Buckinghamshire and Kendrick (GL-style) 11+ Mock Exams in 2024

Unique 11+ mock exams for the Buckinghamshire and Kendrick 11+ tests

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Prepare for the Buckinghamshire and Kendrick 11+ Exams with Our Unmatched and Original Mock Tests

Marie Redmond Tuition is the leading authority for 11 Plus mock exams in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. Our mock exams are not just practice tests, they are realistic simulations of the real 11+ exam that will give your child an edge over the competition.

Here are some of the benefits of taking our mock exams:

  • They are designed to closely match the real 11+ exam in format, content and difficulty.
  • They are based on the latest feedback from students who have taken the actual test, and are updated every year to reflect any changes.
  • By taking our mock exams, your child will gain confidence and familiarity with the 11+ exam, and you will receive a detailed report on their performance and areas for improvement.

We offer seven exclusive Buckinghamshire and Kendrick 11+ mock exams for 2024, each with unique questions that are never repeated in our other exam papers. This means you can book any combination of our mock exams without worrying about duplication.

If your child is preparing for both Buckinghamshire and Slough, you can choose any or all of our Buckinghamshire/Kendrick and Slough mock exams. Book your mock exam today and give your child the best chance of success with Marie Redmond Tuition.

We Provide More Insights!

With our unique marking system, QuickMark® by Marie Redmond, we share critically important insights (where relevant to your child), that could make all the difference to their 11+ outcome. This could include but not be limited to: poor concentration levels in the exam hall; general behaviour; incorrect answer sheet marking technique and skipped questions. Our students receive valuable feedback to ensure that in subsequent mock exams and in their real 11+ test, they won’t make the same mistakes again.  Our software shares valuable insights to ensure that your child is fully prepared for their big day.

Free, Unlimited Changes for Greater Flexibility and Peace of Mind

With Marie Redmond Tuition you can make as many amendments to your child’s 11+ mock exam session as you wish, at no extra cost, either to an alternative 11+ mock test paper or your booking date. It’s easy to make a change too, and you can do so by simply logging into your account. All we require is at least 72 hours’ notice before the date of the 11+ mock exam booking you wish to change.

What Is the Difference Between Buckinghamshire and Kendrick GL-Style Exam Sessions A, B, C, D, E, F and G?

What does each exam session include?

Each mock exam session (e.g. exam A) simulates the real 11+ experience as closely as possible, with the same level of difficulty, number of papers, length of papers, and timings. For instance, if your child takes the Buckinghamshire/Kendrick Exam A, they will sit two papers with a short break in between, just like the actual exam.

How many mock exams can my child sit?

Your child can sit as many exams as you wish. For example, if your child is preparing for Buckinghamshire, they can attend up to 7 exams (exams A to G). Each exam is unique as no questions are repeated. It is not possible to fit all question types into one exam and therefore, the more exam sessions your child attends, the more practice they will get. In total your child can sit up to 13 exams (7 for Buckinghamshire/Kendrick, 3 for Slough and 3 for Reading School) as we do not repeat any questions in our exams!

Do the exams need to be sat in order?

In most (but not all) cases, our exam season begins with paper A and ends with paper G. However, papers can be sat in any order. They are designed to reflect the real 11+ exam as closely as possible and therefore the difficulty level of each exam is the same.

How to Book Our 11+ Mock Exams

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Pick your date and location for your 11+ mock exam. There are 7 unique Buckinghamshire and Kendrick (GL-style) exams (A, B, C, D, E, F and G) so please select as many as you would like.

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Your child will sit the 11+ mock exam in one of our carefully selected venues. The exam sessions will last for 2 hours & 30 minutes.

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Following the completion of the 11+ mock exam, you will receive video feedback from Marie Redmond in under 48 hours!

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11+ Mock Exam Feedback

buckinghamshire and slough 11+ mock exam papersIn under 48 hours of the 11+ mock test session you will receive a secure login to access Marie Redmond 11+ Intelligent Video Learning®.

