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11+ Exam in Torbay


Mr Porter Tutoring is a tutoring service dedicated to helping students succeed in their 11+ exams. With a range of services including small groups and one-on-one tutoring, 11+ courses and exam techniques, we provide a personalised learning experience designed to help each student reach their full potential.

Our experienced 11+ tutors are committed to the success of every student, and are dedicated to helping them gain the confidence and knowledge to achieve their best in the 11+ exam.

In Torbay, there are three Grammar Schools:

  • Churston Grammar School

  • Torquay Boys Grammar School

  • Torquay Girls Grammar School

Spires College also has a selective and non-selective intake.

The 11+ selective test takes place on a Saturday in mid-September for students starting Year 6.  To take the test, students must register by 8th September.

11+ Exam Day - Saturday (TBC) September 2024.

Exam content

Test 1 - GL Style English test 50 minutes long.

Test 2 - GL Style Maths test 50 minutes long.

To book a Mock Examination click here to book.

Pass mark - you should be aiming for 70%+ pass mark on your 11+ mock tests.

The selection process

Students will receive a standardised score based on their age combining both papers.

For Churston, the top 168 scores will be eligible for a space.

For Torquay Boys Grammar School, the top 150 scores will be eligible for a space.

For Torquay Girls Grammar School, the top 150 scores will be eligible for a space.

Based on student scores, parents will be notified by letter mid-October, whether an application to a Grammar School is likely to be successful and to which one.  Applications must then be made to the local education authority by 31st October.

You will hear if you are successful on National Allocation Day on 1st March.

Please do contact me if you would like any advice in preparation for the 11+ selection tests.

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