11 Plus Lifeline | RSL Educational

"The Gold Standard for 11-plus Preparation" - Tutorful

Supporting you all the way to the exam

Does your child want to learn how to answer all the main 11-plus English and Maths question styles, perfectly?

When you sign up to 11 Plus Lifeline
, I send you challenging, enjoyable 11-plus practice papers with detailed solutions, every single week.

You'll receive your first paper immediately after you sign up.

The papers and solutions are yours to print out and keep. You can cancel your subscription at any time.

Each paper:

  • has RSL Educational’s hugely popular example answers with uniquely detailed explanations;

  • is an 11 Plus Lifeline original: it will never be from an existing RSL Educational book, or any other publication.

Sometimes the papers are for Maths, sometimes for English Comprehension, and sometimes for Creative Writing; and sometimes a mixture of these. To capture the full range of 11-plus exam styles, some papers ask for handwritten answers, while some offer challenging multiple-choice questions. Verbal Reasoning is also included.

All this can be yours for less than the price of a cup of coffee once a week.

What's more, my Silver, Gold and Platinum subscriptions include popular premium benefits, giving you access to individual work assessment and guidance and helping you prepare for real school exams using actual past papers.

11 Plus Lifeline will teach your child to face the hardest exams with confidence.

Click to view Sample Questions and Solutions for each topic, which you can print out and try with your child:


Try it risk-free: If you change your mind, you can cancel at any time in the first month for a full refund. Cancel later on, and you won’t owe me any more money: there's no payment contract and no cancellation fee.

Sign up by choosing your Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum subscription
below , and receive your first paper now!

Some answers to my most Frequently Asked Questions are given below - and of course, you can talk to me through my instant chat page or send me an email.

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"My daughter absolutely loved this week’s paper. It gave her an opportunity to see how a good piece of writing differs from an average one. She felt so confident that she gave herself top marks! I personally really liked it. It was very detailed and with proper instructions. I really look forward to receiving more work like this."

- G. Singh

"I passed the exam, most of which was because of your help! I don’t have an actual tutor like most of my friends, but I feel so lucky to have your papers every week. I think you are the best tutor!"

- David Tao, 11​​​​



An original, top-quality 11-plus paper with full example answers and solutions, not published elsewhere, every week.

  • Detailed, friendly, thoroughly-explained solutions make everything clear.

  • Example answers for every question.

  • The award-winning RSL experience, direct to your inbox, on the same day every week.

  • Full refund if cancelled during first month.

  • No cancellation charge at any time.


£8.59 per month (£1.98/week)

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Everything from the Bronze plan, as well as:

  • Detailed solutions for a real-life 11 Plus past paper set by a popular school (along with a link to the question paper), every two weeks.

  • Allow your child to test their skills on the real thing!

  • Full refund if cancelled during first month.

  • No cancellation charge at any time.


£14.99 per month (£3.46/week)

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Everything from the Bronze and Silver plans, as well as:

  • 40 minutes of personal work assessment from me in every two month period, offering individual advice based on your child's written work.

  • Full refund if cancelled during first month (unless consultation used).

  • No cancellation charge at any time.



£34.99 per month (£8.07/week)

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Following high demand for my Gold service, I am delighted to introduce Platinum.

Platinum offers all the benefits of Gold, but with one hour of personal email consultation every month: likely to be enough for detailed feedback on a story and a comprehension, or two stories, for instance.

£64.99 per month (£15 per week)
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"My daughter and I have gained a great deal from both your books and Lifeline service. My background is in science and I was unsure whether I could help much with comprehension. However, with your detailed notes on how and how not to answer comprehension questions, I have been able to guide my daughter in analysing writing in a way that she has not been taught to at school, or indeed in her 11+ tutoring group ... The first (creative] writing pack was everything that I and my daughter could have asked for. We had great fun learning from it and we look forward to using the second pack."

- Dr S. Wan

Frequently Asked Questions

I love the idea of this service, but I don't want to spend my money without being sure that it's right for me.

You can try the service without any risk at all. If you cancel in the first month, I promise to refund your money. Please see the T&Cs for more information.

If I sign up for a Gold or Platinum subscription, can I be certain that my child's work will be marked by Robert?

Yes, you can! I provide all marking and feedback myself.

You keep mentioning your ‘Example Answers and Uniquely Detailed Explanations’. Is this just a marketing slogan?

