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“tutoring and mock”

Written on: 17/10/2014 by Higginsfh296 (1 review written)

We had John as tutor for our son who has just passed the 11plus.First of all I must say they were honest in saying children who do better, are the ones whose parents are actively involved! We took this advice seriously and it payed off! We found the the whole tutoring process brilliant, the gentle introduction into the exam style,all the work covered, the mocks were a great way to get my son to know how to manage himself on the day of the actual exam! Our son found the summer classes very… Read Full Review

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“Mock exams; realistic with comprehensive feedback”

Written on: 23/10/2013

My son took one mock exam with Jan Stringer, and two with another local 11+ coach. The split between two providers was due to us needing to find suitable times for our son to do the exams and to ensure our son was put in an unfamiliar situation with people he didn't know, just as he would be on the day. He already knew Jan Stringer, having had some coaching from her (also of very good quality). Having paid for comparable levels of exam feedback from both providers (there are different levels… Read Full Review

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“mock exams”

Written on: 20/06/2013

My two children took a set of exams with the stringers and are now in years 8 and 10 at Bishops. the exams were at the standard or more difficult than the 11+ and as such were a unique way to see if your child was fast and clever enough and could concentrate for the duration of all of the exams to do the real thing. We also found the analysis very useful of which questions has goen wrong and why. We will be booking the exams again for our next child in 2014… Read Full Review

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“11+ Mock Exam”

Written on: 23/10/2012 by frumps (1 review written)

Jan Stringer's 11+ Mock Exams have been a great experience for two of my children. They offer a realistic dry run to the real 11+ with an exam agenda the same as the real day and test papers that contain the same question types and difficulty as the GL Assessment Papers… Read Full Review

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“Mock Exam August 2012”

Written on: 28/09/2012 by d_a_brown (1 review written)

The mock exam was an incredibly useful tool, particularly as we undertook the D_I_Y (as opposed to tutor) route to the 11+. It gave my daughter a new confidence and now, having sat the 11+, my daughter reports that it was very similar in standard to the actual exam and overall very representative. As far as we were concerned, it was a very useful benchmark against other 11+ candidates. I was hugely impressed by the detailed reports, which highlights particular question areas where there is a… Read Full Review

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“11+ mock exams”

Written on: 22/09/2012 by Niki68 (1 review written)

My daughter sat 2 mock exams prior to the 11+ at South Wilts. It was an ideal opportunity for her to learn about exam techniques, timings and also to make those silly mistakes that you make only once. When she sat the proper exam, she sais she felt much calm and less daunted and that she often thought she was just in another mock ! It held no surprises for her. we got a detailed report with the first exam which highlighted several areas to work on. The simple report which came with her second… Read Full Review

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“Excellent mock exam experience”

Written on: 04/03/2012 by chocolatebanana (1 review written)

Invaluable experience for both the practicalities of exam conditions (timing and what to do) and type of questions to expect. My daughter sat two mock exams and when she came to the real exam felt much more confident and familiar with what was expected. I found the detailed report very useful and correlated with my daughter's own report on her exam experience. It was useful for me to know how she reacted during the mock… Read Full Review

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“You helped my son so much”

Written on: 04/03/2012 by sean.watson63 (1 review written)

Both of my children went to all three of the 11+ mock exams and they found them very helpful, informative, and it trained them for exam conditions. We also found when our children took the mock exam, it helped enormously with confidence building for when they entered the final exam. I would definitely recommend it to a friend… Read Full Review

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“Would most definitely recommend these mock exams for...”

Written on: 21/12/2011

Would most definitely recommend these mock exams for any child working towards the 11+. They gave my son a taste of what the exams would be like. We found the detailed reports really useful in helping him focus on questions that he was less secure on and they were also a real confidence booster for him, showing him which areas he had done well in. It's a tricky time helping a child prepare for the 11+ exams and we (my son, and us, his parents) found these mocks invaluable… Read Full Review

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“An excellent introduction to 11+ examinations”

