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Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School | Late Transfer (In-Year 12+ and 13+) Entry Information

Introduction

 

Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School (TWGGS) is a selective grammar school for girls in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Established in 1905, the school specialises in Maths and English and has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED. [1]

 

The extensive curriculum aims to ensure girls’ smooth transition to higher education. Lessons for a number of challenging subjects are delivered in a stimulating and effective manner, boosting students’ skills in the areas of art, science, computer science, DT, drama, economics, English, geography, history, maths, MFL, music, PE, politics, psychology, religious studies and sociology.

 

Fundamental to the school’s educational philosophy is the enrichment programme. Varied and extensive, it aims to maximise girls’ abilities beyond the curricular content, whether that be in music, drama, sport, STEM or public speaking. Trips to a wide range of destinations are organised regularly and TWGGS’ relationships with other educational facilities around the world, including in countries like Ghana and India, are vigorous, maintained mainly through exchange programmes.

 

Guided by the motto ‘Give your best’, girls progress through school with high levels of confidence and strong capacity for reflective thought, benefiting from its safe and inclusive community centred on mutual respect. Self-assured and responsible, they make considerable contributions to the richness of experience at TWGGS and leave school with an abundance of skills and virtues, along with fond memories. [2]

 

Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School standard entry point is 11 Plus. However, the school also accepts applications from pupils interested in In-Year (Late) Entry. To assess pupils for In-Year entry, Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School administers the CAT4 online test and National Curriculum examinations. [3]

 

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) covers four subject areas, each of them evaluating pupils’ Reasoning skills through standardised assessments. 

 

Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School In-Year Entry (12 Plus & 13 Plus) Admissions Information

 

These tests will be taken at Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School. If you wish your child to be considered for the assessments, you should apply using the In Year Common Application Form.

 

As the school is often over-subscribed, it is very likely that your daughter’s name will be placed on the waiting list. In case she’s been refused a place, you have the right to appeal against this decision, in accordance with section 2 of the School Admission Appeals Code.

 

Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School In-Year (Casual Admissions) Entry Exam Information

 

Address: Southfield Road, Tunbridge Wells TN4 9UJ

County: Kent

Admissions info: [email protected] or 01892 520902

School type: Grammar school for girls

Number of students: 1100 (approx.)

 

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.

 

Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar 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.

 

Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar 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 rated 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. These practice tests are specifically designed for CAT4 Levels D and E, which are taken in Year 7 and 8 for 12+ and 13+ entry, respectively.

 

12+ CAT4 PRACTICE TESTS

CAT4 – Level D – Practice Test 1

CAT4 – Level D – Practice Test 2

CAT4 – Level D – Practice Test 3

CAT4 – Level D – Practice Test 4

CAT4 – Level D – Practice Test 5

 

13+ CAT4 PRACTICE TESTS

CAT4 – Level E – Practice Test 1

CAT4 – Level E – Practice Test 2

CAT4 – Level E – Practice Test 3

CAT4 – Level E – Practice Test 4

CAT4 – Level E – Practice Test 5

 

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. The courses cover every possible question type that could potentially come up in the CAT4 test for 12+ and 13+ entry.

 

CAT4 Quantitative Reasoning Course

CAT4 Non-Verbal Reasoning Course

CAT4 Spatial Reasoning Course

CAT4 Verbal Reasoning 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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