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John Hampden Grammar School

John Hampden Grammar School

Established in 1893, John Hampden Grammar School (JHGS) provides education for students aged 11 to 18 and is situated in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

Following the national curriculum, JHGS aims to equip students with skills relevant to contemporary workplaces. The school offers specialized instruction in digital technologies, along with subjects like enterprise, design, and art. Recognizing the importance of physical health, mandatory physical education is a key component of the curriculum.

JHGS places emphasis on extracurricular activities to broaden students' skills and knowledge. The school hosts various clubs such as law society, computing, photography, and engineering society, both during and outside school hours.

The school's mission is to foster independent, kind, resilient, involved, and knowledgeable individuals. Rooted in the motto "Quit ye like men," derived from St. Paul’s letter to persecuted Christians, JHGS instills principles and moral values. The school takes pride in its pastoral care, guiding students at every stage of their educational journey.

Having received an "Outstanding" rating in all areas from Ofsted, JHGS consistently produces high-performing students who go on to attend prestigious universities, showcasing the school's commitment to a strong work ethic.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

The catchment area is divided into two sections. Priority Area A encompasses High Wycombe, a portion of South Buckinghamshire, and several surrounding villages. Subsequently, Priority Area B includes sections of South Buckinghamshire and Maidenhead.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
Roughly 30% achieve the qualifying score, and placements are subsequently allocated based on proximity to the school gate.
John Hampden Grammar School, Marlow Hill, High Wycombe HP11 1SZ, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Paper 1 : Comprehension, Technical English and Verbal Reasoning.
Paper 2: Non-Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Mathematics.

GL Assessment is the designated exam board for the 11+ Test in Buckinghamshire. The Buckinghamshire Secondary Transfer Test consists of two papers evaluating:

1. Comprehension, technical English, and Verbal Reasoning

2. Non-Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning, and Mathematics

Each test paper has a duration of approximately 45 minutes, and all questions are presented in a multiple-choice format. The 11+ Secondary Transfer Test is structured with the following weightings:

- Verbal Ability – 50%

- Non-Verbal Ability – 25%

- Numerical Ability – 25%

Responses to all questions are recorded on a separate answer sheet, with each correct answer earning one raw age-standardized mark.

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

For students enrolled in Buckinghamshire state-funded primary schools, a letter will be dispatched to inform parents about the process of accessing their child's results.

For children attending schools outside the county and Partner schools, results will be delivered via email.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the STT Paper 1: (Comprehension, Technical English and Verbal Reasoning) and Paper 2: (Non-Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Mathematics). The sessions are online and highly interactive. Speak to us about how we can help your child.

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