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.

BROWSE SDE 11+ MOCK EXAMS

“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.

BROWSE SDE 11+ MOCK EXAMS


CEM-style 11+ Mock Exams 2021

Skip to Mock Exam Dates and Venues

In 2021, SDE’s CEM-style 11+ Mock Exams (with Susan Daughtrey 11+ Dynamic Video Tuition®) are taking place in the following locations:

  • Slough / Langley, Berkshire
  • Winnersh, Berskshire
  • Early, Berkshire
  • Redbridge, North-East London

The test papers for these Sessions have been written by Susan Daughtrey M.Ed., the 11+ tutor and author, to help students who are preparing to write the CEM® 11+ tests.

How many Sessions do you offer?

In each location there are six Sessions:  Sessions A – F.

The test papers at each Session are unique (i.e. no repeat questions).

Most parents book all six Sessions and use the SDE 11+ Mock Exams as part of their child’s final preparation for the 11+ exam – the video tuition is a targeted, user-friendly, stress-free and extremely effective way of helping your child to get ready for the 11+ test.

What is the agenda for each Session?

At each Session we will emulate, as far as reasonably practicable, your child’s most likely experience on the day of the real CEM 11+ tests.  To this end, in each location our CEM-style 11+ Mock Exam Sessions, include the following features:

  • Two 45 – 50 minute multiple-choice test papers at each Session;
  • A short break between the two test papers;
  • Individual Sections of the test papers are separately timed; and
  • As part of the administration of the tests, we use pre-recorded and pre-timed vocal prompts (broadcast using speakers) to announce, for example, when the student can start each Section of the test.

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’ CEM 11+ tests (this has been confirmed by many former SDE mock exam students who have written to SDE following the real CEM tests to report that the ‘Susan Daughtrey mock exams were the most like the real CEM tests’);
  • SDE’s test papers include a range of verbal reasoning (including English comprehension and vocabulary), numerical reasoning and non-verbal reasoning questions, split into several stand-alone Sections within each test paper and which are individually timed using the pre-recorded audio administration;
  • Students are encouraged to write their working out on the actual question papers (which are securely shredded and recycled after the Session) as they will be permitted to write their working out on the real CEM test papers;
  • Students are instructed to record all their answers on the separate multiple-choice answer sheet;
  • The answer sheets are marked accurately and quickly using electronic scanning technology (known as ‘Optical Mark Recognition’ or ‘OMR’) – this enables us to disseminate the results quickly after the test;
  • All venues have been carefully appraised by SDE and found to be suitable for 11+ mock exams; and
  • All venues feature plentiful free parking.

What is Susan Daughtrey 11+ Dynamic Video Tuition®?

All SDE 2021 GL Assessment-style 11+ Mock Exams include the unique and innovative Susan Daughtrey 11+ Dynamic Video Tuition® service as standard.

Susan Daughtrey 11+ Dynamic Video Tuition® is a significant video production and IT project, involving the creation of more than 3000 short video tutorials, each typically 1-4 minutes in length, together with an online video streaming platform, so the video tutorials can be watched by you and your child at home.  We have created a video tutorial for every question on our series of seven Bucks GL-style 11+ Mock Exams (as well as many of our other exam formats, including for the SDE CEM-style and GL-style 11+ Mock Exam test papers used in other areas).

Susan Daughtrey 11+ Dynamic Video Tuition® is designed to target your child’s individual learning needs.  For each question your child answers incorrectly on the tests our bespoke online software (accessed via your secure parent login to the SDE website) will provide you with access to:

  • Your child’s wrong answer selection;
  • A link to a short video tutorial, devised and narrated by Susan Daughtrey M.Ed, which can be streamed from home and which includes the following:
    • The test question number, test question and multiple-choice answer options that appeared on the question paper;
    • Where relevant (e.g for VR questions), an explanation of the technique or method that Susan Daughtrey recommends your child uses to answer the question;
    • Where relevant (e.g for Maths questions), working out is shown on screen in a step-by-step fashion, with Susan Daughtrey explaining the process she recommends your child should follow to answer the question correctly; and
    • Finally, the correct answer is shown on screen.

You can pause, rewind and re-watch the video tutorials provided as part of the SDE 11+ Mock Exam feedback as many times as you like, until the 11+ exams in September 2021.

