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Exeter School

In their own words

At Exeter School, we believe that education is not just about academic excellence but also about nurturing the character and potential of each individual. Exeter School has a rich history spanning nearly four hundred years, during which we have been committed to providing a holistic and well-rounded educational experience to our pupils.

With a dedicated team of passionate educators, we strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment that fosters the growth and development of our pupils. Our emphasis on character education is what sets us apart. We believe in instilling strong values, integrity, and resilience in our pupils, preparing them to become responsible global citizens.

Academic excellence forms the cornerstone of our educational philosophy. Our rigorous curriculum, combined with innovative teaching methods, encourages critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills. We empower our pupils to explore their passions and unlock their full potential, helping them excel academically and beyond.

Beyond the classroom, our extensive co-curricular activities provide opportunities for pupils to develop leadership skills, teamwork, and a healthy competitive spirit. Whether it’s through participating in our renowned music and drama programmes, engaging in community service, or excelling on the sports field, our pupils learn valuable life lessons that shape their character.

Exeter School is proud of its strong sense of community. Our dedicated parents, alumni, and staff work collaboratively to create a nurturing and inspiring environment. We believe in open communication and actively involve our Exeter School community in the educational journey of our pupils.

We are committed to staying at the forefront of educational innovation and provide state-of-the-art facilities and resources for our pupils. Our passionate and experienced staff continually seek new ways to enhance the learning experience and ensure our pupils receive a world-class education.

At Exeter School, we strive to cultivate great character in our pupils, enabling them to make a positive impact in the world. We invite you to join our community and embark on an educational journey that will shape your future.

The school uses the CEM Select entrance exam to assess admissions. CEM Select includes particular questions types, covering Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Mathematics, often paired with a CEM English paper. It is particularly important to practise the Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning modules, as the precise type of question varies across different exam boards.

We work with the test experts at Ready Steady Pass, to bring you the most accurate and best value CEM Selet practise material. These exams are audited by AQA and EdExcel exam markers, and ISI independent school inspectors. Tests are taken online, include unlimited resits and emailed results including answer sheets to share with tutors and parents.

Each individual exam contains a full CEM Select experience, covering Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning; and includes a CEM style English exam as standard. Buy the Bundle or Complete Collection to get the best value for money.

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What questions can I expect?

CEM Select assesses Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Mathematics. However, many schools choose to partner CEM Select with an English assessment. Every Ready Steady Pass preparation exam includes a complimentary, complete English assessment as standard.

CEM Select tests are largely multiple choice, but also include fill-in-the-blanks and drag and drop question types. Which are included in all Ready Steady Pass preparation tests.


  • Addition, subtraction and multiplication

  • Word problems

  • Place value

  • Statistics and data

  • Fractions, decimals, and percentages

  • Triangles and angles

  • Area and perimeter

  • Units and measurement

Verbal Reasoning

  • Code breaking

  • Word meanings

  • Missing letters

  • Pairing synonyms

  • Pairing antonyms

  • Word combinations

Non-Verbal Reasoning

  • Visual codes

  • Missing shapes and shape sequences

  • Matching shapes

  • Net-to-cube

  • Cube-to-net


  • Reading and comprehension

  • Vocabulary and spelling

  • Literary devices

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