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Dulwich Prep London 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details

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Introduction

 

Basic information: Dulwich Prep London (DPL) is an independent preparatory school in south London. An academically selective and popular facility, Dulwich Prep has educated a number of esteemed ambassadors, journalists, politicians and writers. [1]

 

Curriculum: The school offers a broad and comprehensive education, centred on an extensive curriculum that covers DT, PSHCE, computer science, languages and humanities, among others. Due to the relevant offering, pupils respond to the requirements of further education without much effort and grapple with its complexity in productive ways.

 

Co-curricular: A vast number of co-curricular clubs further extends children’s understanding of the world, engaging them in learning without the barriers that typically characterise in-class behaviour. Everything from fencing and chess to karate and debating is on offer, forming an integral part of the educational provision. [2]

 

Inspection reports: During its recent ISI inspection, Dulwich Prep was noted as a place of excellent standards where pupils’ personal development matches their exemplary academic outcomes. According to the report, boys demonstrate strong social skills and positive attitudes to learning, actively contributing to the harmonious atmosphere on campus. [3]

 

Noted for its welcoming ethos, Dulwich Prep facilitates children’s understanding and respect of differences and secures their future successes by carefully preparing them for their next chapter. Staff are fully invested in ensuring that boys adopt healthy lifestyles and leadership roles, guiding them into an adulthood underpinned by enthusiasm and a commitment to the common good.  

 

Dulwich Prep London 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

 

Address: 42 Alleyn Park, London SE21 7AA

County: Greater London

Admissions info: admissions@dulwichpreplondon.org or 020 8766 5500

School type: Independent preparatory school for boys

11+ Exam date: February of Year 6

 

Dulwich Prep London 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

The deadline for applications is in November of the year preceding entry. In order to be considered, the online form should be accompanied by a payment of a £125 fee.

 

Entry is based on assessments and current-school reports and references. There may also be an interview with a senior staff member.

 

The examinations are held the following January and top-performing candidates may receive an offer of a place in February. The acceptance deadline is in late March. 

 

Dulwich Prep also allows candidates to sit the exam on another occasion, later in the same year. Please click here to learn more. 

 

Dulwich Prep London 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

Dulwich Prep offers means-tested bursaries to academically gifted applicants, as assessed through academic tests and an interview. 

 

The means-testing procedure will include a home visit, as well as a thorough evaluation of your finances, such as gross income, assets, etc. Applications should be made by the deadline in mid-November of the year preceding entry. Please click here to learn more. 

 

Dulwich Prep London 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The Dulwich Prep London 11 Plus (11+) exam consist of the following assessments:

 

  • English
  • Mathematics

 

The English paper examines both comprehension and writing skills, including inference, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation. Marks will be awarded for good use of imagination, creativity, form, purpose, organisation, cohesion and sentence structure.

 

The maths exam assesses your child’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills. The paper may include questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra and statistics.

 

Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Dulwich Prep London 11 Plus entrance examination.

 

How to Prepare for the Dulwich Prep London 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Assessment 

 

Our practice tests help students become familiar with the style and layout of the Dulwich Prep exam, which can help boost their confidence in the lead up to the big day. They cover all the question types that could be asked in the entrance exam and can be used to identify any weaker areas that require additional work.

 

Once you devise a specific study schedule and a structured approach towards 11+ exam preparation, you will be able to remove unnecessary stress from the preparation process and make it more manageable for your child.

 

We highly recommend that students take our practice tests under timed conditions to get used to answering questions quickly and under time pressure.

 

Our practice tests are age-appropriate, yet still challenging, corresponding perfectly with the demands of a competitive independent school’s 11+ entrance exam. 

 

Our recommendations to help your child prepare for the Dulwich Prep 11 plus entrance examination can be found below.

 

Dulwich Prep London 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers


NOTE: The following English and Mathematics practice tests are in standard format, which means that students need to write in their own answers rather than choose from a list of multiple-choice options. This matches the 11+ Exam format used by the school.


English

 

We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the Dulwich Prep London 11+ English paper. They will help improve your child’s comprehension skills, such as inference, and writing skills, including spelling, vocabulary and punctuation:

 

Comprehension

 

11+ English Pack 1

 

11+ English Pack 2

 

11+ English Pack 3

 

11+ English Pack 4

 

11+ English Pack 5

 

11+ Inference Skills Pack 1 

 

11+ Inference Skills Pack 2

 

11+ Complete Comprehension Guide

 

11+ Reading Workbook

 

Writing

 

11+ Complete Writing Guide

 

11+ Writing Prompts

 

11+ Rewrite & Improve

 

11+ Spelling Pack 1

 

11+ Spelling Pack 2

 

11+ English Bundle

 

If you’d like to have your child’s writing assessed and marked, you may be interested in our Writing Marking Service. Please click here to learn more.

 

Mathematics  

 

We highly recommend the use of the following packs to help develop your child’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the Dulwich Prep London 11+ maths test:

 

Full Practice Tests

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 1

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 2

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 3

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 4

 

Skill Specific Practice

 

11+ Problem Solving Pack 1

 

11+ Problem Solving Pack 2

 

11+ Mental Arithmetic 

 

11+ Algebra

 

11+ Angles & Degrees

 

11+ BODMAS

 

11+ Estimation & Place Value

 

11+ Factors & Multiples

 

11+ Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

 

11+ Measurements

 

11+ Money

 

11+ Operations

 

11+ Perimeter, Area & Volume

 

11+ Position & Direction

 

11+ Probability

 

11+ Properties of Shapes

 

11+ Ratio & Proportion

 

11+ Reflection, Rotation & Symmetry

 

11+ Sequences

 

11+ Special Numbers

 

11+ Speed, Distance & Time

 

11+ Statistics

 

11+ Mathematics Bundle

 

Interviews

 

11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide

 

 

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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Dulwich Prep London 11 Plus 11+ past papers. The information provided about Dulwich Prep London was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.

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