11+ Explained: Non-verbal Reasoning Essential Skills and Strategies for Success by GL Assessment


11+ Explained: Non-verbal Reasoning Essential Skills and Strategies for Success by GL Assessment

The Official 11+ Series offers the most authoritative guidance and authentic practice available for the 11+, supporting you and your child in understanding the demands of the real 11+ test. GL Assessment develops and produces the actual 11+ test papers that the majority of 11+ candidates will sit. Our advice about the 11+ tests is therefore informed by long-standing specialist expertise in the 11+ and in wider educational assessment. The 11+ Explained - Non-Verbal Reasoning provides essential skills and strategies for success in this 11+ test. It makes learning interesting and fun, helping children: understand more about the 11+ learn how to solve each of the main 8 Non-Verbal Reasoning question types, step by step practise 11+ style questions strengthen their skills through 'Non-Verbal Fun' activities monitor their progress develop their test technique - supported by Parent Tips providing further information and activities. Use this book with the Official Parents' Guide to the 11+ and the Official 11+ Practice Papers for comprehensive 11+ preparation from the publishers of the real 11+ test.


Who better to provide practice questions than the people who set most of the 11+ papers? Of course, you always need to check the format of the papers in your area, but these will provide excellent practice. Giving your child essential skills and strategies for success in Non-Verbal Reasoning. This book provides step-by-step guidance on how to tackle every question type successfully, supported by practice questions, advice on test technique, tips and fun activities. I really like the fun activities, which help your child develop essential skills without it seeming a chore. All the explanations are clear and easy to follow, breaking down the questions into manageable parts. A comprehensive guide which goes far beyond merely a collection of practice papers.

About the Author

About the authors Peter Francis combines specialist expertise in developing Non-Verbal Reasoning questions - including questions for the real 11+ tests - with technical illustration skills. He is also an experienced trainer, used to conveying messages cleary and effectively to a wide range of audiences; he wrote Part 2 of the book. Angus McDonald is a Chartered Psychologist with extensive experience of developing psychometric assessments and using them to identify development needs and help individuals realise their potential, nurturing talent in schools and organisations; he wrote Part 1.

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96 pages


GL Assessment
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Publication date

1st May 2011



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