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In this 11 plus Category, you can firstly find all of our most useful and up-to-date 11 plus information.

Secondly, you can find all of the tips and practice tests on our site.

We hope you find both of these useful.

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      Teacher / Tutor Resources

      Practice Paper and Pencil Tests

      For more practice try our Paper & Pencil Tests with Answers on a separate sheet available for download:
      £3.49 each

      11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Practice Test One£3.49 – 11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Practice Test Two
      Verbal Reasoning 11 plus Practice Test One
      11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Practice Test Two
      Free – 11 Plus Maths Practice Test One.

      Feedback Now! Our 10-Min Tests with immediate feedback

      Our Ten Minute tests are very handy in getting that daily practice to stay ahead.

      Try your hand at one or invest in a bundle. Ten-minute test practise might be just what you need.

      Make sure to go through the answers at the end. Have a look at the steps in getting to the correct answer and make sure you understand. Try the test again.

      Education Jobs

      MATHS 10-MIN TESTS

      GCSE Maths Practice Test Quiz

      CAT4 Number Series. Computer code building an image

      CAT4 Quantitative Test 1

      11+ Maths Practice Test 1

      Ten Minute Maths Test

      11 Plus Maths Sample Test

      ENGLISH 10-MIN TESTS

      SATs Grammar Practice

      English writing skills. Womeon on laptop with dog.

      How to improve your written English language skills

      VERBAL REASONING 10-MIN TESTS

      11Plus Verbal Reasoning Test 2. Child showing hands full of writing.

      11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Test 2

      11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Test 1. Man with letters all around

      Verbal Reasoning Test 1 for the 11 plus

      11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Test. Candidates writing test in exam venue

      11 Plus Verbal Quiz 3

      CLOZE Verbal Reasoning Tests. Girl with glasses on her head resting her arms on a stack of books

      CLOZE Verbal Reasoning 11 plus Test

      Our other Immediate Exam Feedback Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning Tests follow our regular blogs here.

      Education Jobs

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      Sunday Times Private Schools League Table and top private girls schools in London.

      Plus, London Independent Schools Guide, and London’s top independent school A-Level results.

      Then, Grammar Schools Guide and London 11 plus practice tests.

      And also then our 11Plus GL Guide, Grammars using 11 plus GL Assessment Guide , Guide to Grammar School Entry.

      Also, UK Boarding Schools Guide, and primary school league tables,

      Finally, London Pre-Schools Guide.

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      2020 school exam changes

      11+ non-verbal reasoning test tips

      The key learning point is to take on-board the 11 plus non-verbal reasoning test as simply a new skill to master. Learning to drive typically takes a few months with some regular weekly time devoted to practice. Your realistic expectation is to learn strategies and a process for passing the exam –  there’s no need to overachieve and to expect to become the best driver out there. ‘Squiggles’ tests certainly can divide opinion.

      Introduction to the 11 plus NVR

      It’s those test questions based upon geometric shapes and interpreting the patterns in these figures which are called abstract reasoning tests. Test takers are asked to identify the pattern in a series of these shapes. Such abstract reasoning tests usually comprise of shapes, such as squares, triangles and squares. The pattern can be how the shapes change through, for example, their shading, rotation or reflection. Such non-verbal reasoning tests usually comprise of shapes, such as squares, triangles and squares. The pattern can be how the shapes change through, for example, their shading, rotation or reflection.

      11 plus non verbal reasoning

      Why is non-verbal reasoning so important?

      Graduate non-verbal reasoning test scores provide an indication of learning potential. Non-verbal reasoning tests indicate an ability to reason logically and to work with new ‘ideas’. In summary, non-verbal reasoning tests assess critical thinking.

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      Non-Verbal Reasoning Step-by-Step Strategies

      Series format non-verbal reasoning tips

      Series non-verbal reasoning questions present 4 to 5 boxes in a line. The individual boxes contain a series of ever-evolving figures. For example, there may be one black square and four white circles in the first box. A regular increase in the number of black figures by one each time could be the pattern that needs to be identified. The pattern in the second box would be two black figures and so on.

