The Belvedere Academy » 11+, Year 7 Entry Information

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The Belvedere Academy is an all-ability, state-funded secondary school for girls based in Liverpool. One of the 29 schools in the Girls’ Day School Trust, it is considered a high-performing educational facility, which, in previous years, has come second in the Liverpool schools’ league tables. [1]


The Belvedere Academy offers a broad curriculum, coupled with a number of enrichment pursuits, including Mindfulness, Debating, Netball, Choir and Combined Cadet Force (CCF). 


The majority of facilities are settled in five Victorian villas and some of the school’s more recent buildings. The campus has undergone many refurbishment projects and its additions now include science laboratories, dance & drama studios and ICT facilities.


The Belvedere community of notable alumni spans across the world, engaging girls in a range of mentoring programmes & social events and providing them with business networking opportunities. 


To assess pupils for 11+ Entry, The Belvedere Academy administers the CAT4 test. 


This assessment, also known as the Cognitive Abilities Test, is computer-based and covers four subject areas, each measuring Reasoning abilities.


11 Plus (11+) Admissions Information for The Belvedere Academy 


This test will be taken in October of the year preceding entry. Offers are made the following March.


In order for your daughter  to be considered for a place, you will be asked to:


– Complete The Belvedere Academy Application Form – to be submitted by the deadline in September of the year preceding entry.

– Return the Preference Form to the home local authority by the deadline in October (please reach out to the LA regarding the exact date).


In the case of a tied ranking for the last available place, children who live locally (closest to the academy) will be given priority. 


11 Plus (11+) Exam Information for The Belvedere Academy


Address: 17 Belvidere RD, Princes Park Liverpool L8 3TF

County: Merseyside

Admissions info: [email protected] or +44 (0)151 727 1284

School Type: Academy secondary school for girls

Open Events: June and September

Exam Date: October of Year 6

Exam Type / Board: Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4)


As part of the assessment process for Year 7 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 make admissions decisions. 


This assessment is an effective way for schools to understand pupils’ strengths and weaknesses and to personalise learning and adapt teaching.


11 Plus (11+) Exam Format for The Belvedere Academy


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.


The Belvedere Academy 11+ CAT4 Practice Tests and Courses


Our CAT4 practice tests and courses are very accurate, ensuring that your child’s preparation is targeted and efficient. Read on to learn more!


Online Practice Tests

Our highly rated CAT4 practice tests are available to take online immediately after purchase. The practice tests will help your child get used to the format, timings and questions that will come up in the actual exam. They are specifically designed for CAT4 Level C which is taken in Year 6 for 11+ entry. 

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 1

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 2

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 3

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 4

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 5


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Online Skill Practice

The following Skill Practice Tests each focus on one module that will come up in the CAT4 11+ assessment. Therefore, if your child finds particular modules challenging, you can target them specifically, making a big improvement in a short amount of time. Across each product, we cover every possible question variation that can come up in the actual exam. These topic based practice tests are therefore extremely efficient and effective. All tests are marked automatically and feedback, solutions and statistical rankings are provided.


Non-Verbal Reasoning

CAT4 – Level C – Figure Matrices

CAT4 – Level C – Figure Classification


Verbal Reasoning

CAT4 – Level C – Verbal Classification

CAT4 – Level C – Verbal Analogies


Quantitative Reasoning

CAT4 – Level C – Number Analogies

CAT4 – Level C – Number Series


Spatial Reasoning

CAT4 – Level C – Figure Analysis

CAT4 – Level C – Figure Recognition


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Online Video Courses

The video courses provide a step-by-step framework that will allow your child to answer any CAT4 question efficiently, accurately and confidently. The total length of the video lessons in each course is over 15 hours but they can be watched in any order so you can target the specific question styles that your child finds the hardest. The video tutorials in each course can be watched as many times as you like.

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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