Located in Plymouth, Devonport High School for Girls (DHSG) teaches over 800 girls aged 11 to 18. A selective girls’ state grammar school, it gained academy status in 2011. Due to funding received through its Specialist Language College status in 2005, DHSG updated its facilities to include first-rate computer rooms, language laboratories and a contemporary library.
Pupils consistently produce excellent exam results and the school is noted for the significant progress students make through to GCSE level.
Address: Devonport High School for Girls, Lyndhurst Road, Peverell, Plymouth PL2 3DL
Admissions Info: [email protected], 01752 307469
School Type: Girls’ Grammar
Number of pupils: 810 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7: 120
Open Day Date: June and September
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: GL Assessment
Application for admission to Devonport High School for Girls is made through Plymouth City Council and all prospective Year 7 pupils must take the 11 Plus exam in September before the year of entry. Each of the 120 places available at DHSG are dealt with by the local authority and parents must apply for a school place via the Council’s website.
You can find more details about DHSG’s admissions process via the school’s website.
To gain a Year 7 place at DHSG, all prospective pupils must take the 11 Plus exam. You can register your daughter via this online registration form.
Girls will sit the 11 Plus tests in September and parents will receive results in mid-October. Places will be allocated in early March and parents must respond to this allocation within two weeks. It is expected that all grammar school places for DHSG will be filled within one allocation round; late applications won’t be included in the first round of allocations.
The 11 Plus exam at Devonport High School is split into three papers:
While results from both multiple-choice GL Assessment papers are marked, the written English comprehension test set by the school does not count toward a pupil’s final assessed mark and tends to be considered in appeal cases only.
With its consistently strong exam results and first class pastoral care for pupils, Devonport High School for Girls is considered one of the best selective schools in Devon. This means competition Year 7 entry is high and your daughter will have to perform well in all 11 Plus exams to be in with a chance of securing a place.
The key to effectice 11 Plus exam preparation is regular revision and testing, little and often. Once you have established a revision routine with your child, gradually introduce them to questions similar to those that they may be asked in the exams. Practice exam papers can go a long way in improving a child’s performance at 11 Plus level, as they will already be comfortable with the structure ahead of the exam itself.
To give your child the best opportunity of securing a Year 7 place at Devonport High School for Girls, we can recommend the following 11+ practice tests, which have been specifically designed with the Devonport 11 plus exam in mind:
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The information provided about Devonport High School for Girls was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.
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