      “Complete the pattern” non-verbal reasoning practice

      In the “complete the pattern” type of non-verbal reasoning, you need to select which of the five answer options completes the 2 rows by 2 columns, or the 3 by 3 box. This sounds a lot more complicated than it actually is. Typically, the pattern is the same in both the horizontal and the vertical direction. So, if there are 3 rows by 3 columns then the pattern across each row and column becomes even easier to spot.

      Odd One Out format non-verbal reasoning practice

      Odd One Out non-verbal reasoning test formats presents five figures; one of which does not fit with the other four figures.

      11 plus non verbal reasoning

      11 plus mocks

      You can find details of our 11 Plus mocks and other School Entrance Tests blogs below:

      11 Plus Maths Tests 1

      Maths 11 Plus Test 2

      11 Plus CLOZE Verbal Reasoning Test 1

      11 plus non-verbal reasoning test advice.
      Free online 11 Past Papers.
      grammar school application tips. We hope you enjoy our free grammar school guidance resources. including 11 plus tips and 11 plus practice papers
      11 Plus guide for Parents. Welcome to our free 11 plus test practice resources! Plus useful tips for parents on the 11 plus
      Free 11 plus papers with answers. We hope you enjoy our free practice Maths Test Papers and our free Verbal Reasoning 11 Plus Papers.

      11 plus non verbal reasoning

      11 plus tutoring costs. Tutor helping boy on computer

      11 Plus Guide – Tutoring Costs

      Our aim is to provide the most cost-effective 11 plus guide to tutoring costs.

      Our 11 plus advice for parents

      The best way to prepare for the 11 plus is to believe that your children should be able to pass. Also though, to manage their own 11 plus expectations.

      In our opinion, your child needs to view going to a grammar school as one option for them.  That way if they don’t get in, it Is because grammar schools weren’t the best fit.

      So, be open about the amount of 11 plus prep and 11 plus practice that will be required. Promote a growth mindset by avoiding the belief that your child has failed somehow.

      – – – 11 plus guide – tutoring cost – – –

      With average prices now around £40 an hour, the 11 plus tutor costs can be quite scary. However, there are several ways to keep your spending down. 

      First the bad news. Getting a regular tutor for your child isn’t cheap and that’s unlikely to change any time soon.

      As any economics student will tell you the price charged for a service depends largely on demand and supply.

      11 Plus SchoolEntranceTests poster
      And with grammar schools performing particularly well in last year’s GCSE and A-Level exams (see the feature on the Parent Power League Table), the demand for getting into them is expected to be even greater in 2019.

      Tutoring costs

      How much does a 11+ tutor cost?

      Reports also show that the number of tutored children is also rising sharply. According to education and social mobility charity The Sutton Trust, one in four secondary school children now receives private tuition. This compares to less than one in five a decade ago.

      However, the good news is that prices can vary considerably and it is definitely worth shopping around. A quick look at the Tutorfair website, which acts as a hub for private tutors, shows that the typical price of a tutor per hour outside of London is between £30 and £50.

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      Qualified v Unqualified

      One important factor is whether the tutor is a qualified teacher. Basically, you will pay much more if they are qualified and have significant experience of tutoring – ie. 10 years or more.

      You may also pay more if they have an Oxbridge degree, or if they are a specialist in a certain subject. This is particularly true of Maths tutors.

      Of course in London, you can expect to pay even more, given the generally high demand for grammar schools in the area. Here prices for face-to-face tuition currently average between £40 and £60 although some on The First Tutors private tuition website charge over £100 for specialist tutoring, particularly in Maths or languages.

      One ‘Award-winning’ Maths Teacher in West London on the Tutorfair website charges an eye-watering £130 an hour. This is based on 10 years of teaching experience and 5 years of experience as an examiner.

      11 plus tutoring costs. Tutor helping boy

      So what can you do to keep the price of tutoring your children to a minimum and still ensure they pass with flying colours? Here we give our Top 5 Tips when choosing a tutor.