Susan Daughtrey 11+ Dynamic Video Tuition® has been devised with the specific objectives of giving your child the opportunity to: (a) learn from their mistakes; and (b) improve future exam performance.  This is a unique and innovative resource, which responds to your child’s individual learning requirements by identifying only the questions your child answered incorrectly on the test papers and addressing those wrongly answered questions through the deployment of a video tutorial.

This is simply a fantastic way to revise with your child and was described by one very satisfied parent, as a “game-changer”.

What other feedback can I expect after each Session?

Feedback is provided via a secure parent login to the SDE website.

This feedback includes:

    • A Letter to Parents providing a detailed description of the type of questions which appeared on the test papers, a Target Mark™ and lists of the more complex vocabulary from the actual test papers;
    • A Record Table™  which shows your child’s score in each element of the test papers, a total score for each test and a combined score for the two tests.  Next to your child’s scores, we also provide the group average score to help you identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses, relative to the other candidates (there are usually many other students to compare your child’s results to as the Sessions are extremely popular);
    • Group List of Scores – this list contains the anonymised scores of the students attending the 11+ Mock Exam Session on the same weekend and usually at the same venue as your child (giving you the most “like-for-like” comparison available as the test papers were written in the same circumstances);
    • All Time Lists of Scores – these lists contain the scores of all students who have ever written each set of test papers and is probably the most comprehensive 11+ Mock Exam comparative data available anywhere;
    • Access to the unique and innovative Susan Daughtrey 11+ Dynamic Video Tuition® service detailed above, so you can see exactly which questions your child answered incorrectly and your child has the benefit of Susan Daughtrey’s explanation of how best to answer the question.

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 our mock exam terms and conditions which you can view on the booking page.

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 - CEM

Earley Crescent Resource Centre Warbler Drive Reading RG6 4HB



B Saturday 22nd May 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Sold Out
B Saturday 29th May 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Sold Out
B Saturday 21st August 2021 11.30AM TO 1.30PM Sold Out
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 Sold Out
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 Sold Out
E Saturday 4th September 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Sold Out
F Saturday 24th July 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Sold Out
F Saturday 31st July 2021 11.30AM TO 1.30PM Sold Out
F Saturday 28th August 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Sold Out
 
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Slough

Fully air conditioned - great for summer dates

East Berkshire College
Langley Campus
Station Road
Slough
SL3 8BY



A Saturday 1st May 2021 10.00AM - 12.15PM Sold Out
A Saturday 1st May 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
A Sunday 9th May 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Sold Out
A Sunday 9th May 2021 2.30PM - 4.45PM Sold Out
A Tuesday 3rd August 2021 10.00AM - 12.15PM Sold Out
A Tuesday 3rd August 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
B Saturday 22nd May 2021 10.00AM - 12.15PM Sold Out
B Saturday 22nd May 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
B Sunday 30th May 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Book Now
B Sunday 30th May 2021 2.30PM - 4.45PM Sold Out
B Thursday 5th August 2021 10.00AM - 12.15PM Book Now
B Thursday 5th August 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
C Saturday 5th June 2021 10.00AM - 12.15PM Sold Out
C Saturday 5th June 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
C Sunday 13th June 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Sold Out
C Sunday 13th June 2021 2.30PM - 4.45PM Book Now
C Tuesday 10th August 2021 10.00AM - 12.15PM Book Now
C Tuesday 10th August 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
D Saturday 3rd July 2021 10.00AM - 12.15PM Sold Out
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D Sunday 4th July 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Sold Out
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D Thursday 12th August 2021 10.00AM - 12.15PM Book Now
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E Sunday 11th July 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Sold Out
E Sunday 11th July 2021 2.30PM - 4.45PM Sold Out
E Tuesday 17th August 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Sold Out
E Tuesday 17th August 2021 2.30PM - 4.45PM Sold Out
E Friday 27th August 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
F Friday 30th July 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
F Thursday 19th August 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Book Now
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F Saturday 28th August 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Sold Out
F Saturday 28th August 2021 2.30PM - 4.45PM Sold Out
F Sunday 29th August 2021 10.00AM - 12.15PM Sold Out
F Sunday 29th August 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
 
Redbridge

The Ursuline Academy Ilford
Morland Road
Ilford
IG1 4JU



A Sunday 9th May 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
A Sunday 9th May 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Sold Out
B Sunday 30th May 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Book Now
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C Sunday 27th June 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
C Sunday 27th June 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Book Now
D Sunday 18th July 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
D Sunday 18th July 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Book Now
E Sunday 8th August 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
E Sunday 8th August 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Book Now
F Sunday 22nd August 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
F Sunday 22nd August 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Book Now
 
