11+ Quick Reference Guide

  • Age range: 9-11 Years
  • Suitable for: Parents, Teachers
  • Test duration: Untimed
  • Test format: Paper

Why choose The 11+ Series?

  • The most authentic 11 Plus practice available
  • Builds children's confidence before taking the actual 11 Plus exam
  • Provides comprehensive guidance and support for parents of children sitting the tests
  • Developed by one of the 11+ test suppliers to numerous Local Authorities and schools

Free familiarisation materials

GL Assessment is a leading provider of 11+ tests for admissions and fair banding.

We recommend children familiarise themselves with the multiple-choice layout of the test, content and examples of some types of questions they will face. We want to give all children the opportunity to experience sample questions across a range of question types in advance of the test. This is particularly true with the verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning tests as they may not have encountered these types of questions before. 

To help with this familiarisation process we have produced some free sample materials which you can download here. Please note, however, 11+ tests vary from area to area. If you don’t know what type of tests your admissions authority uses, you may find it helpful to check their website or contact them direct.

Schools are welcome to feature this page on their website and to share it with parents, carers and pupils to help familiarise themselves with the style and format of GL Assessment’s 11+ tests.

We do not, however, give permission for tutors or other organisations to feature this page and/or these materials (or any part of them) on their website, or to copy, reproduce, distribute or otherwise use or exploit these materials or any part of their content without the prior consent of GL Assessment.

Additional practice materials: The 11+ Series

In addition to the free familiarisation materials above, GL Assessment has developed a comprehensive range of further practice papers, in case you would like to do more.

As an 11+ test provider, GL Assessment’s 11+ Practice Papers are informed by long-standing specialist expertise in the 11+ and in wider educational assessment. Our range covers subjects including English, Maths, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning.

What's in the packs?

Two packs per subject, comprising four tests each.

  • Four practice papers
  • Answer Sheets (for multiple-choice)
  • Notes & Answers for Parents, providing instructions on how to complete each test

The same tests are also available in Variety Packs, containing one test per subject for maths, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. 

Packs are available in Multiple-Choice and Standard format:

  • Multiple-choice format – where answers are marked in a separate answer booklet
  • Standard format – where children write their answers on the test paper

Subject packs 1 and 2 are multiple-choice, as most 11 Plus tests now use this format. In addition Subject Packs 1 for Maths, Non-Verbal and Verbal Reasoning are available in Standard format.

Make sure that you choose the answer style used by your school or Local Authority.

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11+ English Practice Papers

The questions include:

  • Comprehension exercises, where children have to read a passage of text and answer questions on it
  • Spelling, where children are asked to spot mistakes
  • Use of capital letters and punctuation
  • Word choice and grammar, where children can show their understanding of the English language

English 1

  • English multiple-choice test 1-4 
  • Answer Sheets
  • Notes & Answers for Parents

English 2

  • English multiple-choice test 5-8
  • Answer Sheets
  • Notes & Answers for Parents

 

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11+ Maths Practice Papers

The questions include:

  • Knowledge of times tables
  • Apply the four basic operations (+ - x ÷)
  • Quick mental arithmetic
  • Graph reading
  • Understanding of shapes, space & measures

Maths 1

  • Maths test 1-4 
  • Answer Sheets
  • Notes & Answers for Parents

Maths 2

  • Maths test 5-8
  • Answer Sheets
  • Notes & Answers for Parents

 

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11+ Verbal Reasoning Practice Papers

The questions include:

  • Processing verbal information
  • Identifying patterns
  • Similarities and differences between words
  • Demonstrating understanding of the rules and meaning of language
  • Applying logical thinking and problem-solving skills

Verbal Reasoning 1

  • Verbal Reasoning test 1-4 
  • Answer Sheets
  • Notes & Answers for Parents

Verbal Reasoning 2

  • Verbal Reasoning test 5-8
  • Answer Sheets
  • Notes & Answers for Parents

 

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11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Practice Papers

The questions include:

  • Process graphic information and follow patterns and rules
  • Use of spatial awareness
  • Apply mathematical skills – rotation, reflection and symmetry
  • Apply logical thinking and problem-solving skills

Non-Verbal Reasoning 1

  • Verbal Reasoning test 1-4 
  • Answer Sheets
  • Notes & Answers for Parents

Non-Verbal Reasoning 2

  • Verbal Reasoning test 5-8
  • Answer Sheets
  • Notes & Answers for Parents

 

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11+ Variety 1

  • Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning test 1
  • Answer Sheets
  • Notes & Answers for Parents

11+ Variety 2

  • Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning test 2
  • Answer Sheets
  • Notes & Answers for Parents

11+ Variety 3

  • Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning test 3
  • Answer Sheets
  • Notes & Answers for Parents

11+ Variety 4

  • Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning test 4
  • Answer Sheets
  • Notes & Answers for Parents

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11+ Variety 5

  • Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning test 5
  • Answer Sheets
  • Notes & Answers for Parents

11+ Variety 6

  • Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning test 6
  • Answer Sheets
  • Notes & Answers for Parents

11+ Variety 7

  • Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning test 7
  • Answer Sheets
  • Notes & Answers for Parents

11+ Variety 8

  • Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning test 8
  • Answer Sheets
  • Notes & Answers for Parents

 

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