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Non-Verbal Reasoning

Both the GL Assessment 11 Plus in Buckinghamshire and the CEM 11 Plus in Berkshire include Non-Verbal Reasoning questions. A strong performance in this section of the 11+ can make a significant difference to a pupil's overall marks.

To score well in this section, it is important for children to familiarise themselves with the different question types they may encounter. 

Initially, children can find this challenging. However, "practice makes perfect" can certainly be applied to Non-Verbal Reasoning. It also helps if the child enjoys the challenge of this type of exercise, and many children do.

The focus of Non-Verbal Reasoning questions is on relationships between shapes and patterns, rather than on words or numerals. The questions test ability in making logical deductions based on mathematical concepts. These concepts include shape, size, quantity, rotation, angle, direction, pattern, shading and orientation. Click on the links below to see six examples of Non-Verbal Reasoning questions in different formats.

Non-Verbal Reasoning Example 1  -  Odd one out

Non-Verbal Reasoning Example 2  -  Complete the set (Series type)

Non-Verbal Reasoning Example 3  -  Analogy

Non-Verbal Reasoning Example 4  -  Nets

Non-Verbal Reasoning Example 5  -  Complete the set (Matrix / Grid type)

Non-Verbal Reasoning Example 6  -  Multiple-matching

Non-Verbal Reasoning Example 7  -  3D Rotational



Sample Verbal Reasoning questions for the 11 Plus



Sample Maths questions for the 11 Plus



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Beaconsfield School of English specialises in preparation courses for the 11 Plus exam. The Beaconsfield School of English 11 Plus course is designed for students in Year 5 at Primary School. The 11+ course covers the 3 main areas of the 11 Plus - Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Numerical Reasoning. The 11 Plus lessons are taught on a One to One basis (private lessons) enabling the 11+ teacher to identify strengths and weaknesses and to focus on weaker areas needing improvement.

The Beaconsfield School of English 11 Plus course starts in September and lasts for 3 terms. There is also an 11 Plus Summer School in August. The 11+ lessons are 75 minutes long, so the pupils can practise and focus on 11+ exercises for an extended period. The teacher always sets homework after the lessons for completion by the following week and this is an important part of the 11 Plus course.

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Pupils normally start their 11+ course at Beaconsfield School of English approximately two weeks after the Bucks CC schools start back at school. The 11 Plus course dates then match the Bucks County Council school term dates closely. There are 3 11 Plus course terms: Autumn Term, Spring Term and Summer Term.

The four-week 11+ Summer School in August is a final preparation stage leading up to the 11+ test day. The pupils study for 2.5 hours or 5 hours per week (individual tuition) on the 11+ Summer School and the lessons focus on 11+ practice tests, consolidation and revision.

Preparation courses and Mock 11 Plus Test Sessions for the Bucks and Slough Consortium 11 Plus. One to One courses (private tuition) helping pupils succeed in the 11 Plus in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. Online 11 Plus Practice Tests suitable for both GL Assessment and CEM 11 Plus preparation, with over 50,000 11 Plus test questions.

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