Verbal Reasoning is probably considered the best way to test a child’s ability to learn or innate intelligence. Many private schools in the area use Verbal Reasoning tests as part of their entrance examinations. For entry into the Essex Grammar school system, Verbal Reasoning forms 50% of the entrance requirements.
There are approximately 50 question types that could be used in the Verbal Reasoning examination and we aim to teach all of these in our 1-2-1 sessions as well as through the Resource Pack and the S6 Hub.
Verbal Reasoning is a language based, problem-solving test and therefore relies on the child having a strong vocabulary. Children will be asked to match words, find links and relationships between words and numbers, construct words and look for similar or opposite meanings, as well as make simple calculations.

1. The S6 Hub

A huge selection of Verbal Reasoning questions are available on the S6 Hub. We regularly add questions to the hub so that pupils will always have new tests to work through. Find out more

2. S6 Shop

A range of downloadable Verbal Reasoning (VR) papers are also available in the S6 Shop.

3. S6 Vocabulary Sheets

Our Verbal Reasoning Vocabulary Worksheets feature some of the words that we have seen come up in previous 11+ examinations. Many children are able to work out these words when they are in in context but struggle when they are presented independently.

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We recommend that you use these sheets as follows: