Ensuring your child is well-prepared for the 11 Plus exam involves more than just mastering the content. Equipping them with the right stationery is a crucial part of the process. 

Let’s take a look at a detailed 11 Plus checklist, ensuring your child has everything they need to tackle the exam confidently.

11 Plus checklist for stationery

Preparing for the 11 Plus exam requires careful consideration of the specific tools your child might need. 

Here's a comprehensive checklist to make sure they are well-equipped for success:

  • Pencils and erasers: Plenty of sharpened pencils and high-quality erasers.

  • Pens: Black or blue pens for written portions of the exam.

  • Highlighters: Colourful highlighters for marking important passages during reading and comprehension sections.

  • Ruler: A clear plastic ruler for neat diagrams and accurate measurements.

  • Compass and protractor: Essential tools for geometry questions in the mathematical components.

  • Clear pencil case: Transparent pencil case to comply with exam rules.

  • Water bottle: Stay hydrated and alert with a water bottle.

  • Exam timetable: A printed copy of the exam timetable for reference.

Make sure to also take a look at our insights on when to start preparing for 11 Plus exams!

General exam equipment checklist

In addition to the specialised items for the 11 Plus, there are general exam essentials that every student should have on hand. Here's a checklist to cover the basics:

  • Exam paper: Sheets of the appropriate type (lined or plain) for rough work.

  • Calculator: If permitted, a calculator that meets exam board regulations.

  • Watch: A silent and non-distracting wristwatch for time management.

Wondering whether or not to seek tuition for the 11 Plus? Take a look at our guide that answers the question, do you need a tutor for the 11 Plus?

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From our 11 Plus registration guide and beyond, we’re here to support you every step of the way when it comes to exam preparation.

Explore Learning's team of expert tutors is committed to guiding your child through the intricacies of the 11 Plus exam. Our tutors bring a wealth of experience, offering personalised assistance to address your child's specific needs. Additionally, our smart learning tool is designed to identify areas requiring focused revision, ensuring that study efforts are targeted and efficient. With this combination of human expertise and technological support, your child is set up for success.

Navigating the challenges of the 11 Plus exam can be daunting, but with the right support, success is within reach. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing the assistance your child needs to excel. From expert tutoring to cutting-edge tools, we offer a comprehensive approach to help your child confidently tackle the 11 Plus. Why not book a free trial to see us in action?

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