Learning Support

The Learning Support Department can offer support to pupils throughout their time at Dunottar. We offer pupils 1:1 sessions across Key Stage 3 and a Personal Review curriculum at Key Stage 4.

1:1 sessions are priced at £360.00 per term based on 10 lessons per term. These sessions will cover fundamental skills required for the core curriculum subjects (Maths, English and Science) whilst supporting study in other subject areas. Pupils can also be supported with revision and study skills, touch typing and organisation. We encourage the use of their iPads and word processors where appropriate.

Personal Review is part of the GCSE options process. In the event that the full scope of GCSE exams might not be in the best interest of the pupil, the option to take Personal Review instead of a GCSE is available. Pupils and families will be guided and supported by staff to ensure this option is appropriate for them.

We monitor the progress of pupils across the academic year. If we have evidence of a pupil needing additional support, we will contact families to initiate conversations about what options we can explore; this includes the application for Access Arrangements and Full Diagnostic Assessments. Please note, any assessment needed for a pupil will need to be outsourced to an external assessor. To ensure Dunottar remains within the legal parameters of the Joint Council for Qualifications, please contact the department in the first instance to discuss the best course of action.

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Year 7 2025 Taster Morning

Saturday 11th May 2024

Looking to join Dunottar in September 2025? Attend our Taster Morning to take part in fun activities, meet our teachers and get to know other children who will be sitting the entrance assessments.

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