The format may not be the same but the experience is not to be missed. If you go onto the website of Sutton School for Boys and look at the PTA section it should all be detailed on there. DG
So sorry DG but I may be being very dense but I can't see anything on the website at all about the format, timings and weighting etc and both DH and I have searched every relevant bit, including the FAQ's and the blurb on the application form.
I wonder if you would be so kind as to tell us the information regarding format etc, if forum rules allow it?
Sometimes mocks that aren't totally similar can have a (limited) use regarding general exam technique and it's certainly true that some people do
need to know, and indeed value finding out where they sit within a group of people sitting an exam. But I agree with one of your earlier statements on the Essex board (as below) that mocks should be as close as possible to the real thing.
The very best mocks you can do are mocks that are exact copies of the exams that you are going to be taking. To have a trial run of the exam that you need to do well in in order to secure your first rank school can only be a good thing. DG.
We wouldn't have put DD in for a mock where the answer format was completely different to the the CSSE exams and the English is quite different to other 11+ English tests, as you know. Quite a gamble, especially if they belly-flop - how do you repair damaged confidence and convince them that it's okay because it's not really like the real exam they'll be sitting? We all know that the 11+ is a gamble full-stop but we weren't prepared to shorten the odds of a confidence knock.
No-one knows what a CSSE VR paper looks like as they're never released. However, we're all different and for those taking multiple 11+ or 10+ or indie exams, it's a case of "vive la difference" and so different formats can be a welcome option. Most importantly Sutton mocks aren't relevant to the Essex bods who are only taking the CEM CCHS exam
I thought I ought to mention that before people rush off and pay for Sutton mocks - I hope nobody minds me stressing this point?