Holiday Workshops | Suitable for Y5 & Y6
11+ Verbal & Nonverbal Reasoning | 4 day sessions in 2019


After a very successful partnership with Natasha Twine: Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning Specialist in 2018, Yellowbird Education is pleased to announce our 2019 11+ Verbal & Nonverbal Reasoning Workshops.

NOTE: As we continue to gather feedback regarding the new London Consortium exams and other recent reasoning exams, we will be redesigning our new 4-day 2019 workshop to better suit students’ needs. Stay tuned for an updated description below.

Our Reasoning Workshops are designed to teach children how to approach Reasoning and CAT questions for a variety of schools. These include schools in The 11+ London Consortium and for those children sitting exams set by GL Assessment. 

All too often students approach reasoning papers with random guessing, having been given no guidance on how to tackle the questions. Whilst it is true that some children have a natural ability to spot patterns, that does not mean that those who don't are a lost cause – they simply need to be shown the way!

During the workshops, we will work through each type of reasoning question as a group; we explain the method and approach required for each type of question, and highlight the patterns to look for. 

How it works

There are some key concepts that we will focus on that will help children to succeed with reasoning exams.

These include:

  • Verbal Reasoning: Numerical pattern recognition; identifying verb vs noun forms; identifying homophones; code breaking

  • Non-Verbal Reasoning: Applying the spatial operations of rotation, reflection and translation; scale and proportion; multi-step operations.

With a maximum of 8 students in a group, each child will have ample opportunity to ask questions and work at their own pace, whilst benefiting from the thoughts and questions of other members of the group. 

Cost: £448 per 4 day session

Phone 020 7731 0695


"We strongly believe that verbal and non-verbal reasoning can be taught and that children who become familiar with this type of testing will do better on the day."


Date & Times

Spring 2019 Workshops:
1-4 April, 10am-1.15pm, SW London

8-11 April, 10am-1.15pm, SW London
8-11 April, 2.15pm-5.15pm, SW London

28-31 May, 10am-1.15pm, SW London
28-31 May, 2.15pm-5.15pm, SW London

Summer 2019 Workshops:
8-12 July, 10am-1.15pm, NW London
8-12 July, 2.15pm-5.15pm, NW London

15-18 July, 10am-1.15pm, SW London
15-18 July, 2.15pm-5.15pm, SW London

19-22 Aug, 10am-1.15pm, SW London
19-22 Aug, 2.15pm-5.15pm, SW London

27-30 Aug, 10am-1.15pm, SW London
27-30 Aug, 2.15pm-5.15pm, SW London

October 2019 Workshops:
21-24 Oct, 10am-1.15pm, SW London
21-24 Oct, 2.15pm-5.15pm, SW London

28-31 Oct, 10am-1.15pm, SW London
28-31 Oct, 2.15pm-5.15pm, SW London

December 2019 Workshops:
16-19 Dec, 10am-1.15pm, SW London

SW Venue: Parsons Green Prep School, 1 Fulham Park Rd, Fulham SW6 4LJ

NW Venue (New!): St Anthony’s School, Ivy House, 94-96 North End Road, London NW11 7SX

Cost: £448 per 4 day session

Phone 020 7731 0695