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Torquay Boys Grammar School

Torquay Boys Grammar School

Established in 1904, Torquay Boys’ Grammar School stands as a selective grammar institution catering to boys aged 11-18. In response to a notable increase in student enrollment, the school has undertaken an extensive building initiative to guarantee continued access to high-quality facilities. Guided by the motto "Aude Sapere" (Dare to be wise), the school maintains a friendly and welcoming ethos.

Regarded as one of the premier boys’ schools in the UK, Torquay Boys’ Grammar attained academy status in 2010. It delivers a traditional curriculum emphasizing the essential qualities and skills necessary for academic success and future endeavors, with a focus on key disciplines like humanities, languages, and social sciences.

Recent examination results highlight Torquay Boys’ Grammar School's sustained reputation as a high-performing institution. The pass rate for grades 9-4 stands at 97.6%, and the percentage of top grades (9-7) is 58.6%. Available data indicates that 99% of Torquay Boys’ students either pursue further education or enter the workforce after Year 11.

To ensure a balanced development of students' non-academic interests alongside their academic achievements, the school provides a diverse extracurricular program. This includes clubs and societies such as chess, cookery, Politics Society, orchestra, Film Club, and French Society. Additionally, organized visits and residential trips offer students hands-on experiences at exciting destinations, including Barcelona and Normandy.

Within the realm of personal development, Torquay Boys’ Grammar School's pastoral care system fosters positive outcomes across various areas. This system forms the foundation of a nurturing culture where students are encouraged to strive for their best, enjoying a deep sense of belonging within the school's vibrant and ambitious community.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

No Catchment Area

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
3+ applicants for every place
Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Drive, Torquay, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
GL Assessment
Paper 1 : English
Paper 2 : Maths

The examination at Torquay Boys’ Grammar School comprises two GL papers that evaluate:

- English

- Mathematics

The test format includes multiple-choice questions, and scores will be standardized to ensure that pupils are not unfairly disadvantaged based on their age.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
July 2024
September 2024

Parents are typically informed of the category of school that their child has been deemed suitable for, whether it be a Grammar School (GS) or a high school. The actual scores are typically provided by the school on the day when the results are announced.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (English & Mathematics).  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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