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Association for Quality Education

Association for Quality Education


Contact details:

Tel: (028) 90753746

Email address:

Schools that have joined AQE

Strabane Grammar School
Larne Grammar School
Friends’ School, Lisburn
Belfast High School
Methodist College Belfast
Cambridge House Grammar School
Antrim Grammar School
Dalriada School, Ballymoney
Down High School
The Wallace High School
Glenlola Collegiate School
Carrickfergus Grammar School
Banbridge Academy
The Royal School, Armagh
Regent House School
Bangor Grammar School
The Royal School, Dungannon
Coleraine High School
Ballyclare High School
Belfast Royal Academy
Bloomfield Collegiate Grammar School
Campbell College
Coleraine Academical Institution
Collegiate Grammar School, Enniskillen
Foyle and Londonderry college
Grosvenor Grammar School
Hunterhouse College
Limavady Grammar School
Omagh Academy
Royal Belfast Academical Institution
Strathearn School
Sullivan Upper School
Victoria College
Wellington College

AQE applications:

Registration Forms:

1. CEA Registration Form

2. Common Entrance Assessment Form with Guidance

3. Access Arrangements

4. Guidelines on Disability

5. Guideslines on non-English speaking

6. Guidelines for emergency access

May we remind parents/guardians that they may apply for the tests using the forms available to download from the website or alternatively contact any one of the participating AQE Post Primary schools listed above.
For convenience, Primary pupils may sit the tests in any one of our designated AQE centres.
Further details with regard to the application process and the assessment arrangements will be made available in the next few weeks.

Please note: All primary schools in Northern Ireland have been sent information about AQE's plans for a Common Entrance Assessment, which will be available from the 2009-10 academic year. The information pack sent to primary schools is now available to view or download from this website.

The AQE Website has been developed to assist schools, parents, governors and other interested educational partners who are interested in retaining an academic strand to the educational provision in Northern Ireland. Background information related to the rationale behind the formation of AQE is provided.

It is hoped that you find the site easy to browse and the information easy to locate.

For a number of years a team has been working to advocate a form of selection based on Computer Adaptive Testing which would address many of the criticisms of the 11+ Transfer Procedure. The information provided via this website is current at the time of publication, is subject to change and will be updated on a daily basis as new developments come on line. The guidance is as detailed as possible.

Information is set out in various relevant sections and can be located by selecting from the titles at the top of this Home Page: Contact Us, Implementation Timetable, Draft Registration Forms, CEA: Special Circumstances, CEA Specification, CEA: Sample Test Items and CEA: A Guide for Parents.