Nature of the 11 Plus in Lincolnshire.

In past years pupils have commented that the VR test can be very tight on time with pupils required to answer nearly two questions every minute. This tends to be tougher than most practice papers.

GL Verbal Reasoning uses the 21 known verbal reasoning question types but these can change at any time and the schools are under no requirement to notify parents. It is our belief that GL will at some stage introduce less publicised question types into their mix without warning. Parents whose children have prepared properly for this and who have a wide vocabulary and have tried different formats of test should not be overly concerned. In the meantime GL continues to use the 21 question types plus variants. If you would like to find out more about this test go our page on GL Verbal Reasoning. The GL Verbal Reasoning test will reward those pupils with an in-depth knowledge of the different questions but most work should be focussed on building a wide vocabulary as it is this aspect which normally separates the good from the excellent.

GL Non-Verbal Reasoning uses 10 known question formats. Like all Non-Verbal Reasoning tests it focuses on asking pupils to find the solution to shape based puzzles and questions using solutions involving patterns, codes, reflection and rotation. Pupils don’t fond this difficult but individual pupils may have a ‘block’ with certain question types (such as nets of cubes for instance). Learning what is involved is the easy part. It is the ability to work very quickly and accurately which separates the good from the excellent in these tests. If you would like to find out more about this test go to our page on GL Non-Verbal Reasoning.

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