Special Circumstances and Provisions

Special Circumstances/Special Provision

AQE do not process any of the applications for Special Circumstances/Provisions.  These are considered by the receiving post-Primary Schools.  Therefore, we cannot advise on appropriate evidences outside of the printed guidance notes. No Special Circumstances/Provisions documentation should be sent to the AQE Office.

If a candidate’s performance in the CEA has been affected by circumstances beyond his/her control or if he/she was not able to be present to sit the assessment, parents/guardians may wish to apply for Special Circumstances or Special Provision following the assessment. 

Special Circumstances / Provision forms for candidates sitting the Common Entrance Assessment in November/December 2018 will be available after the final assessment has been sat. Below you can view the 2017 application form as an example. This should not be used in an application.

SC17 Form

The process of applying for Special Circumstances / Provisions (2017/2018 cycle)

1. Download and print the SC17 form above.

2. Gather the appropriate evidence required to validate the claim  (e.g. doctors notes etc). Any evidences should be preferably gathered at the time of the assessments.

3. Completed forms and evidences should be held until you attend the Transfer Interview with your Primary Principal in January/February to select school choices for your child next year.  All documentation relating to Special Circumstances/Provisions should be taken to this interview, along with a copy of your child’s AQE score, and attached to the Transfer Form provided for you.