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Fort Pitt Grammar School

Fort Pitt Grammar School

Fort Pitt Grammar School, located in Chatham, Kent, is a selective girls' grammar with academy status, providing education to approximately 900 pupils aged 11-18. Situated on a beautiful campus featuring listed buildings, the school offers a diverse curriculum tailored to enhance pupils' aspirations across various academic interests such as mathematics, sciences, technology, and humanities. The dedicated teaching staff prioritizes instilling a lasting love of learning in girls, encouraging critical and creative thinking in the face of challenges.

Emphasizing a sense of community, the school operates a house system, where students from all six houses actively engage in numerous events throughout the academic year, including sports days and inter-house quizzes. In addition to academic pursuits, students enthusiastically participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities and annual adventurous trips to exciting locations, both within the UK and abroad.

County / Area:
Girls Grammar

Fort Pitt Grammar School lacks a formally established catchment area. Chief among these is the proximity criterion, with preference given to those residing within a 2-mile radius of the school. Additionally, consideration is extended to girls from specific parishes, including but not limited to Allhallows, Cliffe and Cliffe Woods, Cooling, Cuxton, Frindsbury Extra (covering Wainscott and Upnor), Halling, High Halstow, Hoo St Werburgh (encompassing Chattenden), St James on the Isle of Grain, St Mary Hoo, and Stoke.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
4+ applicants for every place
Fort Pitt Grammar School For Girls, Fort Pitt Hill, Rochester, Chatham ME4 6TJ, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
GL Assessments
Paper 1 : English writing task
Paper 2: Mathematics and NVR (with elements of Spatial Reasoning)
Paper 3: Verbal Skills

The Medway Test comprises the following assessments:

· Paper 1: English Writing Task

This section, focused on creative writing, evaluates various skills, including spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Marks are awarded for the effective use of imagination, creativity, form, purpose, organization, cohesion, and sentence structure.

· Paper 2: Mathematics & NVR (with elements of Spatial Reasoning)

Mathematics questions gauge students' mathematical proficiency, problem-solving capabilities, and logical reasoning. Additionally, the paper includes multiple timed subsections assessing Non-Verbal Reasoning (NVR) and Spatial Reasoning. NVR questions test students' aptitude for solving problems through visual and abstract reasoning, while Spatial Reasoning evaluates spatial awareness, mental rotation, visualization, and problem-solving skills.

· Paper 3: Verbal Skills

The Verbal Reasoning sections assess a child's ability to recognize rules and relationships between words and letters, along with critical thinking and information analysis skills. This section also includes comprehension and vocabulary questions.

All papers are created by GL Assessment and are designed to evaluate and select the top 23% of the cohort each year.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
1st June 2024
30th June 2024

You will receive the results either through email, an online link, or a first-class post-delivered letter.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (Paper 1: English Writing Task, Paper 2: Mathematics and NVR and Paper 3: Verbal Skills). 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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Fort Pitt Grammar School

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