Please note the mitigations in place for 2022/2023 remain unchanged from 2021/2022, therefore all documentation found on this page is up to date and applicable for 2022/2023.
2021/2022 Sample Paper
Please do not download and use this paper until you have confirmed that it is not being used as practice material by your child’s Primary School for the assessments.
Analysis of the 2009 -2019 CEA Papers.
This document identifies the questions on topics which will not be assessed in the CEA Papers for 2022/23.
In most cases, the questions listed should be omitted as indicated in the guidance notes provided.
However, some questions could still be used if a few simple changes are made. These changes are stated in the guidance notes. Unless indicated, the suggested changes will not affect the answers to those questions.
Please note the 2009-2013 papers are available for free download here
The 2014-2021 papers can be purchased from the Past Papers Shop. As the 2021 papers followed the mitigations currently in place, there is no analysis of questions required – all questions on the 2021 papers are valid for the 2022/2023 cycle.
To download this documents, click the link below:
AQE Common Entrance Assessment (CEA) Support Documents (2022/2023).
English Support Document
The English Support Document contains help and guidance for teachers and parents on the English content which may be assessed in the 2022 CEA papers.
To access the English Support Document for the 2022 CEA papers, please click below:
Mathematics Support Document
The Mathematics Support Document contains help and guidance for teachers and parents on the mathematics content for the 2022 CEA papers including:
- Mathematics topics which will NOT be assessed in the 2022 CEA papers, and
- An Appendix detailing aspects of the mathematics content which may be assessed in the 2022 CEA papers.
To access the Mathematics Support Document for the 2022 CEA papers, please click below: