For specialist resources for CAT, ISEB Pretest, CEM Select and UKiset exams, visit our other site: Pretest Plus

Fort Pitt Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

Bookmark this page? Pop your email into the box below to receive a link to this article so you can easily refer back to it later.

Introduction

 

Fort Pitt Grammar School is a selective girls’ grammar, with over 900 pupils aged between 11 and 18. Located in Chatham, one of the Medway towns in Kent, Fort Pitt gained academy status in 2010 and, since 2012, has worked with two other local schools as part of the Fort Pitt Grammar School Academy Trust. After merging the Trust with The Thomas Aveling School to form FPTA Academies, Fort Pitt was designated both a ‘Leading Edge’ school and a National Support School.

 

Pupils from all four houses compete in a number of events throughout the school year, including sports days, inter-house quizzes and academic events.

 

Fort Pitt Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

 

Address: Fort Pitt Hill, Chatham ME4 6TJ

County: Kent – Medway

Admissions info: office@fortpitt.medway.sch.uk, 01634 842359

School type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 900 (approx.)

Number of places in Year 7: 120

Open Day date: October

Exam date: September

Pass mark: Aim for 80%+ in our practice tests. See below for more details.

Exam type / Board: Medway 11 Plus (CEM)

 

Fort Pitt Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

In Year 7, there are 120 places available at Fort Pitt determined by students’ performance in an entrance exam. Ahead of submitting an application, the school encourages parents to visit one of its open events. Schools within the Medway local authority use different allocation criteria for Year 7 places, so parents are advised to confirm Fort Pitt’s exact admission criteria directly with the school before completing the Common Application Form (CAF).

 

The Medway Test is only used by Medway grammar schools and children who attend a primary school in the area will take the 11 Plus exam at their current school. Those living outside of the area will take the exam in an independent test centre. Schools in Medway send parents their child’s 11+ result before having to choose which schools to apply for, which aims to ensure you make the best decision for your child.

 

More information on the Fort Pitt Grammar School exam can be accessed on the Medway local authority website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus (11+) Entry to Fort Pitt Grammar School

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at Fort Pitt Grammar School, parents must complete the Common Application Form (CAF), as administered by the Medway local authority. All primary schools within the Medway area will receive booklets entitled ‘Admission to Secondary School: A Guide for Parents’ to distribute, which explains more about the registration process.

 

In the case of oversubscription for places, the school uses criteria outlined in the admissions policy to determine which students are given priority.

 

Fort Pitt Grammar School Catchment Area

 

Does Fort Pitt Grammar School have a catchment area?

 

Yes, Fort Pitt Grammar School has a catchment area with priority based on location and distance from the school. Girls residing within 2 miles of the school will be prioritised, followed by girls residing in the parishes below:

 

  • Allhallows; Cliffe and Cliffe Woods; Cooling; Cuxton; Frindsbury Extra (includes Wainscott and Upnor); Halling; High Halstow; Hoo St Werburgh (includes Chattenden); St James, Isle of Grain; St Mary Hoo and Stoke.

 

Fort Pitt Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The Fort Pitt Grammar School 11 Plus exam consists of:

 

 

Both the verbal reasoning and maths tests are multiple-choice and last 50 minutes each. The English test usually takes the form of an essay and also lasts 50 minutes, which includes 10 minutes of planning time.

 

Previously in The Medway Test, the 11 Plus Maths and writing sections have been double-weighted in comparison to the Verbal Reasoning. That means the maths and writing scores are given twice the importance of the Verbal Reasoning score in the Medway 11+.

 

How to Prepare for the Fort Pitt Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam?

 

To be considered for a place at Fort Pitt Grammar School, your daughter must sit the Medway Test at 11 Plus. To maximise your child’s chance of success, it’s important keep stress levels low. When to start 11 Plus preparation is up to parents, but at Exam Papers Plus, we would recommend starting early rather than having to cram for the 11+ at the last minute. A steady approach to exam revision means your daughter is more likely to approach the Fort Pitt exam calmly and confidently.

