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Caterham School Admissions | Familiarisation Tests | Mock Tests


Caterham School Admissions Process

Entry to Caterham School is at 11+ in Year 7, or a deferred entry at 13+ in Year 9. Whether applying for 11+ or 13+ deferred entry the admissions process is the same. Applications must be submitted by early November of Year 6.

The admissions process includes an informal interview, the ISEB Common Pre-Test, attendance at Caterham's EDGE Experience Day in January of Year 6, and review of a reference or report from the child's current school. During the EDGE Experience Day children will take part in some fun unassessed collaborative problem-solving activities, sit a maths assessment, and sit an EDGE paper, which includes a writing task, critical thinking problems, and a problem-solving exercise.

We have a free ISEB Common Pre-Test familiarisation test for you to gain a brief insight into the exam, and we have full length ISEB Common Pre-Test Mock Tests available to purchase which replicate the format and content of the Entrance Assessment. The ISEB Pre-Test is an online adaptive test, meaning after the first question, each subsequent question is determined by previous responses. Candidates cannot go back to a previous question to change their answer.

ISEB Common Pre-Test Assessment Format

The ISEB Common Pre-Test contains the following four subject tests:

  • English - 40 minutes
  • Mathematics - 40 minutes
  • Verbal Reasoning - 25 minutes
  • Non-verbal Reasoning - 30 minutes


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BOFA ISEB Common Pre-Test Mock Tests

Our BOFA® ISEB Common Pre-Test Mock Tests have been designed and created specifically to replicate the ISEB Common Pre-Test exam situation in order to help pupils familiarise themselves with the format and structure of the ISEB Common Pre-Test exam. Our Mock Tests follow the same three stage learning process as the BOFA® 11+ site (test, practice, retest) but the emphasis is on the exam preparation rather than the learning element. Our Mock Tests are sold in packs of 3 as we believe 3 is the minimum number of tests a pupil will need to complete to become comfortable with the format and style of the exam. You can purchase Mock Tests for the ISEB Common Pre-Test from our Mock Test Shop.

Click the following link for the full list of schools using the ISEB Commmon Pre-Test.


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BOFA Mock Tests for other exams and schools

We also have Mock Tests for the London 11+ Consortium and 39 independent schools' bespoke extrance exams and admissions processes.

Here are some of the schools for which we offer Mock Tests. Click the following link for the full list of schools for which we have Mock Tests.



As well as offering these specific Mock Tests we also offer an online adaptive learning platform on a subscription basis for long term support and exam preparation. Our 11+ subscription site is our unique online learning platform which covers material from 8+ through to 12+, designed to assist pupils in their learning and understanding of syllabus content in preparation for the 11+ exam. All our tests follow our three stage learning process of initial test, followed by tailored teaching and learning before a retest. Although referred to as the 11+ subscription site, a subscription gives you access to all the subscription site material and is therefore suitable for pupils aged 7 to 11, in school years 3 to 6. You can purchase a recurring monthly subscription for £9.50 a month, which can be cancelled at any time, or you can take out a fixed term 3, 6, 9, or 12 month subscription with a one-off payment, prices of which can be found in our 11+ shop.