11+ Verbal Reasoning and 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning

Non-verbal reasoning requires good spatial awareness. It is a skill that some children will have naturally. and others can learn by developing a disciplined and systematic approach, isolating each element of the sequence or pattern - using a process of elimination.

Besides using formal practice materials there are activities that can help to develop a child’s spatial awareness, visual ability and non-verbal reasoning skills such as jigsaws, model-making kits and visual logic games such as Sudoku.

Some of the strategies we use include:

  • grounding in the 21 question types in Verbal Reasoning
  • focus on the 8 question types in Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • explicit, systematic instruction
  • research-based methods
  • specially selected practice booklets

Children need at least 2 hours per week for 10 weeks, preparing for the tests. Practising at home or with a tutor depends on how confident you feel to help. Bear in mind, from your previous experience of helping with school work, whether or not your child is comfortable with you in this situation. 

Look at the question below, the answer is provided - can you explain the logic behind it?

Why is the answer C?

11+ Online learning Portal

Your child can get as much practice as possible on our newly - launched Leaders are Readers 11+ Platform. This has been set up to afford your child that opportunity for extra practice online 24/7. Our 11+ Learning Portal has well over 50,000 questions based upon the latest syllabus set by the GL or CEM examining bodies. The questions are selected every week for homework, which is based on our live teaching. This will provide your child with structure, practice and revision. Find out more here

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