Piece of advice - this year they used several classrooms as well as the hall/gym/pavilions. The one my son was in was warm so they had windows open - but then the friday call to prayer started at the Alexandra rd mosque (backs on to school) so the window was closed and it got very hot and close. Get him used to drinking whilst working and make sure he takes a bottle of water with him.
Crikey, not what you'd expect in November! Thanks for the warning
I would suggest getting him to do practice papers in a noisy distracting room now he can do them in the quiet - then he wont be distracted come exam day
Have to admit, it's never particularly quiet round here
But yes, I take your point
He has a bit of a tendency to stomp off in a huff or get upset if he's struggling with something - just getting through the 3 hours is my biggest worry, tbh - so I was planning to get him to do some practice papers at the library, where he will have to keep control of himself! (He is definitely improving with age, thank goodness.)
We also used IPS, Bright Sparks and Walsh. Walsh we found to be the hardest of the lot.