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Knowledge Gate International School, Oman

In their own words

Knowledge Gate International School (KGIS) is a private international school in Muscat, Oman, providing premium British-style education from Kindergarten to Sixth Form. We are proud to pioneer high-quality education that is anchored in traditional local values and driven by a global outlook. At KGIS, students achieve exceptional exam results that exceed national and global averages while exploring their talents with Oman's No.1 extracurricular activities programme.

Our school in Muscat offers the Cambridge International Curriculum culminating in the IGCSE and A Level or Omani Bilingual GED curriculums: academic pathways that prepare young individuals for academic and professional advancement in Oman and across the world. As a result of our exceptional teaching and learning practices, many KGIS graduates progress to the world's most prestigious universities with Grade A scholarships.

Located in the heart of Al Hail South, one of Muscat’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, our private school in Oman supports students to acquire fluency in English via comprehensive tuition from native English-speaking teachers. At our private school, each child is empowered to develop the confidence and skills necessary to flourish as the creator of their future.

Knowledge Gate International School warmly welcomes Omani and international families to discover a world of opportunity in a remarkably well-organised and family-oriented environment committed to academic excellence. We are dedicated to helping your child unlock their full potential and look forward to supporting them on a rewarding journey towards success.

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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