Mock Exams & Workshops Helping your child shine on exam day

Building confidence

Our goal is to: encourage your child to develop a healthy work ethic; boost their ability to solve problems confidently and quickly; and help them gain a solid understanding of the more challenging aspects of the 11+ syllabus and exam technique.

11+ Course Information and Dates 2020

Your child’s 11+ exam success will depend on how well they can find solutions to problems and express their ideas fluently. We recognise that schools are looking for children who can demonstrate an intelligent approach, rather than repeat memorised information.

Our courses will help your child prepare for these new-style exams. They are developed by leading 11+ academics and lessons are delivered by highly experienced independent school teachers with outstanding track records of 11+ success. The focus will be on consolidating the key higher level 11+ skills and technique required for competitive entrance exams. Our students regularly gain places at Alleyn’s, JAGS, Dulwich College, GDST, KCS, Godolphin & Latymer, Highgate, St Paul’s and many more.

“ I wanted to let you know my daughter has been offered places at both her first choice schools – Alleyn’s and JAGS! I can’t thank you enough for the workshops and detailed advice (and counselling!). Your teachers raised the game way beyond the level that she was being prepared for at her school “. Easter Course 2019


6 Week Group Lessons: Maths and English



Who will benefit? These Group sessions are designed for Year 5/6 students working towards 11+ exams and pre-tests in the Autumn and New Year. Small group learning gives you cost effective access to the very best tutors, and a very small class size will provide plenty of individual attention. At this stage in the calendar it is essential you continue to focus on 11+ preparation at a steady pace, to avoid your child falling behind or a last minute panic – which can be very stressful. 

Who will be teaching the lessons? Our Group tutors are 11+ experts with oodles of school entrance experience. We see significant improvement in pupils confidence and grades, often gaining their first-choice schools, and on a number of occasions, scholarship offers.

  • Class size: 4 per class – join as an individual or group.
  • Lessons: 1.15hr x 6 weekly sessions
  • Meeting platform: Zoom
  • 6 week Fee: £275.00

Contact the 11+ Team for a detailed course overview.


11+ Skills ‘BACK to SCHOOL’ Courses:

Inspiring courses which will help to consolidate the 11+ fundamentals and further develop the higher-level skills required to tackle the harder aspects of the syllabus. 

Who will benefit? Year 5 children transitioning to Year 6 and preparing for the Independent and Grammar school selective school tests, for example Alleyn’s, City, DC, Emanuel, GDST, JAGS, KCS, Westminster, Wallington and Wilsons.

Who will teach the course? At Mentor it is all about great teaching and our courses offer cost effective access to the top teachers. Our summer courses will be delivered by dynamic and engaging teachers with oodles of 11+ entrance experience. We will be helping a range of pupils to get back on track with focused learning, whether it be the core skills, or working at scholarship level. Classes will be grouped accordingly.



Time: 9.30am to 1pm
Venue: Hillgate Place studio, SW12 9ER
Class size: Max. 10
Course fee: £325.00

What topics are covered?

  • Maths Core Skills Mastery: Accuracy, confidence & speed and how to confidently tackle unfamiliar maths puzzles and problems, the common pitfalls.
  • Verbal, Non-verbal and Spatial reasoning: Advanced pattern recognition, question types & associated strategies.
  • How to Present Your Best Self: Thinking ‘out of the box’, current affairs, debating, visual analysis and interview techniques.
  • English Skills: Comprehension tips, and how to unpick difficult questions

11+ Mock Exams 2020

Nothing is quite like your first school exam. It can be a daunting prospect.

In response to the introduction of the ISEB Pre-test we are adapting our October & November mock exams to a multiple-choice format based on the ISEB test (Maths, English, Reasoning). Practising this style of questions will help children feel familiarity in the real test, helping them to stay calm whilst making speedy and measured decisions, under supervised, timed conditions. A detailed report will follow each exam which will identify knowledge gaps versus silly mistakes, and any timing issues.  

We believe that the interview process will be far more rigorous than usual and will involve a plethora of challenges. Based on this, the December mockexam will instead focus on confidence boosting interview preparation, and what to expect. We will be encouraging your child to fully engage and present their best self. Topics will include current affairs, mental maths, lateral thinking, comprehension techniques and visual analysis.

Venue: Hillgate Place, SW12 9ER
Time: 9am – 1pm 

  • October 17th – Mock 1 – 2 SPACES LEFT 
  • November 14th – Mock 2 – 1 SPACE LEFT
  • December 12th – Interview Technique – 2 SPACES LEFT

1 session £149.00
3 sessions £395.00

Interested in becoming a tutor? Join Mentor today.