Dunottar School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details

Introduction

 

Dunottar School is an independent coeducational school located in Reigate, Surrey. Established in 1926, the school was recently awarded the prestigious Education Business Award in the ‘Outstanding Progress – UK Independent Schools’ category.

 

In Year 7, pupils at Dunottar study a broad and well-balanced curriculum, including the core subjects, separate sciences, a modern foreign language (French or Spanish), humanities, creative subjects (including design & technology), computing, food & nutrition, music, art and drama.

 

The vast variety of Clubs and Societies further extend pupils’ talents and abilities. They include Amnesty International, Book Club, Badminton, Art Club, Chamber Choir, Basketball, Bee-keeping Club, Dissection Club, Rock Climbing and Eco Club.

 

Firmly grounded in the motto Do ut Des (I give that thou may’st give), the school provides its pupils with numerous opportunities to achieve their ambitions for their future education and employment. Through the adoption of values such as confidence, determination, creativity, respect and enthusiasm, they grow into individuals of kindness and integrity, fully prepared for the fast paced and ever changing world beyond school.

 

Dunottar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

 

Address: High Trees Road Reigate, Surrey RH2 7EL

County: Surrey

Admissions info: admissions@dunottarschool.com or 01737 761945

School Type: Independent co-educational day school

Number of Students: 460 (approx.)

Open day: February, April, June

11+ Exam Date: January of Year 6

11+ Exam Type / Board: School’s own

 

Open Events for Dunottar School 11 plus (11+) Entry

 

Dunottar holds Open Days throughout the year which offer a great chance to get a taste of daily life on Campus.  They include a talk from the Headmaster, a pupil-led tour of the school, attending lessons and a meeting with the staff.  

 

If you are unable to attend any of the Open Days, you can arrange an individual visit via Admissions

 

Dunottar School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

To register your child, you should fill in the registration form available on the school’s website. Upon registration, your child will be invited for a Year 7 assessment day, which takes place in early January of the calendar year of entry. 

 

The assessment day will help your child learn more about life at Dunottar and will enable the school to assess their ability to fit into the Dunottar community. In addition to tests, your child will have a friendly, informal interview with a member of staff. They will also take part in a number of individual and group activities to assess their creative and collaborative skills.

 

Academic Scholarships are awarded on the basis of positive school reports and exceptional performance in the entry assessment and interview. The school looks into each child’s potential and capacity to contribute to the community. Thus, the school expects Scholars to show real commitment to their scholarship subject(s), aim high and have a positive impact on their peer group and other pupils.

 

There is no application process for an Academic Scholarship. The school also offers Art, Music, Sports, Performing Arts and  Design & Technology Scholarships. For more information, please visit the school’s website.

 

Dunottar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The Dunottar School entrance assessment consists of the following papers:

 

  • English 
  • Maths 
  • Verbal Reasoning 

 

The English paper examines comprehension and writing skills, including inference, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation. The maths exam assesses your child’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills.

 

The Verbal Reasoning paper is primarily designed to test and assess your child’s logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary

 

Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Dunottar School 11+ entrance examinations.

 

How to Prepare for the Dunottar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam

 

To successfully prepare your child for the Dunottar School 11+ entrance exam, we recommend using practice tests. Our resources fully reflect the actual 11+ exam by covering all the question types that could come up, whilst helping your child become familiar with the exam layout. 

 

Coupled with a structured study plan, our practice tests will help you define any weak areas that require additional work at the earliest. They will also help you recognise your child’s strengths, resulting in a significant boost of their confidence in the lead up to the big day.

 

Furthermore, they will get used to answering questions quickly and effectively, under time pressure.

 

Our resources are designed to be age-appropriate, yet challenging, and, as such, they are used successfully by tens of thousands of students every year.

 

Please see below our recommended packs to help you prepare your child for the Dunottar School 11 plus entrance examinations.

 

Dunottar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers

 

Recommendations for each part of the Dunottar School 11 Plus exam can be found below:

 

English

 

We strongly suggest the following packs for successful preparation ahead of Dunottar School’s 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+ Inference Skills

 

11+ Complete Comprehension Guide

 

11+ Reading Workbook

 

Writing

 

11+ Complete Writing Guide

 

11+ Writing Prompts

 

11+ Spelling Pack 1

 

11+ Spelling Pack 2

 

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 Dunottar School’s 11+ maths test:

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 1

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 2

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 3

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 4

 

11+ Problem Solving

 

11+ Mental Arithmetic

 

Verbal Reasoning

 

Practice Tests

 

To further develop your child’s Reasoning abilities ahead of Dunottar School’s 11+ entrance examination, we suggest that you make use of the following packs that cover all of the key question types:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 4

 

Skill specific practice

 

The following topic specific packs will help your child prepare for the various question types that could come up in the Dunottar School 11+ Verbal Reasoning exam:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Anagrams

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Analogies

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Codes

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Compound Words

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Embedded Words

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Form a Word

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Insert a Letter

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Analogies

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Calculations

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Codes

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Sequences

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Move a Letter

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Analogies

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Calculations

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Sequences

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Shuffled Sentences

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Synonyms

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Completion

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Match

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Opposites

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Pairs

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Puzzles

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Relationships

 

 

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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Dunottar School 11+ past papers. The information provided about Dunottar School 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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