Essex 11 Plus Exam Papers and Books

11 Plus Essex exam advice – Schools this advice applies to:

Chelmsford County High School for Girls Southend High School for Boys

Colchester County High School for Girls  Southend High School for Girls

Colchester Royal Grammar School              Westcliff High School for Boys

King Edward VI Grammar School                 Westcliff High School for Girls

What materials to buy and developing a preparation plan are the biggest challenges parents face

For Essex, just like any other area, one of the core challenges families face when preparing at home is what materials to use and how to structure work. Using a Guided 11 Plus course can help because all the work and the schedule is prepared for you, but if the decision has been made to use books then we can help in two ways:

We can help you through our FREE 11 Plus subject preparation guides. These are tailored to each area and let you know what to do, when to do it and how to structure your work. Most parents find this a useful starting point.

Secondly we have produced recommended resource lists which run alongside our preparation guide advice.

What to do next – How to access the FREE Essex 11 Plus preparation guides

The Exam for Chelmsford County High School for Girls is written by CEM. To get an overview of the CEM test go to our CEM 11 Plus page. To find out how to prepare for the CEM 11 Plus exam and access the relevant guide click through to each relevant section. All resources have been reviewed by us for suitability. 

CEM 11 Plus Verbal Reasoning

CEM 11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning

CEM 11 Plus Numerical Reasoning

For those applying for September 2024 entry. Chelmsford County High School for Girls is switching from CEM to FSCE (Future Schools Community Enterprise Ltd). The new exam will consist of papers covering English, Maths and Creative Writing:



Creative Writing

For the other seven schools in Essex the exam is written by the schools and covers:



Verbal Reasoning

Non-Verbal Reasoning

To access our advice click on each subject in turn. You’ll find a guide on each subject to download and a resource list.