Boston Grammar School is a selective grammar school in Lincolnshire. It was founded in 1555 and was converted to academy status in 2013. The school’s alumni list features a number of notable scientists, historians, mathematicians and professional athletes. 
Boston Grammar offers a broad curriculum and a wealth of after-class clubs, ranging from chess and basketball to drama and choir. The school aims to inspire students to strive for excellence in everything that they do, yet approach life’s difficult situations with high levels of flexibility. 
Boston Grammar School In-Year Entry (12 Plus & 13 Plus) Admissions Information
The Boston 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, Boston Grammar School administers the CAT4 online test.
The Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) covers four subject areas, each of them evaluating pupils’ Reasoning skills though standardised assessments.
These tests will be taken at Boston Grammar and will last for around three hours (including rest periods). Results will be made known within the following five days.
Please note that mid-year entry to the school is only possible if the number of pupils in the relevant year group is below the published admission number.
Boston Grammar School Late Transfer (In-Year Entry) Exam Information
Address: Rowley Road, Boston, PE21 6JY
Admissions info: [email protected] or 01205 366444
School type: Grammar school for boys
Number of students: 800 (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.
Boston 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.
Boston 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 rated 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. These practice tests are specifically designed for CAT4 Levels D and E, which are taken in Year 7 and 8 for 12+ and 13+ entry, respectively.
12+ CAT4 PRACTICE TESTS
CAT4 – Level D – Practice Test 1
CAT4 – Level D – Practice Test 2
CAT4 – Level D – Practice Test 3
CAT4 – Level D – Practice Test 4
CAT4 – Level D – Practice Test 5
13+ CAT4 PRACTICE TESTS
CAT4 – Level E – Practice Test 1
CAT4 – Level E – Practice Test 2
CAT4 – Level E – Practice Test 3
CAT4 – Level E – Practice Test 4
CAT4 – Level E – Practice Test 5
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. The courses cover every possible question type that could potentially come up in the CAT4 test for 12+ and 13+ entry.
CAT4 Quantitative Reasoning Course
CAT4 Non-Verbal Reasoning Course
CAT4 Spatial Reasoning Course
CAT4 Verbal Reasoning Course
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