The aim is to create a comfortable environment in which children can learn and excel. ILiketoLearn Tuition strive to inspire children, help them to develop a thirst for learning and ultimately, guide them towards 11+ success.

Why Choose Us?

  • We have a consistently outstanding success rate
  • We provide a free assessment, in which we will give you an honest opinion regarding your child’s ability to pass the 11+
  • We keep our class sizes small (Classes are capped at 14)
  • We provide ample one-to-one tuition (there will be 1 teacher and 6 teaching assistants working in every class, to provide each child with essential, personal support)
  • We provide first-class CEM and GL Assessment preparation material that is currently only available to ILiketoLearn Tuition students
  • We source all of the highest quality practice papers available on the market
  • We are passionate about the success and development of every child

The 11+ Explained


The test consists of two multiple choice papers, each 45-55 minutes in duration. Both papers contain several, individually timed sections. The papers will include:

Verbal Reasoning

This accounts for 50% of the available marks. Typically, this section includes:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Jumbled Sentences
  • Cloze

Numerical Reasoning

This is essentially maths and accounts for 30% of the available marks. The questions are typically presented in two sections:

  • Short Maths (mental arithmetic and word problems)
  • Long Maths (multi-part questions)

Non-verbal Reasoning

This accounts for approximately 20% of the marks available. Questions can include 2D and 3D shapes. Some typical questions involve:

  • Finding the next shape in the series
  • Completing the grid
  • Rotating 2D or 3D shapes


There will be two multiple choice papers. Each of the papers will contain a mixture of Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning and Maths. A little more detail on each of the 3 subject areas is provided below:

Technical English and Verbal Reasoning

There is an English aspect to the exam which involves comprehension, spelling and grammar questions. There are 21 common VR question types that are generally tested by GL. The vast majority of the these question types can be solved using a logical technique. some of the common question styles are listed below:

  • Synonyms
  • Coding
  • Alphabet reasoning
  • Homonyms

Non-verbal and Spatial Reason

This section requires the use of logical reasoning to solve questions involving pictures and shapes. Some of the common question styles include:

  • Odd one out
  • Completing the grid
  • Codes
  • Similarities
  • Series
  • folding paper
  • finding the hidden shape


The maths usually comes in the form of short, word problems. The questions may require mathematical knowledge that would not ordinarily be covered at school.

  • Finding the next shape in the series
  • Completing the grid
  • Rotating 2D or 3D shapes

What It Takes to Pass the 11+

  • Expert Guidance
    Understanding the exam techniques and how to approach the exam is crucial. Methods need to be taught and the correct materials need to be sourced and completed under the guidance of someone who fully understands the content of the 11+ exams.
  • Dedication
    Each child needs to be prepared to work very hard and complete the challenging homework schedule carefully and completely each week.
  • Parental Support
    Parents need to be prepared to support their child academically throughout the year. Parents will need to mark the homework each week and ideally support their children while completing or reviewing homework.
  • Aptitude
    Your child must have the natural aptitude to perform at a high level. We provide a free, no obligation assessment to assess your child’s educational needs.