KENT TEST 11+ MOCK EXAMS

“I invigilated the Kent Test last year and your tests are incredibly similar.”

** updated for 2023**

Why book our mock exams?

(here’s what last year’s parents said about them)

This is beyond helpful - I’m so so glad I found out about you guys ! Thank you so much for all the detail and for putting so much effort into the corrections session

she enjoyed the mock experience as much as that is possible so we feel this is the right thing and only wish we had booked more earlier

Thanks so much. I’m amazed at her result and it’s really boosted her confidence to keep studying

We were really impressed with the mock exam format and how well you guided them through strategies. Such a great experience. We will be signing up for more!

Developing a personal exam strategy is at the heart of our mock experience

“Thank you for another incredibly organised and helpful mock. The confidence my son is gaining from these mocks is fantastic. We are very grateful to you.”

Each of our six paper-based Kent Test 11+ Mocks (Mock Test A to F) were created by our favourite subject specialists. They were matched for style and level of difficulty with the Kent Test exams and then professionally designed to look and feel like the real thing.

The full mock experience leads directly to:

score uplift

specific content familiarity

Exam confidence

exam technique and strategy uplift

Awareness of the clock

Gap Targeting

OUR KENT TEST 11+ VENUES

We run our mock exams in in-person 3 physical venues.

There are 6 sets of different mock Kent Test papers (called Mock A to Mock F).

A few days after each mock exam we email you a free corrections video, where we talk strategy and score uplift.

Each mock test is followed by a free corrections video

  • Our email just arrived and it’s a PASS!! A good one at that so I’m delighted 
  • Just got his score , he got a really high pass, phew!  
  • She smashed it!  I am super proud and beyond relieved! Thank you so much for the invaluable support!  
  • The mock tests along with the encouragement and hand holding have been second to none.

SO WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OUR KENT TEST 11+ Mocks?

exam papers perfectly matched to the Kent Test

Our mock papers are created by subject specialists and professionally designed to look and feel exactly like the Kent Test.

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live taught by experienced professionals

On the day, strategy tips and formal techniques for tackling each section of each paper are a key part of the experience.

exact timings for the Kent Test 11+

The Kent Test 11+ timings are unique. Our invigilators call time checks which match the formal guidelines set by the exam board.

detailed feedback

Feedback includes your child’s raw score and adjusted aggregate score. We observe each child at work and share tips to boost confidence.

Access to revision resources

Each mock exam is supported by targeted revision content available on a private web link. You’ll get specific advice and targeted resources to address curriculum gaps and areas of low-confidence.

free correction session

A free hour-long video corrections lesson follows each one of our mock exams.  This is to consolidate the strategic approach we recommend and to explain the answers.

We also offer hugely popular exam techniques and writing paper sessions

“Thank you very much for the exam techniques session that my twins attended on Tuesday. They came home with an amazing strategy for each paper and their confidence is now sky-high”

I wanted to thank you for the kindness you showed our daughter in August and your expertise at getting her across the line and into the Kent Test exam despite her anxiety.  She did exceptionally well scoring 417 which has left us quite astounded.  We would not have got this far without Griffin and your additional counselling.  Thank you for all your help, we are very grateful.  

Here’s what you may be wondering about…

"i should probably delay scheduling her mock exam - she's not covered enough content yet"

Our early Kent Test mocks papers (A and B) are thinned of the later content, as they appear before we have completed the curriculum teaching in our club sessions. The layout, timings and style of test questions are a perfect match for the real exam conditions of the Kent Test 11+ exam.

What’s wonderful about the early mocks is that the children understand that their real 11+ exam is a long way off. They feel proud to be an early bird without feeling the pressure. And there is plenty of time left to address any specific issues that might arise.

"He's too nervous to do a mock exam"

If your child has exam nerves then they can especially benefit from taking mock exams. Have a chat with one of us about your concerns and we will address them directly. The last thing they need is to be saving up their fear for the actual exam—starting with a practice exam will make all the difference and boost their confidence.

We are warm, lovely and keen to help. Just ask – we’ve been reassuring anxious children for years and have become pretty good at it!

"I've no idea which mock test to book first"

My own three children sat every mock. The more mocks they do, the greater the breadth of their exam experience and the more manageable and everyday the real exam will seem.

We very much recommend booking Mock A. After that you can always book more but you will realise early on how valuable these sessions are. Parents tend to kick themselves when they start later.

The exam strategy session is a brilliant and fun addition—but if you are limiting bookings please prioritise the mocks themselves. The writing session teaches our specific writing strategy. If your child needs more support then book in to our weekly writing club.

"What papers are included in your mock exams? Do they align with the Kent 11+ test?"

The layout our mock exams exactly matches the layout of the real Kent Test 11+ exam, as set by the Kent County Council.
Like the Kent Test 11+, we begin with 1 hour for the English & Maths paper. The English paper includes a 5-minute introduction followed by a timed 25 minutes to answer 24 to 26 English questions. The maths paper starts with a 5-minute introduction and then your child has 25 minutes to answer 25 maths questions.

