CEM-style 11+ Mock Exams 2019

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In 2019, SDE’s CEM-style 11+ Mock Exams are taking place in the following locations:

  • Slough / Langley, Berkshire
  • Reading, Berkshire
  • Redbridge, North-East London
  • Earley, Berkshire
  • Gloucester, Gloucestershire
  • Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Wolverhampton, West Midlands

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

How many Sessions do you offer?

In each location there are 5 Sessions:  Sessions A – E.

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

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 M.Ed 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 adminstration;
  • Students are encouraged to write their working out on the actual question paper (which is 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 using electronic scanning technology (known as ‘Optical Mark Recognition’ or ‘OMR’);
  • 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 feedback can I expect after each Session?

Within a few days of the Session we will send to you by email:

  • 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;
  • 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; and
  • An anonymised List of Scores™ achieved by other students who have written the same test papers – this will not only enable you to rank your child within the group, but also to see how much improvement is required to progress.

In common with other 11+ mock exam providers and in order to provide parents with accurate feedback, including the child’s rank within the group, please note that the test papers and your child’s multiple-choice answer sheets are NOT released – as well as protecting the copyright in these unique and valuable resources, this is to ensure that no student has seen the test papers prior to attending an SDE mock exam Session.

Cost

The ‘series’ of five CEM-style 11+ Mock Exam Sessions have been carefully timed to enable you to monitor your child’s exam performance and to give your child plenty of test paper practice in a formal exam room environment in the months leading up to the real 11+ tests.

1 Session: £70
2 Sessions: £130 (save £10)
3 Sessions: £180 (save up to £30)
4 Sessions: £220 (save up to £60)
5 Sessions: £250 £230 (Early Booking Discount – save a further £20, making a total saving of up to £120, when  you book all five Sessions)

Terms and conditions

All SDE CEM-style 11+ Mock Exam Sessions are subject to our mock exam terms and conditions which you can view on the booking page.  Some Sessions are delivered by members of our franchise network.  Please check the terms and conditions for details of the entity that you are engaging.

Please carefully select your dates as we charge an administration fee for amendments and cancellations/refunds. Full details can be found in the terms and conditions, which can be viewed on the booking page.

Confirmation

Once you have paid for the Session(s), you will automatically receive 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).

Venue Session Date Time Book Now
Earley, Reading, Berkshire

(HALL SETTING – up to 45 students per Session)

Earley CresCent Centre
Warbler Drive
Reading
RG6 4HB

A Saturday 20th April 2019 2.00PM to 4.15PM Book Now
A Saturday 27th April 2019 2.00PM to 4.15PM Book Now
B Saturday 18th May 2019 2.00PM to 4.15PM Book Now
B Saturday 25th May 2019 2.00PM to 4.15PM Sold Out
C Saturday 8th June 2019 2.00PM to 4.15PM Book Now
C Saturday 22nd June 2019 2.00PM to 4.15PM Sold Out
D Saturday 13th July 2019 2.00PM to 4.15PM Sold Out
D Saturday 20th July 2019 2.00PM to 4.15PM Sold Out
E Saturday 17th August 2019 2.00PM to 4.15PM Sold Out
E Saturday 31st August 2019 2.00PM to 4.15PM Sold Out
Venue Session Date Time Book Now
Wolverhampton

(HALL SETTING - up to 50 students per Session)
Wolverhampton Grammar School 
Compton Road
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV3 9RB



A Sunday 19th May 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
B Sunday 9th June 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
C Sunday 7th July 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
D Sunday 28th July 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
E Sunday 1st September 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
 
Cheltenham

(HALL SETTING - up to 50 students per Session)
Cheltenham Bournside School 
Warden Hill Road
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL51 3EF



A Sunday 12th May 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
B Sunday 2nd June 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
C Saturday 29th June 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
D Sunday 21st July 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
E Monday 19th August 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
 
Gloucester

(HALL SETTING - up to 50 students per Session)
Sir Thomas Rich's School 
Oakleaze
Longlevens
Gloucester
GL2 0LF



A Sunday 5th May 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
B Sunday 26th May 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
C Sunday 30th June 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
D Saturday 20th July 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
E Monday 29th July 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
 
Reading

(HALL SETTING - up to 90 students per Session)
Winnersh Community Centre
New Road
Winnersh
RG41 5DU



A Sunday 28th April 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
A Sunday 28th April 2019 2.00PM to 4.15PM Book Now
B Sunday 19th May 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
B Sunday 19th May 2019 2.00PM to 4.15PM Book Now
C Sunday 23rd June 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
C Sunday 23rd June 2019 2.00PM to 4.15PM Book Now
D Sunday 21st July 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
D Sunday 21st July 2019 2.00PM to 4.15PM Book Now
E Sunday 25th August 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
E Sunday 25th August 2019 2.00PM to 4.15PM Book Now
E Sunday 1st September 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
E Sunday 1st September 2019 2.00AM to 4.15PM Book Now
 
Redbridge

(HALL SETTING)
Seven Kings School
494 Ley Street
Ilford
Essex
IG2 7BT



A Sunday 12th May 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
B Sunday 2nd June 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
C Sunday 30th June 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
D Sunday 21st July 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
E Sunday 25th August 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
 
Slough

(HALL SETTING - up to 100 students per Session)
Fully air conditioned - great for summer dates
East Berkshire College
Langley Campus
Station Road
Slough
SL3 8BY




A Saturday 4th May 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
A Sunday 12th May 2019 2.00PM to 4.15PM Book Now
A Friday 2nd August 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
B Saturday 25th May 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
B Sunday 2nd June 2019 2.00PM to 4.15PM Book Now
B Tuesday 6th August 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
C Saturday 8th June 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
C Sunday 16th June 2019 2.00PM to 4.15PM Book Now
C Thursday 8th August 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
D Saturday 6th July 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
D Sunday 14th July 2019 2.00PM to 4.15PM Book Now
D Tuesday 13th August 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
E Thursday 15th August 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
E Friday 30th August 2019 10.30AM to 12.45PM Book Now
E Saturday 31st August 2019 2.00PM to 4.15PM Book Now