Non-Verbal Reasoning is generally not taught in school. It is designed to test a child’s ability to tackle problems. The questions involve code and shape sequences, where the children will be asked to deduce how they relate to each other.

To succeed in this element of the exam children must be logical and understand maths concepts such as symmetry and rotation. Each question will provide the children with a sequence of 3-5 shapes which they must analyse. Questions could include ‘find the next one in the sequence’ or ‘find the odd one out’.

Non-Verbal reasoning challenges children to interpret visual problems, without the need to draw on prerequisite information. For this reason, it is seen as a ‘pure intelligence’ measure. To tackle this exam with confidence children must be familiar with the different questions types and practice to improve their speed and accuracy.

To support your child’s confidence, speed & accuracy we offer our online Non-Verbal Reasoning tool for unlimited home practice.

Top Tip: Tackle jigsaw puzzles together at home – they will help to improve your child’s shape and spatial awareness.

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