The 11 plus Maths topics will cover core skills taught throughout Key Stage 2, including a large majority of National Curriculum guidelines for Year 6. Therefore, there may be topic areas in the 11 plus exam that children may not have been taught in great detail at primary school, or may not yet have come across before when revising.

As the 11plus is designed to measure a child’s academic potential at a level beyond the general standard expected, it is important that your child is coping well with their school class work and homework, before starting their 11+ preparation.

For example, children are expected to have a confident grasp of 11+ Maths topics such as:

  • Algebra;
  • Speed, Distance & Time;
  • Ratios;
  • Multiplying/Dividing;
  • Fractions, Percentages & Decimals;
  • Place Value;
  • Problem Solving;

Children also need to demonstrate their ability to tackle Maths topics such as those mentioned above, within worded problem questions. Problem solving quite often features as a section of its own in the 11 plus exam. The aim is to put a child’s Maths skills into practice and usually includes questions which are based on real life situations (e.g. baking a cake, calculating travel times, working out the new price of an item after discount). Worded problem solving can be challenging, as this often contains multiple-step questions. It is useful to encourage your child to identify the key hooks in problem solving questions from 11+ maths practice papers. If you are looking to gain an insight into 11+ Maths style questions, then the 11plus Maths paper FREE download, produced by our expert tutors in accordance with current 11 plus testing criteria would be perfect for you.

As the entry standard of grammar schools remains consistently high across the country, it is important that your child not only has a good knowledge of the core topic areas, but excellent speed and accuracy skills too. That’s why our online 11plus tuition includes a weekly Maths and ‘Beat the Clock’ test where children are encouraged to answer multiple choice questions as quickly and effectively as possible.


Whichever stage your child is at, the most important thing to remember is that CND offer support and a wide range of personalised programmes to produce the best 11 plus study results for your child.

Our Year 5  11+ course includes a unique combination of daily  tests, exclusive interactive lessons and daily feedback from incorrect answers, to target weak areas head on!

Is your child in Year 4? Start building the key 11+ foundation skills from first principle, and identify which subjects/topics raise the most challenges for your child. Our Year 4  11+ Course is a unique and engaging way to develop a regular study routine and build confidence in the early stages!

If you are looking to simply boost your child’s Maths skills or complement their existing studies, then the CND 11plus preparation tools are an excellent way to further their 11 plus preparation!

For any further advice regarding your child’s 11+ preparation, please don’t hesitate to contact our team on 0208 580 5050 with any further questions. We are always happy to help!