Sessions held in Jun, Sept, Oct, Nov & Dec
7+, 8+, 11+ English and Maths
11+ Verbal/Non Verbal Reasoning

Held in Fulham


Sitting a mock exam reduces exam-day nerves and helps your child to understand what will be expected of them on the day of their exams. Your child will be reassured as we talk them through each stage of the exam day and allow them to ask questions.

Mock exams are held in June, September, October November, December and early January. A different exam is provided each time, so students can sit more than one date.  They provide snapshots throughout the year of your child’s progress in the lead up to their actual exams. 

Papers are set on the basis of current Independent School exam trends. Parents will receive the marked exams along with feedback in areas that may need attention and revision advice is offered. Parents will also see how their child's results compared to the other children sitting the exam.

7+, 8+, 11+ English/Maths Mock Exams are held in Fulham,
Parsons Green Prep School, 9.30am-12.15pm:
Sundays: 23 Jun 2019, 22 Sept 2019, 13 October 2019 (7+ ONLY), 3 Nov 2019, 8 Dec 2019

NOTE: 10+ exams are available on request

How it works

Our mock exams are run the same way as normal exams from registration to dismissal. The children will sit the exams with a short break in between. The first few mock exams are aimed to give each child confidence, they are set at the correct level for the time of the year, this means that papers are achievable and will not knock your child’s confidence. 

They will interact with new children and adults, as well as cope with unfamiliar places, sounds and distractions. We talk through the process with them to give them confidence to do well on the day.

Phone 020 7731 0695

11+ Verbal/Non Verbal Reasoning Mock Exams are held in Fulham,
Parsons Green Prep School, 2.30pm-4.30pm:
Saturdays: 21 Sept 2019, 12 Oct 2019, 7 Dec 2019

More Information about the 11+ Verbal/Non Verbal Reasoning Mock Exams- Saturdays- 21 Sept, 12 October, 7 December

The reasoning mock exams are designed with the intention of exposing the children to a variety of things that they may encounter in a reasoning exam. The core elements of what we hope to expose the children to are: combined discipline papers, tightly restricted time conditions, multiple choice answering, and computer marked answer sheets.

The mocks are combined papers, incorporating elements of English and Maths into the reasoning. This is a reflection of the recent trend in moving towards combined discipline assessments, as opposed to individual papers on each subject. This is particularly true of any exams written by CEM (Durham University) and GL Assessment, including the new London Consortium exam.

Many reasoning exams are divided into individually timed sections. This inevitably means that the children don't get the benefit of making up time on the sections they find more difficult from time carried over from their easier sections, with the added challenge of an average of 20-30 seconds per question. The Yellowbird reasoning mock exams are divided into separate Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning tests, and each of these is split into individually timed sections.

Reasoning papers are generally marked by a computer, and therefore require a very specific way of indicating your answers on an answer sheet. This is either entirely multiple choice, or by marking numerical answers on a number sheet. Both methods are included in the mocks, and the children will be shown how to go about filling in these sheets before the tests begin.

Examples of topics included in the Yellowbird reasoning mocks:

  • Alphabetical and numerical pattern recognition

  • Vocabulary out of context (eg synonyms and antonyms)

  • Vocabulary in context (eg Cloze; multiple choice comprehension)

  • Word structure (eg missing letters; using a rule to make a word)

  • Alphabetical code breaking

  • Worded logic questions (eg identifying a true statement based on information)

  • Maths and numerical reasoning

  • 2D pattern recognition (eg complete the sequence of shapes; identifying the odd one out)

  • Spatial code breaking

  • 3D pattern recognition (eg identifying the net of a cube)

Verbal/Non Verbal Reasoning Mock Exams are held in Fulham,
Parsons Green Prep School, 2.30pm-4.30pm:
Saturdays: 21 Sept 2019, 12 Oct 2019, 7 Dec 2019


"The mock exams were incredibly useful and we now know which areas to concentrate on over the next two months. This has also helped us to know which schools to aim for."


Parent testimonials

The Mocks calmed all of our nerves!

"The Mock exams gave us clarity in the areas where our daughter needed practice. We were able to confidently track her progress from June through to January, ensuring she was making the necessary improvements. The Mocks gave us excellent feedback and calmed all of our nerves!"


He gained places in three schools.

"Your patience and support through the Mock exams helped our son to gain confidence and trust that he could succeed. He gained places in 3 different schools."