Message from the Principal
Many of you reading this page will have children sitting the AQE CEA assessments at Carrickfergus Grammar School in January 2021. Our overarching aim and priority is to make your child feel as supported and as comfortable as possible.
Some of you, I am sure, may have children who already attend this school. For others, it may be the case that your eldest child is now at this stage, and for others again, it may be the case that Carrickfergus Grammar is your closest AQE Centre.
If you are new to the school, you are most welcome, and I hope you find this website intuitive, helpful and informative.
Your child will most likely have attended the AQE Familiarisation Event on Friday 11th December 2020. I trust they found it a useful experience. It was important to us that your child had the chance to visit the classroom in which they will undertake the tests, and to meet the teacher who will most likely supervise their tests, thus creating the conditions that will allow your child hopefully to perform well. Whilst other schools may do their familiarisation event virtually, we chose to do it physically, because it most closely simulates the conditions and environment in which your child will sit the test.
I am, however, pleased to report that we will also be uploading videos in early January before the tests to remind you and your child once again of the routines and processes.
We would also like to extend to you a warm welcome to our virtual Open Evening on Thursday 21 January 2021 at 7pm.
We are here to help. Please contact us if we can be of any assistance.
AQE Test 1
Sat 9 Jan 2021
AQE Test 2
Sat 16 Jan 2021
AQE Test 3
Sat 23 Jan 2021
CGS Virtual Open Evening
Thu 21 Jan 2021
Parents Receive AQE Results
Sat 6 March 2021
Online Transfer Application completed
Feb / March 2021
School placement letters issued by Education Authority
Carrickfergus Grammar Pink Zone
Carrickfergus Grammar Purple Zone
Carrickfergus Grammar Red Zone
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Carrickfergus Grammar Yellow Zone
Carrickfergus Grammar Green Zone
Carrickfergus Grammar School Principal's Presentation AQE