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King's College School, Murcia, Spain

In their own words

Choosing the right school is immensely important. Recognising the correct environment for your child’s initial school and at any other phase in their school life is a significant decision. King’s College Murcia has relished a history of educational excellence based on firmly embedded values, devotion for learning and is proud of our international environment.

King’s College Murcia is a sensational place to be! It is a school which subscribes to High Performance Learning, a pedagogy that ensures teachers instil in our students thinking skills and a growth mindset in an enquiry-based learning environment. We support young people to cultivate an ambitious future that can help sculpt the 21st Century.

Our exceptional staff and holistic approach to learning also result in unsurpassed university entry through A-Levels and ‘Especifica’ results. Our students achieve vacancies to study at prestigious public and private universities in Spain, the UK and across Europe and the wider world.

As the Headteacher, I feel privileged to lead this outstanding school. The first-class facilities complement the College’s achievements and reflect our ongoing commitment to providing our students with an incredible range of opportunities.

Since I could not possibly share everything in one page and express how much this school means to me and everyone of our students and staff, I would like to invite you to explore our website and come and visit us whenever suits you. We would welcome the opportunity to give you a tour and to make you feel part of the King’s College Murcia family.

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.

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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.

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