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St George's British International School, Rome

In their own words

We are proud of our pupils who achieve amongst the best results in the region in their academic studies, going on to the very best universities around the world. Our dedicated, passionate staff inspire our learners to be the best they can be both in the classroom and beyond. We encourage participation in a wide range of activities beyond the classroom in music, drama, design, and in other areas such as community service.  

Our sports facilities and programme are of an extremely high quality with pupils participating in fixtures and tournaments in Italy and across Europe. Our productions and performances are breathtaking in both their ambition and scope. The artwork that adorns the school would not look out of place in any professional gallery. And, perhaps unsurprisingly for a school with such close links to the city’s diplomatic community, we have consistently excelled in the international stage in the Model United Nations (MUN) programme.

We are exceptionally proud of the young people we are helping to develop at St George’s. Our pupils are welcoming, polite, compassionate and serious about their academic studies. They are also convinced that they have the capacity to make a difference in the world, which is evidenced through excellent work that the pupils put into supporting the school’s orphanage in Zambia.

Whether you are contemplating your first or next international move, or are already based in the city, you would be very welcome to visit the school’s City Centre and La Storta campuses. I look forward to welcoming you in person to this wonderful 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.

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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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