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The Rochester Grammar School

The Rochester Grammar School

Established in 1888, Rochester Grammar School, a girls' grammar school with academy status, serves as the leading institution within the Thinking Schools Academy Trust. Catering to a cohort of over 1,100 students, the school is dedicated to delivering a progressive and high-quality education.

Rochester Grammar holds students to elevated standards while fostering their confidence through the promotion of independent thinking. To achieve this objective, the school offers a comprehensive curriculum encompassing languages, technology, mathematics, and science.

The school's commitment to providing relevant curricular offerings and effective teaching is evident in the outstanding academic achievements of its students. Recent examination results reveal an impressive 61.1% of pupils attaining grades 7-9, underscoring their dedication to hard work and discipline.

County / Area:
Girls Grammar

The Rochester Grammar School doesn't have a strict catchment area, proximity to the school plays a key role in their admissions process. When faced with more applicants than they have places, they prioritize students who live closer.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
4+ applicants for every place
The Rochester Grammar School, Maidstone Road, Rochester ME1 3BY, 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.

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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