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11+ Programme 2021 Workshops, Mock Exams & Interview Technique


Help your child gain a solid understanding of the 11+ syllabus and develop their exam technique with our outstanding 11+ courses and mock exams. All our courses are original and regularly updated in-line with the top Independent school academic expectations.


Learning in groups is not only great fun but offers varied and interesting perspectives and ideas. Our popular 11+ courses will offer your child an excellent all-round 11+ preparation. The ability to tackle certain question types is key, and our teacher’s will give them the tools and tips to solve problems confidently and systematically.

The focus will be on consolidating the key higher level 11+ skills and techniques required for competitive entrance exams. Our students regularly gain places at Alleyn’s, JAGS, Dulwich College, Emanuel, GDST, KCS, Godolphin & Latymer, Highgate, Grammar Schools etc..

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

11+ Courses & Mocks: Year 5 & 6 Programme 2021

children studying the 11+ mock exam

“I wanted to let you know my son has been offered places at both her first choice schools – Alleyn’s and Dulwich College! I can’t thank you enough for the workshops and your endless advice! Your teachers raised the game way beyond the level that he was being prepared for at her school”.

— Easter Course 2019 testimonial

11+ Weekly Group : Max 6 pupils

11+ MATHS: CONSOLIDATING CORE SKILLS

11+ ENGLISH: CONSOLIDATING SKILLS & TECHNIQUE

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 offers cost effective access to the best tutors, and a small class size will provide plenty of individual attention and a sociable, dynamic learning environment.

Who will be teaching the lessons? Our Group tutors are 11+ experts with oodles of school entrance experience. We will often see significant improvement in a pupil’s confidence and grades.

11+ Weekly Scholarship Group: Max 6 pupils

11+ MATHS: 11+ ADVANCED SKILLS

11+ ENGLISH: 11+ ADVANCED SKILLS & TECHNIQUE

Who will benefit? These Group sessions are designed for Year 5/6 students who are working as a higher level. All courses students will be working at a similar standard and will focus on developing ‘Stretch’ style answers (which generally appear at the end of papers). Small group learning offers cost effective access to the best tutors, and a small class size will provide plenty of individual attention and a sociable, dynamic learning environment.

  • Class size: max 6 per class – join as an individual or group
  • Lesson length: 1hr
  • Meeting platform: Zoom
  • 6 week Fee: £385.00
  • Report written

NB. THE GROUPS ARE ALWAYS OVERSUBSCRIBED AND EARLY BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. COURSES ARE DELIVERED ONLINE UNTIL FEBRUARY HALF-TERM.


11+ Skills Holiday Workshops:

Inspiring holiday courses helping 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 holiday courses will be delivered by dynamic and engaging teachers with oodles of 11+ entrance experience. We will be helping a range of pupils to consolidate the curriculum, develop core skills and technique.

1. FEBRUARY 17th – 19th: Introductory to the 11+ fundamentals

2. APRIL 14 – 16th – Developing 11+ technique

3. SUMMER TBC: ‘Get back on track’

4. OCTOBER 28th – 30th: Advanced Question technique

What topics are covered? Each course will progress in difficulty and content will include:-

  • 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

Venue: Hillgate Place studio, SW12 9ER or ZOOM
Class size: Max. 6
Course fee: £325.00


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 mock exam 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 16th – Mock 1
  • November 13th – Mock 2
  • December 18th – Interview Technique

1 session £149.00
3 sessions £395.00

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