11 Plus Online Kent Tests & Sample Practice Papers
Visuteach provides Kent Test 11 plus GL Assessment style English and maths papers and online software tests for maths, verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and spatial reasoning for the 11 plus Kent Test, also known as the PESE (Procedure for Entry into Secondary Education) test.
The Kent Test consists of two 11 plus secondary transfer test papers – a combined GL Assessment English and maths paper and a combined GL Assessment verbal and non-verbal reasoning paper (which includes spatial reasoning). Information on the 11 plus Kent Test can be found at the following web address:
Visuteach sells 20 combined GL Assessment style English and maths papers. These papers can be viewed online for a period of one year, but they cannot be downloaded or printed out. Each combined English and maths paper has a total of 50 questions and should be completed in 50 minutes. There are 25 multiple-choice English questions (13 comprehension questions, 4 spelling questions, 4 punctuation questions and 4 cloze sentence completion questions) which should be completed in 25 minutes, and there are 25 multiple-choice maths questions which should be completed in 25 minutes.
The English comprehension passages are taken from classics, humorous tales, adventure stories, historical non-fiction, girls’ school stories and boys’ school stories. The English questions cover comprehension, vocabulary (e.g. synonyms, words closest in meaning), identification of parts of speech (e.g. adverbs, adjectives, nouns, verbs, pronouns, prepositions) and identification of literary devices (e.g. simile, metaphor, hyperbole, oxymoron, onomatopoeia).
Visuteach also provides online interactive software membership packages containing GL Assessment style maths, verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and spatial reasoning tests.
Our GL Assessment maths membership package contains all of Visuteach’s 10 maths papers (which have 50 multiple-choice questions each) presented as online interactive software tests. There are 500 multiple-choice maths questions, with answers and explanations for each question, which are presented as 10 complete maths tests (with 50 multiple-choice questions per test, to be completed in 50 minutes) as well as 50 shorter tests (with 10 multiple-choice questions per test, to be completed in 10 minutes). The short ten question tests are ideal for daily practice since they require less time to complete.
Visuteach’s GL Assessment verbal reasoning (VR) membership package contains all of Visuteach’s 24 verbal reasoning papers (which have 80 multiple-choice questions each) presented as online interactive software tests. There are 1,920 multiple-choice VR questions which are presented as 24 complete VR tests (with 80 multiple-choice questions per test, to be completed in 50 minutes) as well as 96 shorter tests (with 20 multiple-choice questions per test, to be completed in 12.5 minutes). The short twenty question tests are ideal for daily practice because they require less time to be set aside for learning and because they can be completed quickly. Daily practice reinforces learning and helps grasp and integrate concepts more effectively than less regular practice. Our tests are online multiple-choice tests with automatic and immediate marking. In addition, in our 11 plus VR software membership package, Visuteach breaks down all of our 1,920 verbal reasoning questions by type i.e. we group all of the questions into the 21 types of GL Assessment verbal reasoning questions. This allows students to concentrate and focus on the question types that they find most difficult rather than spending time on mixed and easier question types.
Visuteach’s GL assessment non-verbal reasoning software test membership package contains 60 non-verbal reasoning questions.
Visuteach has two GL assessment spatial reasoning software test membership packages. One package provides preparation for spatial reasoning figure recognition questions and contains 90 hidden shape spatial reasoning questions. The other package provides preparation for spatial reasoning figure analysis questions and contains 80 paper folding, hole punching spatial reasoning questions along with explanations.
Kent County Council has released a Familiarisation Booklet which provides sample questions and information on the Kent 11 plus test. This booklet can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
Spatial reasoning questions test how well you can manipulate shapes and space in your head. The hidden shape spatial reasoning questions in the Kent Test Familiarisation Booklet are similar to some of the hidden shapes Figure Recognition spatial ability questions in the UK CAT4 test, which is a Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT test).
Visuteach’s hidden shape spatial reasoning questions are similar to the figure recognition, hidden shape spatial reasoning questions used in the Kent Test, the Bucks Secondary Transfer Test and the Lincolnshire Secondary Transfer Test. They are similar to the sample questions that appear in the Kent Test Familiarisation Booklet and the Bucks (Buckinghamshire) Secondary Transfer Test Familiarisation Booklet, although the Visuteach spatial reasoning questions are generally slightly more difficult. We have 90 figure recognition, hidden shapes spatial reasoning questions in our Spatial Reasoning Hidden Shape membership package.
Visuteach’s paper folding, hole punching spatial reasoning questions are similar to the figure analysis, paper folding, hole punching spatial reasoning questions that appear in the Bucks Secondary Transfer Test and in the Lincs Secondary Transfer Test. Sample figure analysis, paper folding questions are shown in the Bucks (Buckinghamshire) Secondary Transfer Test Familiarisation Booklet. We have 80 figure analysis, paper folding, hole punching spatial reasoning questions in our Spatial Reasoning Paper Folding membership package.
Note that the Kent Test Familiarisation Booklet only mentions the hidden shape type of spatial reasoning question; it makes no mention of the paper folding type of spatial reasoning question. Based on this, we cannot be sure that the GL Assessment Kent Test includes paper folding type spatial reasoning questions. However, paper folding spatial reasoning questions do appear in other GL Assessment spatial reasoning tests e.g. in Buckinghamshire and Lincolnshire. We think it is best to assume that figure analysis, paper folding questions may be part of the Kent Test, and therefore it is worth becoming familiar with this type of question.
Kent Test 11 Plus Paper Demos
The question papers and the answers shown below can be displayed in full screen mode by clicking on the Full Screen icon (which has has four small white diagonal arrows) on the toolbar at the bottom of the paper or the bottom of the answers. To exit from full screen mode, you can click on the Full Screen icon or press the Esc key on your keyboard.
To scroll the papers, you can either use the scroll bars to the right and bottom of the paper, or you can use the up and down arrow icons on the toolbar, or you can just hover anywhere within the paper until you see the hand icon and then just drag the hand up or down.
For mobile users, you can use pinch and zoom to enlarge the text and use your finger to scroll.
Note that when you buy a paper, you cannot print out the paper and the answers shown below. You can only view them online for a period of 1 year.
Download and print out the blank answer sheets for the question papers, and the comprehension passage for the English paper, by clicking on the links below. Then look at the question papers and fill the answer sheets in. Finally, check your answers against the correct answers shown below.
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Maths Question PaperQuestion Paper
Check your answers against the correct answers shown below
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Kent Test 11 Plus Software Demos
The following two demo tests are timed 10 question tests with answers at the end of the test.
The demo test below shows the 21 types of question (with answers immediately after each question).
The demo below is a short 20 question, 12.5 minute timed test (with answers at the end of the test).
The following demos are short untimed tests (with answers immediately after each question).
Spatial Reasoning Hidden Shapes
Untimed tests have answers immediately after each question, timed tests have answers at the end of the test.
Spatial Reasoning Paper Folding
This test has answers and explanations immediately after each question.