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Salisbury 11+ Mock Exams

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What to expect

What are the Mocks?

There are three Saturdays to choose from for each exam. The mock exams are held in strict formal exam conditions. Each exam will include an English paper, a Maths paper, a Verbal Reasoning paper and a Non-Verbal Reasoning paper for those who need it (boys preparing for the Bishop’s 11+ or children sitting exams elsewhere).

What to expect from each exam

The four exams are of the same level of difficulty: that of the 11+.

No one expects the children to do well in the first exam, its purpose is to give the children an idea of what they are preparing for and why.

Until their first mock the whole experience of 11+ preparation is rather like playing your first ever football match in thick fog, where you can neither see the goals, your team mates or the opposition, or even know that they exist. If you are going to have a “car-crash”, do it as far away from the actual 11+ as possible and practise enough so that you can look back on these mistakes and laugh.

Nine-year-olds make the mistakes of nine-year-olds: not writing their name, crying, forgetting pencils, writing their answers in the wrong place, cheating, chatting….the list is almost endless.

Remember that the children will experience the effects of the first exam whether they sit it in January or August.

What we want to achieve through these exams is a sense of familiarity with the exam process so they can just concentrate on the questions. Try to resist the temptation to keep changing things, this only leads to increased stress and an expectation of stress. We want the children's first experiences of formal exams to be calm.

You don’t fatten a pig by constantly weighing it. Four exams are enough to identify problem areas. The rest of your time should be spent playing and fixing the problems.

mock c 2021

Click this image to see the collected results for Mock Exam C - June 2021


Click on this image for a light-hearted look at what to expect from your first Mock Exam


Or watch Mrs Sock training to be an exam invigilator

Your Mock Exam Report


Hitler and his team run an 11+ Mock Exam

Mrs Sock trains to be an exam invigilator