Association for Quality Education (AQE Ltd) is the company formed to manage and administer the Common Entrance Assessment (CEA) for transfer of pupils from primary to a number of post primary schools.  A full list of participating AQE Grammar Schools is available under the ‘Schools’ section of this website and on the front cover of the Registration Form. Anyone who hopes to be admitted to any of the AQE Grammar Schoosl listed on this website will have to sit the CEA.

Order Forms for copies of the Past Papers from November 2012- November 2017 are now available to download in the ‘Shop’ section of the website.


Please see the document below for key information on how the process works, including key dates and deadlines. (This document replaces the previously published FAQs)

AQE Key Information 2018-2019

The dates for the 2018 assessments are Saturday 10th November, Saturday 24th November and Saturday 1st December.

Registration is scheduled to open on Wednesday 2nd May 2018 and will close on Friday 7th September 2018. The fee for the 2018/2019 cycle will be £50.00.

The results of the 2018 assessments will be released on Saturday 26th January 2019.

The Registration Form will be available on our website from Monday 30th April at 9am.  No registration forms will be accepted by the AQE Office before Wednesday 2nd May.