For every question your child answers incorrectly, you’ll receive:

  • The question they took.
  • The answer they gave.
  • A video by Marie Redmond MEd, showing the actual question, the answer they should have given, and the technique to work it out.

You’ll have full control over the videos, and your child can watch them as many times as they wish before they sit their final test in the autumn.

We provide more insights!
With our unique marking system, QuickMark® by Marie Redmond, we share critically important insights (where relevant to your child), that could make all the difference to their 11+ outcome. This could include but not be limited to: poor concentration levels in the exam hall; general behaviour; incorrect answer sheet marking technique and skipped questions. Our students receive valuable feedback to ensure that in subsequent mock exams and in their real 11+ test, they won’t make the same mistakes again.  Our software shares valuable insights to ensure that your child is fully prepared for their big day.

You’ll also receive: 

  • Your child’s overall score and how that compares with our pass mark, based on our past students’ performance in the real exam.
  • Your child’s score for each paper.
  • Your child’s score for each section, showing which topics they need to focus on.
  • Comparison tables, showing anonymised scores and your child’s ranked position compared with students who took the exam this year and in all previous years.
  • Additional insights on your child from the exam hall (where relevant), including issues with concentration, answer sheet marking techniques and general behaviour.

As Close as Possible to the Actual Exams

11+ mock studentOne of our core aims is to get as close to the real exam papers as possible. That’s why, each and every year, we meet with students in order to gain useful insights into the actual exams. During these meetings we have in-depth discussions about the types of questions they encountered, including any new types that hadn’t been seen previously.

In addition, we also discuss the timing of sections and the layout of the papers and answer sheets. Following our feedback sessions, we annually adapt our 11+ mock exam papers to ensure your child is thoroughly prepared, and on course to achieve the best grades.

Feedback from students

In 2022 our students reported that Marie Redmond Tuition’s 11+ mock exams were very similar to the actual test. The prevailing view was that the 11+ mock tests were ‘just like taking a mock exam’.

11+ Mock Exam Format

buckinghamshire and slough 11+ mock exam papers

  • All our Buckinghamshire and Kendrick (GL Assessment-style) 11+ mock exam sessions are 2 hours 30 minutes long.
  • Each test consists of two multiple-choice test papers, with separate multiple choice answer sheets.
  • In line with the GL-Assessment test, paper 1 covers verbal skills, including comprehension, English technical and verbal reasoning. Paper 2 covers non-verbal reasoning, spatial reasoning and maths.
  • Each 11+ mock test paper is approximately 50 minutes long (plus 10 minutes of practice questions), with a short break between the tests.
  • Our Buckinghamshire and Kendrick 11+ mock exams are held in strict exam conditions at carefully selected locations.
  • In accordance with the actual test, we use pre-recorded audio to introduce the tests, to explain the instructions for each section and to guide the practice questions. After students attempt the practice questions, the audio reads out the answers.

We also offer Reading Boys 11+ mock exams.

Buckinghamshire and Kendrick 11+ Mock Exam Content

Test Paper 1 (Verbal Skills)
  • This paper accounts for 50% of the total marks and is divided into two subsections (English and verbal reasoning), each attracting 25% of the total marks.
  • The paper lasts approximately one hour.
  • 25 minutes is allowed for the English section (plus 5 minutes practice).
  • It tests reading skills, comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • 20 minutes is allowed for the verbal reasoning section (plus 5 minutes practice).
  • It tests how well students can work out and apply rules and relationships between words, letters and numbers.
Test Paper 2 (Mathematics and Non-Verbal/Spatial Reasoning)
  • This paper accounts for 50% of the total marks and is divided into two subsections (mathematical and non-verbal/spatial reasoning skills), each attracting 25% of the total marks.
  • The paper lasts approximately one hour.
  • 25 minutes is allowed for the mathematics subsection (plus 5 minutes practice).
  • It tests mathematical / numerical skills.
  • 25 minutes is allowed for the non-verbal/spatial reasoning subsection (plus 5 minutes practice).
  • This subsection is divided into separately timed sections:
    • Questions that ask students to think about the relationship between shapes and patterns– their similarities and differences – as well as identifying changes between shapes and patterns shown in sequence.
    • Questions involving codes, where students will have to match parts of a shape with a letter.
    • Questions that test how well students can picture shapes and move them around in their head.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Tax-Free Childcare or Childcare Vouchers to pay for your 11+ mock exams?

