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Mock exams

Unlike those in mainstream education, Home Educated and Private candidates are not usually afforded the opportunity to sit mock exams under exam conditions. As a result some candidates may not perform as well as they had hoped when it comes to exams, having had little or no experience of examination environments.

Here at The Academic Enrichment Centre, we recognise the importance and key benefits of mock exams, some examples detailed here:

  • Exam Environment — They help accustom you to the exam environment prior to examination day(s).
  • Tacking Exam Anxiety – Exams are, by their very nature, an anxious time for candidates. Mock exams help establish a familiarity in your mind and it keeps you grounded during the actual examination,  enabling you to perform to the best of your ability.
  • Time Management – Time, as well as lack of revision, is the biggest challenge facing candidates on exam day.  Mocks are an effective way of identifying which kind of questions you will find more time consuming and help you plan accordingly.  Remember, you need to allow time for you to carry out an entire check for careless errors which could negatively impact on your final grade.
  • Gauging Knowledge – One of the most useful aspects of mocks is to gauge knowledge you have attained/retained and how likely you are to perform on the actual examination day. Gaps in knowledge, identified by taking mocks, will allow you to focus on these prior to exam day.

To give every learner access to mock examinations, regardless of whether you intend to sit your actual exams with us or not,  we are holding a ‘Mock Exam Week’, starting on Monday 27th February.  There will be two mock exam sessions per day, commencing at 09:30 and 13:30.

The cost per mock exam paper is:

Marked with feedback            £90

Unmarked                               £54

If you would like to take mock exams with us, here in Birmingham, please email us or alternatively call us on 0121 777 9444.  We’ll be happy to assist you in achieving the grade you deserve!