11+ Top Tips
20th April, 2021
11+ Top Tips for the day!
- Pack your (see-through) pencil-case the night before – have plenty of sharpened pencils and a rubber.
- Relax and have an early night before the test – no last-minute studying!
- Have a good breakfast on the morning of the test.
LISTEN AND FOCUS
- Listen very carefully to instructions you are given about the test paper, time given etc.
- Read the written instructions carefully.
Arrange the question paper on one side and the answer sheet on the other.
- Don’t stop working – don’t daydream or watch other candidates.
- Answer the questions you find the easiest first, or which carry the most marks.
- Keep an eye on the time as you work through.
- Check all answers at the end of the section if you have time. Go back to unanswered questions.
USE QUESTION PAPER
- READ the question, ANSWER the question, CHECK your answer.
- Jot down numbers etc as you go along.
- Don’t try to keep it all in your head. It will slow you down.
- Use ELIMINATION – narrow down the options.
- Write out words to check spellings.
- Mark questions to return to – don’t spend time fretting on difficult ones, GUESS and move on. Return if you have time.
USE ANSWER SHEET
- Mark ALL your answers on the answer sheet – it is the answer sheet that is marked!
- NO blanks – zero chance of getting a mark if you leave it blank. A guess has more chance than a blank!
- FILL in the answer sheet NEATLY. Keep inside the boxes and no other marks (and no doodles!).
- RUB OUT incorrect answers carefully – have only one answer visible.
- Stay calm.
- Just do your best!
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