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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 in Northern Ireland.  To find out more about AQE Ltd please click here

A full list of participating AQE Grammar Schools can be found here  and on the front cover of the Registration Form. Anyone who hopes to be admitted to any of the AQE Grammar Schools listed will have to sit the CEA.

AQE RESULTS 2018/2019

The results of the Common Entrance Assessment 2018/2019 will be delivered, by post, to parents of candidates on SATURDAY 26TH JANUARY 2019.

  • If you have moved house since registering with us, please make sure you change your address by contacting the AQE Office immediately. (Please do this via e-mail or by speaking to a member of the office staff on the telephone, please do not just leave an answer phone message). 
  • If you wish to collect your results from the Post Office, you must contact your local sorting office to see if this is a facility they offer.
  • If, for any reason, you do not receive your child’s results on Saturday 26th January you can contact the AQE Office by telephone from 2pm onwards.  Please be aware that staff will only be dealing with calls relating to undelivered results on Saturday.  In order to keep phone lines clear for parents in that position, please wait until Monday morning to contact us with any other queries or concerns.
  • Information regarding how to apply for a re-mark will be provided in the letter accompanying your results sheet.

THE 2018/2019 CYCLE

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