In my 20+ years experience, I know that these can be the stuff of nightmares. For parents, as well as their kids! The key learning point is to take this on-board as simply a new skill to master, like any other. Learning to drive typically takes a few months with some regular weekly time devoted to practice. Your realistic expectation is to learn strategies and a process for passing the exam –  there’s no need to overachieve and to expect to become the best driver out there. ‘Squiggles’ tests certainly can divide opinion.

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Practice for non-verbal reasoning test 11 plus

11+ Non-verbal Reasoning
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Non-verbal Reasoning Test 1
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11+ Non-verbal Reasoning (IPS 2006)
Non-verbal Reasoning (Premium Series 2007)

Intro to Non-Verbal Reasoning Tests

It’s those test questions based upon geometric shapes and interpreting the patterns in these figures which are also called abstract reasoning tests. Test takers are asked to identify the pattern in a series of these shapes. Such abstract reasoning tests usually comprise of shapes, such as squares, triangles and squares. The pattern can be how the shapes change through, for example, their shading, rotation or reflection. Such non-verbal reasoning tests usually comprise of shapes, such as squares, triangles and squares. The pattern can be how the shapes change through, for example, their shading, rotation or reflection.

Why is non-verbal reasoning so important?

Graduate non-verbal reasoning test scores provide an indication of learning potential. Non-verbal reasoning tests indicate an ability to reason logically and to work with new ‘ideas’. In summary, non-verbal reasoning tests assess critical thinking.

11 plus non-verbal reasoning practice

Firstly, 11+ Non-verbal reasoning practice video

Secondly, Non-verbal reasoning practice video 2

Thirdly, 11+ Non-verbal reasoning practice video 3

Next, Non-verbal reasoning practice video 4

Finally, 11+ Non-verbal reasoning practice video 5

 

School Test Research

As a lot of research suggests, our thoughts about whether intelligence is fixed or malleable have a great influence on our educational path and subsequently our results. A more malleable nature of intelligence is associated with positive educational outcomes. If you believe your effort can make a difference, you will see the value in working harder, recovering and persevering through setbacks as well as choosing challenging goals. A fixed view of intelligence is associated with more negative longer-term outcomes. With a fixed view of intelligence, failure becomes personal and insurmountable. However, the 11+ promotes a very fixed view of intelligence.

A child’s test performance can predict their future academic success. It is then natural to deduct that children with a fixed view of intelligence will be more eager to participate in this process if they believe they are clever enough. This could be a more positive outcome for those not making the selection. Those with a fixed view on intelligence, that passes the exam, now has a ‘responsibility’ to ‘keep up the good grades’ as they see themselves as the clever ones.