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Baseline Assessment

Baseline Assessment

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Find some solutions with our Baseline Assessment

If you've been asking any of these questions and wondering what to do, The Torchlight Baseline Assessment could be the perfect way to start preparing for school entrance tests.

We know how daunting entrance exams can be, especially with the disruption the last year has brought. Torchlight Tuition have been helping students prepare for and successfully sit their entrance exams at local schools for 10 years. We use our expert knowledge of the process and specific requirements of schools in the area to help provide the best support available and give you peace of mind that you’re doing the right thing every step of the way.

If you are preparing for 7+, 8+, 9+, 10+ or 11+, why not Baseline Assessment? Let Torchlight do the work, planning a personalised programme of work to ensure success by the end. Whether you need information on school choices, your just starting your preparation or you want advice on recent changes to the tests, we’re here to help

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Our Mocks are designed to give students the best practice under exam conditions for their entrance exams.

The exams are made in-house to reflect the standard and requirements of the schools in our area and will assess each of the topics and skills covered at 7+.

The 7+ exam offers a great opportunity for bright young students to gain places at the very best schools, and often to secure an excellent education all the way to A-level. At this age, though, familiarisation of extended tests can be the difference between success and failure.

7+ Mock Test

Adaptable and tailored testing for 7+ consisting of English and maths with optional reasoning and listening components.

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Our Mock Tests are all written in-house and, thanks to over 7 years of testing for a comprehensive cross section of schools, we have built up an excellent series of benchmarks for different entrance requirements. We are able to tailor any of our tests to the exact requirements of the student and provide an unmatched practice environment.

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One of the chief benefits of Torchlight Mocks is that following the exams, you’ll be given extensive personalised feedback and papers marked in detail which will provide you with a full understanding of how well prepared the student is and more importantly what they can do in the final term to ensure they reach their peak for January. As well as grades and full marking, the feedback you receive will include: in-depth analysis of answers and how they could be improved; practice exercises to improve key skills including suggestions for work with your child’s tutor or at home; model answers to help you see where extra marks can be gained.

We have a choice of papers available and have particular experience providing tests for Latymer Prep, King's College Wimbledon and St Paul's Junior School. Our listening paper aims to test children's creative potential and academic flexibility.


Test Information

The Baseline can be taken either 18 months, 12 months or 6 months prior to the exams, so we have different testing points throughout the year.

The core test looks at a student's academic abilities in maths, English and reasoning but the format of the test is different from what you can expect in a typical mock exam as we are also looking to gauge a student's potential and learning style - not just their current academic ability.

The test:

  • Total of 2.5 hours with a 20 minute break.
  • The English component is 50 minutes long and will test comprehension and composition skills.
  • The maths paper is 50 minutes long and will test core skills as well as worded and puzzle questions.
  • There is a 30 minute reasoning paper split between VR (verbal) and NVR (non verbal) questions.

What we offer:

  • Our report will comment on a student's current preparedness and suggest a programme of study with individually formulated areas of focus.
  • We will recommend target schools, reading lists and construct a practice plan with recommended resources.
  • Scripts are returned annotated with in depth comments and notes.
  • Optional face to face consultation to receive specific feedback (additional fee).

Each test has a 20 minute break in the middle and drinks and a snack will be proved. Students are welcome to bring their own stationery, but this is also provided if needed.

When placing your order, don't forget that Torchlight Members receive a significantly discounted rate - just enter your code (see our Newsletter or contact the office) at the checkout stage.

Test Information

Mocks run monthly from June to December and can be taken individually or as part of a programme of study to track progress and build confidence. Please contact the office to plan a bespoke package or choose one of the options below.

Mock Tests take place at our Barnes office in small groups but papers are also available to be taken remotely. From September 2021, you can sit the tests in Barnes, Richmond or Wimbledon.

We offer two types of 8+ Mock Test, please indicate your selection when booking:

Our general Test is 1.5 hours and consists of an English comprehension, composition and maths paper - £144

Our advanced test for the most academic schools is 2.5 hours long and also includes Reasoning and Listening components - £156

Each test has a 20 minute break in the middle and drinks and a snack will be proved. Students are welcome to bring their own stationery, but this is also provided if needed.

When placing your order, don't forget that Torchlight Members receive a significantly discounted rate - just enter your code (see our Newsletter or contact the office) at the checkout stage.


Upcoming Dates

March

27th

March Baseline Test 2021
Select times and extras

£168


July

10th

July Baseline Test 2021
Select times and extras

£168


FAQs

If you have any questions at all about the content of the mock tests or how, when or where we deliver the tests, please have look at the FAQs below or contact directly in the office.

Where do the mock tests take place?

The Mock tests in June, July and August will all take place at the Torchlight office in Barnes, South West London. Here is a map and details to reach us. From September 2021 we will also be offering tests in Wimbledon and Richmond, sign up for our newsletter for the latest updates.

What do students need to bring with them on the day?

Students can bring their own stationery but we will also provide all of this as required. We recommend that all students bring water and they can bring a snack, but please bear in mind that this is only to be eaten in the break and not during the tests! We always provide a small snack at the beginning of the break.

When will we get the results?

We aim to mark and return the papers by the Friday following the test weekend, though we are often able to return them well before this. We put a premium on careful, in-depth feedback, so we do ask for your patience in this regard.

How do I know what a 'good' result is?

We will ask for the student's target schools when you make the booking, so we will set the papers and mark in the context of these goals. In addition to this, we set target scores by assigning each school to one of three tiers determined by our years of experience testing. You can measure your son or daughter's results against these benchmarks.

If you select multiple mocks, we will also set specific topic goals to track progress.

Where do you get your papers from?

All of our papers are written in-house and we have the ability to tailor each exam to the needs of the student and the requirements of the selected school. For instance, if you require a multiple choice maths paper or an extra dictation exam, we will provide the appropriate paper.

