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Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School

Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School

Established in 1931 as Sidcup County School for Boys, Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School (CSGS) is a co-educational grammar school located in Bexley, London, serving students aged 11 to 18. Recognized for its outstanding academic performance, the school is organized into five houses: Williams, Lester, Edlemann Townshend, and Davies, with an additional staff house for school employees.

Students at CSGS typically follow the national curriculum, which is thoughtfully designed to offer a comprehensive and challenging program to enhance their knowledge across various subjects such as mathematics, English, science, and geography.

CSGS places a strong emphasis on encouraging students to participate in at least one extracurricular activity beyond the standard curriculum. With over a hundred options available, these activities encompass a wide range, including athletics, performing arts, musical pursuits, strategic games like chess, contributing to the school’s newspaper, and involvement in youth entrepreneurship initiatives.

The school is dedicated to upholding high teaching standards, aiding students in achieving excellence in both academic and non-academic pursuits, and fostering curious, knowledgeable, creative, and articulate learners. CSGS actively supports student leadership and positive engagement within the school and the broader community. Additionally, the institution promotes healthy, active, and safe lifestyles to help students develop into happy and self-reliant individuals.

This commitment to academic and individual growth has yielded significant educational achievements, with CSGS students consistently excelling in their GCSE and A-Level exams, underscoring the effectiveness of the school's educational approach.

County / Area:
Co-educational grammar

While Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School does not have a designated  catchment area, it employs oversubscription criteria that give priority  to students residing in closer proximity to the school.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
8+ applicants for every place
Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School, Hurst Road, Sidcup DA15 9AG, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Test 1 assesses Verbal Skills, including Comprehension, Technical English & SPAG, and Verbal Reasoning.
Test 2 evaluates Mathematics & Non-Verbal Reasoning, incorporating elements of Spatial Reasoning.

The 11+ examination at Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School comprises two multiple-choice papers, each lasting around 50 minutes.

⇒ Test 1: Verbal Skills – Comprehension, Technical English & SPAG, Verbal Reasoning

Consisting of two sections ➤ The paper commences with a reading passage followed by comprehension questions. Subsequently, questions assess two of the three topics: Spelling, Punctuation, and Sentence Completion. A Verbal Reasoning section then evaluates the ability to discern rules and relationships between words and letters.

⇒ Test 2: Mathematics & Non-Verbal Reasoning (with elements of Spatial Reasoning)

Comprising two sections ➤ Section 1 includes Mathematics questions assessing mathematical skills, problem-solving, and logical reasoning. Section 2 consists of multiple timed subsections evaluating Non-Verbal Reasoning (NVR) and Spatial Reasoning. NVR questions assess problem-solving using visual and abstract reasoning, while Spatial Reasoning tests spatial awareness, mental rotation, visualization, and problem-solving.

The exam, created by GL Assessment, features all multiple-choice questions, with answers marked in a provided answer booklet. Most questions require selecting one correct answer, though some Verbal Reasoning questions may involve choosing two answer choices. While rough paper is not provided, students can write on the question booklet for working out answers, which are neither submitted nor marked.

Students receive separate age-standardized scores for each of the three subject areas:

Verbal Ability - Comprehension, Technical English, and VR

Numerical Ability - Mathematics

Non-Verbal Ability - NVR and Spatial Reasoning

A total age-standardized score, combining 50% of the Verbal Ability score, 25% of the Numerical Ability score, and 25% of the Non-Verbal Ability score, is then used to determine eligibility for entry.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2023
30th June 2023
4th July 2023

Students will be emailed their results. In case of any difficulty accessing the school's network, A-level results can alternatively be obtained from the reception starting at 8:30 am, and AS results can be collected between noon and 2 pm.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability and Non-Verbal Reasoning).  The sessions are online and highly interactive.  Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format.  Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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