      – – – 11 plus guide – tutoring cost – – –

      1. Don’t assume that the most expensive is the best

      As with most things, it is possible to bag a bargain. You just need to do your homework. TV programmes like Shop Well For Less show us you don’t need to spend a fortune on flashy labels to get good quality products. So it is with tutors. Many tuition websites provide user ratings for their tutors. And it is definitely worth reading these before you make a decision.

      Also don’t necessarily assume that a qualified teacher (ie one with PGCE, QTS certificates) is the best person to tutor your child. Even though qualified teachers generally command much higher prices than non-qualified teachers they aren’t necessarily better.

      There are some very good graduates out there with a good track record of getting children through their 11 Plus.

      Expect to pay around £30 for an unqualified teacher compared to around £50 per hour for a qualified teacher.

      2. Don’t commit to too many sessions! 

      Every child is different, but generally speaking, you shouldn’t spend more than a few months getting your child tutored for the 11 Plus. According to Anita Moss, Director of First Tutors, the average tuition relationship lasts for 16.5 hours.

      Much more than that and fatigue can set in and your child could be burned out even before sitting the entrance exams!

      – – – 11 plus guide – tutoring cost – – –

      3. Consider online tutoring 

      Without a doubt, sitting next to a tutor is the best option. But it’s also the most expensive. Increasingly popular is online tutoring. This can save you an awful lot of money.

      Some tutors offer their services for nearly half the price of face to face tutoring because they don’t have to travel. With broadband speeds improving all the time, it’s now more practical than ever to use services like Skype. For those in rural locations, it may also be a more practical option.

      4. Splitting the bill

      Using a group tutor inevitably brings the costs down. For example, tuition company Explore Learning charges approximately £129 per month for two sessions a week of 1 hour 15 minutes each. These take place with up to six children per tutor. This compares favourably price-wise to one-to-one tuition which currently averages around £40 per hour.

      5. Do it Yourself!

      OK, this might not be your preferred option. However, parents with a bit of time and patience can invest in coaching books designed around the 11 Plus exams. You can find a vast selection of various papers on this site.

      With links to be found to all from the Home page or have a look at the School Entrance Index to make sure you don’t miss any.  Your child can then sit these at home in close to exam conditions.

      – – – 11 plus guide – tutoring cost – – –

      11 plus tutoring costs. Busy mom on computer with kids

      The Five-Step 11 Plus Guide

      1) Ask yourself, is now the best time to start your 11+ Prep for 2019?

      2) If so, then here is Everything you need to know about differences in Grammar School applications. You need to consider 11 Plus Exam By UK Region.

      – If you are considering those grammar schools in Outer London then we have a useful London Grammar school list.

      – Otherwise, England’s other grammar schools are accessed from this regional grammar school list.

      3) Are the grammar schools of interest CEM 11+ exam Grammar schools. If so focus on School Entrance Tests’ 11 plus practice tests of CEM 11 Plus type.

      4) Otherwise it’s likely you are considering Grammars using GL Assessment. Thus you should focus on School Entrance Tests’ 11 plus practice tests of GL 11 Plus type.

      5) So, select the most relevant 11 plus exams from our comprehensive list of 11 Plus Past Exam Papers.

      – – – 11 plus guide – tutoring costs – – –

      Free 11 plus papers with answers. Pencil on paper doing test.

      Free 11 plus guide for parents

      Welcome to our free 11 plus guide for parents: 11 plus papers with answers; free Verbal Reasoning papers with answers and free Maths 11 plus papers with answers.

      Free 11 plus guide

      Welcome to our free English 11 Plus Test papers.

      Sample Paper (Aldenham School).

      Examination Paper 1 (Alleyns School).

      English Sample Examination Paper 2 (Alleyns School).

      GL English Parent Guide.

      English 1 Questions.

      GL English1 answer sheet.

      English 2 Questions.

      GLEnglish 2 answer sheet.

      English Comprehension Yr 7 Sample Paper (Derby Grammar School) 2019.

      Writing Yr 7 Sample Paper (Derby Grammar School) 2019.

      English Yr 7 Specimen Paper A (Dulwich College).

