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11+ Exam Syllabus

11+ Exam Syllabus.

At Tuition by Teachers, we have developed exceptional comprehensive courses for the highly competitive 11+ exam with the aim to support parents and children along their educational journeys. By enrolling in our 11+ courses, students gain the necessary knowledge, skills, and confidence to excel in the exam and increase their chances of securing a place in selective schools. 


Tuition by Teachers is dedicated to empowering students to reach their full potential and achieve their academic goals. Our students have been successfully admitted to some of the top schools in London – Tiffin School, Whitgift, Kingston Grammar School, Hampton School, Emmanuel School, Sutton Grammar School, St. John's School, Reed's School, Ibstock Place School, Epsom College and more.


Don't miss out on this invaluable opportunity to give your child the best chance for success. Enroll them in our 11+ preparation course today and witness the remarkable transformation in their academic journey with Tuition by Teachers.

Tuition by Teachers offers several benefits to students preparing for the exam. 

Here are some key advantages:


  1. Comprehensive Preparation: Our courses provide a comprehensive and structured approach to 11+ exam preparation. Students receive instruction in all the key subjects and skills tested in the exam, ensuring they have a well-rounded foundation to tackle the challenges.

  2. Expert Guidance: Our experienced teachers are well-versed in the 11+ exam and are familiar with requirements for individual schools. They provide expert guidance, personalised attention, and individualised feedback to help students identify their strengths and areas for improvement. This targeted support maximizes their learning potential and boosts their confidence.

  3. Tailored Learning based on Continuous Teacher’s Assessment: We understand that each student has unique learning needs. Our courses are designed to assess and cater to individual requirements, allowing our teachers to adapt their teaching methods to suit each student's pace, learning style, and areas of focus. This personalised approach through continuous teacher’s assessment ensures optimal progress and growth.

  4. Exam Techniques and Strategies: Our courses go beyond subject knowledge and also focus on teaching effective exam techniques and strategies. Students learn valuable skills such as time management, question analysis, problem-solving approaches, and exam-specific tips that enhance their performance in the 11+ exam.

  5. Extensive Practice: Practice is crucial for success in the 11+ exam. We provide students with a wide range of practice materials, including past papers and mock exams. This allows students to familiarise themselves with the exam format, develop their exam stamina, and refine their skills through targeted practice.

  6. Confidence and Motivation: Our courses aim to instill confidence in students by providing them with a solid foundation, continuous practice, and ongoing support. As students’ progress and witness their own improvement, their motivation and self-belief grow, leading to a positive mindset, a deepening love for learning and a greater likelihood of success.

  7. Accessible and Convenient: Our courses are offered online, providing students with the convenience and flexibility to learn from anywhere at their own pace. This accessibility eliminates geographical barriers and allows for seamless integration into students' busy schedules.

The 11+ exam, also known as the entrance exam or the selective test, is an assessment taken by students in their final year of primary school, typically at the age of 10 or 11. The exam is used by selective schools in the UK to determine which students will be offered a place at their school.

The exam typically covers four main areas: English, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. These subjects are designed to test a student’s ability to problem-solve, think critically and apply their knowledge to real-world situations.




This section will test student’s reading, comprehension and writing skills. Students will be asked to read a passage and answer questions related to the text, as well as write a short piece of creative or persuasive writing. 


This section will test a student’s ability to solve mathematical problems, including arithmetic, reasoning and problem solving. 

Verbal Reasoning


This section will test a student’s ability to understand and analyse written information, such as analogies, codes and vocabulary. 

Non-Verbal Reasoning


This section will test a student’s ability to understand and analyse visual information, such as diagrams, patterns and sequences.

The format and content for the 11+ exam may vary depending on the school or local authority administering the test. Tuition by Teachers aims to help students to improve their knowledge and skills in the key areas covered by the exam and increase their chances of success.

Overall, the 11+ exam can be a challenging and competitive process, but with the right preparation and support, students can excel and secure a place at a selective school.

At Tuition by Teachers, we offer a range of classes, courses and resources that encompass a variety of different learning and skills needed for all exam boards. 


Types of 11+ Exams.

GL (Granada Learning) Assessment

The GL 11+ assessment is a selective test used by some grammar schools and independent schools in the United Kingdom to determine which students are eligible for admission. The exam is typically taken by students in their final year of primary school (aged 10 or 11). The exam consists of a series of tests that assess a students’ abilities in;

  1. English

  2. Maths

  3. Verbal Reasoning

  4. Non-Verbal Reasoning 

You can find out more information about which grammar schools use GL Assessment Testing in the link below.

CEM (Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring) 

The CEM 11+ assessment is a selective test used by schools in the UK to access academic potential of student applying for entry into selective schools or grammar schools. 

Unlike the GL exam, the CEM 11+ test is usually a computer-based test and includes a range of different types of questions, such as— 

  1. Verbal Reasoning – Assesses student’s ability to think logically and analytically with words. It includes questions testing skills such as identifying patterns, making deductions and completing analogies. 

  2. Non-Verbal Reasoning – Tests student’s ability to think logically and analytically using shapes and images. It includes questions testing skills such as identifying patterns, spatial awareness and completing sequences.

  3. Numerical Reasoning – Tests student’s ability to think logically and analytically using with numbers. Questions test skills such as basic arithmetic, fractions, percentages and problem-solving.

  4. Literacy—Assesses students reading and writing abilities. It includes questions that test skills such as comprehension, vocabulary, grammar and spelling. 

For more information, please visit the link below.

Sutton SET (Selective Eligibility Test)

The Sutton SET is an entrance exam used by some selective schools in the London borough of Sutton including – Greenshaw High School, Nonsuch High School for Girls, Sutton Grammar School, Wallington County Grammar School, Wallington High School for Girls, Wilson’s School etc. 

The test consists of two multiple- choice papers, testing Maths and English. Each paper is around 45 minutes. Students who pass the Selective Eligibility Test are invited for a second assessment consisting of Maths and English in standard format.

For more information, please visit the link below.

ISEB (Independent School Examination Board)

ISEB testing is an online, adaptive test in multiple choice format. It covers four main areas;

  1. English – tests reading comprehension, spelling, grammar, punctuation, cloze sentences, and shuffled sentences. (40 minutes)

  2. Maths – tests mathematical ability in accordance with National Curriculum. (40 minutes)

  3. Verbal Reasoning – assesses thinking and problem solving with words and letters. (25 minutes)

  4. Non-Verbal Reasoning – assesses thinking with shapes, space, diagrams and pictures in both 2D and 3D format. (30 minutes)

Students can take the test at any official test centre (usually taken at pupils prep school). 


Below is a list of schools that us ISEB testing.

For more information, please visit the link below.

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