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11 Plus GL Assessment

GL stands for Granada Learning, which is the leading independent body conducting 11+ Exams and provides formative assessments to the top UK schools. It is founded by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), earlier called as NFER-Nelson's,  was formally became part of the Granada Learning Group in 2000.

Grammar schools mainly conduct 11+ Exams with the aid of this board

11+ Exam conducted by GL assessment generally lasts up to an hour or less and not more than that. The length of time changes regularly.

 Rather than covering a wide range of topics, these exams will cover specific parts of subjects and also target individual subjects.

A typical question paper contains 40 questions which are to be answered within 45 minutes.

The questions are framed in 2 formats:

  • Standard format.
  • Multiple-choice format.

Generally, the multiple-choice format is widely used. But in 11+ verbal and 11+ Math tests written answer scheme is used.

This 11+ Exam is not time-critical. Your child will be able to answer all the questions within the given time. The difficulty level of this Exam is not at a high range.

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The subjects covered by GL Assessment are:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-verbal reasoning (spatial reasoning)

While testing, schools typically use a combination of the above to ensemble their policies.

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Detailed Insight into Syllabus:

  • KS2 and KS3 appropriate Maths topics are covered in 11+ Maths paper.
  • Topics covered in the 11+ English section: 
  • Reading Comprehension.
  • Spellings.
  • Grammar.
  • Punctuations.
  • Topics covered in11+ Verbal Reasoning: There are 21 question types included in the GL Assessment, which are listed below:
  • CodeBreaking.
  • Inserting a letter to form a new word
  • Related words
  • Similar meaning.
  • Hidden words.
  • Missing words.
  • Letter and numbers.
  • Rearranging letter.
  • Letter sequences.
  • Connecting word.
  • Number Sequences.
  • Compound words.
  • Making a Word
  • Letter connections.
  • Logical problem-solving.
  • Opposite words.
  • Similar words.
  • Word Completion.
  • Topics covered in 11+ Non-verbal reasoning:
  • Odd one out.
  • Rotations.
  • Codebreaking.
  • Like shapes identification.
  • Missing sequences.
  • Missing squares.
  • Most Like.
  • Nets.
  • Spatial Recognition

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