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. 
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
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
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