Can my son/daughter have extra time?

We can absolutely make provisions for students who qualify for extra time. There is a small additional fee to cover the extra invigilation required, please contact the office for details.

Can my son/daughter take the test at home or online?

We are very happy to post you the papers to be taken at your home, you will just need to return the scripts to us for marking.

At the moment, we do not offer an online test.

FAQs

If you have any questions at all about the content of the mock tests or how, when or where we deliver the tests, please have look at the FAQs below or contact directly in the office.

Where do the mock tests take place?

The Mock tests in June, July and August will all take place at the Torchlight office in Barnes, South West London. Here is a map and details to reach us. From September 2021 we will also be offering tests in Wimbledon and Richmond, sign up for our newsletter for the latest updates.

What do students need to bring with them on the day?

Students can bring their own stationery but we will also provide all of this as required. We recommend that all students bring water and they can bring a snack, but please bear in mind that this is only to be eaten in the break and not during the tests! We always provide a small snack at the beginning of the break.

When will we get the results?

We aim to mark and return the papers by the Friday following the test weekend, though we are often able to return them well before this. We put a premium on careful, in-depth tuition, so we do ask for your patience in this regard.

How do I know what a 'good' result is?

We will ask for the student's target schools when you make the booking, so we will set the papers and mark in the context of these goals. In addition to this, we set target scores by assigning each school to one of three tiers determined by our years of experience testing. You can measure your son or daughter's results against these benchmarks.

If you select multiple mocks, we will also set specific topic goals to track progress.

Where do you get your papers from?

All of our papers are written in-house and we have the ability to tailor each exam to the needs of the student and the requirements of the selected school. For instance, if you require a multiple choice maths paper or an extra dictation exam, we will provide the appropriate paper.

Can my son/daughter have extra time?

We can absolutely make provisions for students who qualify for extra time. There is a small additional fee to cover the extra invigilation required, please contact the office for details.

Can my son/daughter take the test at home or online?

We are very happy to post you the papers to be taken at your home, you will just need to return the scripts to us for marking.

At the moment, we do not offer an online test.

Upcoming Dates

March

13th

Book
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£168

March Baseline Test 2021
Select times and extras

July

10th

Book
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£168

July Baseline Test 2021
Select times and extras


FAQs

If you have any questions at all about the content of the mock tests or how, when or where we deliver the tests, please have look at the FAQs below or contact directly in the office.

Where do the mock tests take place?

The Mock tests in June, July and August will all take place at the Torchlight office in Barnes, South West London. Here is a map and details to reach us. From September 2021 we will also be offering tests in Wimbledon and Richmond, sign up for our newsletter for the latest updates.

What do students need to bring with them on the day?

Students can bring their own stationery but we will also provide all of this as required. We recommend that all students bring water and they can bring a snack, but please bear in mind that this is only to be eaten in the break and not during the tests! We always provide a small snack at the beginning of the break.

When will we get the results?

We aim to mark and return the papers by the Friday following the test weekend, though we are often able to return them well before this. We put a premium on careful, in-depth feedback, so we do ask for your patience in this regard.

How do I know what a 'good' result is?

We will ask for the student's target schools when you make the booking, so we will set the papers and mark in the context of these goals. In addition to this, we set target scores by assigning each school to one of three tiers determined by our years of experience testing. You can measure your son or daughter's results against these benchmarks.

If you select multiple mocks, we will also set specific topic goals to track progress.

Where do you get your papers from?

All of our papers are written in-house and we have the ability to tailor each exam to the needs of the student and the requirements of the selected school. For instance, if you require a multiple choice maths paper or an extra dictation exam, we will provide the appropriate paper.

Can my son/daughter have extra time?

We can absolutely make provisions for students who qualify for extra time. There is a small additional fee to cover the extra invigilation required, please contact the office for details.

Can my son/daughter take the test at home or online?

We are very happy to post you the papers to be taken at your home, you will just need to return the scripts to us for marking.

At the moment, we do not offer an online test.

FAQs

If you have any questions at all about the content of the mock tests or how, when or where we deliver the tests, please have look at the FAQs below or contact directly in the office.

Where do the mock tests take place?

The Mock tests in June, July and August will all take place at the Torchlight office in Barnes, South West London. Here is a map and details to reach us. From September 2021 we will also be offering tests in Wimbledon and Richmond, sign up for our newsletter for the latest updates.

What do students need to bring with them on the day?

Students can bring their own stationery but we will also provide all of this as required. We recommend that all students bring water and they can bring a snack, but please bear in mind that this is only to be eaten in the break and not during the tests! We always provide a small snack at the beginning of the break.

When will we get the results?

We aim to mark and return the papers by the Friday following the test weekend, though we are often able to return them well before this. We put a premium on careful, in-depth tuition, so we do ask for your patience in this regard.

How do I know what a 'good' result is?

We will ask for the student's target schools when you make the booking, so we will set the papers and mark in the context of these goals. In addition to this, we set target scores by assigning each school to one of three tiers determined by our years of experience testing. You can measure your son or daughter's results against these benchmarks.

If you select multiple mocks, we will also set specific topic goals to track progress.

Where do you get your papers from?

All of our papers are written in-house and we have the ability to tailor each exam to the needs of the student and the requirements of the selected school. For instance, if you require a multiple choice maths paper or an extra dictation exam, we will provide the appropriate paper.

Can my son/daughter have extra time?

We can absolutely make provisions for students who qualify for extra time. There is a small additional fee to cover the extra invigilation required, please contact the office for details.

Can my son/daughter take the test at home or online?

We are very happy to post you the papers to be taken at your home, you will just need to return the scripts to us for marking.

At the moment, we do not offer an online test.