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The Folkestone School for Girls

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About the School

Folkestone School for Girls is committed to excelling in all that they do and expect their girls to share and exhibit those same high standards for themselves. The school aims to achieve outstanding academic results but are equally concerned to foster creativity, to encourage courtesy and sensitivity towards others and to develop self-discipline, self-motivation and self-confidence. This stems from their belief that qualifications are what all girls get; they do not define who they are and will play only a part in shaping who they become.

Folkestone School for Girls academic curriculum, therefore, is only a part of what they do. Staff also encourage all girls to explore other interests and to take part in the wider life of the school through many co-curricular opportunities – be that debating society, music, dance, drama, sports, Young Enterprise, Duke of Edinburgh award, Combined Cadet Force (CCF)…..the list goes on.

Folkestone School for Girls believes this is in an incredibly important part of education. Being part of a club, a team, a cast or orchestra requires teamwork and commitment. It develops self-confidence and, simply, can allow us all to grow and flourish in other arenas.

This belief in the power of co-curricular activities drives school thinking. Girls therefore do not complete an excessive amount of qualifications. Typically, students sit 10 x GCSE and a further 3 A-levels. This allows time to focus efforts on achieving the very highest grades within these but also time to participate in other activities and interests – both at school and at home. Additionally, and importantly, there is also time to spend with friends and family. Folkestone School for Girls feels a sensible balance - with girls able to excel and explore in the classroom but also on the stage, the sports field, the concert hall......Time, too, to just be a child/teenager.

So, over and above a traditional, rigorous, academic curriculum all girls will take part in a personal challenge. It could be rock climbing on our climbing wall, mountain biking on our bike trail or taking part in the big school production. The school call it the FSGBacc and it is at the very heart of what they do because the job of staff is not to prepare girls for exams; it is to prepare them for life.

Year 7 11+ Exam Content

Kent 11 Plus Test

How to prepare for the 11+ in 

The Folkestone School for Girls

Parents will often search for 11+ books relevant to the The Folkestone School for Girls so that they can help their child prepare  for the 11 plus test.

Practice in all aspects of 11+ Verbal Reasoning and 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning is essential. Developing 11+ English and 11+ maths skills will give your child an advantage when sitting the actual 11+ exam.

Our 11+ Exam Book Shop will offer lots of suitable practice material.

Kent

Region:-

School Type:-

Girls' Grammar

Total Pupils:-

180

1100

Year 7 Places:-

Year 7 Admission details:-

At least 2-3 applicants for every place in Y7.

Exam Format

The 11+ exam is based on the Procedure For Entry To Secondary Education (PESE) & The Kent Test (11+) and contains questions on 11+ Maths, 11+ English and 11+ Reasoning. Kent 11 Plus Test 

Address

The Folkestone School for Girls, Coolinge Lane, Folkestone CT20 3RB

School website:-

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