What is AQE?
AQE is the organisation which runs and manages the transfer assessments for our school. For information about AQE click https://aqe.org.uk/
All children who wish to sit the Common Entrance Assessment (CEA) must be registered with AQE.
When should I register my child?
Registration has now closed for 2021.
The Assessment Procedure
After the close of Registration in October, we will contact all candidates and invite you to attend a familiarisation day. The Familiarisation days give the candidate an opportunity to see where they will be sitting the assessments and to meet their room invigilators.
All 3 assessments begin at 10 a.m. and last for 1 hour 10 minutes (with the exception of extra time candidates). AQE recommends that candidates attend ALL 3 assessments, however as the final age-standardised score is achieved through ‘best 2 out of 3’, it is only compulsory to attend 2 assessments. This allows for an ‘off day’ or illness etc.
There is no subsidiary paper available. If a candidate is only available to attend 1 assessment, you should contact the AQE Office via telephone.
What to bring/wear?
Pupils are encouraged to wear their school uniform for each assessment
What can parents do to help their child through the process?
Parents can do a significant amount to support their child through the process
- Register early
- Attend familiarisation day
- Access resources from the AQE website
- Provide a quiet place to study
- Encourage reading for pleasure to enhance vocabulary
- Reassure and encourage
- Keep calm!