If your child is considering taking the Wandsworth Test or Private School Entrance Exams, then they will need to master the skill of Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning tests a child’s logic and ability. They need to learn to compare and analyse patterns, vocabulary and numbers.
In Verbal Reasoning there are around 26 question types asking children to compare vocabulary; make connections between both words and numbers; spot patterns and apply relevant rules.
In Non-Verbal Reasoning there are around 6 question types, all involving pictures. Children are asked to spot links between each picture and find the odd one out or complete the sequence.
Each lesson is 55 minutes long with no more than 4 children in each group.
We start with vocabulary which is often seen within the test. This helps children make connections between known and unknown words.
We then spend an equal amount of time reviewing the different areas of Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Focusing on the skill of ‘thinking aloud’; as well as quantifying their ideas as to what the answer could be and why. Thus developing their brains to spot the patterns by looking at small details then eliminating incorrect answers.
We also work on exam techniques and develop each child’s speed, accuracy and confidence.