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11+ Verbal Reasoning

Our 11+ resources are designed to teach skills and then discreetly test your child with exam-style questions and practice papers too. Giving you visibility to their progress. To help you support your child best, our resources are aligned to exam boards with progressive leveling, starting at year 3 and working to exam-style questions and practice papers in year 5. This allows you to set your child at a level that suits them and develop the skills needed overtime; removing exam pressure and building their confidence.

Verbal reasoning bears more resemblance to skills your child will have started to develop at school, but significantly uses these skills in very different ways. These types of questions focus on being able to understand and work out problems focused on words and letters. Numbers can be involved (such as in codes or problem solving), but only where they still relate in some way to words or letters. Students with a large vocabulary from Key Stage 2 and strong foundations in mental maths and problem solving skills will find verbal reasoning more accessible. At EdPlace our activities focus on building this core base early from Year 3 alongside familiarising students with the presentation of questions in this style which exactly replicates what your child will see in the 11+ exam.

11+ Verbal Reasoning Skills

Exam Board

Move a Letter

GL

Partial Word

CEM / GL

Antonyms

CEM / GL

Word Connections

CEM / GL

Number Sequences

GL

Problem Solving

GL

Letter Connections

GL

Compound Words

CEM / GL

Maths Codes

GL

Insert a Letter

CEM / GL

Word Relationships

CEM / GL

Synonyms

CEM / GL

Word Scrambles

GL

Hidden Word

CEM / GL

Word Merge

GL

Complete the Calculation

GL

Number Logic

GL

Multiple Meanings

CEM / GL

Letter Sequences

GL

Number Code Breaking

GL

Letter Code Breaking

GL

Homophones

CEM

Jumbled Sentences

CEM

Jumbled Words

CEM

How to use our resources to achieve results

Learn the skills using our resources, practice what you’ve learnt with our exam-style questions and test for exam readiness with our practice papers - success!

11+ activities, exam-style questions and practice papers

Here at EdPlace, we believe that helping your child achieve their best on the 11+ exam doesn’t start in year 5. It’s important to understand your child’s full potential and help them develop the skills needed as early as year 3. This will also help you gauge your child’s prospects, ensuring they really shine at grammar school. Our aim is to help take away the exam pressure for your child whilst building their skills and confidence so they can achieve their best. Our revision resources are designed to help students aged 8 to 11 build up to the skills and levels needed to pass the 11+. We’re confident our non-verbal, spatial and verbal reasoning, maths/numerical reasoning and English resources tailored to CEM and GL will help your child soar; and whatever the outcome, we’ll be here to support them on the other side of the 11+ exam too, right up to GCSE!

Our resources are designed to teach skills through our teacher-guided activities and then discreetly test your child with exam-style questions and practice papers. Giving you visibility to their progress.

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