Given the COVID-19 Coronavirus situation and Government guidelines on social distancing, it is not feasible to organise mock tests while ensuring social distancing and safety of pupils, parents, staff and volunteers.
We are now cancelling all 2020 mock test sessions.
We are contacting parents/carers via email and will be providing a full refund.
We will keep reviewing the Government and School guidelines on reopening and if we have any opportunity to organise the tests then will publish and communicate it via this website.
Each year, St. Olaves’ Parents’ Association organises familiarisation (mock) tests to give year 5 pupils the opportunity to practise the St. Olave’s Stage 1 Entrance Test (SET). The whole test experience is designed to be as similar to the actual SET as possible, both in terms of the school environment and the content of the test. We provide personalised information to parents/carers detailing their child’s performance and where their child places within the cohort. From this, parents/carers can identify any areas in which their child may benefit from further support.
This year the PA is introducing two test papers A and B. The tests will be held as per following schedule:
Pupils are taken through the process of:
Each session is the same length as the real SET.
Our test has the same degree of difficulty as the St. Olave’s SET entrance paper. The format is identical, with four sections covering:
English Comprehension Mathematics Verbal Reasoning Non-verbal Reasoning
Pupils will have controlled amounts of time for each section, as in the real test. All papers will be collected in at the end of the mock test.
We send results to the parent’s/carer’s registered email address about two weeks after the test. To give parents a very clear picture of their child’s performance in comparison to other potential grammar school applicants, we include the following:
After all the mock tests have been run, we send a further email with similar percentile rankings showing their child’s performance compared to all the pupils who sat the test this year.
Everyone should have the opportunity to gain admission to a Grammar school, regardless of financial circumstances. We therefore have a limited number of free places available to those who would otherwise be unable to afford the mock test. To apply for one of these, please write in confidence to the PA via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
As it is open to both boys and girls, and ‘within sex’ results are given, we believe this test—which we think is the most rigorous of the local ‘preparation’ tests—will be very helpful, regardless of which school you finally decide to apply to.
Please note that the Mock Tests are organised and run exclusively by the St. Olave’s Parents’ Association. Therefore, please direct any queries to the PA at email@example.com and not to the School.