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Heckmondwike Grammar School

Heckmondwike Grammar School

Established in 1898, Heckmondwike Grammar School (HGS) is a co-educational grammar school and sixth form located in West Yorkshire. Renowned for fostering an extensive educational environment within a vibrant community, the school upholds the motto Nil Sine Labore (Nothing without work).

Since 2010, HGS has operated as an academy and holds specialization as both a Language College and Technology College. The academic framework is designed to mold students into future leaders, catering comprehensively to their interests and talents across various disciplines, including arts, mathematics, social sciences, and more.

In recent GCSE examinations, the exceptional academic accomplishments of Year 11 students were evident. A remarkable 98% of them achieved a minimum of five good GCSE grades, underscoring their dedication and hard work throughout their academic journey. Furthermore, an outstanding 90% of students attained five or more GCSEs in the coveted grade range of 9-7, showcasing their exceptional academic prowess.

These remarkable results not only demonstrate the proficiency of Heckmondwike's students but also highlight the unwavering commitment of the school's educators in providing a supportive and enriching learning environment. HGS takes great pride in maintaining high standards and consistently invests in the quality of its educational provision, ensuring that its students are well-prepared for their future endeavors.

In addition to academic pursuits, HGS fosters non-academic learning through a diverse range of extracurricular activities, including sports and music. Various clubs, from British Sign Language to Youth Theatre, contribute to students' cultural understanding and versatility, facilitating holistic development beyond the rigorous academic curriculum.

County / Area:
Co-Educational Grammar School

Heckmondwike Grammar School implements a catchment area policy, wherein priority is determined by the proximity and distance of students' residences from the school.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
5+ applicants for every place
Heckmondwike Grammar School, High Street, Heckmondwike, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
GL Assessment
Paper 1 : English
Paper 2 : Mathematics
Paper 3 : Verbal Reasoning

Heckmondwike Grammar School employs a multiple-choice examination to evaluate students' proficiency in the following subjects:

1. English

2. Mathematics

3. Non-Verbal Reasoning

The examination is facilitated by GL Assessment, and the test results undergo full standardization and age-weighting to ensure equitable evaluation for all participants. The outcomes are communicated in mid-October, with formal offers being distributed in early March.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
May 2024
June 2024

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

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (English, Mathematics & 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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Heckmondwike Grammar School
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