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Wolverhampton High School for Girls

Wolverhampton High School for Girls

Established in 1911, Wolverhampton Girls’ High School is an all-girls grammar school catering to over 1000 students aged 11-18. Formerly a Language College, it transitioned into an academy in 2014 and comprises four houses—Audley, Ferrers, Paget, and Stafford—that actively compete in various activities throughout the year.

The school offers a diverse enrichment program designed to involve girls in all aspects of school life. Alongside an impressive sports selection, students have the opportunity to participate in global residential trips and engage in various music opportunities. Extracurricular activities encompass chess, drama, the Law Society, debating, gardening, and Oxbridge Classics, contributing to the vibrant educational experience.

In addition to its rich non-academic offerings, Wolverhampton Girls' High School is renowned for its strong academic performance and diverse curriculum. The school takes pride in delivering effective lessons across a wide spectrum of subjects, including mathematics, languages, and technology, instilling a lasting love of learning in students.

Recent achievements include an impressive 84.2% of GCSE grades awarded at the top-tier scores of 9, 8, and 7, showcasing the school's unwavering commitment to excellence. The pastoral care provision ensures that learning is enhanced and uninterrupted, fostering a healthy community of capable learners who strive to achieve their personal best.

Wolverhampton Girls’ High School holds an Outstanding rating by Ofsted, affirming the relevance of its comprehensive provision. Students wholeheartedly embrace the school's renowned philosophy, which celebrates both achievement and effort, in line with the motto "Ludus Supra Praemium," emphasizing that the journey matters more than the destination.

County / Area:
Girls Grammar
West Midlands

Doesn't have a catchment area.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
5 applicants for every place
Wolverhampton Girls' High School, Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
GL Assessment

Paper 1: English Comprehension
Paper 2: Verbal Reasoning
Paper 3: Mathematics
Paper 4: Non-Verbal + Spatial Reasoning

The entrance test for Wolverhampton Girls’ High School is administered by the Consortium of grammar schools in Shropshire, Walsall, and Wolverhampton, which is part of the broader West Midlands Grammar Schools partnership. The West Midlands Grammar Schools 11+ exam comprises two papers, each lasting approximately 50-60 minutes (including time for instructions and sample questions). The papers encompass:

1. English Comprehension

2. Verbal Reasoning

3. Mathematics

4. Non-Verbal + Spatial Reasoning

The English Comprehension paper evaluates comprehension skills, including inference, with no writing component involved.

The Verbal Reasoning section assesses logical thinking, usage of the English language, and vocabulary.

The Mathematics paper gauges problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills, covering questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra, and statistics.

The exam also includes sections on Non-Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning, both of which test logic and intelligence.

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

You will receive the results either through email, an online link, or a letter dispatched via first-class post.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (English comprehension, Verbal reasoning, Mathematics & Non-Verbal Reasoning + Spatial Reasoning).  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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