Welcome to Sunmarke School – Where Amazing Happens
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Sunmarke School, a place where tailored academic pathways, innovative Signature Programmes and a holistic approach to Positive Education converge to provide an outstanding educational experience for your child.
At Sunmarke, we understand that every student is unique, with their own strengths, interests and aspirations. That is why we have developed a wide range of academic pathways that allow us to cater to the individual needs of every student. We are one of the very few schools to offer students the choice of A Level, IB Diploma, IB Career-related Programme and BTEC. By providing such enviable options and personalising learning experiences, we empower students to explore their passions and reach their full potential in a supportive and dynamic environment.
One of our key areas of focus is Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Our STEAM and Design Thinking curriculum fosters creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Through hands-on projects, collaborative learning and exposure to real-world applications, Sunmarke students engage with virtual reality, learn how to code and develop the essential skills of tech literacy and digital fluency.
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:
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 aretaken 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 Analogiesquestions identify the relationship between pairs of words.
Non-Verbal Reasoning looks at the relationship between shapes:
Figure Classificationasks you to spot the relationship between a series of images and select the image that matches them.
Figure Matricesshows 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 Recognitionquestions 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.