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11+ Programme 2021 Courses, Mocks and Interviews


Mentor’s 11+ programme is designed to help students get in great shape for their impending exams. Our popular courses cover the fundamentals and beyond. Our courses are always taught in a way that makes sure that your child covers all the content that can appear in the 11+ but is exciting, engaging and fun. It is important to us that your child has a great rich learning experience as this will then promote better overall knowledge retention.

Who will most benefit from our courses?

Our 11+ programme is tailored best to that year 5 pupils who are preparing for the Independent and Grammar school selective school tests. Examples of schools we have previously helped children prepare for include: Alleyn’s, City of London, Dulwich College, Emanuel, , Highgate, JAGS, KCS, Latymer, Westminster and many grammar schools.

90% of pupils that sat our courses in 2020 gained places at their 1st choice schools. Lots of these students managed to achieve scholarships.

children studying the 11+ mock exam

Who teaches the courses?

Mentor is all about great teaching. All our courses, mock exams and revision weeks are written by our Director of Education, Karol-An Kirkman. Karol-An is the former Academic Head of Finton House Preparatory School. She has over 27 years of primary teaching experience and is a master of the 11 plus entrance process. Having previously helped hundreds of children prepare for their transition from primary to secondary, she really knows her stuff.

All of the courses are taught with dynamic, varied and challenging content. They focus on building a child’s confidence to tackle any challenges they may face and ensure their 11+ success. Individual written reports will follow each course or mock with tips, advice and goals.

“My son has been offered places at both his first choice schools – Alleyn’s and Dulwich College! I can’t thank you enough for the workshops and your endless advice! Your teacher raised the game way beyond the level that he was being prepared for at his school”. Easter course testimonial

Boy completing a task on the Mentor Courses

Interview Mastery Course

Senior schools see interviews as a critical part of the assessment process. We have a bespoke programme and the expertise to help your child master their interview.

Mentor is always about fantastic teaching and the Interview Mastery Course is delivered by Karol-An Kirkman, our Director of Education, who was previously Academic Head at Finton House. Karol-An has over two decades of experience in preparing pupils 70 schools.

Our course will provide your child with an excellent understanding of the interview process and the knowledge and skills they need to enjoy their interview and confidently present their brilliant self for either day school or boarding options.

The course consists of 4 sessions: Two one-hour familiarisation and practice sessions; a full mock interview; and a feedback session with parents.

Session 1 – How to create a positive first impression, top tips for mastering interviews, and eight key interview topics.

Session 2 – How to tackle activities and tasks designed to assess critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, individuality, and mental agility.

 Session 3 – Mock interview session and verbal feedback to the pupil.

Session 4 – Written report and verbal feedback for parents.

Course fee: £495 (£395 for existing clients)

11+ courses

Mock Exams 2021

Even the most prepared child can feel daunted the first time they experience formal exam conditions.

Our mock exams aim to familiarise children with the real test environment, helping them stay calm while making speedy and measured decisions, under supervised, timed conditions.

We have ISEB digital pre test mock examinations available which are taken at home. These can be taken at your convenience.

We have formal long form paper mock exams taken in person at an invigilated centre, replicating exam conditions.

The 2021 dates for these are:

 – 16th October

– 13th November

 – 18th December

Regardless of whether you are taking the mock ISEB digital pretest or the mock paper exam, you will recieve a detailed written report by our Director of Education, Karol-An Kirkman who has two decades of experience, followed by an consultation call which will help identify knowledge gaps and signpost the next steps.

Course fee: A set of exams is £149 (one English, one Maths, one Verbal Reasoning, one Non Verbal Reasoning). We typically find children benefit from multiple rounds of practice and you can buy a package of three sets of exams (and mix ISEB digital pretest or mock paper exam) for £349

Holiday Courses:

October Half Term Revision Course

Preparing for the 11+ exam can be daunting, especially juggling English, Math, Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Naturally, there will be areas that your child will find more challenging than others.

Mentor Education is here to help. We have a number of sessions over October Half Term to help with 11+ revision. The courses will be running from the 25th -29th October.

We are offering 5 courses:

• Maths

• English

• Verbal Reasoning

• Non-Verbal Reasoning

 • Problem solving and group activities

All of our courses have been written and designed by our Director of Education, Karol-An Kirkman. Karol-An is former Academic Head of Finton House Prep School and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the 11+ Process. Our Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal reasoning courses are run over two days and each session lasts 2 1/2 hours. The problem solving and group activities course will run for an entire day (7 hours) and even includes lunch!

Course fee: Each block costs £215 or if your child would benefit from attending the full week, the total cost is discounted to £860.


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