COVID-19 UPDATE

11+ Mock Exams & Covid-19: Book with Confidence

Fully Flexible

Make unlimited changes to your Session(s)* using our free online amendment facility
*Subject to availability.

Prompt Refunds

Refund within 7 days if your child’s Session is cancelled - we will also offer you the option to reschedule*
*Subject to availability.

Covid-19 Secure

If necessary, special hygiene and social distancing measures will be in place again in 2021.

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The exams in April, May and June were unable to proceed. Parents were given the option to rebook or offered a full refund. The vast majority of refunds were issued within 1-2 business days.
  • Each SDE 11+ Mock Exam Session was limited to 15 candidates.
  • There were special hygiene measures (such as hand washing) at Registration.
  • PPE was made available free of charge at the Registration Desk for staff and students. Staff were required to wear a mask if they need to move within 2 metres of others. In line with DfE Guidance for 9-10 year old children, candidates were not required to wear masks but were welcome to do so.
  • Desks and chairs were disinfected at the beginning of the day and between each use.
  • All exam papers and answer sheets were placed on the candidate’s desk before they entered the Exam Hall or classroom.
  • Candidates were sat at least 2 metres apart in the Exam Hall or classroom (an enhanced measure taken by SDE over and above the requirements of the Government Guidance at the time). Please see our example Tuition Centre diagram and Tuition Centre photos (SDE Burkes Court, Beaconsfield).
  • We maintained records of the seating positions of candidates and staff at each exam and kept these for at least four weeks to assist with Track and Trace.
Comprehensive details of the steps we took to keep everyone safe at the SDE 11+ Mock Exams were seen by the policy team at the DfE who are responsible for Out of School Settings, who commented that the plans “seem[ed] very sensible”.
While we hope for a ‘return to normality’ this year, we are resigned to the fact that special measures are highly likely to be necessary. The exact arrangements will depend on the circumstances nearer to the time and the latest Government Guidance to the Out of School Sector. At the present time, all SDE 11+ Mock Exam ‘bubbles’ are being limited to 15 candidates and accommodation has been booked so that we can adhere to 2 metres distancing between candidates while the children are writing their tests. It may be possible to relax these arrangements if the pandemic subsides. As well as being provide with access to comparative data for the children attending the Session with your child, you will also be able to access our All Time Lists of Scores which include the results of all candidates who have written the same test papers in past years. The All Time Lists of Scores are likely to contain the most comprehensive and reliable 11+ Mock Exam comparative data available.

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“The real 11+ exams will not be taking place online and will not be sat at home. We are passionate about giving every 11+ candidate the opportunity to practice for their real 11+ exams in a realistic Exam Hall environment, while taking all the necessary precautions to keep the children and staff safe when attending SDE during the pandemic.”

James Daughtrey, Managing Partner

The SDE 11+ Mock Exams were able to take place during the July to October 2020 period. We adopted the following measures to help keep everyone as safe as possible when attending SDE:

  • Each SDE 11+ Mock Exam 'bubble' was limited to 15 candidates. 
  • There were special hygiene measures (such as hand washing) at Registration.
  • PPE was made available free of charge at the Registration Desk for staff and students. Staff were required to wear a mask if they needed to move within 2 metres of others. In line with DfE Guidance for 9-10 year old children, candidates were not required to wear masks but were welcome to do so.
  • Desks and chairs were disinfected at the beginning of the day and between each use.
  • All exam papers and answer sheets were placed on the candidate’s desk before they entered the Exam Hall.
  • Candidates were sat at least 2 metres apart in the Exam Hall (an enhanced measure taken by SDE over and above the requirements of the Government Guidance at the time). Please see our example Tuition Centre diagram and Tuition Centre photos (SDE Burkes Court, Beaconsfield).
  • We maintained records of the seating positions of candidates and staff at each exam and kept these for at least four weeks to assist with Track & Trace.

