Westcliff High School for Girls
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11 Plus Entry Information for Westcliff High School for Girls
Westcliff High School for Girls is a slightly larger-than-average secondary school. It is one of four grammar schools in the area that select students by ability. It gained specialist status in science and engineering in 2003. Students join this oversubscribed school from a wide range of primary schools in a wide geographical area. The large majority of students are of White British heritage. Many other ethnic groups are represented and the proportion of students from minority ethnic groups is similar to that found nationally. The proportion of students who speak English as an additional language is below that found nationally and all speak English fluently. Eligibility for free school meals is much lower than average. The number of students with special educational needs and/or disabilities is lower than average. The sixth form includes students who transfer from other schools including a few boys. The school has achieved a number of awards including National Healthy Schools Status and The Diana Award.
|Address||Westcliff High School for Girls, Kenilworth Gardens, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 0BS|
|Type||Girls Grammar School|
|Places in Year 7||150|
|Westcliff High School for Girls 11+ Resources||Maths resources English resources Verbal Reasoning resources|
|Competition||5-6 applicants for every place|
|Exam Format||Essex 11 Plus CSSE|
Westcliff High School for Girls 11 Plus Exam Format
Westcliff High School for Girls falls into the CSSE Consortium. Meaning all schools in this consortium have the same exam. The exam format is as follows
Westcliff High School for Girls 11 Plus Exam Paper
Some publishers have access to the exam format and produce their own mirror papers which aim to replicate what an 11 Plus exam for this consortium might look like.
We understand that these publishers get the information from familiarisation packs sent to parents, teachers, local tutors and pupils who have sat the test. The tests can of course change at any time and these papers only aim to give a good idea of what to expect, however, they are very useful and most parents use them at some point.
The ones we would suggest are from Learning Street. They are of high quality and cheaper than any others we have seen. Direct links to the papers are below and Learning Street produce them as mock exams which is unique ( so you can run your own mock exam at home). Links to the papers are below:
How to prepare for the Essex CSSE 11 Plus Exam
Essentially you have 5 options when it comes to helping your child to prepare.
1/ Some parents use a Private Tutor. If you want to start your search for a suitable one, we provide links to some Private tutors in Essex to help you. These can cost between £2500 and £6000 a year. For help thinking about which private tutor might be right for you see our guidance page.
2/ Other parents use a Tuition Centre with group tuition. If you want to start your search for a suitable one, we provide links to some Tuition centres in Essex to help you. These can cost between £1500 and £3500 for a year. For help thinking about which tuition centre might be right for you see our guidance page.
3/ If you are thinking of preparing at home using books then our 11 Plus Exam papers and books section provides lots of links and advice to help you choose which books to use and what to focus on. Preparation plans are also provided. Using this method is great for those parents prepared to take a more hands on approach. The average parent using this method spends about £300 on books and papers during the final year of preparation.
4/ A great option is a structured course. These courses gradually build up skills so you can focus on helping your child with the work provided. The best supplier is Learning Street which helps you prepare your child from home, ranging in price from £12 to £89 ( full cost – not monthly cost) it is the cheapest method of preparation. To find out their course suggestions for Westcliff High School for Girls 11 Plus preparation click the link.
5/ Online preparation. This is not something we recommend. Online solutions are growing more useful and reliable and for some aspects of preparation they can be useful but certainly not for all your preparation needs. They are also very expensive for what they provide with some coming in at £600- £1000 for a year depending on which options you select. For our rationale on why we believe online preparation is not a good solution yet click through to the page 11 Plus online preparation.
Westcliff High School for Girls 11 Plus Exam – Further Help
This website has lots of information which can help you aside from the ones we have directed you to above:
If you are thinking about doing an 11 Plus Mock Exam, then we have a page with 11 Plus Mock Exams in Essex.
We have all sorts of pages related to preparing for the exam and getting ready for the exam day itself including:
And of course there is a wealth of information including preparation plans in our exam papers and books section for Essex.