CEM-style 11+ Mock Exams 2017

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New for 2017 – Home Video Tutorials:  In addition to providing detailed feedback after the Session (see below), parents will be emailed a link to a short video tutorial (approximately 20 minutes long) to watch at home, together with their child.  Each video tutorial will consider a small number of carefully selected questions from the actual SDE mock exam test papers.  Susan will explain the technique/method which the candidate should have used to successfully tackle the review question and the correct answer to the review question.  The video tutorials are varied, however there is a particular emphasis on those questions where a technique/method can be taught to the student, including in particular the Long/Problem Maths questions which commonly appear on CEM test papers and which students tend to find challenging.

In 2017, SDE’s CEM-style 11+ Mock Exams are taking place in the following locations:

  • Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire
  • Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
  • High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Reading, Berkshire
  • Redbridge, North East London
  • Finchley / Mill Hill, North London (special Sessions for Henrietta Barnett 11+ candidates only)
  • Harrow, North West London
  • Slough / Langley, Berkshire
  • Earley, Berkshire

The test papers have been written by Susan Daughtrey M.Ed, the tutor and author, to help students who are preparing to write the CEM® (Durham University®) 11+ tests.

How many Sessions do you offer?

In each location there are 5 Sessions:  Sessions A – E.

The test papers at each Session are unique (i.e. no repeat questions).

What is the agenda for each Session?

At each Session we will emulate, as far as reasonably practicable, your child’s most likely experience on the day of the real CEM 11+ tests.  To this end, in each location our CEM-style 11+ Mock Exam Sessions include the following features:

  • Two 45 – 50 minute multiple-choice test papers at each Session;
  • A short break between the two test papers;
  • Individual Sections of the paper are separately timed; and
  • As part of the administration of the tests, we use pre-recorded and pre-timed vocal prompts (broadcast using speakers) to announce, for example, when the student can start each Section of the test etc.

What other features are there?

  • SDE’s test papers contain questions which Susan Daughtrey M.Ed expects to be of a similar style and level of difficulty to the questions on the ‘real’ CEM 11+ tests (this has been confirmed by many former SDE mock exam students who have written to SDE following the real CEM tests to report that the ‘Susan Daughtrey mock exams were the most like the real CEM tests’);
  • SDE’s test papers include a range of verbal reasoning (including English comprehension and vocabulary), numerical reasoning and non-verbal reasoning questions, split into several stand-alone Sections within each test paper and which are individually timed using the pre-recorded audio adminstration;
  • Students are encouraged to write their working out on the actual question paper (which is recycled after the Session) as they will be permitted to write their working out on the real CEM test papers;
  • Students are instructed to record all their answers on the separate multiple-choice answer sheet;
  • The answer sheets are marked accurately using electronic scanning technology (known as Optical Mark Recognition or OMR);
  • All venues have been carefully appraised by SDE and found to be suitable for 11+ mock exams;
  • All venues feature free parking; and
  • At our larger venues various CEM-style 11+ resources may be available for sale in our CEM-style 11+ bookshop.

What feedback can I expect after each Session?

Within a few days of the Session we will send to you by email:

  • Record Table™ which shows your child’s score in each Section of the test papers and a total score for each test paper;
  • Letter to Parents providing a detailed description of the type of questions which appeared in each Section of the test papers, a Target Mark (enabling you to quickly and accurately identify your child’s weaknesses) and lists of the more complex vocabulary which appeared on the test papers; and
  • List of Sample Scores achieved by other students who have written the same test papers – this will not only enable you to rank your child within the group, but also to see how much improvement is required to move up the table.

In common with other 11+ mock exam providers and in order to provide parents with accurate feedback, including the child’s ranking within the group, please note that the test papers are NOT released – as well as protecting the copyright in these unique and valuable resources, this is to ensure that no student has seen the test papers prior to attending an SDE mock exam Session.

Cost

The ‘series’ of five CEM-style 11+ Mock Exam Sessions have been carefully timed to enable you to monitor your child’s exam performance and to give your child plenty of test paper practice in a formal exam room environment in the months leading up to the real 11+ tests.

1 Session:  £70

2 Sessions:  £130 (save £10)

3 Sessions:  £180 (save up to £30)

4 Sessions:  £220 (save up to £60) 

5 Sessions: £250 (save up to £100)

Terms and conditions

All SDE CEM-style 11+ Mock Exam Sessions are subject to our mock exam terms and conditions which you can view on the booking page.

Please carefully select your dates as we charge an administration fee for changes and cancellations/refunds.  For full details please read the terms and conditions.

Confirmation

Once you have paid for the Session(s), we will send you an email confirming your payment and then separately confirm your child’s place within 3 business days (usually a lot quicker than this). In the unlikely event that we are unable to accommodate your child because a Session is full or at any stage cancelled, a full refund will be issued for the relevant Session.

How to book

  • Review the timetable and click ‘Book Now’;
  • Complete the simple Registration Form;
  • Pay for your Session(s); and
  • We will then confirm your child’s place by email once your child’s name has been added to our registers.


