English College of Dubai Years 3-6 Entry: CAT4 Exam Information

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The English College Dubai is an independent school in Dubai that follows the British curriculum. It was established in 1992 and caters to around 730 pupils, boasting exceptional facilities such as a swimming pool, a football field, an art studio and a basketball court. [1]


Helping children develop into confident young adults, the school’s academic provision is both challenging and inspiring. Pupils produce strong examination results, making the most out of high-quality lessons for mathematics, languages and sciences, amongst others. 


The extensive range of extracurriculars helps develop the cohort’s inquisitiveness, inspiring an exploration of talents and interests. Pupils participate in everything from debating, robotics and swimming to rounders, knitting and origami, enthusiastically engaging in social interactions with peers in the process. [2]


The College is an accredited Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award school. As such, it enables Senior School pupils to gain a range of practical skills in the outdoors, maximising their problem-solving skills and resourcefulness through challenges and residential trips, among other opportunities. [3]


Links between the school and home are of exceptional quality, supporting pupils’ progression through the various stages of their education. Written reports are issued three times a year, one for each term, allowing parents to be fully acquainted with any setbacks their child may be facing. 


English College of Dubai Years 3-6 Entry Admissions Information


All prospective families are kindly advised to visit the College prior to applying for a place. On the day of the visit, you and your child will take a tour of facilities and have informal meetings with members of staff. Please click here to learn how to book. 


The application process includes the completion of an online form, which should be submitted with a payment of an AED 500 fee. You should also upload relevant documentation, including: 


  • A copy of your child’s passport
  • A copy of your child’s Emirates ID (for UAE residents only)
  • A copy of your child’s most recent school report.


Year 3–6 applicants are required to sit formal assessments on entry at the school. Successful candidates may receive an offer, to be accepted with a deposit (valued at 10% of annual fees). 


English College of Dubai Years 3-6 Entry Exam Information 


Address: Al Safa 1, off Sheikh Zayed Road, opp. Oasis Mall PO Box 11812 Dubai

Admissions info: [email protected] or +971 4 394 3465

School type: Coed independent school

Exam type / Board: CAT4 


As part of the assessment process for Years 3-6 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.


English College of Dubai Years 3-6 Entry 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.


To gain further insight into the CAT4 assessment, its purpose and structure, please click here.


English College of Dubai Years 3-6 Entry Practice Tests And Courses


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