Mock Exams & Workshops Helping your child shine on exam day

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Our courses and mock exams help prepare your child for the demands of 11+ school entrance exams and GCSEs. We aim to encourage your child to develop a healthy work ethic and to boost their ability to solve problems confidently and quickly.

11+: Your child’s 11+ exam success will depend on how well they can think laterally, 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.

Taught by highly experienced Independent school teachers with outstanding 11+ track records. Our students regularly gain places at Alleyn’s, JAGS, Dulwich College, Wimbledon High, KCS, Latymer & Goldophin, Highgate, St Paul’s and many more.

Please note: Course material has been re-structured to reflect the latest changes to the examination process & content.

Mentor Education Easter 11+ Course

This Easter we are repeating our popular 11+ Mastery Skills Workshop, designed to reflect the ever-changing content of the Independent School assessments. Lively and dynamic workshops taught by 11+ specialists with significant entrance experience. Beneficial for Year 5 students & very capable Year 4 students starting their 11+ campaign.

Topics to be covered include:

Maths Core Skills Mastery: number, algebra, fractions, shape, space, measure, data handling & common pitfalls. Accuracy, confidence & speed.

Problem Solving Mastery: ‘The Wheel of Strategies’ – the 8 most powerful tools to confidently tackle unfamiliar maths puzzles and problems.

Verbal, Non-verbal and Spatial reasoning: advanced pattern recognition, question types & associated strategies.

Interview technique: lateral thinking, current affairs, debating & visual analysis.

Location: Dulwich College, SE21 7LD 
Cost: £295 pp
Class size: 8-10 pupils
Date: 6th – 8th April 2020 (09:15 to 13:00)

We expect this course to be oversubscribed, therefore early booking is essential.

11+ Mock Exams held on Saturdays

Our mock exams imitate normal exam conditions. Maths, English and Reasoning papers are based on the current Independent School exam formats, and parents will receive the marked exam, a written report and target areas. The three mock exams will increase significantly in difficulty. We recommend sitting all 3 as a progress marker.

Single mock exam Fee: £149.00
3 x mock exam Fee: £ 425.00

11+ Advanced Maths & Reasoning Skills workshops: 

  • Maths Core Skills: common pitfalls, accuracy, confidence and speed
  • Mastering Problem-Solving, including ‘The Wheel of Strategies’
  • Verbal, Non-Verbal & Spatial Reasoning: Complex pattern recognition and associated strategies
  • Interview technique: ‘Present your best version on the day’ – lateral thinking and current affairs

11+ Essential English workshops:

  • Develop skills and a love of writing
  • Story and Composition structure: Top tips for exam writing
  • Comprehension: How to unpack text
  • Vocabulary, Grammar & Visual Analysis

Workshops schedule is subject to demand, facilities and teachers availability, please register interest in advance.


  • “I liked how we worked in groups a lot, and I also liked how we did some interview technique because it helped me learn a bit about the people in the room.”


  • “I enjoyed when we did the verbal, non-verbal and spatial reasoning the most because I really like puzzles.”


  • “Thank you so much. George loved the course and felt it was so well structured and useful. Many thanks.”

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