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Rainham Mark Grammar School

Rainham Mark Grammar School

Rainham Mark Grammar School, situated in Medway, Kent, is a co-educational grammar school formerly known as Gillingham Technical High School. With a student body exceeding 1,500, the school is dedicated to providing a nurturing and amicable environment.

The curriculum is designed to cultivate students' learning skills, aiming to foster profound thinking. This approach maximizes competencies across various subjects, such as languages, PSHE, sciences, and mathematics.

Rainham Mark Grammar School places great emphasis on encouraging students to engage in diverse extracurricular activities, including performing arts, sports, and music. Through frequent field trips and cultural exchanges, students are presented with numerous opportunities to strengthen friendships and embark on memorable experiences with a spirit of exploration.

The school offers a range of lunchtime and after-school clubs, such as Ukulele Club, Guitar Club, Film Club, and Dungeons and Dragons Club, contributing to the holistic development of students by enhancing their non-academic strengths. Supported by effective pastoral care, both academic and non-academic pursuits at Rainham Mark Grammar School have proven successful, fostering a welcoming ethos that vehemently opposes any form of bullying.

Rainham Mark Grammar School is committed to ensuring that students not only expand their knowledge but also develop moral awareness. This holistic approach instills in them an open-minded attitude, preparing them to engage with the diverse world of higher education with empathy, respect, and a strong sense of self.

County / Area:

While Rainham Mark Grammar School lacks a formally outlined catchment  area, it employs an oversubscription criteria that gives priority to  children residing in closer proximity to the school.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
4+ applicants for every place
Rainham Mark Grammar School, Pump Lane, Rainham, Gillingham ME8 7AJ, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
The 11 Plus examination at Rainham Mark Grammar School includes:

⇒ Paper 1: English Writing task
⇒ Paper 2: Mathematics & NVR (featuring elements of Spatial Reasoning)
⇒ Paper 3: Verbal Skills

he Rainham Mark Grammar School 11 Plus examination comprises the following components:

⇒ Paper 1: English Writing Task

The English (Creative) Writing paper 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 aptitude, and logical reasoning. The paper includes multiple timed subsections assessing Non-Verbal Reasoning (NVR) and Spatial Reasoning. NVR questions evaluate students' ability to solve problems using visual and abstract reasoning, while Spatial Reasoning tests spatial awareness, mental rotation, visualization, and problem-solving skills.

⇒ Paper 3: Verbal Skills

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

All papers are created by GL Assessment and are specifically 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

Details about post-16 examination results can be accessed through the Department for Education (DFE) 16-18 Performance Tables.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (English, Mathematics, Verbal Reasoning 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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Rainham Mark Grammar School
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