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We hope this will be a useful resource for you in understanding the pre-test process at schools across the UK. We will use this blog to answer your questions and provide you with advice, guidance and everything else you need to know about the tests.


Pretest Plus provides highly effective online practice tests to help prepare your child for CAT, UKISET and 11+ and 13+ entry PRETESTS. It is undoubtedly true that the experience of taking practice tests is hugely beneficial to children. It builds their confidence, calms nerves and allows them to develop the specific skills required to succeed.


When your child takes one of our online practice tests, not only will they get a good feel for what a real test is like, they will also receive an explanation for each question, so you, and they, can see and understand what is required. This will flag up areas of potential weakness before the real exam and give you targeted areas on which to work and improve upon.


Online testing forms a crucial part of your child’s educational journey. From being an integral part of the highly competitive admissions process to independent schools (13+ Pre-test and UKiset), to providing primary schools in the maintained and private sector with an indication of a pupil’s developed abilities and likely academic potential (Cognitive Abilities Test or CAT), online testing is something that your child will most likely experience at some stage.


We want to empower you by equipping you with an understanding of the requirements of each type of test and help you to efficiently and successfully prepare your child for the experience of online testing. A little knowledge and preparation can go a long way!


Future articles on this blog will include:


–       An explanation of the different types of tests

–       What you can do to prepare for the tests

–       Information on schools and how they utilise the tests

–       Advice about how to motivate your child and deal with stress

–       How to deal with specific question types

–       Plenty more helpful hints and tips


We always love to hear from our readers and customers so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries or questions; we are a friendly bunch! If you have a suggestion for a blog post or would like to contribute, we would love to hear your thoughts and ideas.


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The Pretest Plus Team


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