30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY
T: 01803 613215

Y7-11 Absence: 01803 653 750

South West Secondary
School of the Year 2019

30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY
E:   T: 01803 613215
Y7-11 Absence Line: 01803 653 750

South West Secondary School of the Year 2019

Selection Tests

TGGS applicants have to take an Admissions Test to gain a place. Every effort is taken to make this process as stress-free as possible.
Girls who are achieving in the top 25% of their age group at Primary School should be able to cope with the tests.  For example if a girl’s teacher believes she is “Working at a Greater Depth” in English, Maths and Science then this would be a good indicator that she will be of sufficient standard.
Applicants must complete the Test Registration Form issued by the School and return it by Friday 6th September 2019. The Form can be accessed from the school website or by contacting the school. It enables us to inform you of all the test arrangements such as timings, registration, what to bring, parking etc.
If your daughter has any special SEN/Medical requirements then please contact us at the earliest opportunity so that we can verify requests and make any appropriate arrangements.
If you have any questions about any part of the process then please ring Mrs Rumbelow, our Admissions Officer, on  01803 616 504 .  She will be more than happy to assist you.
The test consists of two CEM papers. Students will be expected to sit ALL tests on SATURDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 2019.


Saturday 14th September 2019


Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring (CEM) Test 1

Approximately 50 minutes

Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring (CEM) Test 2

Approximately 50 minutes


The CEM tests will assess verbal ability (comprehension, vocabulary and verbal reasoning), numerical reasoning and non-verbal reasoning.  There will be two papers, each with approximately 45-50 minutes of timed test questions.  There is a mix of content within each paper.
CEM do not produce commercially available practice material for the tests but parents can download a copy of the familiarisation booklet from the school website.  This does give a feel for the appearance of the tests and the range of disciplines tested and answer formats used.  The two CEM test scores will be combined. 
A copy of the Familiarisation Booklet can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.
Children who are unable to take the tests due to illness, or other significant acceptable reason, will be offered the opportunity to take the test on Wednesday 25th September 2019. The reason must be discussed with the school at the earliest opportunity.
If the parent chooses to name the school on the CAF for a child who has not taken the selective test, there will be no score to rank and therefore a place will not be offered. The child will be deemed not to have met the entry criteria.

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