Yes, we welcome payment by Tax-Free Childcare and Childcare Vouchers. Simply book online and select your payment method. You will have 7 days to pay; once we have received your payment the booking will be finalised. If we do not receive your payment within 7 days your booking will be released and we will notify you by email.

Does Marie Redmond Tuition offer 11+ mock exams online?

No, we do not offer 11+ mock exams online because in the vast majority of cases, the real exam is not taken on a computer. All of our 11+ mock exams take place in carefully selected venues under real exam conditions.

How similar are your 11+ mock exams to the actual Buckinghamshire and Kendrick tests?

Marie Redmond Tuition® Mock Exams are designed to be as close as possible to the actual exams. Each year we meet with many of our students a week after they sit the 11+ tests to gain useful insights into the exams. We have in-depth discussions about the types of questions they encountered, including any new types that hadn’t been seen previously. We also discuss the timing of sections and the layout of the papers and answer sheets. Following our feedback sessions, we annually adapt our papers to ensure your child is thoroughly prepared. Although we don’t know exactly what’s going to be in the next exams, the detailed insights gained in these feedback sessions are invaluable and ensure that our 11+ mock exams remain as close as possible to the real thing.

What parents say about our 11+ mock exams

  • I’d like to update you that Devkrish was successfully offered a place at the Royal Grammar School (first choice). He did attend a couple of your summer courses and mock exams which he found very useful. He enjoyed the sessions organised for the mock exams. Devkrish looks forward to excel in an academic environment. Thanks a lot.

    Year 6 parent, Beaconsfield (2018)

  • Thank you for the feedback from the summer course. Your email was very reassuring and very much appreciated! Kirsten feels so much happier about the 11+ now that she’s done the mock exam, and sailed through the refresher course on Saturday. She says she’s not worried about it at all now which is a huge relief for us. Having the mock exam as part of the summer course was hugely beneficial for Kirsten because she now knows what to expect and also that she can do it. It has given her a much needed boost to her confidence. Kirsten really liked having Mandy as her tutor for the summer term and was pleased that she also taught the summer course. We are very grateful for Mandy’s tuition.

    Year 5 parent, Wooburn Green (2021)

  • Marie Redmond Tuition has been a good fit for both of our children, who attended weekly sessions through Year 5, a week’s summer course (including a mock test) and one additional mock test. Work was well structured and organised, feedback, materials and other admin. appropriate and timely. Tutors Sarah H (this year) and Anne (three years ago) provided friendly, pragmatic teaching and support and were responsive to questions asked before / after class (as were Marie and Craig via email). Mock tests helped with exam technique and timing (our son caught himself answering out of synch in the actual test, so the rehearsal experience was invaluable). Both children say it helped to prepare them well. We’re very pleased that both passed. We have already recommended MR Tuition to several friends and will do so again if asked. [From Google Review. The location of the parent/child has been excluded as their full name is featured on Google]

    Year 5 parent, Location Confidential (2022)

  • He did very well in both the Bucks (140) and the Herts (237) Tests. Many thanks to you and your fantastic tutors for all the support and feedback. He attended your year 5 course, summer course and 2 mock tests and really improved over the last year. Things that were particularly helpful about your course: strong focus on vocabulary starting before the course had even begun, structured homework, rewarding them for their effort with the points and prizes system, regular testing so we could understand where our child’s weaknesses were and lots of question practice for technique. We look forward to seeing you again with our younger son.

