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Wycombe Abbey | CAT4 Practice Tests and Courses for 11+, Year 7 Entry



Address: Wycombe Abbey, High Wycombe, HP11 1PE

County: Buckinghamshire

Admissions Office: [email protected] or 01494 897008


Wycombe Abbey use the Cognitive Abilities Test to assess girls in the 1st Stage of their examination process. This online test, also known as CAT4, can be taken by students at Wycombe Abbey or at their current school, during a ten-day window in November. As it is a computer-based assessment, your daughter’s results will be automatically sent to Wycombe Abbey examiners.


Wycombe Abbey » The Stage 1 Assessment – CAT4


To join in Year 7, your child will be asked to complete an online assessment called the Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4), which assesses Verbal, Non-Verbal, Spatial and Quantitative Reasoning. Here’s a brief introduction to the four subjects covered in this online exam:

Verbal Reasoning


The Verbal Reasoning part of the CAT4 test requires your child to solve problems using words. They will be asked questions based on identifying verbal similarities and analogies.

Non-Verbal Reasoning


The Non-Verbal Reasoning part of the CAT4 test requires your child to solve problems using shapes and patterns, rather than with words. They will be asked questions based on matrices and identifying similarities.

Spatial Reasoning


The Spatial Reasoning part of the CAT4 test assesses your child’s ability to identify shapes and how they change. They will be asked questions based on recognising target shapes or visualising how unfolded pieces of paper will look.

Quantitative Reasoning


The Quantitative Reasoning part of the CAT4 test assesses your child’s ability to solve problems using numbers. They will be asked questions based on sequences and relationships between numbers.


Learn more about improving CAT4 scores here!


Wycombe Abbey CAT4 Stage 1 Exam » Preparation Tips


At Pretest Plus, we believe that a little preparation goes a long way to improving a student’s confidence and performance in entrance examinations.


We provide online practice tests and video courses which focus on helping students familiarise themselves with the exact types of questions that they will be asked in their assessment.


Our practice tests will help your child get used to the format, timings and questions that will come up in the actual exam.


Each practice test is marked automatically. Your child will then be able to review every question in detail with a clear step-by-step explanation. 


We also provide comparative ranking statistics so you can get an idea of your child’s relative level compared to their peer group.


Our online video tutorial courses are designed to teach your child how to approach each of the various question types that come up in the exam. We provide a step-by-step framework that will allow them to answer any Reasoning question efficiently, accurately and confidently.


Click on the links below to learn more! 👇 


Online Practice Tests

📈CAT4 Practice Test 1

📈CAT4 Practice Test 2

📈CAT4 Practice Test 3

📈CAT4 Practice Test 4


Online Video Courses

🎥CAT4 Non-Verbal Reasoning Video Course

🎥CAT4 Verbal Reasoning Video Course

🎥CAT4 Spatial Reasoning Video Course

🎥CAT4 Quantitative Reasoning Video Course



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