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.

The AQE Office will be closed from Wednesday 19th February until Friday 21st February, inclusive.

Parents may request the CEA raw scores achieved by their children by completing a ‘Raw Score Request Form’ which is available at the bottom of the “The Results – What’s next?” section of this website. PLEASE NOTE IT TAKES UP TO 28 DAYS FOR RAW SCORE APPLICATIONS TO BE PROCESSED.


Full details of all dates and deadlines will be found here once it is available.

The format of, and specification for the Common Entrance Assessment can be found on ‘The Assessments 2020’ page of this website.