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Torquay Girls Grammar School

Torquay Girls Grammar School

Established in 1915, Torquay Girls’ Grammar School is a selective grammar institution catering to over 850 girls aged 11-18. It achieved academy status in 2011, previously being among the first UK schools to attain specialist status in humanities and pioneering the introduction of the AQA Baccalaureate. The school is often ranked among the top 10 state schools in the South West.

With a robust curriculum and a commitment to quality teaching, Torquay Girls’ Grammar School consistently sees strong student achievements across various subjects, reinforcing its reputation for outstanding GCSE results. Notably, almost half of all GCSE grades awarded to the Year 11 class recently were either a grade 8 or 9.

The school offers a diverse range of extracurricular activities, providing opportunities for girls to enhance their non-academic skills and pursue additional interests. From Guitar and Ukulele Club to textiles, debating, rounders, and dance, these activities aim to maximize the potential and ambitions of the student body in engaging and enjoyable ways.

Torquay Girls’ Grammar School takes pride in its pastoral system. The smaller size of the school enables staff to establish strong connections with all students, ensuring a happy and secure learning environment. Through ongoing efforts, the school strives to create an atmosphere conducive to students' preferred learning styles and social dynamics. This approach fosters a culture where students express themselves freely, actively participate in all aspects of school life, showcase enthusiasm in taking on responsibilities, and demonstrate eagerness to contribute to both their local and wider communities.

County / Area:
Girls Grammar

The catchment area of Torquay Girls’ Grammar School is extensive.

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

The examination at Torquay Girls’ Grammar School includes two test papers evaluating:

- English

- Mathematics

The questions are in a multiple-choice format, and scores will undergo standardization to ensure that students are not unfairly disadvantaged based on their age.

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

The 11 Plus tests for girls will be conducted in September, with parents receiving the results in mid-October.

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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Torquay Girls Grammar School
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