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
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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+ Mock Exams

  • All SDE 11+ Mock Exams in 2021 are taking place in Exam Halls (not online).
  • If necessary, we will operate Small Group Socially Distanced Covid-19 Secure 11+ Mock Exams (similar to the arrangements we made in 2020, when SDE conducted almost 500 11+ Mock Exam Sessions) in line with the latest Government Guidance for no extra charge. In this case, some date and venue changes may be necessary to help us accommodate your child safely.
  • All of SDE’s 2021 11+ Mock Exam test papers have been written by Susan Daughtrey M.Ed, the 11+ tutor and author.
  • We recommend you select the appropriate ‘style’ of 11+ mock exam in order ensure your child gets the very most from their SDE 11+ Mock Exam experience.
  • All of SDE’s test papers have been written specifically for each exam format and there is no reuse of questions. You can therefore confidently book different formats of practice test with SDE in the knowledge that your child will be presented with unique questions on each test paper.
  • All of SDE’s 11+ Mock Exam locations have been carefully inspected by SDE and found to be ideal venues for 11+ Mock Exams.
  • Many of our Mock Exams now benefit from our new Susan Daughtrey 11+ Dynamic Video Tuition® service, giving you access to a video tutorial, devised and narrated by Susan Daughtrey M.Ed, for every question your child answered incorrectly on the test paper(s). This service is available with our GL-style (Bucks), GL-style (Henrietta Barnett), GL-style (QE Boys) and CEM-style 11+ Mock Exams Sessions.

Please note GL Assessment® and CEM® are official 11+ test providers. SDE is not associated with either organisation. SDE’s tests have been written by Susan Daughtrey M.Ed, the 11+ tutor and author, to assist children who are preparing for these types of ‘real’ 11+ exam.

Buckinghamshire 11+ Mock Exams
Susan Daughtrey Education’s Verbal Reasoning, Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning multiple choice tests (two test papers) for 2021 Buckinghamshire GL Assessment® 11+ candidates take place at the following locations:
  • Beaconsfield (SDE Tuition Centre)
  • Chalfont St. Peter (SDE at Chalfont St. Peter Community Centre)
  • High Wycombe (SDE at Buckinghamshire New University)
  • Slough/Langley (SDE at East Berkshire College)
CEM-style 11+ Mock Exams
Susan Daughtrey Education’s Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning (Maths) and Non-Verbal Reasoning multiple choice tests (two test papers) for 2021 CEM® 11+ candidates in Berkshire, Redbridge, Gloucestershire and other CEM® areas take place at the following locations:
  • Slough/Langley (SDE at East Berkshire College)
  • Redbridge (SDE at The Ursuline Academy)
  • Earley, Reading (SDE at Earley Crescent Resource Centre)
  • Winnersh, Reading (SDE at Winnersh Community Centre)
11+ Mock Exams for SW Herts Consortium 11+ Candidates
Susan Daughtrey Education’s VR and Maths tests (GL-style multiple choice) for 2021 SW Herts Consortium 11+ candidates take place at:
  • Bushey (SDE at The Grange Academy)
11+ Mock Exams for Henrietta Barnett 11+ Candidates
Susan Daughtrey Education’s English, NVR and VR 11+ Mock Exams (one test paper, three subjects) for Stage One Henrietta Barnett GL Assessment® 2021 11+ candidates take place at the following location:
  • Harrow (SDE at Harrow School)
11+ Mock Exams for Sutton/Surrey 11+ Candidates
Susan Daughtrey Education’s Maths and English tests (GL-style multiple choice tests for Stage 1 and standard version tests for Stage 2) for 2021 Sutton/Surrey 11+ candidates (including the Tiffin schools) take place at the following location:
  • Epsom (Epsom College)
11+ Mock exams for Latymer School 11+ Candidates
Susan Daughtrey Education’s Maths/VR (GL-style, multiple choice) and English (standard version) for 2021 Latymer School 11+ candidates take place at the following location:
  • Edmonton (SDE at The Latymer School)
11+ Mock Exams for QE Boys’ School 11+ Candidates
Susan Daughtrey Education’s Maths and English (GL-style, multiple choice) tests for 2021 QE Boys GL Assessment® 11+ candidates take place at the following location:
  • Harrow (SDE at Harrow School)
11+ Mock Exams for Reading School (“Reading Boys”) 11+ Candidates
Susan Daughtrey Education’s Maths and English (GL-style, multiple choice) and Creative Writing tests for 2021 Reading School (“Reading Boys”) 11+ candidates take place at the following location:
  • Earley, Reading (SDE at Earley Crescent Resource Centre)
  • Winnersh, Reading (SDE at Winnersh Community Centre)

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