Order BSE 11 Plus books
BSE Beaconsfield publishes books which help children prepare for their 11 Plus. There are currently three publications, and a fourth title will be published on 31 October.
- English and Vocabulary for the GL Assessment 11+ (from 31 October)
- Reading Comprehension for Key Stage 2
- Verbal Reasoning Practice for the CEM 11+
- Non-Verbal Reasoning for the CEM 11+
The four titles have been written by BSE Beaconsfield's school Principal, Jeremy Bull. There are further details about each of the books below and you can order copies from this page.
English and Vocabulary for the GL Assessment 11+
ISBN 978-1-9164737-0-6; A4 paperback format.
This book is designed for children aged 9 and 10. The book is divided into 10 sections. Each section provides practice exercises in reading comprehension, Technical English and vocabulary, all graded to the level of the GL Assessment 11+ tests. The exercises include GL Assessment-style multiple-choice Comprehension exercises, grammar, spelling and punctuation practice and vocabulary-building exercises, with a particular focus on synonyms and antonyms.
Reading Comprehension for Key Stage 2
ISBN 978-1-5272-2246-5; A4 paperback format.
This book is designed for children aged 9-11. The book contains 55 engaging reading passages, each with a multiple-choice comprehension exercise comprising ten or more questions. The exercises are designed to boost reading skills, grammar and vocabulary. The fictional and non-fictional prose covers a wide range of topics and styles. The book provides suitable preparation for the GL Assessment 11 Plus and the CEM 11 Plus, as well as Common Entrance examinations and KS2 SATS.
Verbal Reasoning practice for the CEM 11+
ISBN 978-1-5272-0524-6; A4 paperback format.
Verbal Reasoning is a major feature of 11 Plus tests. Verbal Reasoning questions may account for up to half the total marks awarded. The Verbal Reasoning practice exercises in this popular book are designed to help children aged 9-10 develop their skills in this important area.
The book is divided into 10 Sections. Each Section provides 7 Verbal Reasoning practice exercises graded to the level of the CEM 11+ tests. They include multiple-choice reading comprehension, synonym and antonym exercises in every Section. Vocabulary and spelling practice exercises are also provided, including cloze procedure (gap fill) and spelling exercises.
Non-Verbal Reasoning for the CEM 11+
ISBN 978-1-5272-0702-8; A4 paperback format.
The Non-Verbal Reasoning exercises in this book have been written to help children aged 9-10 prepare for the 11+. The question types are particularly relevant to the CEM-style 11+ but they also provide useful practice for the GL Assessment 11+ as well as for Common Entrance tests.
The level of difficulty throughout the book is designed to reflect the level of the 11+ test. A feature of the CEM 11+ test is that the NVR multiple-choice questions often have six answer options. For this reason, the Practice Exercises in this book include questions with 4, 5 and 6 answer options.
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Cambridge English: First
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Cambridge English: Advanced
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