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Muna British Academy, Abu Dhabi



In their own words

ABOUT MUNA BRITISH ACADEMY


Muna British Academy is a vibrant, busy school where children are highly valued, well cared for and encouraged to reach their potential. The children are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure that they are happy, confident and that the opportunities that are provided for them are relevant to their needs both now and in the future. Muna British Academy has received consecutive ratings of ‘Outstanding’ by ADEK.


ATTAINMENT

In Reading and Writing, most children (90% in Reading and 89% in Writing) achieve levels in-line with curriculum standards. In Maths and Science, almost all children (92% in Maths and 95% in Science) achieve levels in-line with curriculum standards. In Reading, Writing, Maths and Science, most children (76% in Reading, 75% in Writing, 77% in Maths and 81% in Science) achieve levels above curriculum standards.


PROGRESS

In Reading, Writing, Maths and Science, all children make expected progress from the beginning of Term 1 to the end of Term 3, and almost all (91% in Reading, Writing and Maths, and 92% in Science) make better than expected progress.



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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