Creative Writing Levels

The score on your child’s writing will be given as a mark out of 50. When preparing for Grammar School Entrance Exams, students should be aiming to achieve a LEVEL 5 which is a score of 41-50. Below is a breakdown of the possible levels/scores. Level 1 (1-10) Sentence structure is poor and lacks accuracy. […]

KS2 Maths Key Objectives

This list of Mathematics key objectives for Key Stage 2 helps you to ensure that your child or student is familiar with all of the areas due to be tested in the KS2 SATS taken in year 6. Resources covering these topics can also be incorporated into 11 Plus preparation if your child will be […]

Non-verbal Reasoning Introduction

The following is a guide to help you understand the basics of Non-Verbal Reasoning: Components, Shifts, Manipulations/Changes and Sequences.  Components NVR questions are made using different components, such as lines, shapes, shading and patterns. Lines Various line shapes and line types are used. Line Types: Line Thickness: Line Shapes: Examples of other line shapes: Shapes Non-Verbal […]

How to prepare for Maths & Numerical Reasoning

Numerical Reasoning is the ability to reason with information provided in tables, charts and figures. Most of the skills required are taught in KS2 mathematics. So 11+ Maths & Numerical Reasoning exams comprise in essence the same topics as taught in the national curriculum for Key Stage 2 with a few topics that are usually only […]

How to prepare for Non-verbal Reasoning (NVR)

Eleven Plus Non Verbal Reasoning Tests provide an assessment of a child’s ability to understand and analyse visual information and solve problems using visual reasoning. The tests tend to contain a few different question types within one exam, requiring skills such as… Identifying relationships between objects Spotting similarities and differences between shapes and patterns Recognizing […]

How to prepare for Verbal Reasoning (VR)

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning Tests provide an assessment of a child’s ability to understand, reason and solve problems involving written information.  In addition to the highly recommended Chuckra Online Assessment Tool, Chuckra 11+ Online, which makes all of our Premium Tests (initial assessment tests, past mock papers and varied length practice papers) available and affordable to all, […]

How to prepare for English

Eleven plus English tests may include some or all these topics: Comprehension Spelling Punctuation Sentence structure Grammar Vocabulary Literacy In some areas, a writing test is set which is only marked and assessed if the child is a borderline pass/fail in their other tests. It is therefore helpful to ensure that you know which English topics are […]

How to prepare for Creative Writing

This article provides advice for students about the creative writing task in the 11 plus / selective school entrance examinations. How is creative writing tested? Creative writing for the 11+ may require you to write either an original story or complete a continuous prose exercise in the same style of writing (when you are given […]