FAO Parents of Incoming 1st year pupils 2024-25
THIS ONLY APPLIES TO PUPILS WHO ARE FULLY ENROLLED (i.e. HAVE BEEN OFFERED A PLACE AND HAVE ACCEPTED IT) FOR THE 2024-25 ACADEMIC YEAR
All fully enrolled pupils need to complete these assessment tests.
All Schools (except Gilson N.S.)
We will hold assessment tests for enrolled pupils (except Gilson N.S) on Saturday 27th January, from 9.00am to 12.00 noon.
Pupils should arrive to the school at 8.50am.
All Pupils need to bring is a pen/pencil to complete the test and a drink/snack.
Enrolled pupils from Gilson National School will complete their CAT4 test and Irish exercise on an earlier date (Tuesday 23rd January @ 10.00am). All Pupils need to bring is a pen/pencil to complete the test and a drink/snack.
Enrolled pupils from Gilson National School will not need to attend on Saturday 27th January.
This year we will be administering 2 tests.
- CAT4 tests with all pupils, and
- A simple Irish exercise with those pupils who study Irish.
There will NOT be any separate assessment of English, Maths, Spelling etc.
As is always the case, there is no pass or fail with these tests. The aim is that we get a good sense of your child’s ability across the board, in order for us to organise our 1st year class groups in to 4 mixed ability groups.
CAT4 tests are completed online on a PC while in our school.
CAT4 tests are not a test of learnt knowledge but rather of a child’s ability. As such, a child can’t prep or revise for a CAT4 test.
Click here for full information on CAT4 tests.
This link will take you to a short video demonstrating what is involved – https://youtu.be/U0DDUKuQtKc
Those pupils who do not study Irish, need to have an officially sanctioned exemption to provide justification for their exemption from this subject.
- If you have any queries, please contact our school office on 049-8541180.
- Click here for full information on CAT4 tests.
- Explaining the Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) batteries I Tutorial (youtube.com)