Belfast||PPTC|
|Wellington College, Belfast||PPTC|