Comprehensive details of the steps we took to keep everyone safe at the SDE 11+ Mock Exams were seen by the policy team at the DfE who are responsible for Out of School Settings, who commented that the plans “seem[ed] very sensible”.

Parents were sent full details of the measures, and the instructions they needed to follow, the day prior to each 11+ Mock Exam.

While we hope for a ‘return to normality’ this year, we are planning on the basis that special measures will continue to be necessary (particularly as there are no current plans to vaccinate under 18s). The exact arrangements for the SDE 11+ Mock Exams will depend on the circumstances nearer to the time and the latest applicable Government Guidance. At the current time, it is expected that all SDE 11+ Mock Exams will be able to proceed as scheduled. We envisage continuing with special hygiene measures such as hand washing or hand sanitisation at Registration. We are also planning capacity based on a minimum 2 metre distance between each candidate in the exam room. You will be able to access our Covid-19 secure policy documents via your Hall Pass (generated automatically when you make a booking with SDE) and copies of the latest versions will be emailed to all parents the day prior to each SDE 11+ Mock Exam.

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11+ Mock Exams for Reading Boys Candidates

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In 2021, SDE’s 11+ Mock Exams for the Reading Boys’ Entrance Test comprising English, Maths and Creative Writing will take place in Earley and Winnersh, Berkshire.

Who can attend?

The test papers have been written by Susan Daughtrey M.Ed, the tutor and author, to help students who are preparing to write the Reading Boys English, Maths and Creative Writing 11+ tests. This is a new test format for 2021. The SDE 11+ Mock Exams will be designed to be similar to the new Reading Boys format.  A Maths and separate English 11+ test will be administered.  These are likely to be in the GL format and will be multiple choice.  A separate 11+ Creative Writing test will be administered as the final paper.

How many Sessions do you offer?

There are six Sessions (A-F).  Each set of test papers is unique (i.e. no repeat questions).  The Sessions are available at:

  • Earley Crescent Resource Centre, Warbler Drive, Reading, RG6 4HB; and
  • Winnersh Community Centre, New Road, Wokingham, RG41 5DU.

What is the agenda for each session?

At each Session we will emulate, as far as reasonably practicable, your son’s most likely experience on the day of the real English, Maths and Creative Writing 11+ tests for entrance to Reading School.

What other features are there?

  • SDE’s test papers contain questions which Susan Daughtrey expects to be of a similar style and level of difficulty to the questions on the ‘real’ 11+ test;
  • The venues have been carefully appraised by SDE and found to be suitable for 11+ mock exams;
  • The venues features free off-street parking (subject to availability);
  • Answers to the English and Maths elements, provided by your child on a separate multiple-choice answer sheet, will be marked accurately and quickly using electronic scanning technology (known as ‘Optical Mark Recognition’ or ‘OMR’);
  • The Creative Writing element will be marked by one of the SDE 11+ Course tutors who is responsible for preparing current SDE students for the 11+ exams.  As well as receiving a breakdown of the results, you will also be sent a scanned copy of the marked Creative Writing element with some brief comments from the tutor.

Cost

1 Session: £75
2 Sessions: £140 (£70 each, save £10)
3 Sessions: £195 (£65 each, save up to £30)
4 Sessions: £240 (£60 each, save up to £60)
5 Sessions: £275 (£55 each, save up to £100)
6 Sessions: £300 (£50 each, save up to £150)
More than 6 Sessions:  £50 each

To take advantage of the discounted rates on multiple exam bookings, you must book all tests as part of the same Order.

You can combine these tests with Mock Exams that we run directly at other venues.  Simply add these tests to your Cart and continue shopping for SDE 11+ Mock Exam in other areas.

Terms and Conditions

All SDE 11+ Mock Exam Sessions are subject to the mock exam terms and conditions which you can view on the booking page.  The Sessions that are held at Earley are operated by our franchisee, SDE (Earley) LLP.  Sessions at Winnersh are run directly by Susan Daughtrey Education LLP.  The test papers and service at both locations is identical and parents are advised to book the location and dates that are best suited to their individual needs.

