RGS Dodderhill 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details

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Introduction

 

RGS Dodderhill is an independent day school for girls in Worcestershire. Part of the RGS Worcester family of schools since 2019, RGS Dodderhill maintains a strong academic record despite its relatively small size. Since it doesn’t have a Sixth Form, many girls continue their education at RGS Worcester.

 

RGS Dodderhill School’s rich programme of extracurricular activities ensures that girls develop or improve skills in competitive sports such as netball, hockey, rounders, athletics and gymnastics, and make the most of creative opportunities such as LAMDA courses and music lessons taught by specialists.

 

Rated as ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Excellent’ in all areas by both ISI and Ofsted inspectors, RGS Dodderhill maximises girls’ potential and self-esteem by encouraging a love of learning and high academic achievement, hence fully preparing them for the world of work. 

 

RGS Dodderhill 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

 

Address: RGS Dodderhill, Dodderhill Road, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire WR9 0BE

County: Worcestershire

Admissions info: dodderhill@rgsw.org.uk or 01905 778290

School Type: Independent day school for girls

Number of Students: 140 (approx.)

Open day: In The Autumn Term

11+ Exam Type / Board: School’s own

 

Open Events for RGS Dodderhill 11 plus (11+) Entry

 

Open Mornings allow families to meet the teaching staff and Senior Leadership Team and ask questions of interest. 

 

Personal visits during a normal school morning can also be arranged. They include a meeting with the Headmistress and a personalised tour of the school, with the option to briefly attend lectures.

 

RGS Dodderhill 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

  

After the visit, you may wish to register your daughter with the school. To do so, you should complete a registration form and pay a fee of £45. A reference from her current school will also be requested.

 

Your daughter will be assessed and interviewed on Taster Day/Assessment Morning. If, following the exam and interview, an offer of a place is made, you should accept it in writing and pay a deposit of £100 to secure her place.  

 

RGS Dodderhill 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

RGS Dodderhill awards the Price Scholarship for academic ability to a Year 7 applicant following the entrance exams. The award is the equivalent of one term’s fees.

 

Additionally, there is the Davidson Music Scholarship, worth £1000 a year. More details are available from the school office.

 

To apply for a bursary, you should submit a bursary application form, available from the Bursar, along with documents related to income and assets.You will be informed of the outcome of the bursary application before the end of the spring term. 

 

Note that bursaries are reviewed annually, and may vary depending on your financial situation. For more details, please visit the school’s website.

 

RGS Dodderhill 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The RGS Dodderhill 11+ exam consists of the following papers:

 

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Verbal Reasoning

 

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 daughter’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills. The paper may include questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra and statistics.

 

The Verbal Reasoning paper is designed to test and assess her logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary.

 

Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the RGS Dodderhill 11+ entrance examination.

 

How to Prepare for the RGS Dodderhill 11 Plus (11+) Exam

 

To successfully prepare your child for the RGS Dodderhill 11+ exam, we recommend that you utilise resources that provide an insight into the types of questions that they could be asked in the actual exam. Our practice papers offer exactly that and much more.

 

Aside from reflecting the demands of the RGS Dodderhill 11+ exam, our practice tests will help you identify any weaker areas that require additional work, and thus enable you to adjust your child’s study schedule accordingly. 

 

Students who approach preparation in such a methodical way generally have a competitive advantage over their peers who prefer a less structured approach. 

 

Our practice tests tend to make the preparation process easily manageable and less demanding in order for your child to feel confident and less stressed about the upcoming 11+ exam. For that reason, they are used successfully by tens of thousands of students every year.

 

They are age-appropriate, yet challenging, and are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase.

 

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

 

RGS Dodderhill 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers

 

Recommendations for each section of the RGS Dodderhill 11 Plus exam can be found below:

 

English

 

We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the RGS Dodderhill 11+ English paper. They will help improve your daughter’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

 

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 daughter’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the RGS Dodderhill 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

 

11+ Mental Arithmetic 

 

11+ Algebra

 

11+ Angles & Degrees

 

11+ BODMAS

 

11+ Estimation & Place Value

 

11+ Factors & Multiples

 

11+ Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

 

11+ Measurements

 

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

 

Verbal Reasoning

 

To prepare your daughter for the Verbal Reasoning paper, we strongly recommend the use of the following packs:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 4

 

Verbal Reasoning: Skill specific practice

 

The following topic specific packs will help your daughter prepare for the various question types that could come up in the RGS Dodderhill 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

 

Interviews

 

11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide

 

 

 

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