Further information about the process may be obtained from the AQE Office, from any AQE School or from this website.
AQE Assessment dates for the 2012/13 cycle:
Assessment 1 9th November 2013
Assessment 2 23rd November 2013
Assessment 3 30th November 2013
Our Education System - some facts
Schools that have joined AQE(click here)
May we remind parents/guardians that they may apply for the tests using the forms available to download from the website or alternatively contact any one of the participating AQE Post Primary schools (details available on the website).
For convenience, Primary pupils may sit the tests in any one of our designated AQE centres.
Further details with regard to the application process and the assessment arrangements will be made available in the next few weeks.
The AQE Website has been developed to assist schools, parents, governors and other interested educational partners who are interested in retaining an academic strand to the educational provision in Northern Ireland. Background information related to the rationale behind the formation of AQE is provided.
It is hoped that you find the site easy to browse and the information easy to locate.
For a number of years a team has been working to advocate a form of selection based on Computer Adaptive Testing which would address many of the criticisms of the 11+ Transfer Procedure. The information provided via this website is current at the time of publication, is subject to change and will be updated on a daily basis as new developments come on line. The guidance is as detailed as possible.
Information is set out in various relevant sections and can be located by selecting from the titles at the top of this Home Page: Contact Us, Implementation Timetable, Draft Registration Forms, CEA: Special Circumstances, CEA Specification, CEA: Sample Test Items and CEA: A Guide for Parents.
Thank you for your interest in the work of the Association for Quality Education.