Topic Areas in 11+ Exam

Subject Topic Areas
Maths
  • The 4 basic operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Money
  • Metric system
  • Time
  • Prime numbers
  • Prime factors
  • Highest common factor and lowest common multiple
  • Perimeter and Area (Squares, Rectangles, Compound Shapes)
  • Averages
  • Distance, Speed and Time
  • Column graphs
  • Pie charts
  • Algebra
  • Angle calculations
  • Co-ordinates
  • Reflection and Rotation
  • Percentages
  • Simple ratio
  • Volume of cube and cuboids
  • Bearings
  • Simple probability
  • Nets of shapes
  • Sequences and number patterns
  • Marking and interpreting scales
  • Following rules and instructions in more unusual problem solving and investigative activities
English
  • Comprehension
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Sentence structure
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Literacy
Verbal Reasoning
  • Processing verbal information
  • Identifying patterns
  • Similarities and differences between words
  • Demonstrating understanding of the rules and meaning of language
  • Applying logical thinking and problem-solving skills
Non-verbal Reasoning
  • Process graphic information and follow patterns and rules
  • Use of spatial awareness
  • Apply mathematical skills – rotation, reflection and symmetry
  • Apply logical thinking and problem-solving skills
Comprehension · Children have to read a passage of text and answer questions on it
Creative Writing For creative writing, the settings usually involve:

  • Being lost, scared or alone
  • Doing something exciting or achieving something (’the best day of my life was . . . ’)
  • Animals
  • Taking a holiday
  • Having an adventure
  • Being in a city or in the countryside

Furthermore, it is likely that the stories will involve these features or titles:

  • A surprising spy
  • Removed
  • Break time at school
  • Write a story about a lost key
  • Is life too hectic to enjoy fully?
  • My favourite memories
  • A farewell party
  • An attempted robbery
  • It was a while before I realised my cat could talk
  • Moving Houses
  • I don’t know what that noise was …..
  • The new pupils
  • The storm
  • The Burglary
  • My Brilliant Idea
  • Visiting Relatives
  • The Balloon
  • The school rules
  • Panic
  • A place that inspires you
  • Your favourite day out
  • Are Jamie Oliver’s new school dinners a good idea.
  • What makes a good friend?
  • Describe the scene and the activities at a bus station.
  • What are your reactions to discipline? How far is it necessary both at home and at school?
  • How does the life of your generation differ from that of your grandparents?
  • Discuss the good and bad effects of competition in modern life
  • Is life too hectic to enjoy fully?

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