On the day
The aim of the Mock Test sessions is to replicate a real test environment, the only way this can be achieved, is with parents support. Please read the following notes on what is expected on the day.
Time keeping - So we can settle everyone and start promptly we need everyone to arrive and register 15 minutes before the test time. Late arrivals may not be allowed to enter until the break.
Registration - On arrival please register your child at which point they will be allocated a desk and we would ask that parents do not come into the test centre.
Mobile phones - If your child has a mobile phone, please ensure it is turned off, not set to silent as even vibrations can be distracting.
Belongings - Please do not bring valuables, iPads or other items, as well as being a distraction we cannot guarantee the safe keeping of these items.
Equipment - Your child should bring 2 pencils, a ruler and an eraser.
Refreshments - There will be a short break to allow children to visit the toilet. We will provide water/ juice (Orange or Blackcurrant squash and a biscuit). However if your child wishes to bring a water bottle to use during the test, that would be fine.
Dietary needs - If your child has special dietary needs please bring along their own snack and hand it to one of the staff at registration. Please do not send your child with any snacks containing nuts.
Toilet Breaks - Please ensure your child has visited the toilet prior to the test. We will encourage them to visit during registration. If they need to visit the toilet during the test, they will need to ask a member of staff by raising their hand.
Talking - To ensure the environment replicates a true test environment, there will be no talking during the tests. If your child needs to get a member of staff’s attention, they will be asked to raise their hand.
Behaviour - Children will be expected to behave in an appropriate manner and follow instructions given by Mock Transfer staff. Anyone not behaving will be asked to leave the test hall. They may be readmitted or if required, parents will be contacted to collect them early.
Pick Up - We would ask that parents collect their children promptly after the test. No later than 15 minutes after the session ends.
Support Material - Parents will be able to buy additional support material at the end of the session, such as books, games and test timers (Subject to availability)