CGP 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Practice Book with Assessment Tests Ages 9-10

This book is a great option for anyone who wants to start their child early on 11 plus work, or wants a simple introduction to the non-CEM style of 11 plus questions. I’ve been using this book since it was published in 2012, and it is the first resource I use when I introduce non-verbal reasoning. It is not specific to any exam board, but does cover a large amount of the material for  Continue reading “CGP 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Practice Book with Assessment Tests Ages 9-10”

GL Assessment – The Official 11+ Practice Papers – Verbal Reasoning

This review covers both of the Verbal test packs that GL Assessment publish, there are multiple choice and standard versions of each of the 2 packs and this review covers all of them.

The examination board sets of practice papers are always an important source of information on both the format and question types to be expected in an exam. GL Assessment have been publishing these papers since 2010, and they have consistently  Continue reading “GL Assessment – The Official 11+ Practice Papers – Verbal Reasoning”

GL Assessment – The Official 11+ Practice Papers – Non-Verbal Reasoning

This review covers both of the Non-Verbal test packs that GL Assessment publish, there are multiple choice and standard versions of each of the 2 packs and this review covers all of them.

When an examination board releases a set of practice papers it has the huge advantage of knowing what specifically is going to be in the tests. GL Assessment have been publishing these papers since 2011, and they have historically been shown to be an excellent match for the annual exams. Unfortunately, in recent years all of the 11 plus exam providers have been aiming for a “tutor proof” test, and GL Assessment have not Continue reading “GL Assessment – The Official 11+ Practice Papers – Non-Verbal Reasoning”

Bond 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Puzzles 9-12 Years

This book of puzzles is particularly unusual in that it is neither exam specific or 11 plus specific. Whilst some puzzles may be approximated to certain types of 11 plus questions, the overall impression is that the book is written to encourage logical problem solving, rather than to help work towards specific exams. I use this book because Continue reading “Bond 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Puzzles 9-12 Years”

CGP 11+ Verbal Reasoning Practice Book with Assessment Tests Ages 10-11

CGP 11+ Verbal Reasoning Practice Book with Assessment Tests 10-11 years cover

CGP introduced this book in 2012 as one of a range of Verbal and Non-Verbal Practice books. I use this series of books to teach my students because the presentation style makes it easy for me to explain how to answer each question type. As with most of the non-CEM books, it is not exam specific, but it does Continue reading “CGP 11+ Verbal Reasoning Practice Book with Assessment Tests Ages 10-11”

Bond 11+ Verbal Reasoning Puzzles 9-12 Years

This is very unusual in the world of 11 plus books, because it is not exam specific, and it is not entirely specific to the 11 plus. I use this book to teach students that questions can be presented in a variety of ways, even though the techniques and methods are familiar. The questions match some the elements of CEM, GL Assessment and other test providers, but Continue reading “Bond 11+ Verbal Reasoning Puzzles 9-12 Years”

CGP 11+ Verbal Reasoning Practice Book with Assessment Tests Ages 9-10

The green cover of the 11plus Verbal Reasoning Book

When CGP introduced this book in 2012 I immediately adopted it as the first resource I use with new students. As a tutor, I find the range and level of the work is ideal for 9-10 year olds, and the presentation makes it easy for me to explain how to answer each question type. In common with most of the non-CEM books, it is not exam specific, but it does cover all elements of the Continue reading “CGP 11+ Verbal Reasoning Practice Book with Assessment Tests Ages 9-10”