Bexley Grammar School was founded in 1955 and was opened by Sir Edward Heath, who was a Member of Parliament at the time. A Co-educational grammar, Bexley is a specialist Language, Science and Mathematics College and used to have foundational school status before converting to an academy in 2011.
From 2017, the school began offering the International Baccalaureate in place of A Levels in Sixth Form. Students who attend the school are placed in one of six ‘houses’, which has around 12 members of staff in each house.
Address: Bexley Grammar School, Danson Lane, Welling, DA16 2BL
Admissions Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 0208 304 8538
School Type: Mixed Grammar
Number of pupils: 1,481 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7: 190
Open Day Date: October
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: CEM 11 Plus (University of Durham)
Admission to Bexley Grammar School is selective, following the results of the Bexley Selection Tests, which take place in September. Bexley Grammar School is part of the Bexley Co-ordinated Secondary School Admission Scheme and parents who wish to put their child forward for the tests, should visit the local authority website. Parents also need to complete the Common Application Form (CAF) with the school included in the list of preferences.
In order to be eligible for a place at the school, students need to achieve the required score in the selection tests, which are age standardised. Once the scores from the tests are in, they are then considered by a selection panel in order to determine which pupils are ‘deemed selective’.
Allocation decisions are based on the test results, although the Headteacher from the pupil’s primary school can request a review of the results if they feel something has been overlooked. In the case of over-subscription to the school, the following criteria is used:
Parents will find out the results of the selection tests in mid-October and in March, the local authority will send details of the school that your child has been offered.
To apply for your child to sit the selection tests, you need to register them on the Bexley Local Authority website. Registration forms are made available before applications open. You will also need to complete the Common Application Form, where you can list your child’s preferred schools in order.
The 11+ Exam at Bexley Grammar school includes two papers, each lasting around 50 minutes. The papers contain a mixture of the following elements:
Most of the questions in the test papers are multiple choice, although some of the maths and problem solving questions are asked in standard format, where students will need to present their answers in written form and show their mathematical workings.
When it comes to studying for the Eleven Plus, the more organised your child is, the better they’ll be able to cover the material they’ll need to know for the tests. Try creating a revision timetable with your child that maps out what topics they need to study on what days. A revision timetable can be as simple as an Excel spreadsheet or a wall planner and can make all the difference in organising your child’s studying.
At Exam Papers Plus, we believe that the ‘little but often’ approach to studying works well. If your child revises regularly for short intervals, they’ll retain more information than they would if they studied for long periods of time infrequently.
One of the best ways to gauge your child’s current level and abilities is to introduce practice exam papers early. Not only will they help you identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses, but they’ll help your child familiarise themselves with the layout of the exam.
As exam day approaches, try doing timed practice papers with your child to help improve their time management skills and get them used to answering questions to a deadline.
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