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The 11-Plus is the first important exam in a child’s educational life.
But don’t fret! Preparation can be rewarding and effective. The quizzes in our 11-Plus section are all written by teachers, with the specific aim of preparing children for the exam and ensuring they feel confident in their knowledge.
To all sitters of the 11-Plus: don’t worry, you’ve got this! We know your results will determine which secondary school you will attend and what potential implications that brings - that’s why we’re here to offer consistent and quality support.
Feeling courageous, parents? The Guardian’s 11 Plus Grammar School Entrance Exam gives a good indication of the complexity of the 11-Plus. Do your best!*
*It’s better not to tell your children you’re taking the test until after you’ve done it. You know, just in case you fail miserably.
Years ago, almost all children in England, Wales and Northern Ireland sat the 11-Plus test - some mums and dads will probably remember doing it! Many education authorities have now decided against using it. So, how do you know if it applies to you? As a general guide, the 11-Plus is still used in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Kent, Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire, but it’s best to check with your primary school to see if the examination will still take place.
Our quizzes cover the required learning for all local authorities but you’ll have to check which categories need to be covered. Children will not necessarily be required to sit papers in all 5 of the categories (woohoo!) so it’s best to ask the primary school to find out which categories pupils need to revise for. For 11-Plus, the maths and English categories are essential for a solid foundation. The verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning quizzes, however, are not always required.
The 11-Plus quizzes are slightly more challenging than the KS2 quizzes, although both are aimed at children aged 8 to 11. It’s best for pupils to work their way through the KS2 quizzes first (consider it a warm up!) before moving onto our slightly harder 11-Plus quizzes.
"Learning through quizzes is such a fun way to learn, especially when it is done in such a way that the child doesn't realise that they are learning!" - Siân, Parent Reviewer
Oh, and we know revision can take a lot of brainpower. That’s why we have a fun section with interesting quizzes on nature, people, gardening and books. You know, for a bit of light relief.
You know how the supermarkets let you try little cubes of cheese before you buy 2kg of it? We like to offer the same kind of opportunity. All the categories on our site contain a quiz marked “play” and these can be played and re-tried free of charge. Note: Our quizzes don’t taste as good as cheese, but they’re much more useful.
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