11 Plus Schools

Devon 11 Plus

For Entry in 2020

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 2020 entry

Places 155
Open Day Mon 29th April 2019 – 10am talk then tour
Thurs 2nd May 2019 10am tour then talk
Fri 3rd May 2019 – 10am talk then tour
Wed 3rd July 2019 – 10am talk then tour
Thurs 5th September 2019 – 2.45pm – 4.30pm
Closing date for applications Fri 6th September 2019
11+ test date Sat 14th September 2019
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
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 2nd March 2020
Admissions Information Colyton Grammar
Admissions policy 2020
Recommended Practice Materials Maths Practice Materials
English Practice Materials
Verbal Reasoning Practice Materials

Torbay Grammar schools

Torquay Boys Grammar, Torquay Girls Grammar, Churston Ferrers Grammar, The Spires College – Admissions Information for entry September 2020

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 Fri 6th September 2019 for test registration
31st October 2019 for CAF (Common application form)
11+ test date Sat 14th September 2019
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)
 
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 18th October 2019
Allocations 2nd March 2020
Recommended Practice Materials Maths Practice Materials
English Practice Materials
Verbal Reasoning Practice Materials

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 2020 Grammar Mixed 150 places in Year 7 Thurs 27th June 2019
Torquay Boys Grammar School
Shiphay Manor Drive
Torquay
TQ2 7EL
01803 615501
enquiries@tbgs.torbay.sch.uk
Admissions Policy 2020 Grammar Boys 168 places in Year 7 Tues 9th July 2019
Torquay Girls Grammar School
30 Shiphay Lane,
Torquay TQ2 7DY
admin@tggsacademy.org
01803 613215
Admissions Policy 2020 Grammar Girls 150 places in Year 7 Tues 25th June 2019 – There will be two sessions: 2:00pm – 3:30pm and 6:30pm-8:30pm
Thurs 5th September 2019, 6:30pm-8:30pm
The Spires College
Westlands Lane,
Torquay,
TQ1 3PE
01803 400660
enquiries@thespirescollege.com
Admissions Policy 2020 Bilateral Mixed 210(60 selective) No booking required: Wed 19th June 2019 & Wed 18th September 2019 6pm-8.30pm. By booking only: Tues 24 September 2019, Wed 25 September 2019, Thurs 3rd October 2019, Fri 4th October 2019, & Mon 14th October 2019 9am-10.30am

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 2020

Places 180 in year 7
Closing date for applications Common Application Form: 31st October 2019
Test Registration Deadline: Fri 30th August 2019
Open Events Tues 9th July 2019 from 4.30pm to 7.00pm
Mon 15th July 2019 from 9.00am to 11.00am
11+ test dates Test 1 – Sat 14 September 2019
Test 2 – Sat 21 September 2019
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
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 on Thurs 10th October 2019
Allocations 1st March 2020
Admissions Information Devonport High School for Boys
Admissions Policy 2020
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 2020

Closing date for applications Common Application Form 31st October 2019
Registration closes Fri 30th August 2019
(Registration opens Tues 23rd April 2019)
11+ test dates Test 1 – Sat 14th September 2019
Test 2 – 21st September 2019
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)
Examiners GL Assessment (NFER)
Extended writing test is written by the schools
11+ Test Results Posted 10th October 2019
Allocations Mon 2nd March 2020
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 2020 Girls 120 places in
Year 7
Wed 19th June 2019
Plymouth High School for Girls
St Lawrence Road
Plymouth
PL4 6HT
01752 208308
phs@phsg.org
Admissions Policy 2020 Girls 120 places in
Year 7
Thursday 20th June 2019 2pm-6pm

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Page updated on 6th March 2019