Wells Cathedral School was founded in AD 909 and is considered one of the oldest continuously operating schools in the world. Based in Somerset, it is also among the first independent schools nationally to become co-educational. 
In line with high standards, Wells successfully combines its relevant academic provision with artistic opportunities, including music, drama and dance. In Year 7, all pupils study French and benefit from a focused PSHE offering, the latter helping them mature into responsible citizens of the modern world.
The wealth of club activities further supports pupils’ non-academic development, engaging them in everything from chess, CCF and fencing to photography, swimming and athletics. Wells also boasts an abundant outdoor education programme, mainly delivered through Duke of Edinburgh Award opportunities which include rock climbing, hill walking, bushcraft and archery. 
True to the motto Esto Quod Es (Be What You Are), the school helps children discover both their niche and purpose, building on their foundation of knowledge to secure their future successes. Staff use a flexible approach to meet individual needs and, by customising their provision, reinforce the curricular and co-curricular excellence Wells is known for.
11 Plus (11+) Admissions Information | Wells Cathedral School
Wells hosts open events each term, helping visiting families become familiar with its ethos and teaching philosophy. The timetable of activities includes guided tours and meetings with key members of staff, including the Head.
Following the visit, you may wish to proceed with the admissions process. The next step includes registration and forms for this can be obtained from the admissions team.
Entry into Year 7 is based on performance in formal examinations and the quality of the confidential reference, obtained from your child’s current school. There will also be an interview.
Wells offers a rich range of awards to gifted and able candidates for 11+ entry, including Academic, Art, Music and All Rounder Scholarships. Most applicants will receive a 10% reduction on fees.
Means-tested bursaries are also available, typically providing for high-achieving 11+ applicants from low-income families who struggle with paying the fees. Please click here to learn more, or contact the school directly.
11 Plus (11+) Exam Information | Wells Cathedral School
Address: The Liberty, Wells, BA5 2ST
Admissions info: [email protected] or 01749 834441
School type: Independent day and boarding co-ed school
Exam type / Board: CAT4
As part of the assessment process for Year 7 (11+) 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.
11 Plus (11+) Exam Format | Wells Cathedral School
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.
11 Plus (11+) Practice Tests and Courses | Wells Cathedral School
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Online Practice Tests
Our highly rated CAT4 practice tests are available to take online immediately after purchase. Each 11+ 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 so that you can precisely determine your child’s strengths and weaknesses.
CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 1
CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 2
CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 3
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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.
CAT4 – Level C – Figure Matrices
CAT4 – Level C – Figure Classification
CAT4 – Level C – Verbal Classification
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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
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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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