      Yr 7 Specimen Paper B (Dulwich College).

      EnglishYr 7 Specimen Paper C (Dulwich College).

      Free 11 plus guide

      11 plus test papers – English

      English-2017-Sample-Paper (Eltham College).

      english-sample-paper (Emanuel School).

      English Sample Paper 2 (Emanual School).

      englishPaper Mark-Scheme (Epsom College).

      Sample -Paper (Epsom College).

      English Sample Paper (John Lyon School).

      More 11+ English

      English Composition Sample Paper (Kent College).

      11 plus English Sample Paper (King Edward’s School Birmingham).

      English Sample Paper A (King Edward’s School Birmingham)

      11 plus English Sample Paper A (King’s College School) 2019

      English Sample Paper B (King’s College School) 2019

      11 plus English Sample Paper C (King’s College School) 2019

      English Sample Paper 1 (The Kings School Chester)

      11 plus English Sample Paper 2 (The Kings School Chester)

      English Sample Reading Passages 1 (The Kings School Chester)

      11 plus English Sample Reading Passages 2 (The Kings School Chester)

      English Sample Paper (Kingston Grammar School) 2015

      11 plus English Sample Paper 1 (Merchant Taylors’ School)

      English Sample Paper 2 (Merchant Taylors’ School)

      11 plus English Sample Questions (North London Collegiate School)

      English Sample Script (North London Collegiate School)

      Free 11 plus guide

      11 plus test papers – 11+ English exams

      English Junior Entrance Exam (Oundle School) 2015

      11 plus English Junior Entrance Exam (Oundle School) 2016.

      English Junior Entrance Exam (Oundle School) 2017.

      11 plus English Junior Entrance Exam Sample Paper (Oundle School)

      English 11+ Entrance Exam Sample (Reigate Grammar School) January 2018

      11 plus English Admissions Supplement (Royal Grammar School Guildford) 2018

      English Yr7 Sample Paper (Sevenoaks School) 2010.

      11 plus English Yr7 Sample Paper (Sevenoaks School) 2011.

      Free 11 plus guide

      English Yr7 Sample Paper (Sevenoaks School) 2012.

      11 plus English Yr7 Sample Paper (Sevenoaks School) 2013.

      English Yr7 Sample Paper (Sevenoaks School) 2014.

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      11+ English Papers

      English Yr7 Sample Paper (Sevenoaks School) 2015.

      11 plus English Yr7 Sample Paper (Sevenoaks School) 2016.

      English Yr7 Sample Paper (Sevenoaks School) 2017.

      11 plus English Yr7 Sample Paper (Sevenoaks School) 2018.

      Yr7 Reading List (Sevenoaks School) 2014-15..

      English Yr8 Reading List (Sevenoaks School) 2014-15.

      11 Plus Specimen (St Albans School) 2014

      English Yr7 Sample Paper (St Faiths Cambridge)

      Sample Paper (St Georges Ascot).

      English Yr 7 Entrance Assessment (St Marys School Cambridge) 2018.

      11 plus English Year 7 Mark Scheme (St Francis College Herts).

      English Year 7 Practice Paper (St Francis College Herts).

      Specimen Papers (St Georges Weybridge).

      English Paper 1 (St Pauls Girls School).

      Paper 1 Comprehension (St Pauls Girls School).

      English Paper 2 (St Pauls Girls School).

      Free 11 plus guide

      Paper 2 Comprehension (St Pauls Girls School) .

      English Specimen Paper (The Cedars School).

      More English 11 Plus Test Papers

      English Entrance Exam (Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys School) 2014

      11 plus English Picture Resource (Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys School) 2014

      Entrance Exam (Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys School) 2016

      English Entrance Exam (Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys School) 2017

      11 plus English Picture Resource (Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys School  2017

      English Entrance Exam Sample Mark Scheme (The Hulme Grammar School for Girls)

      11 plus English Entrance Exam Sample Questions (The Hulme Grammar School for Girls)

      English 11+ Entrance Information (The Leys Cambridge) 2018

      11 plus English 11+Sample Paper (The Leys Cambridge) 2018

      English Comprehension Information & Exemplar Information (The Leys Cambridge) 2018

      Entrance Test (The Perse School) 2015

      Extra 11+ English past papers

      English Mark Scheme (The Perse School) 2015

      11 plus English Entrance Test 2 (The Perse School) 2015

      English Mark Scheme 2 (The Perse School) 2015

      11 plus Englsih Specimen Answer Booklet (The Queens School).

