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SEAG Entrance Assessment

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Special Circumstances

If your child experienced a medical or other problem which may have affected their outcomes in the Entrance Assessment, you can submit a claim for Special Circumstances. You should download SEAG’s guide to claiming special circumstances for more information.

To make a claim, download and complete the Claim for Special Circumstances (SC Form).

This form should be uploaded via the EA portal rather than submitted to Bloomfield Collegiate School. The EA portal will be open from 30th January until 22nd February 2024.

Special Provisions

You should also read SEAG’s guide to claiming special provisions.

To make a claim, download and complete the Claim for Special Provisions (SP Form).

This form should be uploaded via the EA portal rather than submitted to Bloomfield Collegiate School. The EA portal will be open from 30th January until 22nd February 2024.

Familiarisation Afternoon

SEAG Familiarisation Afternoon

Tuesday, 17th October 2023 (4:15 – 5:00pm)

Entrance Assessment Information

I would like to extend a warm welcome to all P7 children who will be sitting the SEAG tests at Bloomfield Collegiate in November 2023. Previous pupils have found the experience of doing the tests at Bloomfield a relatively stress-free experience and I am sure this year will be no different.

We organise a familiarisation afternoon on to help put you and your child at ease about the procedure on test days. They will have their registration checked in the same way as on test day and will then be taken to our examination hall where they will get the opportunity to try out their desk, meet the invigilators, and learn about what to expect during the tests.

I look forward to seeing you during that welcome day.

Mr G Greer

Mr G. Greer

Principal

SEAG Familiarisation Afternoon

It is our intention to make the experience of sitting the tests at Bloomfield as straightforward and positive as possible. The Familiarisation Day is a key part of our strategy to reduce anxiety and prepare the children to do their best and I do hope you will be able to attend.

P7 FAMILIARISATION AFTERNOON – TUESDAY 17 OCTOBER 2023

Bring your child to front entrance of Bloomfield Collegiate School between 4.10 pm and 4.30 pm.  Only candidates taking the tests will be permitted beyond the front doors of the main building.

On the Familiarisation Day only, parents may stay in School and tea and coffee will be provided.

Please note there is no parking on the school site.  However, there are carparking spaces available in the surrounding area.

Children must bring a printed copy of the Pupil Card provided by SEAG (see attached FAQs for parents for instructions). A seating plan card will be supplied by the school on the day.

During this session, Invigilators will explain the procedures for the test, arrangements for the use of toilets, evacuation procedures, and how to ask for assistance during the tests.

This familiarisation session will be over at around 5.00 pm, after which invigilators will accompany the children to the front of school to be reunited with parents.

Test Days

SATURDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2023 AND SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2023

Bring your child to front gates of Bloomfield Collegiate School between 9.00 am and 9.15 am.  Only candidates taking the tests will be permitted beyond the front gates.

Parents are asked not to enter the test venue or linger outside.

Please note there is no parking on the school site.  However, there are car parking spaces available in the surrounding area. Please leave enough time to walk to the school entrance.

Children must bring a printed copy of the Pupil Card provided by SEAG (see attached FAQs for parents for instructions).  They should also bring the seating plan card that was supplied at the familiarisation day.

After the test is over at 11.20 am (11.35 am for those entitled to extra time) the Invigilators will accompany the children to the front of school to be reunited with parents.

IMPORTANT

Please note the following:

If your child arrives after the Entrance Assessment has begun, he/she will not be admitted to the Assessment room.

Stationery, such as pencils, erasers, sheets of blank paper, etc. will be provided by the Assessment Centre.

Rulers are NOT allowed*.(*unless a non-graduated reading ruler has been approved as an Access Arrangement)

Children are advised to wear their school uniforms.

Children must not bring calculators, mobile phones, or other electronic devices e.g. iWatches, to the Assessment Centre.

Do NOT bring a watch – there will be a clock in the room.

Useful Documents and Links

SEAG FAQs

Expectations of Parents

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