11 Plus English Exam – Year 4

Year 4 Recommended resources and guide

Please download our FREE 11 Plus English Year 4 preparation guide which gives detailed instructions on how to structure a preparation programme at home. The recommended resources have been selected to compliment the free year 4 preparation guide.

Summary – What you should concentrate on and why

At this stage the focus should remain on the development of core English skills. All 11 Plus tests cover core English skills. See our Year 4 Preparation guide for full details.

General English skills


Bond – No Nonsense English 8-9 THEN 9-10


Schofield and Sims – English Skills Book 3 (answer book can be bought separately)

THEN Schofield and Sims – English Skills Book 4 (answer book can be bought separately)

Fun English Workbook

Schofield and Sims – Springboard 4 THEN Springboard 5 THEN Springboard 6

(N.B. no answers provided but these books are VERY effective)

Grammar and Punctuation

Rising Stars – Skills Builders Grammar and Punctuation Year 4 Age 8-9 THEN Year 5 Age 9-10


Kit’s Educational Publishing – Complete Graded Spelling Lists for years 1-6 (British edition)


Rising Stars – Spelling and Vocabulary Year 4 Age 8-9 THEN Year 5 Age 9-10


You’ll see from the preparation guide that children should be:

1/ Reading every day (or building up to it)

2/ Doing paired reading at least twice per week.

See our suggested Year 4 reading list for inspiration about what books to try.