We have sourced some useful providers of 11 Plus Mock Exams in the Essex area. Please feel free to click through and find out what they provide.

There are 10  grammar schools in Essex that form the Consortium of Selective Schools in Essex (CSSE) :

Colchester County High School for Girls Southend High School for Girls
Colchester Royal Grammar School St Thomas More High School
King Edward VI Grammar School  St Bernard’s Girls High School
Shoeburyness High School  Westcliff High School for Boys
Southend High School for Boys Westcliff High School for Girls

The information within these pages will help cover these selected schools.

Doing  an Essex CSSE 11 Plus mock exam at home with realistic papers- very cost effective

Most of the benefit of doing mock exams can be gained from running your own 11 Plus Mock. You can do this for next to nothing by following our free guide at the bottom of the page. Or use a mock pack designed to be delivered at home.

Learning Street provides very good 11 Plus Mock Exam packs for The Essex CSSE 11 Plus exam and they are the most reasonable we have found. Links to each of their downloadable mocks is below and they produce a bundle at a discount.

It’s well worth investing in some home based mocks before doing an expensive hall based mock or you can run them at home instead of doing a hall based mock.

Essex CSSE 11 Plus Mock Exam 1

Essex CSSE 11 Plus Mock Exam 2

Essex CSSE 11 Plus Mock Exam 3

Essex CSSE 11 Plus Mock Exam 4

Essex CSSE 11 Plus Mock Exam Bundle (packs 1-4)


Essex CSSE 11 Plus Mock Exam Providers

These hall based mock exam providers are reputable, but remember that hall based mocks are valuable but expensive so make sure you are best placed to take advantage of them. Doing some home based mock work first is a good idea as your child will get used to the look and feel of the tests, the stamina required, the standard of questions, how the timings work and how to use the answer sheets.


Website: www.jacquirobinsoneducation.co.uk

Location: Essex Colchester


Provider: 11 PLUS

Website: www.11plus.co.uk

Location: Essex Chelmsford



Website: www.11plustutorsinessex.co.uk

Location: Essex Chelmsford

Mocks are important but remember to do proper revision, not just papers.

Mocks help children get used to the pressures of the day. Beyond that many parents make the mistake of just doing papers in the final month or so. In fact, for best results children need to do a mix of revision work including both papers and learning enforcement activities. There are no books which do this but there are structured courses which can be really useful.   The courses we suggest are :

These courses are really intensive so watch out! They have a great mix of both papers and learning enforcement so are ideal for the time running up to the exam. We suggest some families may find it more useful to tackle them over six weeks rather than the four weeks suggested.

Points to remember when thinking about CSSE 11 Plus Mock Exams

  • Prepare for the mock exam day in advance, treat it as if it were the real thing.
  • Imagine you are going to the real thing so leave in plenty of time for the test.
  • Remember that a great deal of the value the children get from mock exams is the experience of the day itself- the expectation, strange people, strange room, the stamina required and the exam conditions.
  • While the result will be interesting it is what you do afterwards to improve further which is really important.
  • Not all mock exams are the same, cost the same or provide the same reports so choose carefully.
  • It’s often a good idea to do more than one mock exam to make sure nerves are less of an issue on the day itself.

Mock exams can be expensive but in our view they are well worth it.

Useful 11 Plus Mock Exams Information

To get more detailed information on the use of Eleven Plus Mock Tests as preparation for the real exam, visit our 11 Plus Mock Exams Information page.

Alternatively, if you want to get more information about doing your own 11 Plus Mock Tests at home, then visit our 11 Plus Mock Exams Plan page.

Use the menu to left, or visit our main 11 Plus Mock Exams page, to find links to the other eleven plus mock test areas.

Other 11 Plus Advice

Doing eleven plus mock tests are just a small part of the necessary preparation for the 11+ exam. Visit the links below for further information advice to help your child best prepare for the 11 Plus Exam: