Sat 25th May 2021: Registration Opens Fri 24th Sep 2021: Registration Closes (5pm) Sat 20th Nov 2021: Paper 1 Sat 27th Nov 2021: Paper 2 Sat 4th Dec 2021: Paper 3 More Key Dates
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Association for Quality Education (AQE Ltd) is the company formed to manage and administer the Common Entrance Assessment (CEA) for transfer of pupils from primary to a number of post primary schools in Northern Ireland. Click to read more about the AQE
Where a child sits the assessment has no bearing whatsoever on admission to a post-Primary school in the future.
After the registration process has been completed, all candidates will be contacted by their Assessment Centre, and invited to attend a familiarisation day in this school.
All 3 assessments begin at 10 a.m. and last for 1 hour (with the exception of extra time candidates). AQE recommends that candidates attend ALL 3 assessments, however as the final age-standardised score is achieved through ‘best 2 out of 3’, it is only compulsory to attend 2 assessments. This allows for an ‘off day’ or illness etc.
There is no subsidiary paper available. If a candidate is only available to attend 1 assessment, you should contact the AQE Office via telephone - (028) 9022 4002.