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Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School » Late Transfer (Mid-Year 12+ and 13+) Entry Information

Introduction

 

Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School (KGGS) is a grammar school in Grantham, Lincolnshire. Founded in 1910, it has educated a number of prominent alumni, including Margaret Thatcher, former British Prime Minister. [1]

 

The curricular offering at KGGS is extensive, including English, maths, science, MFL and humanities, as well as a range of bespoke programmes such as Careers Education and Guidance. The wider curriculum comprises educational visits, competitions, sports fixtures and charity work, maximising the effectiveness of the learning experience and ensuring students’ above-average achievements. [2]

 

Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School In-Year Entry (12 Plus & 13 Plus) Admissions Information

 

The Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School standard entry point is 11 Plus. However, the school also accepts applications from pupils interested in Mid-Year (Late) Entry. To assess pupils for late transfer, Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School administers the CAT4 online test.

 

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) covers four subject areas, each of them evaluating pupils’ Reasoning skills though standardised assessments. It lasts approximately 2.5 hours (including rest periods).

 

Only applicants whose results place them in the top 25% of the ability range will be considered for a place. Results will be made known within five working days after the test.

 

Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School Late Transfer (In-Year Entry) Exam Information

 

Address: Sandon Road, Grantham NG31 9AU

County: Lincolnshire

Admissions info: [email protected] or 01476 563017

School type: Grammar school for girls

Number of students: 1200 (approx.)

Exam type / Board: CAT4 

 

As part of the assessment process for late transfer entry, your child will be asked to complete the CAT4 assessment. 

 

Based on performance in this test, schools can judge pupils’ progress over the academic year and hence decide on their setting and streaming (according to ability). 

 

This assessment is an effective way for schools to understand pupils’ strengths and weaknesses and to personalise learning and adapt teaching.

 

Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School Late Transfer (In-Year) Exam Format

 

The CAT4 assessment will cover Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning.

 

  • The Verbal Reasoning section examines problem-solving skills using words.

 

  • The Non-Verbal Reasoning section covers problem-solving using shapes and patterns, rather than words.

 

  • The Spatial Reasoning section assesses your child’s ability to identify shapes and how they change. 

 

  • The Quantitative Reasoning section tests their ability to solve problems using numbers.

 

Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School Late Transfer (In-Year) Practice Tests and Courses

 

Our CAT4 practice tests and courses are highly accurate, ensuring that your child’s preparation is targeted and efficient. Read on to learn more!

 

CAT4 Practice Tests

 

Our highly accurate online CAT4 practice tests are available to take online immediately after purchase. Each module is marked automatically and can then be reviewed. Answers and explanations are provided for every question, as well as comparative ranking statistics on a per module basis so that you can precisely determine your child’s strengths and weaknesses.

 

CAT4 Practice Test 1

 

CAT4 Practice Test 2

 

CAT4 Practice Test 3

 

CAT4 Practice Test 4

 

CAT4 Video Courses

 

The following online video courses cover each section of the CAT4 exam. Each course consists of a series of lessons and step-by-step explanations. These will help your child recognise the underlying patterns to look out for in this assessment and thus master the required Reasoning techniques. These courses cover every possible question type that could potentially come up in the CAT4 test.

 

CAT4 Quantitative Reasoning Video Course

 

CAT4 Non-Verbal Reasoning Video Course

 

CAT4 Spatial Reasoning Video Course

 

CAT4 Verbal Reasoning Video Course

 

 

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The information in this post was correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.

 

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