You’re probably used to practice books with the answers stuffed into a few pages at the back, in a tiny typeface and with minimal explanations (if any at all).

On the other hand, the four 11 Plus Lifeline papers included in the sample above have:

  • 42 A4 pages of questions, answers, explanations and guidance (Maths);

  • 10 A4 pages of questions, answers, explanations and guidance (Written Comprehension);

  • 31 A4 pages of questions, answers, explanations and guidance based around a single story question (Creative Writing);

  • 34 A4 pages of questions, answers, explanations and guidance (Multiple-Choice Comprehension).

This is because I write at least one example answer for every question (often several). My explanations discuss these answers carefully, as though I’m giving a one-to-one tutorial to the student: explaining the key techniques and the potholes to beware of; revising core skills whenever possible; and always maintaining a gentle, encouraging tone. Everything is clearly and elegantly formatted.

If you still need to be convinced, you might like to read some of my books’ reviews on Amazon. 11 Plus Lifeline offers different materials (I never re-use content from my books), but written to absolutely the same rigorous standard.

Maths or English?

Sometimes my papers are for English and sometimes for Maths. Over time you will receive a mixture of Maths, English comprehension and creative writing, as well as verbal reasoning: I am guided by what my customers need. Whatever I am writing each week, my focus is always on creating the highest-quality material that I can.

Will your papers be relevant to my preferred school?

They should always be very relevant. Everything I publish through 11 Plus Lifeline is focused around the Key Stage 2 syllabus, and the most in-demand exam styles, based on the most popular schools among my subscribers, are my focus. Shortly after you sign up, I’ll be in touch to check which schools you are aiming for, and I use this information to keep my service relevant.

I see the variety of my papers as their strength: I offer children an outstanding all-round academic workout. In the end, your children will probably perform better than if they had simply crammed for one structure of test.

But are they more suitable for independent or grammar schools?

My subscribers have achieved great success in independent and grammar school exams. I work very hard to make sure that my content is useful for everybody.

How does the Real Papers service (Silver, Gold & Platinum subscriptions) work?

Twice a month I send Silver, Gold and Platinum subscribers an 11-plus past paper published by a popular school, along with a set of worked solutions and my usual thorough advice: in exactly the same style as the solutions to my own papers. Just like my other 11 Plus Lifeline papers, these Real Papers move between Comprehension, Maths and Creative Writing, always maintaining a healthy variety.

Of course, Silver, Gold and Platinum subscribers also receive all the material written for Bronze members.

You say I can cancel for a full refund in the first month. Is there any catch?

No. If you cancel in the first month you will get your money back. That’s it.

The only exception is if you are a Gold or Platinum subscriber and have already used the consultation (work assessment and advice) included in your subscription, in which case you can’t have a refund for that month.

Do I have to commit to several months’ subscription? Is there a cancellation fee?

No and no. You can cancel whenever you want, without paying a penny more than you already have. I rely on my customers being sufficiently impressed by the service that they don’t want to cancel!

I’m a teacher/tutor. Can I share the papers with my students?

Sharing or copying 11 Plus Lifeline papers is against the service’s terms and conditions (and an infringement of my copyright): if many people did it, I would go out of business. Please don’t!

If you get in touch, I will be glad to discuss creating a special discount code for your students.

If I subscribe to the Gold or Platinum service, are you able to offer advice by phone/Skype, rather than through emailed comments?

Yes, of course. If you take out a Gold or Platinum subscription, you are paying for my time and my attention to the academic needs of your children. How you prefer to use that time is largely up to you. (There are a few terms and conditions specific to Gold and Platinum subscriptions.)

Can I upgrade/downgrade my subscription after signing up?

Yes. You can do this yourself, by logging into your Customer Portal, or by sending me a message with your request.

How you will process my personal data?

Your card details are stored securely by the payment provider, and RSL Educational has no way of accessing them. Furthermore, if you pay by credit card, you have the the benefit of your own card company's payment protection. With regards to all other personal data, RSL Educational Ltd is registered with the United Kingdom Information Commissioner's Office and complies with all relevant law and best practices in order to keep your data protected.

I can’t pay by credit or debit card. Can I still subscribe to 11 Plus Lifeline?

We’ll find a way to get you on board! Send me a message with your phone number, and we can talk things through. Some subscribers pay by bank transfer each month, for instance.
​​​​​If there's anything else you'd like to know, feel free to get in touch.