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The Howard School

The Howard School

The Howard School in Medway prides itself on both academic excellence and a nurturing environment for all students. They consistently achieve impressive GCSE and A-Level results, offering a diverse curriculum encompassing traditional core subjects alongside vocational courses and BTECs. Inclusivity is a core value, reflected in their Gold Level Rights Respecting School status awarded by UNICEF, and they are dedicated to fostering a supportive and welcoming atmosphere for everyone. High standards of discipline create a positive learning environment where students are empowered to reach their full potential. Beyond academics, The Howard School boasts modern facilities like a new sixth form building, well-equipped science labs, a spacious sports hall, and a dedicated performing arts center. To top it all off, they provide a vibrant roster of extracurricular activities, including sports, music, drama, and various clubs, ensuring a well-rounded educational experience for all.

County / Area:
Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
The Howard School, Derwent Way, Gillingham, 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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