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We run separate 11+ mock exams for Colyton and Torquay. Here's why...

Colyton Grammar School and Torquay Grammar School use different exam boards. Colyton uses Future Stories and Torquay uses GL and so we run separate 11+ mock exams. 

11+ mock exams

The Colyton 11+ Exam

Colyton Grammar School uses Future Stories for their 11+ Exam. Students sit the exam in the September of Yr6 for entry into Yr7. 

Students sit three exam papers covering English, Maths and Creative Writing. 

  • English: This includes reading comprehension questions, synonyms, antonyms and cloze texts (texts with missing words or letters). 
  • Maths: The content is in line with the National Curriculum and covers a variety of curriculum areas. 
  • Creative writing from a prompt

Answers are recorded onto separate answer sheets. Papers 1 and 2 are separated into timed sections, and each section focusses on a different English or Maths skill.  There are a mix of multiple choice and write-in answers (with boxes for numbers or letters). In paper 3, students produce a piece of writing from a prompt. 

Future Stories is a Community Enterprise Entrance Test for Schools. It is currently used, and owned by, Reading School.

The Torquay 11+ Exam

The Torquay Grammar schools use GL for their 11+ Exams. Students sit the exam in the September of Yr6 for entry into Yr7. 

Students sit two exam papers, one covering English and the other covering Maths. 

English: This includes reading comprehension questions, spelling, grammar and punctuation questions.

Maths: The content is in line with the National Curriculum and covers a variety of curriculum areas.

Answers are recorded onto separate answer sheets. These are entirely multiple choice papers, each lasting around 50 minutes with a short break between each one paper. 

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 Colyton and 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.

How will I get feedback?

Results are usually sent out the same day, and always within 48 hours. 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 in the results
  • Students who sit the Colyton mock exams will also receive feedback on their writing.
  • Your child will take the exam papers and the answer booklet away with them on the day.

How many 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 exams take approximately 2 hours 10 minutes to complete, including a short break.

The Colyton exam will take approximately 3 hours to complete, including short breaks. 

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. The venue 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 mock 11+ exams here

  • Your child does not need to be studying with us – anyone can sit our mock exams.
  • There is no need to register to sit our mock exams – 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.

Can my child sit both the Torquay and Colyton 11+ exam?

Yes! Your child can prepare for both schools! It is extremely likely (as in previous years) that The Torquay 11+ exam and the Colyton Grammar School 11+ exam will take place on different Saturdays in September. Just remember to complete a separate application forms for both schools by visiting their websites.

“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

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