Co-educational independent day school for ages 11 to 18

Entrance Assessments

Year 7 Admissions: Entrance Examination Monday 6th January 2020 for September 2020 entry

The Year 7 assessment day takes place in early January of the year of entry (i.e. January 2020 for September 2020 entry). The assessment day is designed for pupils to learn more about life at Dunottar and to enable us to begin to get to know your child and to help us assess their ability to fit into the Dunottar community.

Academic assessments for Year 7 entry will be in English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning.  In English and Mathematics the tests are based on the National Curriculum work that the pupils will have been doing in their current school.  No special tutoring is required beyond this.

In addition to the tests, all pupils will have a friendly, informal interview with a member of staff. Pupils will also take part in a number of individual and group activities to allow us to assess their creativity and how they work with other children.  No preparation for these activities is required.

Year 12 Admissions

Any pupil who wishes to join in Year 12 will be interviewed by a senior member of staff, will tour the school and, where possible, meet the Director of Sixth Form and the Heads of Departments of the subjects that the student wishes to study at A Level. 

We will request references from the current school and candidates are normally required to achieve a minimum of six GCSEs at grades 9 to 5, with a grade 6 or above in the subjects they wish to study at A Level. 

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Dunottar School
High Trees Road

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