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Eton - 130 CAT Score enough?

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LawrenceJ Tue 09-Oct-18 20:18:35

We’ve just received our son’s CAT scores for Year 6, and he scored 130 with high Quantitative/Spatial and lower Verbal. As he is applying to Eton we want to see what these scores mean via a vis his odds of admission - assuming his ISEB scores (to be taken later this year) are correlated.

Outside of academics, he’s got a good mix of music awards, high level football/rugby/cricket, clubs, etc - and he’s well liked by teachers etc, hence his overall reference should be supportive.

There’s a few threads on Mumsnet about this but additional thoughts are greatly appreciated. Is there anyone out there who has been through the Eton process recently - positively or negatively - that can shed some light on this?

Thank you very much in advance.

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Michaelahpurple Wed 10-Oct-18 08:44:00

Totally fine. I’d say 125 also fine and lower if the boy has other outstanding skills. 130 is enough for a good run at Westminster/St Pauls

MrsPatmore Wed 10-Oct-18 10:23:44

I would say that's fine given his other achievements. My son scored 135-140 in his CATS over a couple of years across the board and was offered Westminster Under and scholarships at other well known schools. The Heads reference and the interviews are important too.

mastertomsmum Wed 10-Oct-18 11:34:55

Remember CATs don't tell the whole picture. It's only one way of identifying how academic a child is.

LawrenceJ Wed 10-Oct-18 20:04:27

Thanks for your replies - much appreciated

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trinity0097 Wed 10-Oct-18 20:06:38

Boys with lesser academics (but still decent) get in if they are jolly good chaps! Eton do place a lot of weight on the interview and reference, not just the academics.

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