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11+ Entrance Exams | Everything you need to know about the 11+ GL English Exam

Is your child sitting the GL 11+ English exam? Our experienced tutors have answered some of the most commonly asked questions.

How long does the 11+ GL English exam last?

GL 11+ English papers tend to last between 45-50 minutes.

What areas does the 11+ GL English exam paper cover?

  • Comprehension exercises, where children have to read a passage of text and answer questions on it

  • Spelling, where children are asked to spot mistakes

  • Use of capital letters and punctuation

  • Word choice and grammar, where children can show their understanding of the English language

What format are the 11+ GL English tests?

GL 11+ English exams are always multiple choice.

How do I prepare my child for the 11+ GL English exam?

It is recommended that your child begins preparing for their 11+ exams in year 4 or 5. Most children have not had prior experience of verbal and non-verbal reasoning questions so it is important to allow time for them to experience each of the different question types. At Tech Tutors, we offer support to parents by guiding their child through their 11+ revision, ensuring they have had full coverage of the curriculum. Our tutors will share helpful exam strategies and techniques to help them perform to their fullest. Contact us today to find out how we can support your child.

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