Verbal and non-verbal reasoning tests are used in secondary school selection, and in some schools they are also part of CATs at the beginning of Year 7.

Reasoning skills are a form of critical thinking; the tests are designed to assess a child’s ability with words, numbers, shapes and space. While these skills can be developed and practised, they are non curriculum-based skills, so aren’t taught as part of KS2.

Here are examples of various assessments you may find helpful:

Post year 6 revision - CATs tests

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