SEAG Northern Ireland Transfer Test

SEAG English

The SEAG English exam focuses on content covered in the Reading and Writing curricular areas of the Northern Ireland Curriculum for Language and Literacy at Key Stage 2.

  • Comprehension

  • Grammar, punctuation and spelling

  • Vocabulary

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What does the SEAG Transfer Test English exam involve

The SEAG English exams are based on the content of the Reading and Writing curricular areas of the Northern Ireland Curriculum for Language and Literacy at Key Stage 2.

The exam provides a demanding environment where a deep understanding of all concepts is expected.

So we recommend additional practice, even with English concepts your child is familiar with. The SEAG English exam will consist of...

  • Comprehension skills including developing literal and interpretive understanding

  • Use a range of cross-checking strategies to read unfamiliar words in texts and use a variety of reading skills for different reading purposes

  • Identify and understand various features of layout in texts and be aware that writing may be for a variety of purposes and audiences

  • Analysing a variety of texts including poetry, prose, fiction and non-fiction texts

  • Use a variety of skills to spell words correctly and to develop increasing competence in the use of grammar and punctuation to create clarity of meaning.

How can my child prepare for SEAG Transfer Test English exam?

The SEAG Transfer Test English exam will assess your child's understanding of written texts, their grammar, punctuation and spelling skills.

How can we help you prepare?

  • Expert SEAG Transfer Test English tuition

  • Regular practice with SEAG Transfer Test English test questions

  • Covering all SEAG Transfer Test English topics in depth

  • Unbeatable support for parents

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SEAG Transfer Test English tuition that builds confidence and gets results

  • Build a strong foundation in English grammar

  • Develop a love of reading

  • Access to SEAG English practice papers and worksheets.

Our SEAG Transfer Test tutors ensure your child will develop a strong foundation of skills in English, building their confidence so that they feel prepared for exams and excited about their next steps.

We encourage children to read as often as possible to improve their literacy and overall English ability. Our worksheets allow children to practice their writing skills so they can go into the SEAG Transfer Test English exams feeling prepared for the challenge.

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SEAG Transfer Test English exam topics

So what do the SEAG Transfer Test English exams involve? How does your child feel about each of the following topics already?

  • Comprehension

  • Spelling

  • Punctuation

  • Grammar

  • Syntax (sentence structure)

  • Vocabulary

Here is an example question:

Identify the main clause in this sentence.

english question

Answer: D

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