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Wilmington Grammar School for Boys » Late Transfer (In-Year 12+ and 13+) Entry Information

Introduction

 

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys (WGSB) is a grammar school with academy status in Wilmington, Kent. Formerly known as Dartford Technical High School, WGSB is a specialist engineering facility with strong emphasis on DT, mathematics and physics. [1]

 

Students benefit from top-quality teaching for English, mathematics, science, history, geography, RE, art, music, DT, computer science, business studies, PE and MFL. Further training is delivered through the ‘Life’ programme, which comprises PSHE, RSE and Careers Education. 

 

The varied curriculum is supported by a rich range of extra-curriculum subjects, allowing boys to acquire numerous skills as they progress through the school. Activities range from badminton club, gardening club and film club to ukulele club, Christian Union and rugby.

 

The school’s ethos is rooted in the traditional British values of democracy, mutual respect and tolerance, inspiring the pursuit of excellence and realistic personal targets. Educating the whole person, Wilmington Grammar is characterised by a harmonious atmosphere despite its multi-cultural dimensions, actively encouraging boys to be considerate of the needs of those who are less fortunate. [2]

 

Wilmington 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, Wilmington Grammar 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 through standardised assessments. 

 

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

 

These tests will be taken at Wilmington 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.

 

A total of three testing dates are allocated per academic year. In order to be considered eligible for a place, your son must gain a standardised score of 115 and above (in the CAT4). If a place is not available or your son has not reached the required standard, the school will not offer a place. Please note that you have the right to appeal the school’s decision.

 

If the school has reached its Published Admission Number (PAN) in the year group, your son may be placed on a waiting list. Under these circumstances, priority will be given to:

 

  • Children in the Local Authority Care;
  • Children whose siblings attend the school;
  • Children whose siblings attend Wilmington Grammar for Girls;
  • Children who live nearest to the school.

 

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

 

Address: Common Lane, Wilmington, Dartford, DA2 7DA

County: Kent

Admissions info: [email protected] or 01322 223090

School type: Grammar school for boys

Number of students: 926 (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.

 

Wilmington 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.

 

Wilmington 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

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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