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.  

Transfer 2020/2021

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 

June 2021

Carrickfergus Grammar Pink Zone

Carrickfergus Grammar Purple Zone

Carrickfergus Grammar Red Zone

Carrickfergus Grammar Turquoise Zone

Carrickfergus Grammar Yellow Zone

Carrickfergus Grammar Green Zone

Carrickfergus Grammar School Principal's Presentation AQE