    Year 6 parent, Chalfont St Giles (2019)

  • I am very pleased to let you know that Houda passed the 11+! Thank you so much for your advice about her mock exam - you gave her confidence (and all of us!) to believe that she could do it! I will be sending my son to your tuition next year.

    Year 6 parent, Harrow (2019)

  • I am pleased to say she did very well. She scored 145. The mock exam at the end of your course made me realise how under prepared she was. I always knew she had it in her, she just needed to practice and familiarise herself with the format of the questions. All the best and thank you

    Year 5 parent, Stoke Poges (2016)

  • Thank you for hosting the mock exam on Saturday.  Hyder enjoyed the experience and was pleased with his scores.

    Year 6 parent, Chartridge (2020)

  • Thank you for sending the results of his mock test along with all the other information which we found very useful. He had a great week at summer school and we are really pleased with his results.

    Year 5 parent, Stoke Poges (2018)

  • My son received excellent support whilst preparing for the 11+. He attended the Year 4 and Year 5 term time classes as well as the mock exams which were very helpful in preparing him for the exam conditions. The communication and support we received was outstanding and I would highly recommend it to others. The teaching environment was both friendly and fun which kept my son highly motivated. I would like to give a massive thank you to all the staff who supported my son over the last 2 years! [From Google Review. The location of the parent/child has been excluded as their name is featured on Google]

    Year 6 parent, Location Confidential (2024)

  • I’m delighted to say that Connie passed her 11+ with a score of 167. Thank you very much for your contribution to that. We opted for your week long holiday course to kick start the ‘back to work’ moment. The structure and games that made up the classes plus completing the week with a mock were a great start to that process, just the right tone and content. In addition she chose to come to your one off Saturday class just before the exam on the Thursday and this too helped her with techniques for managing exam stress. Many thanks again and all the best for 2016.

    Year 5 parent, Beaconsfield (2015)

  • My son did a week long course and a mock exam. The course (despite being during lockdown) was very well organised. The whole experience left my son confident going into the exam that he had done more than enough to pass, which he did comfortably.

    Year 6 parent, Berkhamsted (2020)

  • Our daughter studied with Marie Redmond from November last year and passed her 11+ exam this September. Due to Coronavirus we went for online tuitions, which was very convenient and just as good as face to face lessons. My daughter's teacher Anne was very professional, encouraging and helpful. We have had numerous books and exam materials posted to us by the staff, as well as small rewards and cards with encouraging words. During the summer we signed up for the intensive course and the mock exam, which was taught in Amersham. The whole experience was very positive. My daughter's confidence was boosted hugely and she felt very sure when she took the exam, which was the best mental state we could have wished for. She now enjoys her last year at primary school with reasonable ease because she has massively improved in maths. We can't thank M. E. T. enough for their excellent teaching, help and support. My son will be signing up in a few years time. Hopefully remote lessons will still be available as it's the best way in my opinion.

    Year 6 parent, Aylesbury (2021)

  • Many Thanks Marie for the quick response. I'm really happy with the overall exam and feedback process.

    Year 5 parent, Reading (2022)

  • Hazel enjoyed the whole experience of attending the tuition. Especially, she said she was happy with the mock tests which enabled her to build confidence in the exam room. She found it helpful for her and felt relax in the exam rooms. I appreciate the incredible support from the tuition and from mock test.

    Year 5 parent, Reading (2023)

  • Thank you for the feedback.  It was an excellent experience for us.  We live abroad (in Senegal) and it's the first time Miaka has had the opportunity to sit/prepare for a mock exam. We are actually on our way back to Senegal and will only be back to sit the exam.

    Year 5 parent, Senegal (2019)

  • Thank you very much for the quick feedback on the mock test and detailed explanation for the incorrect answers.

