11 Plus and Entrance Exams

11 Plus maths

We know exactly what the 11 Plus maths exam involves, and how to help your child achieve success.

  • Problem solving skills

  • Speed, accuracy and fluency

  • Mental arithmetic

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What does the 11+ maths exam involve?

The 11 Plus maths tests cover a huge range of topics, which your child will be taught throughout Key Stage 2, but at an advanced level.

The content of the tests will vary depending on your area; there are a number of key areas which the tests will cover.

As with all of the elements of the 11+ test, the maths paper is designed to assess your child’s intelligence, academic potential and tests them on everything they have learnt from primary school, albeit at a trickier level – so they are not easy! How can we help you prepare?

  • Expert 11+ maths tuition

  • Frequent practice and 11 Plus maths test questions

  • Covering all 11 Plus maths topics in depth

  • Unbeatable support for parents

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11 Plus maths tuition that boosts confidence and achieves results

  • We've got 20 years' experience

  • We want your child to feel prepared

  • Maths practice makes perfect

The 11 Plus maths exam aims to identify higher ability in children, so good preparation is essential. We focus on mental arithmetic, exam technique and speed fluency because we understand the biggest challenge can be tackling exam questions under timed conditions.

Our 11 Plus maths tuition guarantees your child gets the practice they need to develop strong skills in maths and literacy, enabling them to tackle the content of the exams confidently.

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11 Plus maths questions

Our maths tutors will tailor sessions to revise key primary concepts and focus on new secondary maths skills, whilst developing their exam technique.

We test your child at the right times. Using a variety of 11 Plus practice resources and tests, we can help them feel comfortable with the types of maths questions they are likely to face in the exam.

Here is an example question from the 11 + maths exam

In the following number square each row, column and diagonal must add up to the same total. Identify the number that should be in place of the question mark.

maths question

Answer: 24

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11 Plus maths exam topics

The 11 Plus maths exam will aim to test your child’s speed, accuracy, problem solving and mental arithmetic.

It will cover these topics:

  • Number and place value

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

  • Fractions, percentages, decimals

  • Ratio and proportion

  • Algebra

  • Measurement

  • Geometry (properties and position of shapes, co-ordinates)

  • Statistics

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How can my child prepare for 11 Plus maths?

At Explore, we encourage children to overcome any challenges they might face.

As with all of the elements of the 11 Plus test, the maths paper is designed to assess your child’s intelligence, academic potential and tests them on everything they have learnt from primary school, albeit at a trickier level – so they are not easy!

At Explore Learning, our 11 Plus maths programme gives you:

  • Expert 11 Plus maths tuition, once or twice a week

  • 11 Plus maths practice questions

  • 11 Plus maths support for parents

11 Plus maths support and help for parents

Let’s work as a team.  We want you to be involved with your child’s 11 Plus journey so that together we can encourage them to try their best. 

Set clear expectations together

Have a conversation with your child to firstly identify any concerns. Then try to create some clear behavioral and academic expectations for the year but ensure they have a say. Involving children in creating these may make them try harder to meet these expectations.

Get involved

Try reflecting with your child at the end of each revision session, online learning lesson or practice paper of ways they have managed to overcome any challenges or ask them what has been their highlight.

Work closely with your child’s 11 Plus tutors and teachers

It’s incredibly important that we all work as a team to support your child and that we’re all working from the same page.

We want your opinion on what areas you think your child needs to focus on. Communicating any home support or school feedback to us is extremely helpful too.

Create a routine

We know from experience that having clear routines will support your child with managing their workload to achieve their best with less stress!

Discuss which days are going to be their revision days and balance time between homework and chill time.

Practice, practice, practice!

At Explore Learning, our 11+ tutors give you and your child personalised feedback and regular parent’s meetings.

It’s important that you and your child talk about this feedback and practise the areas that your tutor highlights for you in between sessions for extra revision.

Get started with 11 Plus maths support!

Don’t know where to begin? Let us help! From finding 11 Plus schools in your area to practising exam questions and discussing 11+ tuition, we will help with your next steps.

At Explore Learning, success is behind our tutors getting to know your child as an individual. Over the last 20 years, Explore Learning has developed an 11 Plus and Entrance Exam offering that is tailored to suit the schools in the local area. Whether your child is sitting a CEM, GL Assessment, Bond, Avery, local or independent school entrance test, we are experts at it all and we will adapt our tools and advice to prepare your child to be prepared for their specific exam.

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