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Carrickfergus Grammar School extends a warm welcome to P7 parents who wish their children to sit the AQE assessments in the school: we have a well-established track-record in providing a secure and supportive environment for transferring pupils. You will find helpful information on the links below but please do not hesitate to contact the Principal at any stage before or during the Transfer period if you require any further information.


AQE Information for Parents

Key Events Dates
CGS Familiarisation Morning Sat 20 Oct 2018
AQE Test 1 Sat 10 Nov 2018
AQE Test 2 Sat 24 Nov 2018
AQE Test 3 Sat 1 Dec 2018
Parents receive AQE results Sat 26 Jan 2019
Transfer forms completed in Primary Schools During Feb 2019
Post-Primary Schools receive Transfer Forms Mid-March 2019
School palcement letters issued by NEELB End of May 2019
Appeals deadline Early June 2019


(i) Registering your child for the Common Entrance Assessments

(ii) Completing the Registration Form

(iii) Assistance during the assessments (Access Arrangements)

(iv) Assessment Days

(v) The Assessment Papers

(vi) Marking and Results

(vii) Special Consideration (Special Circumstances and Special Provision)

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Parents can read the Carrickfergus Grammar School Admissions Criteria here...

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