Best 11 Plus resources for exam support


Find help, advice and information in our free 11 Plus online resource hub.

We understand that navigating your way through the 11 Plus exams can seem a little daunting, but we’re here to help! We have a range of resources, from helping you understand all the terminology to offering advice on how to support your child before, during and after the exams. 

What’s more, with our online 11+ practice questions you and your child can get an insight into the types of 11 Plus questions that may come up!

11 Pus free resources

Choose from our links below to access our useful 11 Plus exam resources, covering English, maths, verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and more…

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11 Plus exam information

Find everything you need to know about the 11 Plus exams.

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11 Plus English resources

Explore what the 11 Plus English exam involves and how you can help your child achieve their best.

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11 Plus maths resources

With over 15 years experience, we know exactly what the 11 Plus maths exam involves, and how to help your child achieve success.

11 Plus glossary

You may come across a number of terms and phrases about the 11 Plus. This handy glossary is designed to make it as easy as possible to understand everything!

Difference between the GL & CEM 11 Plus exams

If you are unsure about the differences between these two main exam styles you can find out here.

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11 Plus results explained

Your child has received their 11 Plus results but what do they actually mean? Find out here.

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Search 11 Plus exams and schools in your area

Select a county to find which secondary schools, independent schools and grammar schools in England and the UK are in your area, plus the relevant entrance exams.

Practice 11 Plus questions

We have practice papers for you to try based on both the CEM and GL styles.

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CEM free practice paper

This CEM sample paper will give you and your child a taste of the types of questions that will come up in the exam.

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CEM answers

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GL practice exam paper

Use this GL practice exam paper for some online testing practice.

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GL answers

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11 Plus quiz

These are real mock exam questions taken from past papers for you and your child to sample, so you get a feel for what’s expected of them.

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11 Plus verbal reasoning

Find out everything you need to know about the verbal reasoning section of the exam, including the types of questions and a practice quiz.

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11 Plus non-verbal reasoning

Learn more about the non-verbal reasoning section of the exam, including practice questions and support.

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11 Plus vocabulary

Find out how you can help your child with the exam with our handy 11 Plus vocabulary guide.

How to help your child succeed in their 11 Plus exams

Read our top tips for completing this journey with more smiles and less tears.

How can you help prepare your children for exams? 

Find out what to do before, during and after the exams to help your child on their journey to grammar school.

When to start preparing for the 11 Plus 

Not sure when to start 11 Plus preparation for your child? Find out here.

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11 Plus – to tutor or not to tutor?

Not sure when to start 11 Plus preparation for your child? Find out here.

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How to pass the 11 Plus 

From how to pass the 11 Plus to how many hours of revision is needed – our 11 Plus expert clears up some of the common misconceptions about the exams.

What are 11 Plus classes like? 

We spoke to our members about their experience of 11 Plus classes…

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The ultimate 11 Plus application guide

We will walk you through the exam registration process and how to apply for grammar and comprehensive schools for a place in September 2023.

What skills does my child need for the 11 Plus? 

We’ll help you make sure your child is feeling confident and ready with our guide on what skills your child needs for the 11 Plus.

11 Plus Creative Writing: Tips & Strategies for Success 

We’re here to help you prepare for your 11 Plus creative writing exams with our confidence boosting tips and strategies!

Ready to get started?

From finding schools in your area to practising exam questions and discussing 11 Plus tuition, we can help with your next steps on from primary school.

Over the last 15 years, Explore Learning has developed an 11 Plus and Entrance Exam tuition offering that is tailored to suit the schools in the local area. Whether your child is sitting a CEM, GL Assessment, Bond, Avery or local school entrance paper we adapt our tools and advice to prepare for the 11+ exam.



What do our exam prep resources include?

Our exam resource hub covers general exam techniques and tools for revision.

Here’s a taster of what you may find…

  • Mind maps and other learning tools
  • Maths revision worksheets
  • Past exam papers and exam answers
  • Guides to the best revision books
  • English and maths exam survival guides
  • Revision notes
  • Wellbeing and support
  • Templates and timetables
  • Expert advice
  • Test tips from children