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How to join, pay for and log in to a membership package

Step 1 : Join (register an account)

Click on the Join menu item shown in the image below and you will be taken to the Join page.

Enter a username and password along with your email address in the fields shown below, then click on the Register button which will automatically take you to the Login page.

Step 2: Log in

Enter your username and password in the fields shown below, then click on the Login button which will automatically take you to the Membership Welcome Start Page which lists any current memberships you may have and allows you to buy new memberships.

Step 3: Purchase a membership

Scroll down the Membership Welcome Start Page until you see the table listing the membership packages and their prices. To purchase a package, click on the Buy Now button next to that package. Note that you must pay for each package separately i.e. you must complete the purchase of one package before you can purchase another package. The memberships are non-recurring which means that you will not be automatically rebilled when a membership expires. You can choose to renew a membership, it will not be done for you automatically.

Step 4: Log in to the system

Click on the Login menu item shown below and you are taken to the Login page.

After you have purchased a membership package, you will already be logged in and all you need to do is to click on the Welcome Page link at the bottom of the Login page as shown below. Clicking on the Welcome Page link takes you to the Membership Welcome Start Page.

Note that if you chose a usename of andrew, for example, the system will indicate that andrew is already logged in by showing the username in capitalised form (i.e. as ANDREW) by default

Step 5: Access your membership package(s)

Near the top of the Membership Welcome Start Page you will see a list of your active membership packages. To access your package(s), click on the Welcome Page link next to the package name as shown below.

Note that the expiry date of your package is shown next to its name and the expiry date is in the format yyyy-mm-dd. Therefore the expiry date shown below is 4/11/2015 i.e. 4th November 2015.

If you have any questions about the join process, please send us an email at visuteach@hotmail.com

The majority of grammar schools in Essex are part of the Consortium for Selective Schools in Essex (CSSE). The 11 plus exam in these schools consists of a CSSE English paper (which is made up of a comprehension test, an applied reasoning test and a continuous writing test) and a CSSE maths paper.

Chelmsford County High School for Girls is not part of the CSSE, and its 11+ exams are CEM 11+ exams. CEM is the Centre for Monitoring and Evaluation at Durham University. Visuteach provides preparation for the English/verbal reasoning part of the CEM 11 plus tests in our online interactive CEM English/VR membership site. For information on our CEM 11 plus preparation materials, please click on our CEM 11 Plus Exams page.


Visuteach Essex CSSE & CEM 11+ Membership Packages

CEM English/VR Membership (3 months (i.e. 90 days) non-recurring)

CEM style verbal reasoning/English style questions and comprehension tests.

500 synonym, 300 antonym, 410 cloze, 130 jumbled sentence questions and 14 multiple-choice comprehension tests.

£20.00
CEM English/VR Membership (6 months (i.e. 180 days) non-recurring)

CEM style verbal reasoning/English style questions and comprehension tests.

500 synonym, 300 antonym, 410 cloze, 130 jumbled sentence questions and 14 multiple-choice comprehension tests.

£30.00
Essex CSSE Maths Membership Package 1 (1 year (i.e. 360 days))

Similar in style to the official Essex CSSE 2015 Entry Maths Familiarisation Paper.

Five 24 question 60 minute maths tests. Answers and explanations provided.

£20.00
Essex CSSE English Membership Package 1 (1 year (i.e. 360 days))

Similar in style to the official Essex CSSE 2015 Entry English Familiarisation Paper, but without the Continuous Writing Paper.

Six 30 minute comprehension tests of 14 questions each with passages of approx 1000 words, and six 10 minute applied reasoning tests of 5 questions each.

£20.00
Essex CSSE English Membership Package 2 (1 year (i.e. 360 days))

Similar in style to the official Essex CSSE 2015 Entry English Familiarisation Paper, but without the Continuous Writing Paper.

Six 30 minute comprehension tests of 14 questions each with passages of approx 1000 words, and six 10 minute applied reasoning tests of 5 questions each.

£20.00
Essex CSSE English Membership Package 3 (1 year (i.e. 360 days))

Similar in style to the official Essex CSSE 2015 Entry English Familiarisation Paper, but without the Continuous Writing Paper.

