11 Plus Schools

Devon 11 Plus

For Entry in 2022

The Schools Admissions Code, that came into effect in 2012, stated that by law, schools must take all reasonable steps to inform parents of the outcome of tests before the closing deadline for the Common Application form (CAF) on October 31st.

There are 7 grammar schools in the geographic county of Devon, but there are three different admission authorities involved in the admissions process: Devon County Council, Plymouth & Torbay. There is also a “bilateral” school – The Spires College in Torbay.

Colyton Grammar – Admissions Information for September 2022 entry

Places 155
Open Day TBC
Closing date for applications Thursday 9th September 2021
11+ test date Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th September 2021
Test Types Two papers of approximately 50 minutes each, multiple choice format, each paper contains several timed sections. There will be a break in between the tests.
The paper tests:
Verbal ability (comprehension, vocabulary and verbal reasoning)
Numerical ability (the ability to solve maths problems)
Non Verbal ability (the ability to see how objects/shapes relate to each other).
In addition there will be a short English paper (20 minutes), usually consists of creative writing (written and marked by the school)
Familiarisation Booklet
Test Format Multiple Choice
Examiners CEM (Durham University)
Pass Mark CEM design the marking scheme and all marks are standardised according to the age to produce a final score. Places are offered to those who meet the required standard . If more than 155 meet the required standard, places are by rank order of the score. The English paper is marked by the school and is not standardised.
11 + Test Results Results Published at least one week before the national deadline for submission of a Common Application Form
Allocations 1st March 2022
Admissions Information Colyton Grammar
Admissions policy 2022
Recommended Practice Materials CEM Practice Materials

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Torbay Grammar schools

Torquay Boys Grammar, Torquay Girls Grammar, Churston Ferrers Grammar, The Spires College – Admissions Information for entry September 2022

These four schools have the same test and collaborate in the administration of the test. The results are shared between the schools. The Spires College is a bilateral school.

Closing date for applications Thursday 22nd July 2021
31st October 2021 for CAF (Common application form)
11+ test date Saturday 18th September 2021
Test Types Two papers of approximately 50 minutes each, multiple choice format, each paper contains several timed sections. There will be a break in between the tests. Written by CEM.
 
The tests:
Verbal ability (comprehension, vocabulary and verbal reasoning)
Numerical ability (the ability to solve maths problems)
Non Verbal ability (the ability to see how objects/shapes relate to each other)
 
Test Format Multiple Choice
Examiners CEM (Durham University)
Pass Mark CEM design the marking scheme and all marks are standardised according to the age to produce a final score
The CEM test scores are combined and students are ranked according to their total score.
11 + Test Results tbc
Allocations 1st March 2022
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General School Information

School Admissions Type Gender Places Open Events
Churston Ferrers Grammar School
Greenway Road
Brixham
Devon
TQ5 0LN
01803 842289
secretary@churston.torbay.sch.uk
Admissions Policy 2022 Grammar Mixed 150 places in Year 7 TBC
Torquay Boys Grammar School
Shiphay Manor Drive
Torquay
TQ2 7EL
01803 615501
enquiries@tbgs.torbay.sch.uk
Admissions Policy 2022 Grammar Boys 168 places in Year 7 TBC
Torquay Girls Grammar School
30 Shiphay Lane,
Torquay TQ2 7DY
admin@tggsacademy.org
01803 613215
Admissions Policy 2022 Grammar Girls 150 places in Year 7 TBC
The Spires College
Westlands Lane,
Torquay,
TQ1 3PE
01803 400660
enquiries@thespirescollege.com
Admissions Policy 2022 Bilateral Mixed 210(60 selective) TBC

Previous Allocation of Places(entry 2017)

Number available 1st preference allocated 2nd preference allocated 3rd preference allocated Places left
Torquay Girls Grammar 160 147 1 0 12
Torquay Boys Grammar 168 161 7 0 0
Churston Ferrers 158 155 3 0 35
The Spires College 220 106 23 6 77

Plymouth Grammar Schools

Devonport High School for Boys – admission information for entry September 2022

Places 180 in year 7
Closing date for applications Common Application Form: 31st October 2021
Test Registration Deadline: Fri 31th August 2021
Open Events Tues 6th July 2021 TBC
Mon 12th July 2021 TBC
11+ test dates Test 1 – Sat 18th September 2021
Test 2 – Sat 25th September 2021
Test Types Test 1 – GL English multiple choice (comprehension) Schools English paper specimen and marking criteria
Test 2 – GL Maths multiple choice and English (Comprehension) multiple choice
Test Format Multiple Choice
Examiners GL Assessment/School
Pass Mark Candidates who achieve a qualifying GL Assessment mark equal to that of the 180th candidate and a qualifying score in the English paper are eligible for consideration of a place.
Candidates who achieve a GL Assessment score lower than the 180th candidate and a qualifying score in the English paper are eligible for consideration for a place on the waiting list.
11+ Test Results Posted by Friday 15th October 2021
Allocations 1st March 2022
Admissions Information Devonport High School for Boys
Admissions Policy 2022
Recommended Practice Materials Maths Practice Materials
English Practice Materials

Devonport High School for Girls and Plymouth High School for Girls

Admission information for entry September 2022

Closing date for applications Common Application Form 31st October 2021
Registration closes 28th May 2021 or when all places are filled
11+ test dates Test 1 – Sat 18th September 2021
Test 2 – 25th September 2021
11+ Timetable
(Mock test organised by school – see above timetable for more details)
Test types Test 1 -GL English multiple choice (comprehension)
Test 2 – Maths multiple choice (GL) and written English (set by the school)
Test Format Multiple Choice + writing task
Examiners GL Assessment (NFER)
Extended writing test is written by the schools
11+ Test Results Posted by 15th Oct 2021
Allocations Tues 1st March 2022
Admissions Information Plymouth City Council
Recommended Practice Materials Maths Practice Materials
English Practice Materials

General School Information

School Admissions Gender Places Open Events
Devonport High School for Girls
Lyndhurst Road
Peverell
Plymouth
Devon
PL2 3DL
01752 705024
Admissions Policy 2022 Girls 120 places in
Year 7
TBC
Plymouth High School for Girls
St Lawrence Road
Plymouth
PL4 6HT
01752 208308
phs@phsg.org
Admissions Policy 2021 Girls 120 places in
Year 7
TBC

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Page updated on 7th July 2021