The Official 11+ Series offers the most authoritative guidance and authentic practice available for the 11+, supporting you and your child in understanding the demands of the real 11+ test. GL Assessment develops and produces the actual 11+ test papers that the majority of 11+ candidates will sit. Our advice about the 11+ tests is therefore informed by long-standing specialist expertise in the 11+ and in wider educational assessment. The 11+ Explained - Verbal Reasoning provides essential skills and strategies for success in this 11+ test. It makes learning interesting and fun, helping children: understand more about the 11+ learn how to solve each of the main 22 Verbal Reasoning question types, step by step practise 11+ style questions strengthen their skills through 'Verbal Fun' activities monitor their progress develop their test technique - supported by Parent Tips providing further information and activities. Use this book with the Official Parents' Guide to the 11+ and the Official 11+ Practice Papers for comprehensive 11+ preparation from the publishers of the real 11+ test.
About the authors Christopher Pearse is an experienced primary school teacher and 11+ tutor specialising in Verbal Reasoning; he wrote Part 2 of the book. Angus McDonald is a Chartered Psychologist with extensive experience of developing psychometric assessments and using them to identify development needs and help individuals realise their potential, nurturing talent in schools and organisations; he wrote Part 1.
Part 1: Getting ready for the 11+ - What is the 11+ test? - Planning my 11+ preparation - How to improve my skills - Tips for doing 11+ questions - Improving my speed and accuracy - Dealing with the 11+ challenge - Tips for the 11+ test! Part 2: Verbal Reasoning question types explained - Cracking codes - Creating words - Using numbers - Finding words - Thinking logically