Torquay Mock Exams... what do we provide?

  • During each Torquay mock exam, your child will complete 2 unique papers. These papers are only available at The Exam Suite. Paper 1 will cover English and Paper 2 will cover Maths. 
  • Your child will take their mock exam papers home at the end of the exam.
  • Our papers and answer sheets are written in the GL format & style
  • Our answer sheets are personalised and have student information printed on the front (just as they will in the real thing).
  • Detailed results  and specific feedback
  • Very quick return of results, usually the same evening and always within 48 hours
  • Age comparison included in the results
  •  We keep in touch with families in the run-up to the exam. We send top-tips and helpful information about the application process.
  • We arrange a meet-up for all students who will go to Torquay in Yr7. It’s a great way for parents to meet and the children to make friends. Our meet-ups usually take place in the summer of Yr6, before the Torquay Transition day takes place.
  • Our venue (Exeter School) has free parking and easy access. It is modern, clean and comfortable with excellent facilities for the children to use during the break.

Which exam do the Torquay Grammar schools use?

The Torquay Grammar schools use GL for their 11+ Exams. Students sit two papers, one for English and one for Maths. These are multiple choice papers, each lasting around 50 minutes with a short break between the papers. The English paper includes reading comprehension, spelling, grammar, punctuation questions. The mathematics paper covers a variety of curriculum areas.

Can my child sit the 11+ at Torquay and Colyton?

Yes! Your child can prepare for the 11+ at both schools! It is likely that (as in previous years) the Torquay and the Colyton Grammar School 11+ exams will take place on different Saturdays in September.  Make sure that you complete separate application forms for both schools by visiting their websites. The 11+ at Colyton 11+ is a little different. Visit our Colyton Mock Exam page to book Colyton Mock Exams for your child. 

Why sit mock exams?

Students who sit mock 11+ exams have a huge advantage in the real exam. The more mock exams your child sits, the greater exposure they will have to the range and style of 11+ questions. Our 11+ mock exams will boost your child’s confidence for the real exam. They are absolutely invaluable for the experience they give your child in what it’s like to sit in an exam hall and complete the tests under timed conditions, using a multiple choice answer sheet. The mock exams are a true example of the real exams taken at  the Torquay Grammar Schools. Your child will take the exam papers and answers away with them at the end of the mock exam. Our comprehensive feedback will identify your child’s areas of strength and those that require more work.
11+ mock exams

“Really well organised. Very quick turnaround of results. Essential experience for students planning to sit the exam. 
Emily, 11+ parent

How will I get feedback?

Your child will take the exam papers and the answer booklet away with them on the day.

Within 2 days of the exam, (usually sooner) you will be emailed detailed and specific feedback via a printable pdf.

The feedback will contain the following information:

  • scores and percentages for each section of the exam
  • overall exam analysis highlighting areas of strength and areas for development
  • an indication of where your child scored alongside the others doing the exam that day
  • age comparison included 

How many mock exams should I book?

We recommend your child sits at least 4 mock exams, although more will improve their confidence greatly as they will be exposed to a wider variety of the styles of questions asked. Results show that children who sit more exams have a greater chance of success in the real exam.

Our advice is to book exams in April and May to establish areas on which to work. This will give you plenty of time to identify those topics that need brushing up. If you are able to do this at home, brilliant! If you need a bit of support, remember that we have outstanding qualified Tutors. Click here for more information.

You should also book in late August and September to cement your child’s confidence. As these are just a few weeks or days before the real exams, they are invaluable in reassuring your child that the work and effort of the past year has been worth it. They can settle all nerves ahead of the final day.

You can choose as many exams as you want in between those dates. Remember every paper is different, so the more exams your child sits, the greater exposure they will have to the different question types and topics.

How long are the exams?

The Torquay mock exams include two 50 minute GL-style eleven plus tests covering Maths and English. In total, the exams will take approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes including a short break.

Where are the exams held?

As in previous years, the mock exams will take place at Exeter School. The postcode for the school is EX2 4PN.

It is a  modern, clean, well-equipped and quiet building. It is warm with comfortable seating and is ideally suited to put your child at ease as they sit the exam. There is parking for drop-off and pick-up.

Book your Torquay mock 11+ exams here

  • Your child does not need to be studying with us – anyone can sit our mock exams.
  • No need to register – simply book mock exams securely online.

Please note:

  • Places are limited and you should book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Please make all bookings in advance. No cash on the day. Please see our refunds & cancellation policy*
  • This booking will appear as The Exam Suite Ltd on your credit card statement.
  • It will not be possible to switch from one mock exam to another. If you book a date in error, you will need to cancel your booking (via email) and rebook the correct date via the website. This will incur a cancellation fee.

“We used The Exam Suite for mocks which were invaluable for our son. The help – support and advice we received went above and beyond. Truly the kind of service we thought had disappeared from our country. No hesitation to recommend. Professional and personal service. Thank you so so much! 
Mimi, 11+ parent – October 2023

“My son attended several 11+ mock exams and passed his exam! They are very supportive and provide detailed feedback to support your child succeed. Will be using them again when my next child is in year 5. Highly recommend. 
Soad, 11+ parent – October 2023

“Highly recommend! If you are serious about sending your child to Grammar school the 11+ mocks are a must. 
Lawrence, 11+ parent – October 2022

GL publish 11+ familiarisation materials. Our mocks are in the style of GL, using materials as close as possible to the real thing.

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