Association For Quality Education

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.

Transfer 2019/2020

AQE Information for Parents

Registration Opens

Wed 1 May 2019

Registration Closes

Fri 6 Sept 2019

Final Date: Access Arrangements

Fri 6 Sept 2019

CGS Familiarisation Morning

Sat 19 Oct 2019

AQE Test 1

Sat 9 Nov 2019

AQE Test 2

Sat 23 Nov 2019

AQE Test 3

Sat 30 Nov 2019

CGS Open Evening

Thu 23 Jan 2020

Parents Receive AQE Results

Sat 25 Jan 2020

Transfer forms completed in Primary Schools

Jan / Feb 2020

Post-Primary Schools receive Transfer forms

Mid-March 2020

School placement letters issued by NEELB

End of May 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

(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)

Appeals Deadline

Early June 2020

120 North Road, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, BT38 7RA

028 9336 3615