Then comes the Reasoning paper which starts with 20 minutes dedicated to 34 verbal reasoning questions followed by 3 non-verbal reasoning  2 spatial reasoning exercises which are timed individually.

The only difference between the actual Kent Test and our mock exam experience is that we don’t include the writing task on the same day as our normal mocks. Why? Simply because children need a longer break after completing the first two papers—they’re really tired!

During the real Kent Test children get a proper lunch break before starting the writing task, but we’re not set up for that. So at Griffin Teaching do the writing task separately, in a separate session.

If you’re worried about your child’s writing generally, we run a fun online writing club for kids that can help your child develop their writing abilities … in just 20 minutes per week.

"Are your mock tests appropriate for the ISEB Common Pre-test, or is this only for the Kent Test?"

Our mock exams exactly match the Kent 11+, which is paper-based. If your child is preparing for another entrance exam (such as the Medway 11+ Test or the ISEB Common Pre-Test) booking one of our early mocks is useful from a diagnostic point of view.

Email me if you book a mock exam and your child will be taking a test other than the Kent Test 11+ so that can be sure to give your child an appropriate exam experience.

"Which grammar schools use the Kent Test?"

Here is a complete list of Kent County Grammar Schools that use the Kent Test 11+ — if you plan to apply to any of these schools, our in-person or online Kent Test mock exams are a perfect fit.

  • Barton Court Grammar School
  • Borden Grammar School
  • Chatham House Grammar School
  • Clarendon House Grammar School
  • Dane Court Grammar School
  • Dartford Grammar School
  • Dartford Grammar School for Girls
  • Dover Grammar School for Boys
  • Dover Grammar School for Girls
  • Gravesend Grammar School
  • Highsted Grammar School
  • Highworth Grammar School
  • Invicta Grammar School
  • Maidstone Grammar School
  • Maidstone Grammar School for Girls
  • Mayfield Grammar School
  • Oakwood park Grammar School
  • Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School
  • Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School
  • Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys
  • Sir Roger Manwood’s School
  • The Folkestone School for Girls
  • The Harvey Grammar School
  • The Judd School
  • The Norton Knatchbull School
  • The Skinner’s School
  • Tonbridge School
  • Tunbridge Wells Girl’s Grammar School
  • Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys
  • Weald of Kent Grammar School
  • Wilmington Grammar School for Boys
  • Wilmington Grammar School for Girls

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You need to know what your child achieves and how it compares to the cohort. Here’s the information we share afterwards.

We are real people and we care about your child. If you need more info or support just ask us.

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book a kent test 11+ mock exam

£60

There are six sets of mock test papers (A to F).

A few days after each exam is a free corrections session where we talk strategy and score uplift.

Feedback includes raw and age-adjusted scores, details surrounding their performance, gap-filling resources and strategy advice.

Book a Kent Test Strategy session

£60

We offer two specific strategy sessions

(Exam Strategy and The Writing Paper).

 

These are positive, score-uplifting, fun sessions. Students come out of them buzzing with confidence and specific techniques.

How to select your Mock Exams in 4 Easy steps:

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STEP ONE

Click on the ‘Filter by Exam’ button to select the Mock Exam you wish to book.

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STEP TWO

Click on the ‘Filter by Venue’ button to select your venue.

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STEP 3

Select the date that suits you and click on add to cart.**

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Click on the View Cart button at the bottom of you screen to see you order and checkout.

** If you would like to book more than one exam please repeat steps 1-3.

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Wed 15th February
Kings Hill
Mock Edition A
17
Thu 16th February
Pembury
Mock Edition A
0
Wed 5th April
Kings Hill
Writing Paper
48
Thu 6th April
Kings Hill
Mock Edition B
24
Tue 11th April
Sevenoaks
Mock Edition A
19
Wed 12th April
Pembury
Mock Edition B
11
Tue 30th May
Pembury
Mock Edition C
10
Wed 31st May
Kings Hill
Exam Techniques
45
Wed 31st May
Sevenoaks
Mock Edition B
19
Thu 1st June
Kings Hill
Mock Edition C
31
Mon 24th July
Kings Hill
Exam Techniques
52
Tue 25th July
Sevenoaks
Mock Edition F
21
Wed 26th July
Kings Hill
Mock Edition D
21
Thu 27th July
Pembury
Mock Edition E
16
Thu 27th July
Kings Hill
Verbal Reasoning Revision
55
Fri 28th July
Kings Hill
Non-verbal/Spatial Revision
53
Mon 21st August
Kings Hill
Mock Edition E
41
Tue 22nd August
Pembury
Mock Edition D
21
Wed 23rd August
Kings Hill
Mock Edition F
41
Wed 23rd August
Sevenoaks
Mock Edition C
23

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Waiting list information

If you are unable to secure a place in any of our extra sessions we hold a waiting list. If a place becomes available we will make contact on a first-come first-served basis.

We do our best to offer all our club members a place but some mocks are hugely over-subscribed. Here is a link to our terms and conditions you may find useful.

Hayley Hobbs