Winnersh

Winnersh Community Centre
1 New Road
Sindlesham
RG41 5DX



A Sunday 25th April 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Sold Out
B Sunday 16th May 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
C Sunday 20th June 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Sold Out
D Sunday 18th July 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
E Sunday 1st August 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Sold Out
F Sunday 22nd August 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
 

Venue Session Date Time Book Now
Earley - CEM

Earley Crescent Resource Centre Warbler Drive Reading RG6 4HB



B Saturday 22nd May 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Sold Out
B Saturday 29th May 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Sold Out
B Saturday 21st August 2021 11.30AM TO 1.30PM Sold Out
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 Sold Out
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 Sold Out
E Saturday 4th September 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Sold Out
F Saturday 24th July 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Sold Out
F Saturday 31st July 2021 11.30AM TO 1.30PM Sold Out
F Saturday 28th August 2021 2.00PM TO 4.15PM Sold Out
 
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Slough

Fully air conditioned - great for summer dates

East Berkshire College
Langley Campus
Station Road
Slough
SL3 8BY



A Saturday 1st May 2021 10.00AM - 12.15PM Sold Out
A Saturday 1st May 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
A Sunday 9th May 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Sold Out
A Sunday 9th May 2021 2.30PM - 4.45PM Sold Out
A Tuesday 3rd August 2021 10.00AM - 12.15PM Sold Out
A Tuesday 3rd August 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
B Saturday 22nd May 2021 10.00AM - 12.15PM Sold Out
B Saturday 22nd May 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
B Sunday 30th May 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Book Now
B Sunday 30th May 2021 2.30PM - 4.45PM Sold Out
B Thursday 5th August 2021 10.00AM - 12.15PM Book Now
B Thursday 5th August 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
C Saturday 5th June 2021 10.00AM - 12.15PM Sold Out
C Saturday 5th June 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
C Sunday 13th June 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Sold Out
C Sunday 13th June 2021 2.30PM - 4.45PM Book Now
C Tuesday 10th August 2021 10.00AM - 12.15PM Book Now
C Tuesday 10th August 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
D Saturday 3rd July 2021 10.00AM - 12.15PM Sold Out
D Saturday 3rd July 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
D Sunday 4th July 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Sold Out
D Sunday 4th July 2021 2.30PM - 4.45PM Sold Out
D Thursday 12th August 2021 10.00AM - 12.15PM Book Now
D Thursday 12th August 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Book Now
E Sunday 11th July 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Sold Out
E Sunday 11th July 2021 2.30PM - 4.45PM Sold Out
E Tuesday 17th August 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Sold Out
E Tuesday 17th August 2021 2.30PM - 4.45PM Sold Out
E Friday 27th August 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
F Friday 30th July 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
F Thursday 19th August 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Book Now
F Thursday 19th August 2021 2.30PM - 4.45PM Book Now
F Saturday 28th August 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Sold Out
F Saturday 28th August 2021 2.30PM - 4.45PM Sold Out
F Sunday 29th August 2021 10.00AM - 12.15PM Sold Out
F Sunday 29th August 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
 
Redbridge

The Ursuline Academy Ilford
Morland Road
Ilford
IG1 4JU



A Sunday 9th May 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
A Sunday 9th May 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Sold Out
B Sunday 30th May 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Book Now
B Sunday 30th May 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Book Now
C Sunday 27th June 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
C Sunday 27th June 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Book Now
D Sunday 18th July 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
D Sunday 18th July 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Book Now
E Sunday 8th August 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
E Sunday 8th August 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Book Now
F Sunday 22nd August 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
F Sunday 22nd August 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Book Now
 
Winnersh

Winnersh Community Centre
1 New Road
Sindlesham
RG41 5DX



A Sunday 25th April 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Sold Out
B Sunday 16th May 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
C Sunday 20th June 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Sold Out
D Sunday 18th July 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
E Sunday 1st August 2021 2.00PM - 4.15PM Sold Out
F Sunday 22nd August 2021 10.30AM - 12.45PM Sold Out
 
Covid-19: Book with ConfidenceIf your child's 11+ Mock Exam Session(s) cannot proceed, you will be invited to:
Rebook to a new Session (subject to availability) using SDE’s online rebooking facility; or
Obtain a full refund to your payment card for the affected Session(s) (calculated pro-rata for multiple Mock Exam Session bookings)

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