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The Harvey Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

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Introduction

 

The Harvey Grammar School (HGS) is a selective school for boys aged 11–18 and is located in Folkestone, Kent. Pupils are divided across four houses at HGS: Discovery, Endeavour, Resolution and Victory.

 

Over 800 boys are taught a broad and balanced curriculum that aims to challenge pupils throughout their school life. In recent years, the school has worked to build a range of modern facilities where pupils can participate in extracurricular activities, including music, drama productions, and sport.

 

The Harvey Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

 

Address: Cheriton Road, Folkestone CT19 5JY

County: Kent

Admissions info: enquiries@harveygs.kent.sch.uk, 01303 252131

School type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 882 (approx.)

Number of places in Year 7: 150

Open Day date: July

Exam date: September

Pass mark: Aim for 75%+ in our practice tests. See below for more details.

Exam type / Board: Kent 11 Plus Exam (GL)

 

The Harvey Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

The 150 Year 7 places at The Harvey Grammar School are allocated on the basis of student performance in the Kent 11 Plus Test. All admissions are dealt with by the Local Authority (LA) and, when parents are applying, they must do so directly with Kent County Council.

 

The Harvey Grammar School has fixed oversubscription criteria, which is implemented in the following priority order:

 

  1. Children in Local Authority Care
  2. Boys who reside in the District of Shepway
  3. Other boys who satisfy the selection requirements, with those living nearest to the school being given the higher priority

 

Should a student not receive a Year 7 place at The Harvey Grammar School, parents can appeal the decision. Our guide to grammar school appeals explains the process in more detail.

 

More information about The Harvey Grammar School’s admissions criteria is available on the school’s website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus (11+) Entry to The Harvey Grammar School

 

Parents who wish to register their son to sit the entrance tests must register with the school before the exam date. To register for the Kent Test at 11 Plus, parents must complete an online registration form.

 

Once candidates have sat the Kent Test at eleven plus, parents must complete the Secondary Common Application Form and submit it to Kent County Council. This process can usually be done online. The Council will send assessment decisions to parents in October and offers will be sent out on National Offer Day in March of the following year.

 

For further information about The Harvey Grammar School’s admissions process for Year 7 entry, call the school on 01303 252131 or email at enquiries@harveygs.kent.sch.uk.

 

The Harvey Grammar School Catchment Area

 

Does The Harvey Grammar School have a catchment area?

 

Yes, The Harvey Grammar School has a catchment area with priority based on location and distance from the school.

 

The Harvey Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

For Year 7 entry, The Harvey Grammar School uses the Kent 11 Plus exam. The Kent Exam consists of two multiple-choice papers, with a separate answer sheet, split into the following format:

 

  1. An hour-long exam that tests a pupil’s reasoning abilities. Pupils will be tested on Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning.
  2. An hour-long exam that tests English and Maths.
  3. A writing task that lasts for 40 minutes, including 10 minutes’ preparation time. This isn’t marked for the purposes of the 11 Plus exam but may be used as evidence for borderline cases.

 

How to Prepare for The Harvey Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam?

 

The Harvey Grammar School is generally oversubscribed in Year 7, so parents should make sure that their son makes the most of the time and resources available ahead of the exam.

 

Children at this age are likely to perform better in exams if they have revised over a longer period, rather than crammed in one or two sessions just before the test. Students that revise in short sessions over a longer period of time tend to retain knowledge better.

 

The Kent Test covers a number of subjects and we have created targeted resources to help with every aspect of the test. We would recommend using practice exam papers to prepare, as they will highlight any weaker areas early on. Practice papers are also a great way to monitor a student’s progress.

 

The Harvey Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Pass Marks and Target Scores

 

Following the exam, your child will receive three standardised scores, one for English, one for Mathematics, and one total score including Reasoning. In order to pass the exam, your child’s standardised score must be over 109 and their total score must be 332 or more. [1]

 

Based on historical data, we have found that students who are able to score 75%+ consistently in our 11+ Kent practice tests are on track to pass The Harvey Grammar School Test.

 

Whilst there are no guarantees, this has historically been a fairly strong indicator that your child should do well in The Harvey Grammar School 11+ exam. Please click here to learn more.

 

The Harvey Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Practice Exam Papers

 

Pupils who are due to sit the Kent Test, with a view of gaining a Year 7 place at The Harvey Grammar School, will benefit from these resources:

 

Kent – Full Practice Tests

11+ Kent Practice Test 1

11+ Kent Practice Test 2

11+ Kent Practice Test 3

11+ Kent Practice Test 4

11+ Kent Practice Test 5

11+ Kent Practice Test 6

11+ Kent Practice Test 7

11+ Kent Practice Test 8

11+ Kent Practice Test 9

11+ Kent Practice Test 10

 

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Full Practice Bundle for the Kent 11+ Exam

 

Kent – Subject specific practice

English

Full Practice Tests

11+ English – Pack 1

11+ English – Pack 2

11+ English – Pack 3

11+ English – Pack 4

11+ English – Pack 5

Skill specific practice

11+ Spelling – Pack 3

11+ Punctuation

11+ Sentence Completion

11+ Comprehension – Pack 1

11+ Comprehension – Pack 2

11+ Inference Skills – Pack 1

11+ Inference Skills – Pack 2

Masterclasses

11+ English (GL) Masterclass

Writing

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.

 

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Mathematics

Full Practice Tests

11+ Maths – Pack 1

11+ Maths – Pack 2

11+ Maths – Pack 3

11+ Maths – Pack 4

Skill Specific Practice

11+ Algebra

11+ Angles & Degrees

11+ BODMAS

11+ Estimation & Place Value

11+ Factors & Multiples

11+ Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

11+ Measurements

11+ Money

11+ Operations

11+ Perimeter, Area & Volume

11+ Position & Direction

11+ Probability

11+ Problem Solving – Pack 1

11+ Problem Solving – Pack 2

11+ Properties of Shapes

11+ Ratio & Proportion

11+ Reflection, Rotation & Symmetry

11+ Sequences

11+ Special Numbers

11+ Speed, Distance & Time

11+ Statistics

Masterclasses

11+ Maths (GL) Masterclass

 

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Verbal Reasoning

Full Practice Tests

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Pack 1

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Pack 2

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Pack 3

11+ Verbal Reasoning – Pack 4

Skill Specific Practice

11+ Anagrams

11+ Analogies

11+ Codes

11+ Compound Words

11+ Embedded Words

11+ Form a Word

11+ Insert a Letter

11+ Letter Analogies

11+ Letter Calculations

11+ Letter Codes

11+ Letter Sequences

11+ Move a Letter

11+ Number Analogies

11+ Number Calculations

11+ Number Sequences

11+ Rhyming Synonyms

11+ Shuffled Sentences

11+ Synonyms

11+ Word Completion

11+ Word Match

11+ Word Opposites

11+ Word Pairs

11+ Word Puzzles

11+ Word Relationships

 

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Non-Verbal Reasoning

Full Practice Tests

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning – Pack 1

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning – Pack 2

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning – Pack 3

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning – Pack 4

Masterclasses

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Masterclass

 

Spatial Reasoning

Full Practice Tests

11+ Spatial Reasoning – Pack 1

 

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

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