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:
Kent County Council – Kent Test 11 Plus
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) as well as interactive software test versions of these papers. 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) as well as interactive software test versions of these papers. 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 GL assessment style spatial reasoning software test membership packages. The packages have 490 questions which include figure recognition, hidden shapes, figure analysis, paper folding, hole punching, block counting, matching shape, jigsaw and combining shapes.
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:
Kent 11 Plus Test Familiarisation Booklet
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, block counting, matching shape, jigsaw and combining shapes type of spatial reasoning question. However, paper folding spatial reasoning questions do appear in the familiarisation booklets of other GL Assessment areas e.g. in Buckinghamshire and Lincolnshire, and question types that are different to those in the familiarisation booklet do appear in the 11 plus papers.