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
  • Finchley / Mill Hill, North London (special Sessions for Henrietta Barnett 11+ candidates only – one long test paper, no NVR)
  • 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).


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Slough / Langley

(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

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ASaturday 4th May 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
ASunday 12th May 20192.00PM to 4.15PM
AFriday 2nd August 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
BSaturday 25th May 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
BSunday 2nd June 20192.00PM to 4.15PM
BTuesday 6th August 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
CSaturday 8th June 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
CSunday 16th June 20192.00PM to 4.15PM
CThursday 8th August 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
DSaturday 6th July 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
DSunday 14th July 20192.00PM to 4.15PM
DTuesday 13th August 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
EThursday 15th August 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
EFriday 30th August 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
ESaturday 31st August 20192.00PM to 4.15PM
Reading / Wokingham

(HALL SETTING - up to 90 students per Session)

Winnersh Community
Centre
new Road
Winnersh
RG41 5DU

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ASunday 28th April 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
ASunday 28th April 20192.00PM to 4.15PM
BSunday 19th May 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
BSunday 19th May 20192.00PM to 4.15PM
CSunday 23rd June 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
CSunday 23rd June 20192.00PM to 4.15PM
DSunday 21st July 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
DSunday 21st July 20192.00PM to 4.15PM
ESunday 25th August 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
ESunday 25th August 20192.00PM to 4.15PM
ESunday 1st September 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
ESunday 1st September 20192.00PM to 4.15PM
Redbridge / Ilford

(HALL SETTING)

Seven Kings School
494 Ley Street
Ilford
Essex
IG2 7BT

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ASunday 12th May 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
BSunday 2nd June 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
CSunday 30th June 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
DSunday 21st July 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
ESunday 25th August 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
Earley, Reading, Berkshire

(HALL SETTING - up to 45 students per Session)

Earley CresCent Centre
Warbler Drive
Reading
RG6 4HB

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ASaturday 20th April 20192.00PM to 4.15PM
ASaturday 27th April 20192.00PM to 4.15PM
BSaturday 18th May 20192.00PM to 4.15PM
BSaturday 25th May 20192.00PM to 4.15PM
CSaturday 8th June 20192.00PM to 4.15PM
CSaturday 22nd June 20192.00PM to 4.15PM
DSaturday 13th July 20192.00PM to 4.15PM
DSaturday 20th July 20192.00PM to 4.15PM
ESaturday 17th August 20192.00PM to 4.15PM
ESAturday 31st August 20192.00PM to 4.15PM
Finchley/ Mill Hill, North London

SPECIAL SESSIONS FOR HENRIETTA BARNETT CANDIDATES ONLY

Henrietta Barnett 11+ candidates only

Copthall school
Pursley Road
London
NW7 2EP

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ASunday 19th May 201910.30AM to 12:30PM
BSunday 9th June 201910.30AM to 12:30PM
CSunday 23rd June 201910.30AM to 12:30PM
DSunday 7th July 201910.30AM to 12:30PM
DSunday 14th July 201910.30AM to 12:30PM
ESunday 11th August 201910.30AM to 12:30PM
ESunday 18th August 201910.30AM to 12:30PM
Gloucester

(HALL SETTING - up to 50 students per Session)

Sir Thomas Rich's School 
Oakleaze
Longlevens
Gloucester
GL2 0LF

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ASunday 5th May 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
BSunday 26th May 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
CSunday 30th June 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
DSaturday 20th July 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
EMonday 29th July 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
Cheltenham

(HALL SETTING - up to 50 students per Session)

Cheltenham Bournside School
Warden Hill Road
Chelternam
Gloucestershire
GL51 3EF

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ASunday 12th May 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
BSunday 2nd June 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
CSaturday 29th June 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
DSunday 21st July 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
EMonday 19th August 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
Wolverhampton

(HALL SETTING - up to 50 students per Session)

Wolverhampton Grammar School
Compton Road
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV3 9RB

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ASunday 19th May 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
BSunday 9th June 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
CSunday 7th July 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
DSunday 28th July 201910.30AM to 12.45PM
ESunday 1st September 201910.30AM to 12.45PM