Mock Exam Dates 2017

Aspire Centre

37 Merton Rd, London SW18 5JU

Saturday 21st October

Saturday 11th November

Saturday 2nd December

09.00 Registration
09:10 Exam 1 - Maths
10:10 Break
10:30 Exam 2 - Reasoning
11.30 Break
11.50 Exam 3 - English
12.50 End of Exam Day


Following the sold-out success of our exam mock days in November and December 2014, we are pleased to announce we will be holding further days, with more dates added.

We know that a lot of schools do not provide all the tools required to succeed in your child’s 11+ tests; this is not their primary objective. As parents, you have to take responsibility. We are able to measure what your child has retained, if they have covered all the relevant topic areas and test your child’s ability to apply their knowledge in test conditions.

The mock tests are designed to introduce your child to taking tests in exam type conditions. The group is kept to a minimum number and the venue is welcoming thus reducing both yours and their stress.

We introduce children to the types of questions that will be included in their formal tests, identify which areas need some attention and help children to improve their exam technique.

After the exams, we will speak to you on the phone and put together a comprehensive report with scores and our findings. We will make suggestions for you to do at home, and if necessary find you a suitable tutor who can help your child in their areas of weakness.

We offer snacks (nut free) and drinks on the day.


Can my child attend more than one Mock Exam day?

Yes. We feel that it is beneficial to attend both days, as this provides your child with another opportunity to build on aspects that may have been highlighted as areas for improvement after the first exam day.

Are the same exam papers used on each day?

We provide a number of different papers which we have specifically written for our Mock Exam days and which are not publicly available. Therefore, children will be able to attend both days.

How many places do you have?

We believe that feedback is crucial for children to learn from their mistakes and to develop their exam skills and techniques. Therefore, to be able to do this effectively, we have limited places to 20 so that we can offer individual feedback to parents and children.

What is the time allowed for each paper?

We understand that different schools have different timings for their papers ranging from 30 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes. And on that bases we have written our papers to try to accommodate these timings by setting an average time.

Are the test papers in standard or multiple-choice format?

Different schools use different formats, however most use standard formatted papers. We have written our exam papers mostly in standard format but have added a multiple choice section to each exam so children can familiarise themselves with answering such questions and, in some subjects, using a multiple-choice answer sheet.

What if my child isn’t sitting all subjects?

Even if your child's real exam does not include all of the subjects we cover on our Mock Exam days, there will be a lot of cross-over in the core skills required to complete each exam. We ask parents for a list of senior schools that they have registered their children for so that, where possible, we can substitute a paper if needed.

What is the cost of attending our Mock Exam Day?

Each Mock Exam Day covers English, maths, reasoning and costs £120. If you book both Mock Exam Days the cost will be a total of £220, including:

  • Mock Exam attendance
  • Your child’s marked tests and results
  • Summary of your child's strengths & areas in need of improvement.
  • Helpful hints and tips emailed to you to help your child consolidate their areas for improvement
  • Juice and snack during the breaks

What should my child take to the mock exam day?

Please ensure your child arrives with two pens, a few pencils, a good eraser, a ruler, a sharpener and a good night’s sleep. Stationery should be carried into the exam room in a clear plastic pencil case / bag.

There will be two breaks during which your child will have a chance to take a quick loo break and enjoy a drink and snack. We operate a No Nuts policy. Please let us know if your child has any other dietary requirements.

May I settle my child in the exam room?

Registration will take place in the entrance hall where you child will be given a sticker with their name and candidate number. To make the process as ‘real’ as possible for the children, we ask that you drop them at the entrance hall and will not be allowed to accompany them into the exam room itself.

Can I wait at the venue while my child sits the exams?

Unfortunately, there is no facility within the venue for parents to wait, however there are a selection of lovely coffee shops in close proximity.

Can I see my child between tests?

Unfortunately not, as this can cause disruption to the flow of the session and again, does not give a true representation of what will happen in their real exams. We therefore ask that parents do NOT return until the end of the session.

When will we get the results?

We aim to have all the papers marked within 3-4 working days. Once they are marked, we will be in touch to arrange a convenient time to meet to discuss your child’s results.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Mock Exam Bookings are NON-REFUNDABLE since spaces are limited. We regret that we cannot refund session bookings unless the test day in question is cancelled by us or details of the test day are significantly changed by us (for example, time, venue, date etc).

How can I book a place for my child at one of the mock exam days?

Either by calling Tash on 07768 768 373 or emailing

I have another question

We have tried to cover all questions you might have, but if we have missed something, please do not hesitate to contact us.