11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Exam – Year 3

Verbal Reasoning exam preparation Year 3

See our Verbal Reasoning in Year 3 guide for full advice.

While it is possible to do specific Verbal Reasoning preparation in Year 3 we strongly suggest parents do not go down this route. The reason is we know from experience that the better a child’s core Maths and English skills the better they will do in any 11 Plus exam. Time taken from that core skills work to look at Verbal Reasoning is often counterproductive.

If having done all the English and Maths work we suggest then the following are useful additional activities that will help with Verbal Reasoning.

1/  Read even more widely.

2/  Do more paired reading.

3/  Do more spelling and vocabulary work

At this stage of development we’d suggest the following to help with vocabulary and spelling in year 3.

AE Tuition – Spelling and Vocabulary Book 1

AE Tuition – Spelling and Vocabulary Book 2

AE Tuition – Spelling and Vocabulary Book 3

Remember more mistakes in VR are made in vocabulary sections than any other. Vocabulary development through reading is by far the most effective activity to do at this age.