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

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Introduction

 

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys (TWGSB) is a grammar school located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Founded as a technical school in 1956, TWGSB has a Humanities College status. [1]

 

The school offers a broad curriculum, aiming to improve students’ skills and maximise their abilities in line with the National Curriculum standards. Lessons are delivered by experienced staff, who provide academic and non-academic teaching for art, sciences, business, DT, drama/theatre studies, economics, English, religion & philosophy, humanities, government & politics, IT, mathematics, media studies, MFL, music, PE, PSHEE, psychology and sociology.

 

Beyond the classroom, boys engage in a broad activities programme and benefit from a number of residential trips and excursions, organised annually to expand their cultural horizons and contextualise their learning accordingly. [2]

 

One of the largest grammar schools in the country, TWGSB centres its philosophy on boosting personal development, providing boys with plenty of room to explore their abilities and learn about the world around them. In return, they grow in self-confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline and proceed to accomplish excellent academic and non-academic outcomes.

 

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys 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 Grammar School for Boys administers the CAT4 online test and papers for Maths and English. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Your son’s performance in these tests should place him in the top 25% of his age group. However, reaching the appropriate standard does not ensure a place. An offer will be made if:

 

  • The school has all the necessary information;
  • A place is available;
  • Your child meets the school’s entry requirements;
  • No other child has a higher priority for the place.

 

You will be notified of the school’s decision within five days of the assessment.

 

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys In-Year (Casual Admissions) Entry Exam Information

 

Address: St John’s Road, Tunbridge Wells TN4 9XB

County: Kent

Admissions info: [email protected] or 01892 529551

School type: Grammar school for boys

Number of students: 1200 (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 Grammar School for Boys 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 Grammar School for Boys 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

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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

 

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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.

 

Please note that Pretest Plus is an independent publisher of practice tests and not affiliated with or endorsed by the publishers of the CAT4 or any other test publisher.

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