11 plus

Expert tips and resources for preparing your child for 11 plus grammar school admission. Find information on CEM and GL entrance exams.

Guide to grammar schools

11 plus

A guide to grammar schools

Are grammar schools free? How do you apply for a place? And what exactly is a grammar school? Atom answers your questions in our complete guide.

Atom's guide to 11 plus tuition

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Atom's guide to 11 plus tuition

If your child is taking the 11 plus this year, you may have considered 1-1 tuition. Find out what to look for in a private tutor – and how Atom can help.

11 plus grammar school consortiums guide

Region guides

11 plus grammar school consortiums: all you need to know

Find useful information on your local grammar school consortium by region, and advice on 11 plus preparation and applications in your area.

creative writing 11 plus

English

Creative writing in the 11 plus: parents’ guide

Download your free 11 plus creative writing pdf, learn which schools have a creative writing entrance exam, and get techniques to help your child prepare.

11 plus creative writing guide for kids

English

11 plus creative writing guide for kids

Discover the planning framework to help you ace creative writing exams. Learn to write brilliant beginnings, captivating characters and excellent endings. Plus, the features of fiction that examiners will be looking out for.

Parent webinar - grammar school exam prep: maximise the next 5 months

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Webinar: How to maximise the next 5 months for grammar school exam preparation

5 months to go until the 11 plus! In this webinar, Gemma will teach you how to use the next few months in the most efficient and effective way to prepare your child for grammar school entrance exams.

GL 11 plus: parents' guide for 2022-23

Exam guides

GL 11 plus: everything you need to know for 2022-23

Your complete guide to GL 11 plus exams. Learn about the test structure, question styles, where to find practice papers, and how to help your child prepare.

CEM 11 plus: Parents' guide for 2022-23

Exam guides

CEM 11 plus: everything you need to know for 2022-23

Your complete guide to CEM 11 plus exams. Learn about the test structure, question styles and how best to help your child prepare.

How to maximise the Easter holidays for 11 plus preparation

Exam guides

How to maximise the Easter holiday for 11 plus preparation

If your child is in Year 5 and preparing for their 11 plus exam, download these free resources to get the most out of holiday learning at home. Plus, get a 20% Atom discount for Easter!

Exam guides

Atom’s complete guide to the 11 Plus

Guiding your child through the 11 plus is no mean feat. From process to question types, discover everything there is to know about the 11 plus in 2022!

Verbal reasoning

What is verbal reasoning, and why is it important?

Do you have a child in Key Stage 2 and are you 'flummoxed' about verbal reasoning? Find out everything you need to know about this common 11 plus test.

Exam guides

When is the best time to start 11 plus preparation?

Will your child be taking an 11 plus test in Year 6? Read and watch our top tips on when to start 11 plus preparation and how to minimise exam stress.

Good 11 plus score

Exam guides

What is a good 11 plus score?

If your child is taking the 11 plus, they will be given a Standardised Age Score. Discover how this is calculate, what is considered a good 11 plus score, and how to know if your child is on track for a high score.

Common areas of difficulty on the 11 plus exam

Exam guides

Common areas of difficulty on the 11 plus exam

Preparing for the 11 plus? Our exam prep experts share the five most challenging subtopics that tend to cost children marks, along with example questions.

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Exam guides

Atom Answers Common 11 Plus Questions

Are you struggling to get to grips with the 11 plus? Atom Learning answers some of the most common 11 Plus questions.

How to use mock tests for 11 plus preparation

Exam guides

How to use mock tests for 11 plus preparation

Learn how to harness 11 plus mock tests to prepare your child for entrance exams – and avoid the number one mistake parents make when using 11 plus past papers!

11 plus verbal reasoning exam guide

Verbal reasoning

11 plus verbal reasoning: exam preparation guide

Help your child prepare for the 11 plus verbal reasoning exam with this guide from Atom Learning, including top tips and common verbal reasoning questions.

11 plus non-verbal reasoning: top tips for success

Non-verbal reasoning

11 plus non-verbal reasoning: top tips for success

Support your child to ace the non-verbal reasoning section of their exams. Free resources, including example question types and strategies for success.

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