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GEMS Wellington School Entry – Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT)

GEMS Wellington School Qatar opened in 2015 and is an international coeducational school. GEMS Wellington offers students an education based on England’s National Curriculum. The school educates children from Foundation Stage to Year 11, with plans to extend to cater for up to Year 13 in the coming years.

 

A forward-thinking school, GEMS Wellington Qatar aims to help students to develop the skills needed to succeed in the modern world. Built to a high standard, the school itself is modern and offers pupils state-of-the-art resources.

 

To learn more about GEMS Wellington Qatar’s aims and visions, watch this short promotional video:

 

 

How to Apply for Entry to GEMS Wellington School (Year 4 Upwards)

 

To apply for a place at GEMS Wellington School Qatar, parents/guardians must complete an online application form and pay a non-refundable fee of 3,500 QR. The form requires the following information:

 

  • Parent/Guardian’s name
  • Relationship to the applicant
  • Valid email address
  • Contact number
  • Applicant’s name
  • Applicant’s date of birth
  • Year group being applied for

 

After completing the application, parents will receive an email reminding them of the documents they must take to the school registrar to complete the admission application.

 

Copies of the following documents are accepted:

 

  • Applicant’s Qatar Identification Card/ Residency Permit (Students cannot start school if they do not have a valid Qatar ID)
  • Applicant’s passport
  • Qatar entry stamp on applicant’s passport
  • Applicant’s Birth Certificate
  • Parent’s passport
  • Parents Residency Permit/Identification Card
  • Vaccination records
  • Recent passport sized photographs of the applicant
  • Two most recent school reports
  • Reports relating to a student’s additional support requirements, where applicable.

 

For further information about the application process, please email the school’s Registrar on registrar_wsq@gemsedu.com.

 

GEMS Wellington School Entry CAT Assessment (Year 4 Upwards)

 

From Year 4 upwards, GEMS Wellington School Qatar uses the Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT) for entry into Year 4 and above. The test is designed to assess a pupil’s ability in reasoning, including: verbal (thinking with words), quantitative (thinking with numbers) and non-verbal (thinking with shapes and space).

 

CATs are used by the school to give an overview of a child’s potential and how they learn best. Assessment tests are conducted by school staff to provide the school with an overview of each child’s basic skills and knowledge. This information is vital to ensure that the curriculum can meet each individual child’s needs.

 

GEMS Wellington School Admissions Criteria

 

GEMS Wellington School Qatar makes year group placements for each student based on their age and academic, social and emotional development. Once parents have completed the application form and provided the necessary documents, the school registrar will arrange an assessment and interview for the prospective student. There is a one-off, non-refundable assessment fee of 500 QR. On completion of a successful assessment, the child will receive an offer letter.

 

All new students must provide official documentation of previous school experience, a report card and previous test scores.

 

How to Prepare for the GEMS Wellington School CAT Assessment

 

At Pretest Plus, we specialise in producing practice tests to help students prepare for competitive entrance exams. Our CAT tests focus on reasoning questions that are similar to the ones that students will be required to answer in the GEMS Wellington School CAT.

 

When taken under timed exam conditions, our tests can also help improve students’ time management skills.

 

You can find out more about the tests below:

 

CAT Practice Test 1

CAT Practice Test 2

CAT Practice Test 3

CAT Practice Test 4

 

We’ve also produced an online video course that covers everything you need to know for the Quantitative Reasoning section of the CAT assessment:

 

CAT Quantitative Reasoning Video Course

 

Additionally, the following articles provide the perfect starting point for parents interested in learning more about the CAT:

 

Year 7 CATs: Everything Parents Need to Know

Study Skills for the Cognitive Abilities Test in Primary School

How to Improve CAT Scores

 

Related posts:

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT) in Qatar: How it’s Used and How to Prepare

Doha British School Entrance – Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT) – Years 5-12 Entry

Doha College Entry – Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT)

 

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.

 

Please note that Pretest Plus is an independent publisher of practice tests and not affiliated with Cogat, GL Assessment CAT4 or any other test publisher.

 

 

 

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