extra sessions - MOCK EXAMS and exam techniques

 

This is the bookings page for our optional Exams for Year 5 students. These include Kent Test Mock 11+ Exams, specific Exam Techniques sessions and a Sevenoaks School Mock Exam and interview.

**ALL OUR KENT TEST 11+ MOCKS ARE RUNNING ON ZOOM AT THE MOMENT**

Exams are open to all students – not just our club members. They are matched very closely to the real thing and are a fabulous way to give your child the best possible chance of success.

The programme is hugely popular every year and we manage a waiting list for exams that sell-out. They are run at Kings Hill, Goudhurst and Hadlow usually, but at the moment we are running them live on zoom.

Click the 'view details' button on the booking grid below for the price of each session.

BOOK EXAMS for 2020

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Sat 19th September
Pembury
Teaching Session
0
Sat 19th September
Zoom
Mock Edition A to E
19
Sat 19th September
Zoom
Teaching Session
15
Sat 19th September
Pembury
Teaching Session
14
Sat 19th September
Pembury
Teaching Session
0
Sat 26th September
Pembury
Teaching Session
0
Sat 26th September
Pembury
Teaching Session
0
Sat 26th September
Zoom
Teaching Session
17
Sat 26th September
Pembury
Teaching Session
8
Sat 3rd October
Pembury
Teaching Session
0
Sat 3rd October
Pembury
Teaching Session
0
Sat 3rd October
Zoom
Teaching Session
14
Sat 3rd October
Pembury
Teaching Session
14
Thu 17th December
Hadlow
Sevenoaks Mock
7

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Exams FAQs

Where are they held?

In normal times, main extra sessions are held at Kings Hill Community Centre. They have a wonderful hall (through the right hand set of double doors) which has space, light, a kitchen for drinks and biscuits and easy access to clean loos. The carpark is large and there is a Costa a short walk away.

We hold a couple of smaller sessions in Goudhurst Village Hall. The second Writing Paper session and the Sevenoaks Exam Mock are both held in Hadlow. Click here for our venues page with address details and links to google maps.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic our classes have moved online. Classes now take place on Zoom. The level of teaching and resources provided has remained unchanged.

 

What do I do if a session I want to book is sold out?

For sold out sessions, we run a waiting list and will notify if a place becomes available.  Join the waiting list here - only use for sold out sessions.

What is the format of each mock exam?

The children are given an English and Maths paper first and then after a break, they complete a Reasoning paper (this has a section of Verbal Reasoning and then individually-timed exercises of Non-verbal and Spatial Reasoning). The timings and level of content match the real exam as closely as possible. These are our own papers, created specially for our own mocks, and not past papers from the KCC. It is against their rules for any child to see a past paper and it is wise for us to respect this.

I'm confused - why are there two MOCK Edition A sessions?
There are six separate Editions of the mocks (Editions A to F) with no overlapping content. For choice and flexibility, some Editions are scheduled for a second session at another venue. Avoid booking the same Edition more than once as the papers will be identical.
Why are Mock A and B different from the later ones?

The early sessions (Mock Editions A and B) appear identical to the real thing but we have thinned the maths and Non-verbal Reasoning content. This is because the children haven’t covered the full curriculum so early in the year. The timings match the real exam, the papers look and feel the same, and all content is pitched at the correct level.  Later mock sessions cover the full curriculum. 

How detailed is the feedback given?

A full breakdown of your child’s scores is sent to you via email within 72 hours of the session. This feedback is individually tailored and includes detailed advice on specific gaps and how to tackle them. The email cover note includes a link to a web page we have designed to support each mock. Any gaps or areas for development highlighted in your child's feedback are directly referenced and we explain how to work on these areas together (with links to carefully-chosen resource materials).

Why are exam sessions needed in addition to club work?
  • Club sessions are packed with teaching and exam extracts but there is no time to do formal, timed exam practice. The mock exams mimic the timings and content of the real thing.
  • The clubs are tiny whereas the real exam is taken at school in a larger group. Our exam sessions match this (but have a genuine warmth about them).
  • Knowledge is power. It is only in the exam room that children learn how they are likely to perform on the day.
  • And if they come along to an early one they have most of the year to fix anything that might arise.
How scary are they?

Not scary at all. Those who arrive with wobbly knees always leave feeling really positive. Mocks are far less stressful than they sound and are the perfect way to address exam-room anxiety before the day itself. There are breaks between papers where the children relax together and we smile, share exam techniques and reassure throughout.

Do you repeat content?

Each mock edition (A to F) is different, with no content repeated. Three of the mocks are run again - in a smaller group in Goudhurst - so don't book the same edition twice or the content will be identical.

How many sessions should I book?
We recommend booking as many sessions as possible. As a minimum, go for one early one and then one or two later ones. Bear in mind that they are diagnostic tests so the earlier you discover a weakness, the more time we have to address it. Our own children came along to all of the sessions when it was their year. They provide invaluable data on curriculum weaknesses and highlight strategic errors that are easy for us to fix.
When does booking open?
We open our online bookings in the third week of January. Drop your email into the form above and we will send you a message on the day.