St Dominic’s Grammar School, Brewood, 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information

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Introduction

 

St Dominic’s Grammar School is an independent, co-educational day school in the village of Brewood, Staffordshire. Founded by the Dominican Sisters in 1920, it was previously known by the names St Dominic’s High School For Girls and St Dominic’s Brewood. [1]

 

The balanced curriculum comprises English, maths, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, history, RE, French, Spanish, art, DT, PE, music, drama and ICT.

 

Through an extensive selection of enrichment activities, which include the World Challenge programme, pupils have the opportunity to work on community projects and travel to far-off destinations such as Malaysia and Costa Rica, or take part in exchange programmes to both France and Spain.

 

St. Dominic’s places an equal emphasis on growth in mind, body and spirit while simultaneously producing some of the best exam results in the region. Noted for delivering excellence in teaching and inspiring confidence in pupils, the school ensures that they leave its premises fully equipped to take their place in the world. 

 

St Dominic’s Grammar School, Brewood, 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

 

Address: Bargate Street, Brewood South Staffordshire ST19 9BA

County: Staffordshire

Admissions info: secretary@stdominicsgrammarschool.co.uk or 01902 850248 (ext 38)

School type: Independent, co-ed day school 

Number of students: 180 (approx.) 

Open days: October and March

Exam date: October of Year 6

Exam type / Board: School’s own

 

Open Events for St Dominic’s Grammar School, Brewood, 11 Plus (11+) Entry

 

The school holds Open Mornings in October and March, offering families the opportunity to meet teaching staff members and current pupils, take a pupil-led tour of the school and chat with the Senior Leadership team.

 

Private tours on a normal working day, led by the Headmaster or Leadership team member, can be arranged through the Admissions Office.

 

St Dominic’s Grammar School, Brewood, 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

  

To register your child for the entry exam, you should submit a completed Registration Form and pay a fee of £25. The deadline for registrations is in early October of the year preceding entry. 

 

The entrance examination takes place later the same month. References from your child’s current school will be requested. There may also be an interview.

 

Offers of places are accepted by completing an acceptance form and paying a £200 fee.

 

St Dominic’s Grammar School, Brewood, 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

St. Dominic’s awards scholarships in the following areas: Academic ability, Sports, Performing Arts and Art. 

 

Academic Scholarships and Awards are offered on the grounds of performance in the entrance assessment.

 

Performing Arts (Music, Dance, Drama) and Sport Scholarships are awarded following auditions.

 

Art Scholarships applicants will be expected to submit a portfolio of work and attend a formal interview.

 

The school also offers a number of means tested bursaries to families who meet its criteria.

 

To learn more about St Dominic’s awards and how to apply, please reach out to the Admissions Office.

 

St Dominic’s Grammar School, Brewood, 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The St Dominic’s Grammar School, Brewood, 11+ exam consists of the following tests:

 

  • 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 child’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 their logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary.

 

Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the St Dominic’s Grammar School, Brewood, 11+ entrance examination.

 

How to Prepare for the St Dominic’s Grammar School, Brewood, 11 Plus (11+) Exam

 

One of the best ways to prepare your child for the St Dominic’s Grammar School, Brewood, 11+ entrance exam is to make use of our up to date practice tests. By becoming familiar with the exam format and doing the tests under timed conditions, your child will significantly improve their skills ahead of the actual exam. 

 

With the help of our practice tests, you will be able to calm any potential nerves and stress from the preparation process through a carefully thought-out revision plan that focuses on studying ‘little and often’, and thus transform the entire preparation process into a more pleasant experience.

 

Such a methodical and structured approach towards preparation includes making a habit of responding to questions quickly and effectively, under time pressure.

 

Successfully used by tens of thousands of students every year, our practice tests are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase.

 

Our recommendations to help your child prepare for the St Dominic’s Grammar School, Brewood, 11 plus entrance examination can be found below.

 

St Dominic’s Grammar School, Brewood, 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers

 

English

 

We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the St Dominic’s Grammar School 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

 

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

 

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 St Dominic’s Grammar School 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

 

Verbal Reasoning

 

Practice tests

 

To prepare your child for the St Dominic’s Grammar School 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

 

Skill specific practice

 

The following topic specific packs will help your child prepare for the various question types that could come up in the St Dominic’s Grammar 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

 

Interviews

 

11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide

 

 

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