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Wilmington Grammar School for Boys

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys

Established in 1954, Wilmington Grammar School for Boys (WGSB) is a selective academy located in Kent. Formerly known as Dartford Technical High School, it acquired grammar status in 1982 and is currently renowned for its emphasis on Design and Technology (DT), mathematics, and physics.

WGSB provides a comprehensive and balanced curriculum tailored to meet the diverse needs and interests of students, fostering a culture of academic excellence while nurturing individual talents and aspirations. Core subjects like English, mathematics, and science are complemented by additional classes in humanities, modern languages, physical education, technology, and the arts.

In addition to offering a relevant curriculum for further education, the school focuses on developing boys' entrepreneurial skills and instilling a broader perspective through Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education and other social development sessions. This holistic approach contributes to the overall quality of education provided.

WGSB supports personal development and social skills through various extracurricular programs, including sports teams, music ensembles, drama productions, and more. The school also facilitates community service, international exchange programs, and work experience placements to help students expand their skill set.

With an ethos centered on intellectual curiosity, resilience, and integrity, WGSB places equal importance on mental and emotional well-being, fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment tailored to each student's needs.

The school's dedication to academic excellence and comprehensive student support is reflected in its enviable academic results. WGSB students consistently achieve high exam scores, securing top grades in GCSEs and A-levels. Recognized as "Good" by Ofsted, the school maintains an exemplary work ethic and commitment to the success of its students.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys establishes priority zones, giving preference to boys residing within a 1.5-mile radius of the school over those within a 3-mile radius.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
5 applicants for every place
Wilmington Grammar School for Boys, Common Lane, Dartford, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Kent 11 Plus:
Paper 1 : Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Paper 2: English and Maths
Paper 3: Creative Writing

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys employs the Kent 11 Plus exam structure, encompassing assessments in Reasoning, English, and Maths.

This test is utilized to evaluate the suitability of prospective students for admission to the school and is adopted by the majority, though not all, of the 35 wholly selective and 4 partially selective grammar schools in the region.

The exam format is as follows:

Section 1: A one-hour examination gauging students' reasoning abilities. Comprising shorter segments, the test assesses Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning, and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section 2: A one-hour examination evaluating proficiency in English and Maths.

Section 3: A 40-minute writing task, including 10 minutes of preparation time. Although the writing task is not scored for the 11 Plus exam, it may serve as supporting evidence in borderline cases.

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

Parents who have registered will receive their Kent Test results via email after 4 pm, providing a breakdown of their child's scores. Additionally, results will be accessible online from 5 pm, allowing parents to log in and review the outcomes.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the Kent 11 Plus (PESE) Test (Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, English, Maths and Creative Writing) . 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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