Our Year 4 students voted this their favourite extract of writing and we agree!

“If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it. A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” (The Twits by Roald Dahl).

 

 


In the UK, there are currently around 164 state-funded fully selective schools, (also known as grammar schools). Last year (2017-2018) according to The Telegraph, ten schools stood out as being top for GCSE results. Queen Elizabeth’s School in Barnet and Colchester County High School for Girls both achieved 100 per cent rates of students getting five A*-C/4-9 grades. They were by no means the only schools to achieve this feat – in fact 46 schools matched it – but they came out ahead when ranked on a secondary measure. Beaconsfield High School in Buckinghamshire and Kendrick School in Reading, Berkshire made the list of the top grammar schools in the UK. Read more 


This workbook contains 50 questions with answers. It is perfect for working independently at home and is an ideal resource for the long summer break. Exclusively offered through Tops Titles, it is available for immediate download/printing after purchase.
There are 21 types of questions set by GL Assessment, which children must learn for the 11 plus exam (known as Types A-Z). It is important to be familiar with all the question types, as they can vary from year to year. Verbal Reasoning Type 1 is not one of the 21 types, however it was in the Bucks eleven plus exam last year. We recommend that students keep building their word knowledge and complete lots of different vocabulary style questions in the lead up to the exam. 
Tops 11 plus resources will ensure your child receives all the practice they need, so they are fully prepared and confident on the day of the exam.