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

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Introduction

 

Founded in 1954, Wilmington Grammar School for Boys (WGSB) is located in Dartford, Kent. Previously called Dartford Technical High School, it took on its grammar status in 1982. An academy school, over 900 pupils are split across five houses: Brunel, Darwin, Newton, Stevenson and Telford.

 

A specialist engineering school, WGSB has a strong emphasis on design technology, mathematics and physics. Alongside its traditional curriculum, the school runs a programme to help develop boys’ entrepreneurial skills, encouraging them to be at the forefront of innovation for modern life.

 

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

 

Address: Common Lane, Wilmington, Dartford DA2 7DA

County: Kent

Admissions info: office@wgsb.org.uk, 01322 223090

School type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 905 (approx.)

Number of places in Year 7: 150

Open Day date: October

Exam date: September

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

Exam type / Board: Kent 11 Plus Exam

 

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

To be considered for a Year 7 place at Wilmington Grammar School for Boys, prospective pupils must sit the Kent 11 Plus Test. There are 150 Year 7 places available at WGSB for Yeat 7 entry. Should applications for admission exceed this number, the school uses the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Children in Local Authority Care
  2. Children with a sibling at the school when the child starts
  3. Governor places (up to 15, awarded to children who have shown exceptional performance in the Kent Test)
  4. Children eligible for Pupil Premium (who live within 3 miles of the school)
  5. Children who live within a 1.5-mile radius of the school and children who live within the parishes listed in the admissions policy
  6. All other boys

 

Parents of students who are not awarded a grammar school place at WGSB have a right to appeal. The school’s website provides further information about the admissions process.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus (11+) Entry to Wilmington Grammar School for Boys

 

WGSB’s Year 7 admissions are coordinated by Kent County Council, the Local Authority (LA). To register for the Kent Test at 11+, you must complete an online registration form.

 

Once your son has taken the Kent Test at eleven plus, parents must complete the Secondary Common Application Form and submit it online to Kent County Council. Parents will receive the results of the exam via the Council in October and Year 7 place offers will be sent out in March of the following year.

 

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys Catchment Area

 

Does Wilmington Grammar School for Boys have a catchment area?

 

Yes, they do. For Wilmington Grammar School for Boys, priority catchment area is defined by the area within the parish boundaries, consisted of:

 

  • Ash-cum-Ridley, Bean, Crockenhill, Darenth, Dartford, Dunton Green, Eynsford, Farningham, Fawkham, Halstead, Hartley, Hextable, Horton Kirby & South Darenth, Istead Rise, Kemsing, Longfield & New Barn, Meopham, Otford, Shoreham, Southfleet, Stanstead, Stone, Sutton at Hone & Hawley, Swanley, Swanscome & Greenhithe, West Kingsdown, Wilmington, Wrotham.

 

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys is one of the Kent-based selective schools that use the Kent Test at 11 Plus. This exam consists of two multiple-choice papers, with a separate answer sheet, in the following format:

 

  1. An hour-long exam that tests a pupil’s reasoning abilities. Children 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 task isn’t marked for the purposes of the 11 Plus exam but may be used as evidence for borderline cases and/or in appeals for a school place.

 

How to Prepare for the Wilmington Grammar School for Boys 11 Plus (11+) Exam?

 

Kent has gained a reputation for being one of the most competitive grammar school areas in the UK, so to keep your son ahead of the competition, he must start his revision for the 11 Plus early. Parents should help create an easy-to-follow revision timetable that covers all the required subjects. Ensure that time is allocated for play and relaxation too, as this is likely to keep your son more motivated throughout his revision periods.

 

For the Kent 11+ Test, practice exam papers should be an essential part of a child’s revision routine. These papers can help parents monitor their son’s progress and give children a much-needed confidence boost as the exam date approaches.

 

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys 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 Wilmington Grammar School for Boys Test.

 

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

 

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys 11 Plus (11+) Practice Exam Papers

 

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