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Keble Prep

In their own words

Welcome to Keble Prep

Thank you for visiting our website. We are immensely proud of our school and our pupils: they are our greatest ambassadors. Keblians are respectful, responsible, hard-working, fun-loving and well-rounded individuals, who thrive in a school which inspires and supports them to discover their strengths, take risks in their learning and challenge themselves.

We are excited that from September 2023, we will be co-educational across all year groups and will be introducing a Nursery setting for pupils ages 3+.  The purpose and school values will remain the same; “Puritas, Veritas, Probitas” “being pure of heart, honest hard work and true to oneself”. This exciting change in our history will help the all-around development of our pupils and equip them for life both at Keble and beyond.

At Keble, we encourage each pupil to think independently, to be continuously inquisitive and reflective. We value each individual pupil, helping them to uncover and nurture their talents, whilst celebrating their achievements. As a result, our pupils move on to their senior schools with the confidence and self-belief to build upon their own strengths and continue to enjoy success both academically and in other pursuits.

Once you have explored our website, please book a visit so that you can meet our highly motivated pupils and staff and experience the warm, inclusive atmosphere of our school environment.

We all look forward to welcoming you to Keble Prep School.

Entrance is assessed via CAT4 cognitive assessment, from GL.

CAT4 is one of, if not the most unique school assessment in circulation. Most children will not have encountered either the CAT4 question types or the format, previously. The good news is that the very specific nature of the exam, means that with effort and perseverance it is possible to achieve confident preparation for your CAT4 entrance exam.

CAT4 is broken into 4 broad categories:

  • Quantitative Reasoning

  • Verbal Reasoning

  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

  • Spatial Reasoning

We have partnered with the test experts at Ready Steady Pass, to bring you the most accurate and best value CAT4 practise material for children between 6 and 13 years of age. The tests are prepared by specialist CAT4 writers and 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.

Click below to access our CAT4 page for more information

What questions can I expect?

Each of the 4 questions categories in CAT4 (which GL call "batteries") has two different question types, creating 8 mini exams.

Quantitative Reasoning assess numerical questions, with a focus on patterns and relationships:

  • Number Series questions involve identifying the missing number in a sequence.

  • Number Analogies questions are to do with spotting the relationships between pairs of numbers.

Verbal Reasoning asses the relationship between words:

  • The Verbal Classification battery focuses on word classes and word types.

  • Verbal Analogies questions identify the relationship between pairs of words.

Non-Verbal Reasoning looks at the relationship between shapes:

  • Figure Classification asks you to spot the relationship between a series of images and select the image that matches them.

  • Figure Matrices shows a pattern of shapes presented in a square, challenging us to choose the missing shape.

Spatial Reasoning is a particular kind of non-verbal reasoning:

  • Figure Recognition questions challenge us to find a hidden shape within an image.

  • Figure Analysis questions, sometimes called Folding questions, present the challenges of recognising unfolded paper that has been hole punched at a certain fold.

Click below to browse our CAT4 collection

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