What materials should I use if preparing my child at home for the Cumbria 11 Plus exam?

Most people prepare at home either using bought in books or guided 11 Plus courses.

If you’d like to know specifically what materials to use for the Cumbria 11 Plus and how you could structure a home based preparation programme then we have developed a page which should help you.

Equally if you are unsure of what materials to use and what to do at what time and want more support then a guided 11 Plus course might be right for you. In which case go through to our page on Using a guided course to prepare for the 11 Plus and you can understand a little more about what is involved.

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    Which 11 Plus Exam Preparation Options Are Right For You ?

    11 Plus Private Tutors

    • Personalised Work
    • 1-1
    • High feedback levels


    • VERY Expensive
    • Lots of work at home
    • Lots of travel

    11 Plus Tuition Centres

    • Structured work
    • Third party involvement
    • Some feedback


    • Some children don't progress
    • Lots of work at home
    • Lots of travel

    11 Plus Guided Courses

    • Structured work provided
    • No wasted time
    • Help and advice on hand


    • High parental commitment
    • Cost higher than DIY

    11 Plus DIY- Books

    • Parents in full control
    • Work can be totally tailored
    • Lowest cost


    • Difficult to plan well
    • Difficult to deliver well
    • Maximum parental effort