About the authors Peter Francis combines specialist expertise in developing Non-Verbal Reasoning questions - including questions for the real 11+ tests - with technical illustration skills. He is also an experienced trainer, used to conveying messages cleary and effectively to a wide range of audiences; he wrote Part 2 of the book. Angus McDonald is a Chartered Psychologist with extensive experience of developing psychometric assessments and using them to identify development needs and help individuals realise their potential, nurturing talent in schools and organisations; he wrote Part 1.
Part 1: Getting ready for the 11+ - What is the 11+ test? - Planning my 11+ preparation - How to improve my skills - Tips for doing 11+ question - Improving my speed and accuracy - Dealing with the 11+ challenge - Tips for the 11+ test! Part 2: Non-Verbal Reasoning question types explained - Finding Similarities and Differences - Completing diagrams - Cracking codes
"Who better to provide practice questions than the people who set most of the 11+ papers? Of course, you always need to check the format of the papers in your area, but these will provide excellent practice. Giving your child essential skills and strategies for success in Non-Verbal Reasoning. This book provides step-by-step guidance on how to tackle every question type successfully, supported by practice questions, advice on test technique, tips and fun activities. I really like the fun activities, which help your child develop essential skills without it seeming a chore. All the explanations are clear and easy to follow, breaking down the questions into manageable parts. A comprehensive guide which goes far beyond merely a collection of practice papers." Parents in Touch