London Bexley Grammar Schools


Beths Grammar School

Entrance Exam Dates: Tuesday 15 or Wednesday 16 September 2020

All registered children who attend a primary school in Bexley will sit the test on the morning of 16 September, either in their own school or in a test centre.

All other children will be invited to one morning or afternoon test session on either 15 or 16 September at a secondary school in Bexley

https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/school-admissions/selection-tests

Ofsted Report: Outstanding
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/136334

Test Type: CEM

There will be two test papers containing a mixture of questions on verbal reasoning and comprehension, non-verbal reasoning and mathematical reasoning.

Each paper will be divided into timed sections, and instructions will be given on an audio soundtrack. Most questions are multiple-choice, and all answers are marked on a separate machine-readable answer sheet. There will be a short break between the two test papers.

https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/school-admissions/selection-tests

Specialisation

Boys school.

In 1995 the school was awarded Technology College Status. In 2005 we were identified as one of the first High Performing Specialist Schools and, in 2006, took on a second specialism in languages. Following an Outstanding Ofsted grading in 2007, Beths became, in 2008, a National Support School. In 2009 the school added a third specialism to its portfolio, as a Leadership Partner School.

The international dimension offered by the language specialism is of great value in the modern world. We offer Mandarin Chinese as well as French, German and Spanish, and the various opportunities that arise include visits to China. In May 2010 we became a ‘Confucius Classroom’ – a hub school for Mandarin Chinese.

Among the various ways that we seek to develop the students’ leadership skills are the thriving School Council, student-led assemblies, the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

https://www.beths.bexley.sch.uk/page/?title=School+Information&pid=6

Mandarin Tuition Year 7-13

https://www.beths.bexley.sch.uk/page/?title=Mandarin&pid=113

The Mandarin Excellence Programme is a new intensive language programme funded by the Department for Education, which will see at least 5000 school students in England on track to fluency in Mandarin Chinese by 2020.

Participating schools – with support from UCL Institute of Education and the British Council – are at the forefront of delivering the programme and funding is available to support successful delivery.

Students on the programme will study eight hours of Mandarin Chinese a week – including four hours of classroom taught lessons – with selected groups of students beginning from Year 7.

https://www.beths.bexley.sch.uk/page/?title=Mandarin+Excellence+Programme&pid=64

Sports

During the Autumn and Spring term the extra-curricular clubs predominantly focus on Football, Rugby and Basketball. After Easter, the focus then moves onto summer sports with Cricket, Tennis and Athletics. In addition to these, there is ample opportunity for all students to get involved in lunch-time clubs such as Table Tennis, Badminton and Volleyball.

https://www.beths.bexley.sch.uk/page/?title=Sports+%26amp%3B+Fixtures&pid=118

GCSE Results

https://www.beths.bexley.sch.uk/page/?title=Performance+%28Exams+and+Assessment+results%29&pid=12

https://www.beths.bexley.sch.uk/page/?title=GCSE+Examination+Results+2019&pid=172


Bexley Grammar School

Entrance Exam Dates: Tuesday 15 or Wednesday 16 September 2020

All registered children who attend a primary school in Bexley will sit the test on the morning of 16 September, either in their own school or in a test centre.

All other children will be invited to one morning or afternoon test session on either 15 or 16 September at a secondary school in Bexley

https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/school-admissions/selection-tests

Ofsted Report: Converted to an Academy, rated as outstanding prior.
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/101462
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/136369

Test Type: CEM

There will be two test papers containing a mixture of questions on verbal reasoning and comprehension, non-verbal reasoning and mathematical reasoning.

Each paper will be divided into timed sections, and instructions will be given on an audio soundtrack. Most questions are multiple-choice, and all answers are marked on a separate machine-readable answer sheet. There will be a short break between the two test papers.

https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/school-admissions/selection-tests

Specialisation

2 of the top 10 GCSE students in England – perfect set of grade 9s in 12 subjects! (2019)

Top 5% GCSE value-added in Languages.

Top 25% GCSE value-added in Sciences.

Securing Oxbridge and Russell Group university places for our students (8 Oxbridge places).

Music

ISM (Incorporated Society of Musicians) award in recognition of the school’s commitment to music with particularly high levels of participation and success at GCSE Music.

Teacher Training

PTI (Prince’sTeaching Institute) Mark in 7 subject areas – recognition of continuing training and research into effective pedagogy by our teachers.

Languages

Year 7 students study the full range of traditional subjects, including Latin, in addition to either French or German.

Year 8 students choose a second modern foreign language from a wide range including French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.

Students taking 3 separate sciences at GCSE: 99%.

Students taking 2 languages at GCSE: 98%.

Trips

There were 21 overseas trips last year, including to Spain, Japan, Greece, Italy, USA, China, Russia, France, Iceland, Germany, Sardinia, Holland. Our next World Challenge trip is to Namibia.

Learning Help

Any student struggling for any reason is supported. Our fully qualified Higher Level Teaching Assistants work closely with teachers to accommodate special needs and they provide, as required, one-to-one support, a homework club, and booster lessons.

https://www.bexleygs.co.uk/attachments/download.asp?file=1505&type=pdf

GCSE Results

https://www.bexleygs.co.uk/page/?title=Examination+Results&pid=128



Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School

Entrance Exam Dates: Tuesday 15 or Wednesday 16 September 2020

All registered children who attend a primary school in Bexley will sit the test on the morning of 16 September, either in their own school or in a test centre.