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Chalfont St.Peter, Buckinghamshire

7 minutes drive from the A40 Denham junction

(HALL SETTING - up to 50 students per Session)

Chalfont St. Peter Community Centre
Gravel Hill
Chalfont St Peter
Bucks
SL9 9QX

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ASaturday 29th April 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
SOLD OUT
ASaturday 29th April 20172.00PM to 4.15PM
SOLD OUT
ASunday 30th April 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
SOLD OUT
ASunday 30th April 20172.00PM to 4.15PM
SOLD OUT
BSaturday 20th May 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
SOLD OUT
BSaturday 20th May 20172.00PM to 4.15PM
SOLD OUT
BSunday 21st May 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
SOLD OUT
BSunday 21st May 20172.00PM to 4.15PM
SOLD OUT
CSaturday 10th June 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
SOLD OUT
CSaturday 10th June 20172.00PM to 4.15PM
CSunday 11th June 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
SOLD OUT
CSunday 11th June 20172.00PM to 4.15PM
DSaturday 22nd July 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
DSaturday 22nd July 20172.00PM to 4.15PM
DSunday 23rd July 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
DSunday 23rd July 20172.00PM to 4.15PM
EMonday 28th August 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
EMonday 28th August 20172.00PM to 4.15PM
ETuesday 29th August 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
ETuesday 29th August 20172.00PM to 4.15PM
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

5 minutes drive from Junction 4 of the M40

(HALL SETTING - up to 100 students per sitting)

Wycombe Abbey School
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
HP11 1PE

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ASaturday 27th May 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
SOLD OUT
BSaturday 17th June 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
CSaturday 8th July 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
DSaturday 29th July 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
EFriday 25th August 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

3 minutes drive from Junction 2 of the M40

(HALL SETTING - up to 100 students per Session)

Beaconsfield HIgh School
Wattleton Road
Beaconsfield
Buckinghamshire
HP9 1RR

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AMonday 7th August 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
BWednesday 9th August 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
CFriday 11th August 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
DMonday 14th August 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
EWednesday 16th August 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
Reading / Wokingham, Berkshire

5 minutes drive from the A329(M)

(HALL SETTING - up to 100 students per Session)

Winnersh Community Centre
New Road
Winnersh
RG41 5DU

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ASunday 7th May 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
SOLD OUT
ASunday 7th May 20172.00PM to 4.15PM
SOLD OUT
BSunday 11th June 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
BSunday 11th June 20172.00PM to 4.15PM
CSunday 9th July 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
CSunday 9th July 20172.00PM to 4.15PM
DThursday 27th July 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
DThursday 27th July 2017th2.00PM to 4.15PM
EThursday 24th August 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
EThursday 24th August 20172.00PM to 4.15PM
Redbridge, North-East London / Essex

2 minutes drive from the A12 or
5 minutes walk from Newbury Park tube station (Central Line)

(HALL SETTING - up to 100 students per Session)

Oaks Park High School
45 - 65 Oaks Lane
Newbury Park
Ilford
IG2 7PQ

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ASunday 14th May 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
SOLD OUT
BSunday 4th June 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
CSunday 2nd July 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
DMonday 24th July 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
EWednesday 23rd August 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
Mill Hill, London

Henrietta Barnett 11+ candidates only

(HALL SETTING - up to 70 students per Session)

Copthall School
Pursley Road
London
NW7 2EP

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ASunday 21st May 201710.45AM to 12.30PM
SOLD OUT
BSunday 25th June 201710.45AM to 12.30PM
CSunday 16th July 201710.45AM to 12.30PM
DSunday 13th August 201710.45AM to 12.30PM
ESunday 20th August 201710.45AM to 12.30PM
Harrow

10 minutes walk from Harrow-on-the-Hill tube station (Metropolitan Line)

(HALL SETTING - up to 80 students per Session)

Harrow High School
Gayton Road
Harrow
HA1 2JG

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ASunday 7th May 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
SOLD OUT
ASunday 7th May 20172.00PM TO 4.15PM
SOLD OUT
BSunday 11th June 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
BSunday 11th June 20172.00PM TO 4.15PM
CSunday 2nd July 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
CSunday 2nd July 20172.00PM TO 4.15PM
DSunday 23rd July 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
DSunday 23rd July 20172.00PM TO 4.15PM
ESunday 13th August 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
ESunday 13th August 20172.00PM TO 4.15PM
Slough / Langley

7 minutes drive from Junction 5 or 6 of the M4

(HALL SETTING - up to 100 students per Session)

Langley Academy
Langley Road
Langley
SL3 7EF

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ASaturday 13th May 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
SOLD OUT
ASaturday 13th May 20172.00PM TO 4.15PM
SOLD OUT
BSaturday 24th June 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
BSaturday 24th June 20172.00PM TO 4.15PM
CSaturday 15th July 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
CSaturday 15th July 20172.00PM TO 4.15PM
DFriday 28th July 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
DFriday 28th July 20172.00PM TO 4.15PM
ESaturday 26th August 201710.45AM to 1.00PM
ESaturday 26th August 20172.00PM TO 4.15PM
Earley, Reading

5 minutes drive from the A329(M)

(SMALL HALL SETTING - up to 40 students per Session)

Earley CresCent Resource Centre
Warbler Drive
Reading
RG6 4HB

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ASaturday 6th May 20172.00PM TO 4.15PM
SOLD OUT
ASaturday 13th May 20172.00PM TO 4.15PM
SOLD OUT
BSaturday 10th June 20172.00PM TO 4.15PM
BSaturday 24th June 20172.00PM TO 4.15PM
CSaturday 1st July 20172.00PM TO 4.15PM
SOLD OUT
CSaturday 15th July 20172.00PM TO 4.15PM
DSaturday 22nd July 20172.00PM TO 4.15PM
DWednesday 26th July 20172.00PM TO 4.15PM
ESaturday 19th August 20172.00PM TO 4.15PM
SOLD OUT
ESaturday 2nd September 20172.00PM TO 4.15PM
SOLD OUT