Written on: 02/12/2011

We are so thankful that we were lucky enough to find the Stringers. Our son sat 3 Mock examinations and we found that very necessary, as the first mock showed that he was not use to sitting and concentrating for the required length of time. By the time he took the third mock he was much more comfortable with the routine and knew what to expect, hence his results improved. We valued the well presented and concise results from each mock exam as it showed clearly the knowledge areas that our son… Read Full Review

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“Reviews of 2010 Mock Exams sent to Jan Stringer”

Written on: 02/12/2011 by jls483 (2 reviews written)

Here are the reviews we received for our 2010 exams (before we knew about reviewcentre.com). You should of course bear in mind that we are unlikely to be sent unflattering reviews, but on the other hand most people had something nice to say. We still think they have some useful information for potential customers: The mock exams helped my daughter a lot, she was very nervous on the 3 mocks she took with you, but on the day she seemed nerve free! The reports were very good and gave a clear… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The best preparation possible for the 11+”

Written on: 02/12/2011

I cannot recommend these mock exams more highly. I did all three for my children, 1 in 2009 and the other in 2011. I ordered the detailed reports in all cases, and this was worth the extra. The price is reasonable, and much cheaper than an alternative mock exam that is available in the Salisbury area. The three main benefits for us were: - The best preparation for the real exam, with other children, in an unknown room, with exam conditions and timings. One of my children is very anxious and… Read Full Review

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“Of limited value detailed report could was a waste of...”

Written on: 29/11/2011

My child sat a mock exam at a school in Woodford, just north of Salisbury. The experience of sitting the mock under exam conditions was the only real benefit of this exercise. We opted for an additional 'detailed' report about the performance of our child and this took ages to arrive. When it eventually did, it could almost have been about anyone. In addition I was told via another parent whose child sat the mock, that they had received instruction from Mr Stringer that a mistake had been made… Read Full Review

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Jls483's Comment

Written on: 08/12/2011

The are a number of reports included within the detailed reports package. The most personal is the observation report where we describe how focused the child was during the exam, how quickly they worked, whether they did not fill the boxes in very clearly or anything else we can deduce from the paper. If a child is a model candidate then sometimes there is not much to say. If that is the case we don't make things up to give value for money.

We include other reports showing details of how the candidates answered every question and a selection of questions that the child got wrong. Most people seem very satisfied with what they received for £20. About 71% of those who had detailed reports for ME1 ordered them for ME2. I wonder if this parent is missing some reports.

We do aim to get the basic reports out in about 36 hours and all of the detailed reports out within 5 days. I think this is pretty quick. Sadly due to the death of my father-in-law, my wife was away and so I was doing all the child care and unable to work as quickly as normal - some detailed reports took almost 10 days to send. Most people were very understanding and grateful we managed to run the exams at all.

We update the exams each year to make them as realistic as possible. There is of course a risk involved in that you can make mistakes or that you make the paper too easy or too hard. This happened on one of our Maths papers that turned out to be too hard. We informed all parents of this so that they didn't panic about the scores being so low. You could argue that there is no harm in the children experiencing a paper that was not quite what they expected so that they learn to cope with it. We have heard that this year's Verbal paper was much harder than people were expecting.

If this reviewer wants to get in touch, we'd be delighted to give him a refund of £10. We'll also consider offering a moneyback guarantee as standard for next year.

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“11+ Mock Exam Jan Stringer”

Written on: 28/11/2011 by MRendell (1 review written)

My daughter did 2 of the 3 mock exams that Jan offerred. The 1st one I paid for the detailed report which although expensive I found extremely helpful as it told me about her concentration and how fast/slow she was getting on whether she became distracted, whether she looked nervous etc things I could discuss with my daughter and try to help her with. It also really helped her in understanding what would happen on the day and get used to sitting and concentrating for that amount of time. I… Read Full Review

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“11+mock exams”

Written on: 23/11/2011 by K.M.Higson (1 review written)

Both my children have prepared for the 11+ ,in 2009 and 2011.They had one to one tuition which was excellent but of course gave you little idea how they performed in comparison with their peers.I heard about Jan Stringer's mock exams from a friend and entered my daughter for only one.She really benefitted from the experience-she'd never had to sit still for so long under exam conditions.The exam was marked quickly -we ordered the detailed report and it was helpful.This year I entered my son… Read Full Review

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