CEM 11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Exam Preparation Year 5

List of schools/areas this advice applies to is at the bottom of the page.

Skills development and exam preparation- Year 5

Please download our FREE CEM 11 Plus Verbal Reasoning exam preparation guide which gives detailed explanations of how to structure a preparation programme at home. We have reviewed all the materials we recommend as being suitable for this exam.

Step One (see guide) – Skills development and practice

CEM Verbal Reasoning tests are effectively a combination of traditional Verbal Reasoning plus material you might find in an English exam. A great deal of work will need to be done developing core skills in the following areas.

Best Overall CEM Verbal Reasoning Resource

For most children this Vocabulary and Verbal Reasoning Enhance Course is perfect for CEM VR Preparation. We recommend it as it is has plenty of questions for revision as well as lots of VR tests to help your child practice. It also greatly helps improve a child’s vocabulary. It’s good value at £30 and fits perfectly into this space.

General English skills

Bond – No Nonsense English 9 – 10 (answers included)

Bond – No Nonsense English 10 – 11 (answers included)

OR      

Schofield and Sims – English Skills 5   (answer book can be bought separately)

Schofield and Sims – English Skills 6   (answer book can be bought separately)

Additional English 

Use both books

Schofield and Sims – Springboard 7

Schofield and Sims – Springboard 8 (excellent books but no answers available)

Grammar and Punctuation

Letts – Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (answers included)

Vocabulary and Spelling

Use all CGP books plus the additional spelling list if required

CGP KS2 English Spelling Question Book Year 4 (answer book can be bought separately)

CGP KS2 English Spelling Question Book Year 5 (answer book can be bought separately)

AND CGP KS2 English Spelling Question Book Year 6 (answer book can be bought separately)

Kit’s Educational Publishing – Complete Graded Spelling Lists years one to six

Comprehension 

Use both books

Schofield and Sims – Comprehension Book 3

Schofield and Sims – Comprehension Book 4

Schofield and Sims – Comprehension Teachers Guide

Traditional Verbal Reasoning

EITHER  

IPS – Verbal Reasoning Method and Technique

OR           

GL Assessment – 11 Plus Explained

THEN     

IPS – Verbal Reasoning Daily Practice Tests, Book1, Book 2, Book 3

Step Two (see guide) – Exam technique development and practice

Letts – 11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers 10/11

Bond – 11 Plus English Assessment Tests 10/11

Step Three (see guide) – Exam skills development using 11 Plus standard tests

IPS – Verbal Reasoning 11 Plus Practice Papers – Dual Format

AND

GL Assessment – English 11 Plus Multiple Choice Pack 1

CGP – 11 Plus Practice Test Papers for CEM

AND

Bond – 11 Plus Practice Test Papers for CEM  

Schools/areas this advice applies to

Berkshire Slough – all schools

Berkshire Reading- Reading Grammar School

Birmingham – all schools

Essex- Chelmsford County High School for Girls

Gloucestershire – all schools

Greater Manchester- Sale Grammar School

London Barnet- Henrietta Barnett School

London Bexley – all schools

London Enfield – all schools

Warwickshire East – all schools

Warwickshire South – all schools

Wirral and Liverpool- Calday Grange, West Kirby, Wirral Grammar School for Boys and Wirral Grammar School for Girls.

Wolverhampton, Shropshire, Walsall – all schools

Yorkshire Kirklees – all schools