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Dane Court Grammar School | Late Transfer (In-Year 12+ and 13+) Entry Information

Introduction

 

Dane Court Grammar School is a coeducational grammar school with academy status in Broadstairs, Kent. Established in 1957, the school has been rated as ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED. [1][2]

 

The academic and non-academic provision at Dane Court Grammar is excellent and firmly supported by a varied curriculum. The core subjects of English, maths and science are accompanied by further teaching for humanities, MFL, RS, philosophy, computing, drama, music and art, among others.

 

Expeditions and residential trips are frequently organised, allowing students to make fond memories, build lasting friendships and learn about different cultures and ways of living first-hand. Destinations have included France, Spain, Iceland, Zambia and Belgium.

 

Producing confident and independent learners, Dane Court Grammar centres its philosophy on ensuring that they remain compassionate and respectful of differences long after they leave school. In return, leavers access the world beyond school with high levels of intercultural understanding and the incentive to improve it.

 

Dane Court Grammar School In-Year Entry (12 Plus & 13 Plus) Admissions Information

 

Dane Court Grammar School standard entry point is 11 Plus. However, the school also accepts applications from pupils interested in In-Year (Late) Entry. To assess pupils for late transfer, Dane Court Grammar School administers the CAT4 online test.

 

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) covers four subject areas, each of them evaluating pupils’ Reasoning skills through standardised assessments. 

 

These tests will be taken at Dane Court Grammar School. If you wish your child to be considered for the assessments, you should apply to the Local Authority using the ‘In Year Common Application Form’. 

 

The test lasts less than two hours. As the school is often oversubscribed, it holds a waiting list and ranks prospective students according to its admissions criteria, giving priority to:

 

  • Looked-after children.
  • Students with a specific disability.
  • Students whose siblings currently attend the school.
  • Students who live nearest to the school.

 

Dane Court Grammar School Late Transfer (In-Year Entry) Exam Information

 

Address: Broadstairs Road, Broadstairs, CT10 2RT

County: Kent

Admissions info: [email protected] or 01843 864941

School type: Co-educational grammar school 

Number of students: 1,260 (approx.)

Exam type / Board: CAT4 

 

As part of the assessment process for late transfer entry, your child will be asked to complete the CAT4 assessment. 

 

Based on performance in this test, schools can judge pupils’ progress over the academic year and hence decide on their setting and streaming (according to ability). 

 

This assessment is an effective way for schools to understand pupils’ strengths and weaknesses and to personalise learning and adapt teaching.

 

Dane Court Grammar School Late Transfer (In-Year) Exam Format

 

The CAT4 assessment will cover Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning.

 

  • The Verbal Reasoning section examines problem-solving skills using words.

 

  • The Non-Verbal Reasoning section covers problem-solving using shapes and patterns, rather than words.

 

  • The Spatial Reasoning section assesses your child’s ability to identify shapes and how they change. 

 

  • The Quantitative Reasoning section tests their ability to solve problems using numbers.

 

Dane Court Grammar School Late Transfer (In-Year) Practice Tests and Courses

 

Our CAT4 practice tests and courses are highly accurate, ensuring that your child’s preparation is targeted and efficient. Read on to learn more!

 

CAT4 Practice Tests

 

Our highly accurate online CAT4 practice tests are available to take online immediately after purchase. Each module is marked automatically and can then be reviewed. Answers and explanations are provided for every question, as well as comparative ranking statistics on a per module basis so that you can precisely determine your child’s strengths and weaknesses.

 

CAT4 Practice Test 1

 

CAT4 Practice Test 2

 

CAT4 Practice Test 3

 

CAT4 Practice Test 4

 

CAT4 Video Courses

 

The following online video courses cover each section of the CAT4 exam. Each course consists of a series of lessons and step-by-step explanations. These will help your child recognise the underlying patterns to look out for in this assessment and thus master the required Reasoning techniques. These courses cover every possible question type that could potentially come up in the CAT4 test.

 

CAT4 Quantitative Reasoning Video Course

 

CAT4 Non-Verbal Reasoning Video Course

 

CAT4 Spatial Reasoning Video Course

 

CAT4 Verbal Reasoning Video Course

 

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The information in this post was 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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