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Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls

Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls

Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls (SCGSG), an esteemed academic institution, is located in the suburban area of Sutton Coldfield, a part of Birmingham. Established in 1929, this prestigious school has a rich history of providing high-quality education to female students. SCGSG is committed to fostering a welcoming and supportive environment that fosters the development of capable individuals.

The school offers a curriculum that is both comprehensive and rigorous, aiming to provide students with a well-rounded education that stimulates curiosity and a love for learning. Core subjects include English language, chemistry, English literature, mathematics, biology, physics, and a choice of modern foreign languages.

SCGSG provides a plethora of extracurricular activities for students, encouraging them to participate in diverse pursuits beyond their regular academic classes. The school organizes excursions, athletic competitions, residential programs, guest lectures, STEM explorations, and theatrical productions. An extracurricular timetable is released each term, outlining the activities available during lunch breaks, as well as before and after school hours.

The school fosters a passion for learning, independence, resilience, and a strong sense of community among all its members. Each individual is encouraged to have high aspirations, prepare for their future, and be inspired to make a positive impact. SCGSG aims to achieve this through a culture that values hard work, addresses challenges, and builds resilience.

SCGSG maintains an impressive track record of academic achievements, consistently being recognized as one of the leading schools in the UK in terms of educational outcomes. Many students achieve outstanding results in their GCSE and A-level assessments.

County / Area:
Girls Grammar

Doesn't have a catchment area.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
5+ applicants for every place
Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls, Jockey Road, The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Birmingham 11+ Exam consists of two GL papers comprising English Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

The Birmingham 11 Plus exam is composed of two GL test papers, each lasting around 60 minutes. These papers consist of individually timed sections that encompass:

1. English Comprehension, which evaluates comprehension skills, including inference, without a writing component.

2. Verbal Reasoning, assessing logical thinking, proficiency in the English language, and vocabulary.

3. Mathematics, measuring problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills, covering topics such as number, measurement, geometry, algebra, and statistics.

4. Non-Verbal + Spatial Reasoning, both testing logical reasoning and intelligence.

The exam is designed to comprehensively evaluate students' abilities in these key areas.

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

Parents can access the results of the 11 Plus online in October, while the final allocations of Year 7 places will be published in March of the subsequent year.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (English Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics 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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