11 Plus Writing Prompts

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11 Plus Writing Prompts

Getting your child into a top independent school can be challenging. But don’t worry, we’ve got the perfect solution! We have 11 plus writing prompts that will help you and your child write their best possible exam answer, as well as some tips on how to get them over the finishing line.

Writing Prompts from Geek School Tutoring

At Geek school Tutoring, we pride ourselves in providing as many valuable resources to help children in their 11 Plus endeavours as possible. We have a range of writing prompts books and downloads in the Geek School Shop.

We also have the Free Creative Writing course and an Express Creative Writing Course to support your child through their writing journey.

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11 Plus Mock Test: Writing Task

Should your child take an 11 Plus mock test? This is a question that comes up very often. Most standardised tests and exams have some mock, so why should the 11 Plus exam preparation be different? Geek School Tutoring's Writing Task Mock Test is perfect for stage 1 and 2 grammar tests and independent school entrance exam preparation. The mock tests are marked and recorded so your child can see and hear the feedback and recommendations.
Express 11+ Creative Writing Course

Express Creative Writing Course

Does your child need last-minute preparation for stage two grammar; and independent (private) school exams? This course is ideal for students with limited time - work on the hardest writing tasks and finish the course within two weeks!

Free Creative Writing Course

Simple tips and tricks to help your child nail the 11 Plus essay! Try the free course to get an idea of what the paid courses are like before you buy, but can also be enough to help most children to improve their creative writing!

Some Free Writing Prompt Ideas

  1. What would you like to do when you grow up? 
  2. How do you feel about going away from home for university?
  3. What is your earliest memory of school?
  4. Why are people so obsessed with social media?
  5. When did you last feel proud of yourself, and why?
  6. What is your favourite thing to do with your family on a weekend morning?
  7. Describe the last time you felt excited about something.
  8. Pick one of these words and write about it for three minutes without stopping or repeating any words from that word list: blue, dog, apple, love and summer.
  9. Write about something you wish you could change in this world today
  10. If I had a superpower, what would it be, and how would I use it.
  11. You wake up tomorrow as a different person – who are you now, and why did this happen to you. The next time you go to a restaurant, what would you like your waiter/waitress to say as soon as they see you.
  12. Write about a first world problem and how the government should address it.
  13. How does technology affect your daily life?
  14. What is something that always makes you laugh?
  15. Imagine that there are no cars on earth – how would life change for people?