Find out information about Torquay Boys’ Grammar School here and learn about what courses your child should be doing if they hope to pass the entry examination into Torquay Boys’ Grammar School.

About Torquay Boys’ Grammar School

The school has a very proud history and can trace its roots back to 1904 and the establishment of the Pupil Teacher Centre in Abbey Road. Even in those days overcrowding was a problem and Torquay Secondary School, as it had become, was opened in Barton Road in April 1915 with 170 boys. They remained at Barton Road until 1983 when they moved to our purpose built site here at Shiphay. At that time they had 750 boys in four Houses; now they have over 1000 boys and girls in six houses (girls studying the International Baccalaureate are part of our sixth form) so extensive building programmes have taken place in the last 30 years or so to keep the facilities up-to-date and to provide a suitable environment for learning of the highest quality to take place. The school now stands as one of the top 20 boys’ schools in the country and is forever moving forward in the drive to providing an education, both academic and cultural, to rival that found anywhere in the country.

Area Devon
Pupils 1,088 pupils
Places in Year 7 156 places
Competition 3+ applicants for every place
Exam Format CEM 11 Plus
School Website www.tbgs.co.uk

Torquay Boys’ Grammar School Courses

With high entry standards to Torquay Boys’ Grammar School, your child will need plenty of preparation in order to get in. Parents can choose to use tutors/tuition centres or books/structured courses. The benefits of a structured course are that it is tailored to the area you are applying for and parents can focus on helping their child rather than worrying about which books to buy when and what order to do the work in.

Our courses are used by parents and by private tutors who choose to use them instead of books to help their children.

Which 11 Plus course to choose?

If your child is in Year 3 or Year 4 then please use our primary schools course chooser (link below) as a guide to starting on the right course. These courses focus on core literacy and numeracy skills. They help your child reach their potential before moving onto 11 Plus preparation at the right time.

Primary School- Course Chooser for younger children

If your child is really bright and in the latter half of Year 4 or in Year 5 then please choose from the courses below which have been tailored for the 11 Plus and this school/area.

Complete Courses – Complete preparation for the 11 Plus Exam

The course below is our flagship course and includes everything needed. This course is 40 parts in length with its own dedicated page including full details and free course preview. 

The  Complete 11 Plus Programme

If you just wanted to focus on the literacy or numeracy elements then we have cut those out of the main course to create the two courses below.

The Complete 11 Plus Programme- Vocabulary and Verbal Reasoning

The Complete 11 Plus Programme- Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning

If you just wanted to focus on vocabulary then we have cut that out of the main course to be a course on its own.

The Complete Vocabulary Course

Enhance Courses- For those with a little less time

If you have less time available we have cut our main course down to half the length (roughly 65% of the materials in the complete course are included in our Enhance course). Full details and free preview are available by following the link:

11 Plus Enhance

If you just wanted to focus on either the literacy or numeracy aspects then we have cut those from the full Enhance course to create two alternative options.

11 Plus Enhance- Vocabulary and Verbal Reasoning

11 Plus Enhance- Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning

If you just wanted to focus on vocabulary then we have cut this from the Enhance courses as well to create a further option.

Vocabulary Enhance

Boost Courses- For those preparing without much time to go until the exam

If you are preparing later then we have produced these short courses which are half the length of Enhance courses but contain about 40% of our longest course. Link to the full Boost course below where you will find full details and an in-depth free preview:

11 Plus Boost

If you just wanted to focus on literacy or numeracy then we have cut-down versions our Boost course below.

11 Plus Boost- Vocabulary and Verbal Reasoning

11 Plus Boost- Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning

If you just wanted to focus on vocabulary then we have also created a boost vocabulary course below.

Vocabulary Boost

Revision

We have created a revision course which is suitable for this school. This tends to be used by families who have not found us until very late and have perhaps prepared with books or with some tutoring but now want to have something more structured.

Please do not do this course if you have done any of the courses above as there is some crossover of material.

11 Plus Revision Course

Preparation for Independent School 11 Plus Exams

Often we will find parents are asking their children to sit an 11 Plus exam for a grammar school in September and then are going on to sit an Independent School 11 Plus exam the following January.

Where this is case we have prepared two courses to help with the additional preparation that will be required:

11 Plus Creative Writing Course

11 Plus Maths Stretch and Revision

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