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Non-verbal reasoning (NVR) is an 11 plus subject which is not typically covered within the school curriculum. Therefore, children may find this topic challenging to begin with. The key here is to ensure your child practices regularly, learning the correct methods of how to approach each question.
NVR questions are designed to test a child's spatial awareness and ability to solve problems using logical reasoning. A typical non-verbal reasoning question will involve the manipulation of shapes or images whereby your child will be asked to identify rotations, mirror images, complete sequences and much more.
As different education authorities have the power to determine which disciplines and individual topics are included in their 11+ entrance exam, the tests may vary across the country. However, examples of 11 plus non-verbal reasoning questions might include:
NVR questions can cover a wide ranging variety of different styles that can be displayed in many different ways to test the mental dexterity of a child's thinking. KSOL always recommend that parents consult their local consortium of grammar schools or contact their preferred school directly for information regarding what is covered in your area.
From our experience, some children have the ability to visualise non-verbal reasoning questions very quickly, whereas others may find it more difficult. However, this should not deter anyone! The more familiar your child is with NVR questions, the quicker they will be able to tackle them. To help develop strong NVR skills in over 300 unique questions, check out our exclusive 11plus non-verbal reasoning packs, a fantastic introduction to 11 plus non-verbal reasoning questions, which include guided examples.
As the entry standard of grammar schools remains consistently high across the country, it is important that your child not only has a good knowledge of the 11plus question types, but excellent speed and accuracy skills too. That’s why our 11+ Free Downloads, produced by our expert tutors in accordance with current 11+ testing criteria, include non-verbal reasoning 11 plus practice papers with time limits.
Whichever stage your child is at, the most important thing to remember is that KSOL offer support and a wide range of personalised online 11 plus non-verbal reasoning tests designed specifically to improve key skills.
Our Year 5 online 11+ course includes a unique combination of Target Teach® online tests (Mon-Fri) covering Maths, English, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Receive immediate feedback from incorrect answers and re-sit questions to target weak areas head on. What’s more, we now have our own exclusive range of pioneering interactive video lessons to supplement this course!
Your allocated online tutor will send weekly emails including tips and a visual chart of how your child is progressing. If you have any questions or need any 11+ advice, you can respond to your email or call your eleven plus tutor during office hours.
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