All other children will be invited to one morning or afternoon test session on either 15 or 16 September at a secondary school in Bexley

https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/school-admissions/selection-tests

Ofsted Report: Good
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/137423

Test Type: CEM

There will be two test papers containing a mixture of questions on verbal reasoning and comprehension, non-verbal reasoning and mathematical reasoning.

Each paper will be divided into timed sections, and instructions will be given on an audio soundtrack. Most questions are multiple-choice, and all answers are marked on a separate machine-readable answer sheet. There will be a short break between the two test papers.

https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/school-admissions/selection-tests

Specialisation

Arts

The school has a strong tradition in the arts, particularly in music and drama. There are purpose built facilities for these subjects and students are encouraged to study them at GCSE, A Level and beyond.

The school also has a strong tradition in fine art which has developed in recent years into a wider consideration of alternative media. Student work is regularly shown throughout the school.

Sports

Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School has a local, regional and national reputation for sporting excellence, particularly in the traditional team games. A strong focus is placed on competitive sport against other institutions and students are expected to represent the school when selected.

The school is fortunate to possess outstanding external facilities and continues to work hard to improve and enhance these for the benefit of all students. The school’s Jubilee Pavilion, contains a dance studio, a high quality classroom and a number of changing rooms for competitive and curricular use.

The main winter sports are rugby, hockey and netball. School teams exist at all levels in these sports and a very competitive fixture list is followed against many of the best schools in the South East. Our teams have been successful at county, regional and national level. At cross country and athletics, school teams consistently outperform local rivals. Cricket, tennis and athletics are the major summer sports. Regular county representation is achieved by students and full international honours have been gained by students in a variety of sports, most recently athletics and rugby.

Technology

CSGS has made a significant investment in cloud facilities. By utilising Office 365, we have moved shared resources to the Microsoft SharePoint, which provides access to the multiple sites and documents libraries for effortless collaboration and better productivity. This is now used by all staff and pupils. Pupils also have access to the CSGS remote apps which can be used to access Digital textbooks like French, German and Science textbooks remotely.

Trips

There are a large number of school journeys organised as part of the curriculum. Regular visits continue to take place to Germany and France. The Whitsun break also provides an opportunity for an adventure holiday to Spain. Other visits have included Year 12 ‘A’ Level French students going to France, Year 9 pupils touring the Rhineland, Year 8 travelling to Normandy, a group of Year 7 pupils going to Switzerland, ‘A’ Level Field courses in Geography and Biology, the annual ski trip and a Maths trip to New York as well as a myriad of day visits.

“The Mathematics school trip to New York was the best school trip I have ever been on. It was an amazing experience and will never be forgotten!”  Year 10 Pupil

Former Students Association

The Sedcopians represent the former students’ association of the school, which remains an important element of the school’s tradition. They hold an annual dinner and arrange winter and summer sporting competitions against senior school sides.

New Facilities

A considerable investment programme in new facilities is unfolding at our school. Aside from a range of well resourced specialist teaching areas, the school continues to add new buildings. The Legacy Building providing modern facilities for all Sixth Form students and the Performance Building to support teaching of the arts are the most recent additions.

https://www.csgrammar.com/prospectus2/256.html

GCSE Results

https://www.csgrammar.com/results/259.html


Townley Grammar School

Entrance Exam Dates: Tuesday 15 or Wednesday 16 September 2020

All registered children who attend a primary school in Bexley will sit the test on the morning of 16 September, either in their own school or in a test centre.

All other children will be invited to one morning or afternoon test session on either 15 or 16 September at a secondary school in Bexley

https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/school-admissions/selection-tests

Ofsted Report: Outstanding
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/137769

Test Type: CEM

There will be two test papers containing a mixture of questions on verbal reasoning and comprehension, non-verbal reasoning and mathematical reasoning.

Each paper will be divided into timed sections, and instructions will be given on an audio soundtrack. Most questions are multiple-choice, and all answers are marked on a separate machine-readable answer sheet. There will be a short break between the two test papers.

https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/school-admissions/selection-tests

Specialisation

Girls School.

Computing

The Ada Lovelace Suite is made up of five spacious computing classrooms, a MacLab, a DT design room and a conference room.

The computing facilities illustrate the status of computing at Townley. The facilities allow our students to develop their passion for computing science and all things technology in a apt learning environment; as well as facilitating external events and training programmes.

Religious Education

Students in Years 7, 8 & 9 have two lessons a week in R.E. All students study a full course in R.E. at GCSE level following the WJEC syllabus.

Daily collective worship is a statutory requirement and takes place in the context of an assembly.

Trips

  • Computing visit to San Fransisco
  • STEM trip to Moscow
  • Science exchange to Japan
  • World Challenge (past visit have included Madagascar, Mongolia, Thaland and Costa Rica)

Therapy Dog

The school has invested in Maisy, our therapy dog. Maisy is in three days of the school week and will give students who are feeling stressed or anxious additional support.

https://issuu.com/townleygrammarschool/docs/prospectus_2019

GCSE Results

https://www.townleygrammar.org.uk/about-us/results-outcomes

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