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11+ (11 plus) GL and Pretest exams – Punctuation – What you need to know

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Here at Exam Papers Plus, we believe that test-taking is a skill that can be learned and improved by any child. Our sole focus is therefore to develop products that can help children learn and improve in the most efficient and successful manner possible.

 

With this in mind, we’re excited to let you know about our new product : 11+ English: Punctuation

 

Who is this pack designed for?

 

This pack will benefit all students aiming to improve their punctuation in the run-up to the 11+ exam. However, it will prove especially beneficial for students taking the following tests:

 

– 11+ GL Assessment grammar school exams (such as Kent, Bucks and many others)

 

– The ISEB Common Pretest

 

If you’re unsure if this pack will be relevant for your child, let us know which school/s you are applying to and we will confirm for you.

 

Why is punctuation important?

 

If your child’s 11+ exam is set by GL Assessment or if they are taking the online ISEB Common Pre-test, their exam will include a number of questions that are specifically designed to test punctuation. This is part of the Technical English section of the test.

 

These questions will account for around 16% of the total marks available in the English exam. Clearly therefore, having a solid grasp of punctuation can make a huge difference to a child’s overall score.

 

On a more general level, good punctuation will also improve your child’s composition, if this is included in their assessment.

 

How will this pack benefit my child?

 

We’ve systematically gone through the relevant curricula and syllabi to identify every single type of punctuation rule that is tested in these exams.

 

This pack therefore covers every variation of punctuation rule that your child needs to be aware of. Furthermore, the questions are displayed and presented exactly as they will be in the actual exam.

 

Completing the tests in this pack will ensure that there are no surprises on exam day, allowing them to face these questions with confidence, knowing what to expect and how to respond.

 

What is included in the pack?

 

There are 20 tests in total. The first 10 tests each focus on a specific type of punctuation, allowing your child to become familiar with the various rules.

 

The final 10 tests each contain a variety of these punctuation rules mixed together, just like in the actual exam. These tests will reinforce the knowledge that your child acquired in the first ten tests.

 

Each test contains 12 questions, so there are 240 questions in total. The tests are broken down as follows:

 

Test 1: capital letters

Test 2: full stops, exclamation marks and question marks

Test 3: commas in lists to clarify meaning

Test 4: inverted commas

Test 5: apostrophes to mark possession

Test 6: apostrophes to mark contracted forms

Test 7: brackets and parentheses

Test 8: colons

Test 9: semi-colons

Test 10: single dashes

Tests 11-20: mixed

 

Answer sheets are included, so your child can get used to marking their answers as they will need to do in the actual exam.

 

Answers are included.

 

This pack is available for immediate purchase and download by clicking here. I’m confident that you will find it beneficial for your child’s exam preparation.

 

We also have punctuation resources available for other age levels. Please note however that these are structured differently to the 11+ pack, focusing on passages rather than sentences:

 

7+ Punctuation
8+ Punctuation
9+ Punctuation
10+ Punctuation

 

If you have any questions or queries, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

 

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