COVID-19 UPDATE

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

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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*
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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+ Courses – Mill Hill

11+ Courses – Mill Hill

SDE’s 11+ Courses in Finchley prepare Year 4 and Year 5 students for 11+ tests provided by GL Assessment.

Course syllabus and materials

The Course syllabus, lesson plans and unpublished materials used in the class have been written by Susan specifically for the Courses.

The 11+ Foundation Course (Year 4) involves 1 1/2 hours of tuition per week (30 classes) and the Year 5 Courses 2 hours tuition per week (32 classes). Homework is set weekly and takes between 1 1/2 and 4 hours to complete depending on the stage of preparation and the work covered in the previous lesson. All class and homework resources are provided by SDE as part of the Course and are included in the Course fee.

Year 4 and Year 5 Courses

The following Courses are offered at the SDE venue in Finchley:

  • 11+ Foundation Course (January of Year 4 to October half term of Year 5)
  • 11+ Course (Year 5 students) (November of Year 5 to the 11+ test at the beginning of Year 6)
  • 11+ Refresher Course (reserved for Year 5 students who have attended the term-time Year 5 11+ Course)
  • 11+ Summer Course (Revision and Testing) (taking place during the school summer holidays a few weeks before the 11+ test)

Full Course Prospectuses are available on request, subject to availability – please complete the form below and we will email the Course details to you by return.

Venue

SDE’s Finchley 11+ Courses take place on a Sunday at The Eversfield Centre, 11 Eversfield Gardens, Mill Hill, London NW7 2AE.

Features of Susan Daughtrey Education Courses in Mill Hill

SDE’s Mill Hill 11+ Courses include the following features:

  • A Prep-Bag™ containing Course materials is given to each child at the beginning of the Course.
  • A Parents’ Meeting giving detailed information about the Courses, and offering parents the opportunity for discussion and to have any queries answered, is held at the beginning of the Year 5 Course.
  • The Course focuses on teaching your child the techniques required to successfully approach each type of question.
  • Regular ‘mini’ and periodic ‘progress’ tests are administered throughout the Courses to help monitor your child progress.
  • Test paper practice sessions are set in class under examination conditions in the final part of the Year 5 Course.
  • Holiday homework, to continue familiarity and practice, is set on a scheduled homework programme during Year 5.

The majority of the in-class Course resources have been written by Susan specifically for the Course.

Refresher Course

A Refresher Course comprising three days at the end of the school summer holidays gives the opportunity for intensive revision. The Refresher Course is an optional extra and is only available to the students who have attended the SDE 11+ Course (Year 5) throughout the school year.

Summer Revision and Testing Course

For students who have not attended the SDE 11+ Course (Year 5) throughout the year, we offer a 20 hour intensive ‘Revision and Testing’ Course over 5 days during the summer holidays. This Course is aimed at those students who have been preparing for the 11+ during Year 5 and who would benefit from additional revision and test paper practice. The Summer Revision and Testing Course is not suited to students who have attended the SDE 11+ Course (Year 5) throughout the year; these students should opt for the Refresher Course.

Course Director

Susan Daughtrey Education’s Courses in Mill Hill/Finchley are instructed by Warren Barns BA Hons (PGCE) who has taught SDE’s 11+ courses (in Redbridge and now also in Mill Hill/Finchley) for the past six years. Warren is an outstanding primary school teacher and 11+ tutor with over 17 years teaching experience.

Further information

If you would like your details to be entered on the Susan Daughtrey Education database so that you receive information about current or future Susan Daughtrey Education Courses, please complete the form below.

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