    Year 5 parent, Stoke Poges (2019)

  • Thank you so much for sending us Sinead's report - that was lovely to read. I have to say that despite having to study for 4 days, instead of languishing in the sun, Flynn never complained once about going in so Sinead must have been doing something right! Those study sessions and the mock exam were so helpful for us because Flynn hasn't been externally tutored so getting independent assessments of where he's at can feel like a leap in the dark. It's been an investment very well spent in our opinion, so thank you for the very well organised and set up operation. The final point about focusing until the final exam has also been useful in persuading Flynn to keep going for a few more weeks! With very many thanks

    Year 5 parent, Hazlemere (Summer Course 2022)

  • Thanks to you and the team and especially Sarah who’s been Will’s main teacher. We’ve been really impressed with the quality of the set up you have, the teaching and the overall tone. We are glad we moved him to a more structured learning environment. He has thrived and done very well in recent assessment and mocks. He’s anxious as you’d expect but has worked hard and couldn’t be better prepared, so what will be will be now!!

    Year 6 parent, Little Kingshill (2020)

  • Hello Ansa & Marie, Thank you for this feedback, we were very happy with the progress Aiyarra made through the course and will continue to work on time questions with her. We were also happy she passed the Mock test and will be going through the answers with her once back from holiday, she will use this time away to completely de stress. Ansa thank you for the work you put in with Aiyarra and the course itself I know she said she enjoyed the course. Enjoy the summer

    Year 5 parent, Amersham (Summer Course 2022)

  • 'I can highly recommend Marie Redmond 11+ mock exams 100% as it takes doubts and seconds thoughts away and helps kids improve their confidence and self belief. My son also took an intensive week course in Early, two weeks before the exam and all his tutors, specially Suzanne [Suzannah] were very kind and attentive to both of us. As a parent I can also recommend the guidance and support I got from Craig MacLennan who answered all my emails promptly. Thank you to all the team at Marie Redmond for making this journey easier to both parents and children. Kind regards, YM' [From Google Review. The location of the parent/child has been excluded as their full name is featured on Google]

    Year 5 parent, Location Confidential (Summer Course 2022)

  • I just wanted to express a big Thank You for the mock exam sessions that Kimora sat for. She has found them to be useful and she felt that you and the staff were very supportive. Kimora says that the mock exam gave her a better understanding what the actual GL exam will be like. She actually said that she enjoyed doing the mocks and found it very useful! We wish we were able to book more mock sessions but unfortunately, we will be travelling away to see their grandparents (who are in their 80s), so we are not able to book the remaining mock sessions.

    Year 5 parent, Reading (2023)

  • Luke is enjoying relaxing after the 11+.  He did really well with a score of 152.  Thanks so much for all the input.  The term-time and summer courses were really useful.  He is really goal-driven and so having points and prizes to work towards really helped.  As were the mock exams, which allowed him to get a feel for the timing and experience of sitting an exam under pressure.  Thanks also to the fantastic tutor Sarah.

    Year 6 parent, Amersham (2021)

  • Thank you very much for her mock exam results. The results were encouraging and she enjoyed the 11 plus summer course with Sarah last week.

    Year 5 parent, Beaconsfield (2018)

  • Hi, thank you very much, that your mock exams were really helpful, my son had a good score he had 137.

    Year 6 parent, Luton (2021)

  • She could not stop talking about it! I think writing the mock exams is bringing the reality of the exams to her mind.