Change of date / time / venue and cancellation

You can make online changes to your bookings (up to 72 hours before the relevant Session start time) via your secure SDE Account.  All online changes of date / time / venue are automated.  This service is available 24/7and is free of charge.

If you cancel your booking, we will apply a cancellation charge of £20 to help cover our card processing fees and administration costs.  Our fees will also be recalculated if you are cancelling part of a booking (e.g one test in a multiple booking).  Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for full details and worked examples.

Confirmation

Once you have paid for the Session(s), our system will automatically send you a Receipt and a Booking Confirmation (two separate emails).

How to book

  • Review the timetable and click ‘Book Now’;
  • Complete the simple Registration Form; and
  • Pay for your Session(s) using a credit or debit card.
Venue Session Date Time Book Now
Earley - Reading Boys

Earley Crescent Resource Centre
Warbler Drive
Reading
RG6 4HB



A Saturday 1st May 2021 2.00PM TO 4.45PM Book Now
A Saturday 8th May 2021 2.00PM TO 4.45PM Book Now
A Saturday 15th May 2021 2.00PM TO 4.45PM Book Now
B Saturday 22nd May 2021 2.00PM TO 4.45PM Sold Out
B Saturday 29th May 2021 2.00PM TO 4.45PM Sold Out
B Saturday 21st August 2021 2.00AM TO 4.45PM Book Now
C Saturday 12th June 2021 2.00PM TO 4.45PM Book Now
C Saturday 19th June 2021 2.00PM TO 4.45PM Book Now
C Saturday 31st July 2021 2.00PM TO 4.45PM Book Now
D Saturday 26th June 2021 2.00PM TO 4.45PM Book Now
D Saturday 3rd July 2021 2.00PM TO 4.45PM Book Now
D Saturday 21st August 2021 2.00PM TO 4.45PM Book Now
E Saturday 10th July 2021 2.00PM TO 4.45PM Book Now
E Saturday 17th July 2021 2.00PM TO 4.45PM Book Now
E Saturday 4th September 2021 2.00PM TO 4.45PM Book Now
F Saturday 24th July 2021 2.00PM TO 4.45PM Book Now
F Saturday 14th August 2021 2.00PM TO 4.45PM Book Now
F Saturday 28th August 2021 2.00PM TO 4.45PM Book Now
 
Earley - CEM

Earley Crescent Resource Centre
Warbler Drive
Reading
RG6 4HB



A Saturday 1st May 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Sold Out
A Saturday 8th May 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Sold Out
A Saturday 15th May 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Sold Out
B Saturday 22nd May 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Book Now
B Saturday 29th May 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Sold Out
B Saturday 21st August 2021 11.30AM TO 1.30PM Book Now
C Saturday 12th June 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Sold Out
C Saturday 19th June 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Sold Out
C Saturday 31st July 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Book Now
D Saturday 26th June 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Sold Out
D Saturday 3rd July 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Sold Out
D Saturday 21st August 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Sold Out
E Saturday 10th July 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Sold Out
E Saturday 17th July 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Book Now
E Saturday 4th September 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Sold Out
F Saturday 24th July 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Book Now
F Saturday 31st July 2021 11.30AM TO 1.30PM Sold Out
F Saturday 28th August 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Sold Out
 
Winnersh – Reading Boys

Winnersh Community Centre MAP
1 New Road
Sindlesham
RG41 5DX



A Sunday 25th April 2021 10.30AM – 1.15PM Book Now
B Sunday 16th May 2021 2.00PM - 4.45PM Book Now
C Sunday 20th June 2021 10.30AM - 1.15PM Book Now
D Sunday 18th July 2021 2.00PM - 4.45PM Book Now
E Sunday 1st August 2021 10.30AM - 1.15PM Book Now
F Sunday 22nd August 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Book Now