A child’s verbal skills may be obvious in the classroom, but that’s only part of the story. The Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) reveals hidden potential by assessing the main types of reasoning ability known to make a difference to learning and achievement, providing you with a rounded profile of the whole child.


  • The UK and Ireland’s most widely-used test of reasoning abilities
  • Standardised on 25,000 students with results verified each year, it enables you to accurately baseline your students against national benchmarks
  • Includes reliable indicators for national tests and examinations including Key Stage 2 SATs, GCSEs, A levels and the Leaving Certificate, as well as indicators for different regions of the UK
  • Measures verbal, non-verbal, quantitative and spatial reasoning 
By using CAT4 for all Year 7 and new students, we are able to ensure that staff have relevant data at their fingertips when they need it most.