 

The Medway Test doesn’t allow much time for pondering on answers, so ahead of the exam itself, encourage your daughter to do some 11 Plus practice papers, particularly under timed conditions, to get her used to answering questions quickly and under pressure.

 

Fort Pitt Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Pass Marks and Target Scores

 

In previous years, the minimum score has been around 480-490:

 

  • 487 (2022 entry)
  • 483 (2021 entry)
  • 490 (2020 entry)

 

Historical data suggests that this roughly correlates to a score of 80%+ in our 11+ Medway practice tests.

 

Whilst there are no guarantees, consistently scoring 80%+ in our practice tests is a fairly strong indicator that your child should do well in the Fort Pitt Grammar School 11+ exam. Please click here to learn more.

 

Fort Pitt Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Practice Exam Papers

 

For the Fort Pitt Grammar School 11+ exam, we would recommend the following resources:

 

Verbal Reasoning – specific skill development

 

11+ CEM Cloze (Pack 1) Words

11+ CEM Cloze (Pack 2) Sentences

11+ CEM Comprehension (Pack 1) Fiction

11+ CEM Comprehension (Pack 2) Non-Fiction

11+ CEM Comprehension (Pack 3) Poetry

11+ CEM Inference Skills (Pack 1)

11+ CEM Inference Skills (Pack 2)

11+ CEM Verbal Reasoning

11+ CEM Shuffled Sentences

11+ CEM Word Associations

11+ CEM Adjectives

11+ CEM Word Definitions

11+ CEM Synonyms & Antonyms (Pack 1)

11+ CEM Synonyms & Antonyms (Pack 2)

 

You can now purchase a bundle of all of our recommended resources for the Verbal Reasoning section of the Medway 11+ Exam at a large discount. Click the Learn More button below:

Effective practice for the Medway 11 + Verbal Reasoning exam

 

Maths/Numerical Reasoning – specific skill development

 

11+ CEM Short Numerical Reasoning

11+ CEM Long Numerical Reasoning

11+ CEM Multiple Choice Numerical Reasoning

11+ CEM Topic Tests 

11+ CEM Mental Arithmetic

 

You can now purchase a bundle of all of our recommended resources for the Mathematics section of the Medway 11+ Exam at a large discount. Click the Learn More button below:

Effective practice for the Medway 11 + maths exam

 

English Writing – specific skill development

11+ Complete Writing Guide

11+ Writing Prompts

11+ Rewrite & Improve

11+ Spelling (Pack 1)

11+ Spelling (Pack 2)

 

If you’d like to have your child’s writing assessed and marked, you may be interested in our Writing Marking Service. Please click here to learn more.

 

You can now purchase a bundle of all of our recommended resources for the English section of the Medway 11+ Exam at a large discount. Click the Learn More button below:

Effective practice for the Medway 11+ English exam

 

Full Practice Tests

(NVR sections not relevant for Medway)

 

11+ CEM Practice Test 1

11+ CEM Practice Test 2

11+ CEM Practice Test 3

11+ CEM Practice Test 4

11+ CEM Practice Test 5

11+ CEM Practice Test 6

11+ CEM Practice Test 7

11+ CEM Practice Test 8

 

You can now purchase a bundle of all of our recommended full practice resources for the Medway 11+ Exam at a large discount. Click the Learn More button below:

Effective practice for the Medway 11+ CEM exam

 

 

Get 10% off orders over £70 and 20% off orders over £250. Use the code eppdiscount at checkout.

 

 

Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Fort Pitt Grammar School 11+ past papers. The information provided about Fort Pitt Grammar School 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.

Bookmark this page? Pop your email into the box below to receive a link to this article so you can easily refer back to it later.

By Exam Papers Plus

From the Blog

CONTRIBUTE & SHARE

If there is a topic you would like to have covered, or if you have some information that you would like to share, please get in touch and we can make it happen!

© 2022 All rights Reserved.| Privacy Terms Payments & Security

Exam Papers Plus, 168 THORNBURY ROAD, ISLEWORTH, TW7 4QE Company Number: 09089974

Contact us by phone 0333 456 9109 Contact us by email: info@exampapersplus.co.uk