11+ reading list
Children will develop a wider vocabulary reading classic books. They will usually come across different vocabulary – more relevant for the exam in these types of books.
Many of the grammar entrance exams and independent entrance exams have difficult comprehension so understanding complex texts beforehand is very useful.
Below are some suggested reading to prepare your child for the 11 plus exam.
Some books that have come up in recent exams
Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy Kipps – HG Wells
The Road to Wigan Pier – George Orwell
Tom Sawyer- Mark Twain
The Mill on the Floss – George Elliot Tobermory – H.H. Monroe
Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy Longitude – Dava Sobel
The Destructors – Graham Greene
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Other classic authors/books to consider
The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson-Burnett
The adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain