Standard testing arrangements are coordinated across the county. There are 16 selective schools and 15 of them use the standard testing arrangements with Caistor Grammar School being the exception.
13 have agreed to a common protocol. The 2 schools which use the coordinated testing but have not adopted the protocol, use the standardised scores provided by the testing arrangements as they see fit.
Students who qualify for a place at one of the schools signed up to the protocol will qualify for a place at any of the 13 schools which signed the protocol.
Students who are offered a place at one of the schools that have not signed the protocol may not necessarily qualify for a place at another Lincolnshire grammar school.
Children sit a Verbal Reasoning Test and a Non-Verbal Reasoning Test, either in their own Primary Schools or in the Grammar School where they have registered, according to the area. Candidates record their answers on an Optical Mark Reading (OMR) sheet, being required to shade the correct choice on the OMR sheet.
Practice papers, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning are made available to Lincolnshire primary schools. The practice tests are to ensure that candidates are familiar with the style of questions. Each real Test also has a short practice element; the Verbal Reasoning Test is preceded by a ten-minute Preliminary Practice Test, and the Non-Verbal Reasoning Test is divided into sections each provided with a few practice questions. The answers to these practice questions are neither marked nor taken into consideration.
The grammar schools.
The schools that have signed the protocol are:
Alford: Queen Elizabeth's Grammar, Alford - A Selective Academy
Bourne: Bourne Grammar School
Gainsborough: Queen Elizabeth's High School
Grantham: Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School
Grantham: The King's School
Horncastle: Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School
Louth: King Edward VI Grammar School
Skegness: Skegness Grammar School
Sleaford: Carre's Grammar School
Sleaford: Kesteven and Sleaford High School - Selective Academy
Spalding: Spalding Grammar School
Spalding: Spalding High School
Spilsby: King Edward VI Academy
Queen Elizabeth's High School
Lincolnshire County Council
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