Torquay Girls’ Grammar School
Specific admissions and 11 plus exam information to help you to be successful with an 11 Plus application to Torquay Girls’ Grammar School. Use the information below to find our recommended 11 Plus books and papers that specifically relate to your application.
11 Plus Entry Information for Torquay Girls’ Grammar School
Torquay Girls Grammar School converted to academy status in February 2011. Its specialist status in the humanities was also re-designated in 2008. The specialist subjects are geography, history and religious education. The school is of average size for a secondary school. The proportion of students known to be eligible for free school meals is well below that found in most schools. The number of students from minority ethnic groups is about average, as is the number of students who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of students with special educational needs and/or disabilities, including those with a statement of special educational needs, is well below average. Most students join the school at age 11 years and continue into the sixth form. The school collaborates with the local boys’ grammar school to extend the curriculum offer for sixth form students at both schools.
|Address||Torquay Girls’ Grammar School, 30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY|
|Places in Year 7||120|
|Torquay Girls’ Grammar School 11+ Resources||English Mathematics|
|Competition||3+ applicants for every place|
|Exam Format||GL 11 Plus- Maths and English|
Torquay Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format
The 11 Plus Exam format for Torquay Girls’ Grammar School is written by GL Assessment. The format of the exam is as follows:
Torquay Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Paper
Some publishers do have access to the exam format and produce their own mirror papers which aim to replicate what an 11 Plus exam for this school might look like.
We understand that these publishers get the information from familiarisation packs sent to parents, teachers, local tutors and pupils who have sat the test. The tests can of course change at any time and these papers only aim to give a good idea of what to expect, however, they are very useful and most parents use them at some point.
The ones we would suggest are from Learning Street. They are of high quality and cheaper than any others we have seen. Direct links to the papers are below and Learning Street produce them as mock exams which is unique (so you can run your own mock exam at home). Links to the papers are below:
How to prepare for the Torquay Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus Exam
Essentially you have 5 options when it comes to helping your child to prepare.
1/ Some parents use a Private Tutor. If you want to start your search for a suitable one, we provide links to some Private tutors in Devon to help you. These can cost between £2500 and £6000 a year. For help thinking about which private tutor might be right for you see our guidance page.
2/ Other parents use a Tuition Centre with group tuition. If you want to start your search for a suitable one, we provide links to some Tuition centres in Devon to help you. These can cost between £1500 and £3500 for a year. For help thinking about which tuition centre might be right for you see our guidance page.
3/ If you are thinking of preparing at home using books then our 11 Plus Exam papers and books section provides lots of links and advice to help you choose which books to use and what to focus on. Preparation plans are also provided. Using this method is great for those parents prepared to take a more hands on approach. The average parent using this method spends about £300 on books and papers during the final year of preparation.
4/ A great option is a structured course. These courses gradually build up skills so you can focus on helping your child with the work provided. The best supplier is Learning Street which helps you prepare your child from home, ranging in price from £12 to £89 ( full cost – not monthly cost) it is the cheapest method of preparation. To find out their course suggestions for Torquay Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus preparation click the link.
5/ Online preparation. This is not something we recommend. Online solutions are growing more useful and reliable and for some aspects of preparation they can be useful but certainly not for all your preparation needs. They are also very expensive for what they provide with some coming in at £600- £1000 for a year depending on which options you select. For our rationale on why we believe online preparation is not a good solution yet click through to the page 11 Plus online preparation.
Torquay Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus Exam – Further Help
This website has lots of information which can help you aside from the ones we have directed you to above:
If you are thinking about doing an 11 Plus Mock Exam, then we have a page with 11 Plus Mock Exams in Devon.
We have all sorts of pages related to preparing for the exam and getting ready for the exam day itself including:
And of course there is a wealth of information including preparation plans in our exam papers and books section for Devon.