AQE Letter 2018-2019

April 2018


Dear Parent/Carer


RE: Common Entrance Assessments by the Association for Quality Education


The Board of Governors of Ballyclare High School plans to use the AQE Common Entrance Assessment next year again as part of the admissions criteria for entry to Ballyclare High School for the academic year beginning September 2019.


Registration for the tests will open on 2nd May 2017 and close on 8th September 2018 with forms available from the AQE website ( and Ballyclare High School from 30th April.


We will accommodate 300 pupils to sit the tests at Ballyclare High School on 10th November, 24th November and 1st December 2018.  There will also be an optional practice test on 20th October 2018. Places at this centre will be allocated by AQE on a first come first served basis.


The School will also hold an information event for P6 parents/carers on Thursday 31st May 2018 from

7.00 – 7.45pm. There will be a short power-point presentation and senior staff will be on hand to answer any specific questions you may have. I look forward to the opportunity of seeing you at that meeting so if it is your intention to attend please return the reply slip below to the School Office on or before that evening.


2nd May 2018               Registration Opens

7th Sept 2018                Registration Closes

20st October 2018         Practice Test

10th Nov 2018              1st Assessment

24th Nov 2018              2nd Assessment

1st Dec 2018                 3rd Assessment

26th Jan 2019                Results


Yours sincerely

Dr M Rainey







I would like to attend the Parents/Carers Evening on Thursday 31st May 2018 at 7-00pm


Number attending ____________


Primary School ____________________________________________


Signed: __________________________________________________