Oakham School Year 6 (Lower 1), 10+ Exam Entry: CAT4 Exam Information

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Founded in 1584, Oakham School is a reputable independent school that caters for a mixed cohort of both boarding and day pupils. It occupies a beautiful campus in Oakham, Rutland, and boasts an impressive list of notable alumni, including esteemed mathematicians, historians, archaeologists, politicians and novelists. [1


Upholding a strong academic tradition, Oakham School delivers a relevant curriculum that helps pupils reach their full potential. The timetable is grounded in top-quality teaching, comprising everything from languages and sciences to creative arts and physical education. 


Sailing, MUN, cooking, CCF and a variety of sports are at the heart of the broad co-curricular programme, adding to the value of the Oakham learning experience. Trips to exciting destinations are organised regularly, including music tours to Europe and sports tours to South Africa. [2]


Oakham’s learners enthusiastically engage in fundraising and volunteering activities. These and many other community initiatives provide them with an array of opportunities to develop responsible behaviour and cultivate empathy towards those in need.


The school’s welcoming ethos underpins this truly exceptional all-round provision, instilling its core values – Care, Courage, Contribution and Connection – in every pupil. Pastorally, staff aim to meet individual needs in line with Oakham’s core values, providing for children wholeheartedly through comprehensive, around-the-clock support.


Oakham School Year 6, 10+ Entry Admissions Information 


Oakham School is happy to welcome prospective families on campus as part of its Open Days programme. The events typically take place in the summer term, allowing you and your child to explore the beautiful facilities and meet members of senior staff.


The next step of the admissions process includes registration. The online form can be accessed through this page and should be submitted with a payment of a £150 non-refundable fee. At this stage, you must also provide Oakham with a copy of your child’s most recent school report, among other things.


In January of the calendar year of entry, your child will sit entrance assessments, consisting of an online CAT4 test and papers for English and mathematics. If they perform successfully, they may receive an offer of a place the following February. Please note that acceptance of a place will be deemed incomplete without payment of the deposit.


Oakham School Year 6 Entry, 10+ Exam Information


Address: Chapel Close, Oakham, LE15 6DT

County: Rutland

Admissions info: [email protected] or 01572 758758

School type: Independent co-ed day and boarding school

Exam type / Board: CAT4 (& papers)


As part of the assessment process for Year 6 (Lower 1) 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.


Oakham School Year 6 Entry, 10+ 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.


Oakham School Year 6 Entry, 10+ Exam Practice Tests And Courses 


Our CAT4 practice tests and courses are highly accurate, ensuring that your child’s preparation is targeted and efficient. The following packs are specifically designed for CAT4 Level B, taken in Year 5 for Year 6 entry. Read on to learn more!


Oakham School 10+ CAT4 Practice Tests


Our highly rated CAT4 full practice tests are available to take online immediately after purchase. Each CAT4 practice test 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. 


CAT4 – Level B – Practice Test 1

CAT4 – Level B – Practice Test 2

CAT4 – Level B – Practice Test 3

CAT4 – Level B – Practice Test 4

CAT4 – Level B – Practice Test 5


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Oakham School 10+ CAT4 Skill Practice


Our CAT4 skill practice tests each focus on one module that will come up in the CAT4 assessment. Therefore, if your child finds particular modules challenging, you can target them specifically, making a big improvement in a short amount of time. 


Non-Verbal Reasoning

CAT4 Level B – Figure Matrices

CAT4 Level B – Figure Classification


Verbal Reasoning

CAT4 Level B – Verbal Classification

CAT4 Level B – Verbal Analogies


Quantitative Reasoning

CAT4 Level B – Number Analogies

CAT4 Level B – Number Series


Spatial Reasoning

CAT4 Level B – Figure Analysis

CAT4 Level B – Figure Recognition


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Oakham School 10+ CAT4 Video Courses


Our CAT4 online video courses cover each section of the CAT4 exam. Each course consists of a series of lessons and step-by-step explanations.


CAT4 Quantitative Reasoning Video Course

CAT4 Non-Verbal Reasoning Video Course

CAT4 Verbal Reasoning Video Course

CAT4 Spatial Reasoning Video Course


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Oakham School 10+ English & Maths Practice


Produced by our sister company Exam Papers Plus, the following resources will help your child successfully prepare for the English and Mathematics paper-based examinations:




Full Practice Tests


10+ English Pack 1

10+ English Pack 2


Comprehension Skills


10+ Reading Workbook

10+Vocabulary and Grammar

10+ Inference Skills


Writing Skills


10+ Writing Prompts

10+ Rewrite & Improve

10+ Spelling

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Full Practice Tests


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10+ Maths Pack 2


Targeted Skill Development


10+ Mental Arithmetic

10+ Problem Solving


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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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