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Dover Grammar School for Boys 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

A selective secondary school, Dover Grammar School for Boys was founded in 1905 and educates over 700 boys aged 11 to 18, although it does accept girls into its sixth form. In 2010, the school achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted and has been awarded an International Schools Award due to its close links with other schools around the world.

 

A community-minded school, Dover Grammar School for Boys is also home to a successful Combined Cadet Force, which is open to pupils from Year 8 upwards from the surrounding area of Kent.

 

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Dover Grammar School for Boys

 

 

Address: Dover Grammar School for Boys, Astor Avenue, Dover CT17 0DQ

County: Kent

Admissions Info: office@dgsg.co.uk, 01304 206117

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 758 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 120

Open Day Date: June

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Test (GL) or Dover Grammar School Test

 

 

Dover Grammar School for Boys 11 Plus Admissions

 

 

Admission to Dover Grammar School for Boys in Year 7 is based on pupil performance in the Kent Test, or the school’s own entrance test. Before parents commit to registering their son, the school recommends attending one of its open events. This will give you a better idea as to whether or not your son would be suited to a grammar school education.

 

Dover Grammar School for Boys has a maximum of 120 places allocated in Year 7. In case of oversubscription, the school gives priority to:

 

  • Children in Local Authority Care
  • Children with a sibling already attending the school at the time of entry
  • Medical, health and special access reasons
  • Children who live close to the school (and can prove it is their permanent home)

 

Visit the school’s website for more information about its admissions process in Year 7.

 

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Dover Grammar School for Boys

 

 

In the first instance, parents should complete and submit separate registration forms for the Kent Test and/or the Dover Boys Test. Your son’s current primary school can help you register for the Kent Test, or you can refer to Kent County Council’s website.

 

For the Dover Boys Test, an application form can be found via the school’s website. Once your son has taken the entrance exam, an application needs to be made through your local authority’s application system (a Secondary Common Application Form). In most cases, applications can be made online through your local authority’s website.

 

More details about the registration process are available by emailing the school at office@dgsg.co.uk or calling the main office on 01304 206117.

 

 

Dover Grammar School for Boys 11 Plus Exam Format

 

 

Kent has its own 11 Plus exam, the Kent Test, which is used to allocate Year 7 places. Dover Grammar School for Boys also has the Dover Test. It is not necessary for pupils to take both exams.

 

The Kent Test’s format is as follows:

 

  1. Reasoning: A one-hour exam that tests students’ reasoning abilities, split into multiple sections. These sections covers Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
  2. English and Maths: A one-hour exam, split into two sections. The English section tests comprehension and literacy skills, while the multiple-choice maths section covers a range of topics, including arithmetic.
  3. Writing: This 40-minute task is not marked as part of the 11 Plus exam, but can be referred to during an appeal case.

 

The Dover Test covers similar topics, including Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning and also tests at Key Stage 2 National Curriculum maths and English level.

 

 

How to Prepare for the Dover Grammar School for Boys 11 Plus Exam?

 

 

Even though your son can take two different tests to try and gain a place at Dover Grammar School for Boys, that needn’t mean twice the stress. In fact, creating a stress-free environment for him in the run-up to his exam is important – and achievable. It’s important to keep motivation levels high, so use revision time as an opportunity to play learning games with your child. Make sure your son is working on topics that he struggles with rather than repeating ones he already knows; this is a more efficient use of time.

 

At Exam Papers Plus, we’re experts in exam preparation. We have devised online practice papers specific to the Kent 11 Plus Test. These tests have been created by assessment experts and fully replicate the actual exam format and structure. To gain one of the 120 Year 7 places at Dover Grammar School for Boys, your son must show skill in several areas. These tests will allow him to build his confidence and improve his overall performance as the exam date draws closer.

 

If your son is taking the Kent 11 Plus Test, we would fully recommend the following practice papers to begin with:

 

 

If your child requires further practice in a particular subject area ahead of the exam, you can choose also from the following:

 

 

 

 

The information provided about Dover Grammar School for Boys 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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