Perhaps one of the best ways in which you can support your child is by understanding the challenges they’re facing. So why not try your hand at our sample 11-plus questions (without the help of a calculator!) to get a taste of the test? Remember, these would be completed under timed conditions so try not to overthink.
1. How many thirds are there in 9?
2. What is 21.7 x 9.4?
3. Mary keeps some animals on her farm. She has 12 sheep, 16 cows, 24 chickens and six pigs. Mary sells eight of her sheep. What percentage of her remaining animals are sheep?
4. The number codes for three of these four words are listed in a random order. Work out the code to answer the questions.
DEAR MEAD WARE DRAM
1435 6342 5231
– Find the code for the word DRAM
– Find the code for the word REAM
– Find the word that has the number code 6234
5. Find the pair of letters that completes each sentence in the most sensible way. Use the alphabet to help you.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Example: BN is to EK as HT is to (EW KW EQ KQ EP)
– PS is to RY as HL is to (NN FR SO JQ JR)
– BJ is to YQ as IH is to (QT PS NS PW SP)
– WB is to AJ as SC is to (WK HX WL AG VL)
– DM is to NW as HK is to (QT PS NS PW SP)
– PH is to VC as YO is to (DI EI BL TT EJ)
6. Find the four-letter word which can be added to the letters in capitals to make a new word. The new word will complete the sentence sensibly. Write the four-letter word. E.g. England is a constitutional MONY ARCH (monarchy).
– He had to CER over the wall
– She LOD the blinds
– Sam found lots of BARS at the antiques fair
– It was not her fault – she was BLESS
– The empty crisp packet had been DISED
7. In the sentences below, one of the following types of punctuation has been missed out: comma, full stop, question mark, apostrophe, inverted commas. Work out which type of punctuation is missing.
– “Where is the dangerous animal ” asked the man.
– The lady bought a hat a scarf and some perfume.
– We always go the pantomime at Christmas
– My group liked the book, The Lost Secret Of Argus.
8. In each sentence below choose one word from the group of four that fits into the space. An example has been done to help you.
(i) funerals (ii) weddings (iii) plagues (iv) celebrations
(i) research (ii) respect (iii) refreshments (iv) regard
(i) journey (ii) visit (iii) route (iv) homage
(i) candidate (ii) visitor (iii) absentee (iv) examiner
(i) trudged (ii) enjoyed (iii) inspired (iv) raced
(i) encouraged (ii) engaged (iii) exhausted (iv) engrossed
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