    Year 5 parent, Taplow (2021)

  • Thanks to Marie Redmond and team, my son passed his 11plus exam with flying colours, exceptional result. This is mostly due to the teaching and support of Marie Redmond and team and the dedication that my son put into each class, homework, intensive summer courses and mock exams for the 2 years he was enrolled with Marie Redmond. Marie Redmonds teaching methods have been fast paced but set at just the right level and tone, and without this fast paced teaching I dont think my son would have achieved exceptional results, as a mum I am flying high over the moon, with my son off course. Thankyou Marie Redmond and team for laying the solid foundations for my sons future journey in education, and because of this I have enrolled my other younger son! [From Google Review. The location of the parent/child has been excluded as their full name is featured on Google]

    Year 5 parent, Location Confidential (2022)

  • My son started the Year 5 term-time course in 2021 Sep. A lot of thought has gone into choosing the books and resources and structuring the course, and it enabled my son to keep a steady pace though the year without any additional stress or strain. Regular assessments in the tuitions also helped us to focus on specific areas through the year, and with his teacher Naz's support, he was set for the tests by July. He also attended 2 mock exams, and it really boosted his confidence for the actual test. I am happy to report that he passed both the Bucks and Slough exams with flying colours! [From Google Review. The location of the parent/child has been excluded as their full name is featured on Google]

    Year 5 parent, Location Confidential (2022)

  • Thank you very much for marking and returning his mock test so quickly, and for the useful answer booklet you have emailed us. We will find it very helpful to go through the paper with him. I would like to say a big thank you for the course last week. As I mentioned when we booked, my son is a fairly shy boy and is not very confident with new people or in new situations. I was delighted to see him relaxed and happy after every session he did with Sarah, and he commented afterwards that it was fun as well as hard work. It is not an easy balance to achieve, so thank you for your thoughtful approach. It was a huge relief to see him being encouraged in such a friendly manner, as the last thing we wanted was to put undue pressure on him – that is why we chose your course, having had a good experience with our older son three years ago. The advice you have given us is very useful, and I would be grateful if you could pass this message on to Sarah as well, so she can see that we are grateful for her work with him.

    Year 5 parent, Tylers Green (2017)

  • Thank you very much for the mock test results. He is delighted with the score, and his improvement too. We would like to thank you for the help you have given him. As you know, my main aim was for him to feel more confident and well prepared for the test, which he certainly is now – thanks to your input last week.

    Year 5 parent, Amersham (2014)

  • Marie Redmond Tuition is outstanding. The teachers and staff are very nice and helpful. They really want the children to do well. Our daughter absolutely enjoyed the tuition. She felt ready with no stress for the 11+ exams. The teachers encouraged the children to have lots of rest before the exams. There is opportunity for mock exams as well which I will recommend. My daughter's CEM results came and we were over the moon. So I will highly recommend Marie Redmond. [From Google Review. The location of the parent/child has been excluded as their full name is featured on Google]

    Year 5 parent, Location Confidential (2022)

  • I’m pleased to say she passed! She got a score of 129. I feel this accurately reflects the type of results she was getting in her mock exams. She had worked so hard over the summer and was over the moon with the result. She said straight away that it was worth all of the effort! Thank you and your team and I look forward to being back with my other daughter, next September.

    Year 5 parent, Beaconsfield (2022)

  • Marie Redmond Tuition is outstanding. The teachers and staff are very nice and helpful. They really want the children to do well. Our daughter absolutely enjoyed the tuition. She felt ready with no stress for the 11+ exams. The teachers encouraged the children to have lots of rest before the exams. There is opportunity for mock exams as well which I will recommend. My daughter's CEM results came and we were over the moon. So I will highly recommend Marie Redmond. [From Google Review. The location of the parent/child has been excluded as their full name is featured on Google]

    Year 5 parent, Location Confidential (2022)

  • I just wondered if you could pass on a huge thank you to the ladies who administered the test at RGS in High Wycombe. My daughter Millie was quite upset and nervous when she arrived and they were so welcoming and made her feel so comfortable. This was exactly the reason we decided to do a practice test and Millie came out feeling a lot more comfortable about the whole experience and that is really down to the two ladies that we met there. Many thanks again.

    Year 5 parent, Slough (2023)

  • Anya enjoyed the classes she attended this week and we are pleased with how well she applied herself. She is very happy with the results of the mock test, especially as she wasn’t too thrilled about sitting the test on her birthday!

    Year 5 parent, Iver (2015)

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