Annual Assessment Centre at Belfast Royal Academy

Over 150 Lower Sixth pupils took part in the annual Belfast Royal Academy Assessment Centre on 2nd and 3rd November. Due to the timing of the event pupils competed over 2 days and the competition was as high as it has ever been. Over both days in question the event was supported by 12 business advisers from 5 different businesses. Thanks goes to Total Mobile, the Army, Belfast City Council, Randox and Queen’s University Belfast for their attendance and on-going support. Each pupil was assessed and scored on 4 stages with a maximum of 80 points available overall. Business advisers found it very difficult to differentiate between pupils especially at stage 3 (group assessments) and stage 4 (individual interviews), therefore it is likely that stage 1 (application form completion) and stage 2 (aptitude testing) will be the difference. Final statistical report and winners will be announced next week.