Q: Why take the Mock Tests?
The tests are designed to create familiarity in a test environment and to introduce your child to potential pitfalls to avoid.
For example, some children spend too long on one question, instead of moving on to easier ones. This will show up upon return of the paper.
Some children score very heavily in the questions they complete, but do not finish the paper.
Therefore, managing the time more effectively, or simply speeding up with practice can be a simple solution.
There are always children who sit the real 11+ test with no previous experience.
This puts a child at a serious disadvantage before the test has even begun.
These Mock Tests cannot guarantee success, but will optimise a child's chances of passing similar exams and allow them to reach their potential.
We will be giving exam tips and techniques during the day.
Q: Why take 10+ tests?
The 11+ Mock Tests are exclusively for year 5s. Parents may wish to know as early as year 4 whether their child has an aptitude for such tests.
It may help in determining whether or not to employ a tutor or embark on practice papers at home.
The 10+ Mock tests have been specially written for year 4 children, whilst sticking closely to the themes found in 11+ papers.
Q: Can my year 4 child sit an 11+ Mock Test?
In the interests of the child, Year 4 students will automatically be put in for the 10+ papers and year 5 students for the 11+ Mock Tests.
Q: How do I know which tests to select?
You can find information about the Kent 11+ test here
Q: What do we need to bring on the day?
Each child will need to know his/her seat number for each Mock Test.
This will be emailed or posted to you upon receipt and acceptance of your application.
Children should bring a few pencils, a rubber, a ruler and a bottle of water.
We advise using a plastic transparent bag for the stationery as is customary during school examinations.
We plan to have basic refreshments on sale during the day.
Students are welcome to bring snacks with them, although there will be no food allowed in the exam hall.
Q: What if my child is ill on the day?
If your child is ill and cannot attend, a credit will be carried over to a future exam date.
Q: How and when will we get the results?
The marks of all the 10+ and 11+ applicants in Maths, Verbal, Non-Verbal, English, Numeracy and Literacy
will be made available on the website about one week after the test date.
The question papers and the answers given by the candidates will be sent electronically or by post.
The English extended writing results may take slightly longer and the papers will be posted back to candidates.
You will need your candidate number to access the results.
The results of others will be totally anonymous and you will be emailed when they are available to view.
Q: Is there a closing date for entries?
Please visit the website www.kentmocktests.org.uk
to make sure that the session is not full before you apply.
Please make sure applications are posted at least a week before the Mock Test date or the application made by email at least 2 days before. If you do post an application form it would be helpful if you can also send an advisory email in case we do not receive it.
Q: Can parents stay ?
Due to the layout of the Orpington church, parents are unable to remain in the venue.
In keeping with the real 11+ examinations, children will be escorted to the waiting area after saying goodbye to their parents at the main entrance to the church halls.
We ask that you leave a mobile number in case we should have to contact you.
Q: What time will the Mock Tests finish?
Please visit our Schedule page to find out the times of the tests.
The collection time will depend on how many tests your child is sitting.
If your child is sitting three tests, for example, pick-up will be forty minutes after the start of the third test.
If your child is staying for the duration of the morning session, collection time is at 1 p.m.
You will be emailed the times of arrival and collection with your candidate number.
Q: Do the tests have to start at 9.20 am or 2 pm?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have have any special requests to start at a different time.
It may well be possible to allocate you a schedule spread over different sessions.
Q: Can my child sit some Mock Tests in the morning and some in the afternoon?
We don't recommend any student sit more than four demanding tests in one day.
Please select the morning or afternoon session.
Q: If I find the Mock Tests beneficial, will there be any more tests my child can sit?
There are two test dates in 2015. Candidates can sit both of these papers because the questions will be unique on each day.
Q: Can I ask about the team running the 10+ and 11+ Mock Tests?
Our main body consists of a team of tutors, teaching a variety of subjects. All have full DBS clearance.
Our consultant and resident 11+ tutor has been teaching successfully for over 20 years.
An English graduate and teacher sets the Creative Writing task and marks the papers.
Most of us are also parents, and so understand the importance of education
and the desire to secure a place at the best possible school in one's locality.
The directors are Graeme Buckley BSc and Susan Buckley (née Walker), an ex-pupil of Nonsuch High School.
Q: What is the price of the 10+ and 11+ Mock Tests?
The price is £15 per test. This includes the results and return of papers for all tests.
Q: How will we know what to expect in the 10+ and 11+ Mock Tests?
The tests have been specially commissioned, so your child will not have seen the papers before.
Many schools set their own papers, which include a vast selection of questions.
Our tests will cover the widest range possible and sample questions are available on our sample page