      Englsih Specimen Text (The Queens School).

      English Entrance Exam 810-1011 (Whitgift).

      Free 11 plus guide

      11 plus English 11 Academic Scholarships Exhibitions (Wycombe Abbey) December 2018

      English Comprehension 11 Academic Scholarships Exhibitions (3) (Wycombe Abbey) December 2018.

      11 Assessment Process-5 (Wycombe Abbey) November 2018

      Comprehension 11 Academic Scholarships Exhibitions (3) (Wycombe Abbey) December 2018.

      Maths 11 Plus Test Papers

      GL Maths Questions Paper 1.

      Maths Answer Sheet 1.

      GL Maths Questions Paper 2.

      Maths Answer Sheet 2.

      GL Maths Parent Guide.

      Maths Paper 1 (Abbotsholme School).

      Entrance Exam Sample Paper (Aldenham School)

      Maths Paper 1 Sample (Alleyns).

      Paper 2 Sample (Alleyns)

      Maths Paper 1 Sample (Bancrofts School)

      Free 11 plus guide

      11+ Maths Exams

      Maths Paper 2 Sample (Bancrofts School)

      11 plus Maths 11 Entrance Exam (Benenden School) 2016

      Maths 11 Entrance Exam (Benenden School) 2017

      11 plus Maths 11 Entrance Exam (Benenden School) 2018

      Maths Sample Paper (BUSSATs) 2018

      11 plus Maths Residential Assessment Year 7 (Christ Hospital School) 2014

      11plus Specimen Paper (City of London) July 2018.

      Free 11 plus guide

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      More Maths 11+ Papers

      Maths Sample Entrance Examination Questions (Clitheroe Royal Grammar School) 2017

      11 plus Maths Sample Paper (Colfes School)

      Maths Example Paper Yr7 Entry (Derby Grammar School) 2019

      11 plus Maths Syllabus Summary (Dulwich College)

      Maths Paper A Questions Specimen (Dulwich College)

      11 plus Maths Paper A Mark Scheme Specimen (Dulwich College)

      Maths Paper B Questions Specimen (Dulwich College)

      11 plus Maths Paper B Mark Scheme Specimen (Dulwich College)

      Maths Paper C Questions Specimen (Dulwich College)

      11 plus Maths Paper C Mark Scheme Specimen (Dulwich College)

      Maths Paper D Questions Specimen (Dulwich College)

      11 plus Maths Paper D Mark Scheme Specimen (Dulwich College)

      Maths Paper E Questions Specimen (Dulwich College)

      11 plus Maths Paper E Mark Scheme Specimen (Dulwich College)

      Maths Paper F Questions Specimen (Dulwich College).

      English 11 plus practice

      Free 11 plus guide

      11+ Maths past papers

      Maths Paper F Mark Scheme Specimen (Dulwich College)

      11 plus Maths Sample Question Paper (Eltham College) 2019

      Maths Sample Mark Scheme (Eltham College) 2019

      11 plus Maths Entrance Exam Sample Paper (Emanuel School)

      Maths Paper 1 Questions (Epsom College)

      Maths Mark Scheme Sample (Felsted School)

      11 plus Maths Familiarisation Booklet (Kent County Council)

      Maths Entrance Paper Sample (The Grammar School At Leeds)

      Cognitive Reasoning

      Firstly, Familiarisation Booklet (London 11 Plus Consortium)

      Secondly, Entrance Information (The Leys) 2018

      Thirdly, Scholarship Entrance Information (Wycombe Abbey School) 2019 to 2020

      And then next, Admissions Information (Wycombe Abbey School) 2018

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