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St. Paul’s Juniors (Colet Court) 11+ (11 plus) Pretest Practice Tests (and Courses)

Introduction     St Paul’s Juniors (formerly Colet Court) is a private boys’ school in Barnes, London. Known for encouraging academic, physical, creative, social, moral and spiritual growth amongst pupils, the school was founded in 1881 and renamed St. Paul’s Juniors in 2016.   The extensive curricular programme is enriched through trips, workshops, extra-curricular and...

11+ and 13+ ISEB Pre-tests | A Comprehensive Guide on How to Prepare and Practise

Introduction     An increasing number of top, in-demand independent schools have introduced a process of pretesting, in response to increased demand and competition for places. It helps them deal more effectively with the ever-increasing number of applications that they receive, providing them with a strong indication at age 10/11, as opposed to age 12/13,...

Cognitive Abilities Test – CAT4 – Example Questions

Introduction     As mentioned in a previous post, the CAT4 is the fourth addition of GL Assessment’s Cognitive Abilities Test, one of the most widely used cognitive abilities tests in the UK.   It is used by schools to help them understand pupils’ developed abilities (where they are now) and likely academic potential (where...

UKiset Essay Guide: Top Tips For Success and Sample Questions!

Introduction     UKiset is an online exam used by many British independent schools as part of their entry process for international students. The test gauges a pupil’s ability, potential and understanding of English. It is made up of three components:   – Section 1 – a Reasoning Test – Section 2 – the Cambridge...

The ISEB Common Pre-test | What You Need to Know

Introduction     The ISEB Common Pre-Test is designed to provide independent senior schools with information about a pupil’s current attainment and potential, prior to them taking Common Entrance in Year 8. We’ve put together this guide to the ISEB Common Pre-Test to help you better understand the exam.   Key facts About the ISEB...

Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4): A brief introduction

Intro     The Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT) is used by UK schools to assess pupils’ developed abilities and future academic potential.   Schools use a child’s performance in a CAT to judge progress over the academic year and to make decisions regarding setting and streaming according to ability. It is a way for a...

UKiset: A brief introduction

Intro     UKiset is an online assessment that forms part of the selection process for international students who wish to gain entry to leading UK independent schools.   It is used by over 180 British schools and tests a student’s ability to understand the British curriculum as well as measuring a student’s skill in...

13+ Online ISEB Pre-tests: A brief introduction

Intro     In response to increased demand and competition for places, a number of top independent schools have introduced the concept of online pretesting to enable them to deal with the large number of applications that they receive.   The pretest process assesses a child’s current learning and potential and forms the first stage...

Welcome to the Pretest Plus Blog!

We hope this will be a useful resource for you in understanding the pre-test process at schools across the UK. We will use this blog to answer your questions and provide you with advice, guidance and everything else you need to know about the tests.   Pretest Plus provides highly effective online practice tests to...

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