Punctuation, Spelling & Grammar
A prime example of questions on this topic would be one where pupils sitting the exam are given a passage of writing where they would have to correct mistakes that are present.


As mentioned previously – vocabulary and a greater knowledge of it can only benefit students during English 11+ examinations. A vocabulary section is often present in most of these – with candidates asked to define meanings of, state opposites and synonyms of and explains in context different words.


Mathematics is one of the most important subjects taught in schools throughout all the years. For students to increase their chances of academic success, they must have a strong foundation in Maths with the basics mastered. At LearnLog we provide our students with exactly this through tailored lessons designed to not only significantly improve on topics that students might need additional support on, but also enhancing their overall understanding of each topic.


While not all Grammar school 11+ examinations include a creative writing section – almost all Independent schools do. The most common distinguishing factor between those student that do well in creative writing and comprehension and those that excel is vocabulary. While helpful – no amount of preparation papers can help students prepare for creative writing in the same way reading books and newspapers can – this allows students to expand their vocabulary which can only benefit them during the examination.


Verbal Reasoning is best described as a subject that is designed to test the ability of students to both effectively use and understand words in context.

Historically, the verbal reasoning section of the 11+ examinations consisted of word puzzles. This has now evolved in the modern day to an examination that consists of the above along with questions to test a candidate’s logical deduction skills, their ability to decipher codes and also mathematical questions.


Non-Verbal Reasoning – though rarely ever taught in schools due to the narrow scale of content – is still included as part of certain independent and grammar schools’ 11+ examinations. It is best described as an exam that tests a student’s skills of observation and logic.

Non-Verbal tests will generally consist of questions that give student various shapes and/in patterns – students will then have to identify two that are most similar, odd ones out, a missing shape from the series given etc. Therefore, students can be best described for this section of the 11+ examination by being as aware as possible of symmetry, shapes and reflection.