Practice papers Created by experienced educational authors in line with the latest requirements of independent schools

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Practice Papers


Get ahead of the game with our range of 11 plus Verbal Reasoning practice papers, created to suit the latest requirements of independent schools.

Written by a team of experienced educational authors and 11 plus experts, our 11 plus Verbal Reasoning practice papers are the ideal tool when preparing your child for their entrance exam. Developed using feedback from schools, teachers and children, all the practice papers are up-to-date with the current requirements for competitive independent school exams.

All of our practice papers come with fully detailed answer sheets. They are available to download now in pdf format.

How to use our verbal reasoning practice papers

We recommend using practice papers strategically during your 11 plus journey, alongside past papers from your target schools. You shouldn’t expect your child to use them too soon, or they may become demotivated if they under perform. However, leave it too late and they will not be able to work through their exam quick enough to reach those all important questions towards the end of the paper. Your tutor can advise you when it is appropriate to begin exam practise.

verbal reasoning 11 plus practice paper

Before sitting any verbal reasoning practice papers, make sure that your child has covered a good portion of the syllabus. Despite the belief that verbal reasoning is innate and cannot be taught, that is not the case! There are a finite number of types of questions and it is easy to practice and improve on them all if you start early and work systematically.

Testing your child under timed conditions is also key here. We believe that there is an uplift of 10-12% in terms of scoring available from learning how to approach each type of question and practising. A further 10-15% uplift is available if your child can develop speed of collecting up to 1 mark per minute. A typical Verbal Reasoning test will consist of 60 questions in 1 hour.


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