Trevor Lunn MLA stated: “I am disappointed that the Commission for Catholic Education has given Catholic grammar schools the go ahead to set their own entrance exams. Our proposal for a common test to be set by CCEA was an attempt to bring some order to the present confusion.
“We now face the prospect of different tests set by different schools/sectors and we feel strongly that this is not the right way forward.
“The Catholic Commission said that in the absence of a regulated system testing may be necessary. We would welcome this but their overall plans do not help clarify this matter for parents, pupils or teachers.”