11 Plus Schools

Verbal Reasoning Practice Materials for Dame Alice Owen

Important Notice: Changes to Dame Alice Owen Exams

Please note that the SW Herts Schools Consortium and Dame Alice Owen school have announced that their verbal reasoning test will change to CEM (Durham University) in place of Moray House (University of Edinburgh).

No change has yet been announced with regard to the maths paper which remains a GL Assessment standard format paper unless otherwise notified.

Although the CEM 11 Plus does not consist of all the question types that appear in these materials we recommend a variety of practice as there is no guarantee as to which types of questions will come up in the actual test; certain types of questions have appeared frequently in the past however, this is no guide to what will appear in future. Unlike GL Assesment papers, the CEM 11 Plus has no exhaustive syllabus. Remember also that each region or school will have a different CEM 11 plus format depending on their specified requirements. A well rounded preparation developing key skills will help your child to think independently and apply their learned skills to any type of question that arises. However, it is always a lot easier for children if they have familiarity with the differing presentation and formats of questions on various topics so that they are not surprised on the day of the exam.

The test itself consists of some multiple choice and some standard questions, therefore we recommend using standard papers where available.

The software contains multiple choice questions; but provides valuable practice in the techniques.

Use 3 steps – 1. Teach 2. Practise 3. Test

To Teach

To Practise

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Link to Dame Alive Owen Familiarisation Test Paper in Verbal Reasoning

Please note that the test paper packs recommended above by Bond and CGP are mixed papers and therefore are not purely verbal reasoning, they will contain sections on numerical reasoning, English, and non-verbal reasoning as well as verbal reasoning.

~ Page updated 15th May 2019 ~