With tailored resources for the CSSE (Essex) 11 plus exams, getting into grammar school has never been so easy.
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Unlimited practice papers for the Consortium of Selective Schools in Essex (CSSE)
Verbal and non-verbal reasoning
Key Stage 2 English, maths & science
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Your child builds their understanding of the CSSE 11 plus curriculum through practice questions, helpsheets and videos.
Our technology adapts to your child, targeting their areas for improvement and building confidence in tricky topics.
Your child hones their exam technique with unlimited CSSE past papers, automatically marked for you.
You get clear data on your child's progress and performance compared to their peers.
The CSSE exam is an 11 plus entrance test used by state-funded grammar schools in Essex. It is used to assess:
Your child's progress and potential in core subjects
Whether your child is likely to thrive at grammar school
There is one entry test shared by all 10 Essex grammar schools. It is taken in September of Year 6.
Registrations for the CSSE exam are open online from May to June.
Registrations are now closed for entering Year 7 in 2023.
Registrations for entering Year 7 in 2024 will open in May 2023.
Key dates for the CSSE (this takes place while your child is in Year 6):
21st July 2022: You will be sent information about test day
17th September 2022: Your child sits the test
13th October 2022: 11 plus results are posted to you
31st October 2022: Deadline for applying for school places (advised to wait for the 11 plus results before applying)
1st March 2023: You will find out which school has offered your child a place
The pass mark varies year on year and depending on the school.
In 2021, these were the lowest scores at which children were offered a place:
Colchester County High School for Girls: 332
Colchester Royal Grammar School (Boys): 342
King Edward VI Grammar School (Boys): 345 (inside priority area), 375 (outside priority area)
All Southend grammar schools: 303 (inside priority area), 318–353 (outside priority area)
King Edward VI Grammar School
Colchester County High School for GirlsColchester Royal Grammar School
Southend High School for Girls
Southend High School for Boys
Westcliff High School for Girls
Westcliff High School for Boys
St Bernard’s High School (for Girls)
St Thomas More High School
Shoeburyness High School
The CSSE 11 plus covers:
With your Atom Nucleus subscription you get unlimited online 11 plus mock tests for Essex grammar schools.
Your child can take the tests as many times as they like and never see the same paper twice. No more rationing past papers!
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Atom Nucleus is designed for children ages 7–11. Our Exam Prep packages are specifically for children preparing for the 11 plus.
Atom Nucleus covers both CEM and GL 11 plus, as well as SET and CSSE. Our unlimited practice papers replicate the exam used by your child's target grammar school.
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