11+ CEM Mock Exam FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Last Updated Date : Wednesday, 01th Aug 2020 22:39:04 pm

Our 11+ Mock Exams are suitable for all the students preparing to gain entry into any of the grammar schools in Essex and would like to experience the real exam conditions before sitting one.

We consider our mock exams to be a valuable tool helping children rehearse the exam in an “exam like” setting. It also helps evaluate knowledge of the subject matter while at the same time offers them a chance to build their exam confidence, overcoming exam day nerves and to perfect exam techniques before the big day!

Having conducted mock exams for several years, and through our networks with parents, we have put together answers to the questions we most frequently get asked.

A. Before Booking

1. Who should attend the 11+ Mock Exams?

Children who are aspiring to study in Highly Selective Grammar Schools. These exams have proven to be beneficial to all such Year 5 students.

Year 4 students are also recommended to attend at least ONE Exam in order to familiarise themselves with the “exam” environment.

2. Why should my child attend the 11+ Mock Exam?

Practice makes perfect and the 11Plus Teacher Mock exam provides an opportunity to test out their knowledge and ability to recall information as in a “real exam” situation. Research suggests that students who do practice tests, go on to do really well in the real exam.

Also, mock exams can act as a ‘wake-up call’ to students not adequately prepared for the real one. It can help identify the areas of weakness, as well as practice time management, keeping focused and overcoming exam nerves.

3. What is the cost of attending a mock exam?

Only £30.00 per mock exam session.

4. How many mock exams are recommended?

We recommend all mock exams as combined they provide ample experience and opportunities to identify/improve strengths and weaknesses, measured via mock exam results.

Our experience in conducting mock exam suggests that students who have attended all exams benefit significantly. No mock exam paper is same and each offers a distinct set of questions and scenarios.

B. Refund/Cancellation/Amendments

5. Can I cancel/amend my booking?

A confirmed booking CANNOT be cancelled or amended.

6. Can I get a refund if my child couldn’t attend the exam?

Once a booking is made and confirmed, no refund, cancellation, or amendments are allowed and the mock exam fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

7. Will I be refunded for the cancelled exams?

Yes, a full refund would be credited in scenario where organisers failed to organise a mock exam owing to unforeseen circumstances.

C. Mock Exam Day

8. What is the structure of a Mock Exam Day?
9. What is my child expected to bring on the mock exam day?

Apart from a positive mind and a can-do attitude, they are expected to bring the following in a clear pencil case, or pencil case.

* Your child’s Candidate Number needs to be ready for the registration. Please bring a copy of the order confirmation email.

* 3 Sharp Pencils, 2 Rubbers, 2 Sharpeners and 2 Rulers

* Small water bottle and a packed snack for a short break of 20 minutes

10. What is the location of the CEM Mock Exam Day?

Our CEM Mock Exams are held at the various locations; please check the '11+ Mock Exams' page on our website www.11plusteacher.co.uk for more details.

PLEASE NOTE: In case of venue change, parents would be advised as soon as possible.

11. What time must we arrive?

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to registration in order to avoid registration delays and enable your child to start the exam at the set starting time.

Children who are late, once we close the registration, will not be allowed to sit the mock exam.

We recommend parents to allow extra time to find exam premises and parking, before registration.

12. Are parents/guardian allowed in the exam hall?

No (unless exceptional circumstances require it), only students and staff are permitted to enter the exam hall. Once registration is completed, student would be directed towards the exam hall and expected to occupy desk and chair with his/her Candidate Number on it.

This practice is consistent with how the real exam will be conducted.

13. Can I wait at test centre while my child attends the exam?

No (unless exceptional circumstances require it), there is no facility available at the exam centre for people to wait during exam. .

14. Can I see my child in between the tests?

No (unless exceptional circumstances require it), we recommend the child is left uninterrupted for the duration of the exam to aid his concentration and replicate the ‘real exam scenario’. Parents/ guardians can then collect their children at the end of session.

Our Exam staff will have the emergency contact details of parent/guardians, and will contact them if deemed necessary.

D. Results

15. When and how exam results would be provided?

Test results will be provided within TWO Business Days and an email will be sent to the email address provided during exam booking. The result comprises of total marks scored for each paper, percentages, gender rank and the overall rank.

16. Will I be provided with the mock exam papers?

Along with the exam results, there are icons next to the 'results anlysis' giving access to English, Continuous writing and Maths papers

Please note that mock exam question papers would be available to view for two weeks, once the results notification are sent out to the parents.

Our Mock Exam Papers are copyright protected, you are not authorised to copy, print, and distribute (and modify) the content.

17. What is Mock Exam Feedback Session?

Mock exam feedback session is designed to cover the mock exam paper (candidate has attempted that day).

During the feedback session, our tutor(s) would cover specific questions from the mock exam paper and describe most efficient ways to answer them, this is expected to help candidate fine-tune their understanding and sharpen the approach to score more marks.

This will also be an opportunity for candidates to seek answer/clarification about specific question(s) they found difficult to deal with.

18. What is the timing for Mock Exam Feedback Session?

Please see the mock exam page.

19. I can’t find an answer to my question, what now?

You are recommended to send your queries to info@11plusteacher.co.uk and a member of our staff shall respond as soon as possible.

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