Six 30 minute comprehension tests of 14 questions each with passages of approx 1000 words, and six 10 minute applied reasoning tests of 5 questions each.

£20.00
Essex CSSE English Membership Package 4 (1 year (i.e. 360 days))

Similar in style to the official Essex CSSE 2015 Entry English Paper, but without the Continuous Writing Paper.

Four 30 minute comprehension tests of 12 questions each with passages of approx 550 words, and four 10 minute applied reasoning tests of 5 questions each.

£20.00
Essex CSSE English Membership Package 5 (1 year (i.e. 360 days))

Similar in style to the official Essex CSSE 2015 Entry English Paper, but without the Continuous Writing Paper.

Four 30 minute comprehension tests of 12 questions each with passages of approx 550 words, and four 10 minute applied reasoning tests of 5 questions each.

£20.00

Note that Visuteach’s English tests do not include any tests based on the 20 minute CSSE continuous writing tests. This is because we are unable to mark them. Our English tests are comprehension and applied reasoning tests only.

Visuteach Membership Packages Based on the Official CSSE 2015 Entry Familiarisation Papers

Visuteach’s Essex CSSE Maths Membership Package 1 and Essex CSSE English Membership Packages 1-3 are based on the format of the official CSSE 2015 entry familiarisation papers.

The CSSE 2015 entry maths familiarisation paper can be found at the following link CSSE 2015 Entry Maths

The CSSE 2015 entry English familiarisation paper can be found at the following link CSSE 2015 Entry English

Answers to these papers as well as some older different format real CSSE entrance papers can be found at the following link CSSE 2015 Entry Answers

Visuteach Membership Packages Based on the Real CSSE 2015 Entry Papers

Visuteach’s Essex CSSE English Membership Packages 4 and 5 are based on the format of the official CSSE 2015 entry paper.

How To Use the Visuteach Membership Packages

Each Visuteach Essex CSSE English style 11+ test consists of a comprehension passage which is a pdf file which can be downloaded and printed out, a sample answer sheet which can be downloaded and printed out, a comprehension test where the questions are displayed online and cannot be printed out, and an applied reasoning test where the questions are displayed online and cannot be printed out.

To take one of Visuteach’s Essex CSSE 11+ English style tests, you should print out the comprehension passage and read it for 10 minutes, then you should run the online comprehension test which lasts 30 minutes and which displays the questions online. You should write your answers down on a piece of paper. You should then run the applied reasoning test which lasts 10 minutes and displays 5 questions online. You should write your answers on a piece of paper. When you have finished, you should check your answers against the sample answer sheet which can be printed out or viewed online.

To take one of Visuteach’s Essex CSSE 11+ maths style tests, you should print out the blank answer sheet and write your answers on that sheet. You should run the online test which lasts 60 minutes and which displays the questions online. When you have finished, you should check your answers against the completed answer sheet which can be printed out or viewed online. To see explanations for the answers, click on the online answers & explanations link.


Visuteach Online Essex CSSE Maths 11+ Membership Package Demo

The demo below is from our Essex CSSE Maths Membership Package 1 and has a maths test of 5 out of the full 24 questions and should therefore be completed in 12.5 minutes rather than 60 minutes.

Print out the blank answer sheet and write your answers on it. When you have completed the test, check your answers against the completed answer sheet.

Click on the links in the table below.

Essex Maths Blank Answer Sheet Demo Test Completed Answer Sheet Answers & Explanations for Demo Test

To join, and for information on how to join, our Essex CSSE 11+ Maths Membership Package, please click Join Essex CSSE 11+ Maths Membership Package.


Visuteach Online Essex CSSE English 11+ Membership Package Demo

The demo below is from our Essex CSSE English Membership Package 2 and has a comprehension test of 7 out of the full 14 questions and should therefore be completed in 15 minutes rather than 30 minutes.

Write your answers on a sheet of paper and check them against the answer sheet.

Click on the links in the table below.

Essex English Demo Passage Comprehension Test Applied Reasoning Test Answer Sheet

To join, and for information on how to join, our Essex CSSE 11+ English Membership Packages, please click Join Essex CSSE 11+ English Membership Packages.


CSSE English Test Changes For 2015 Entry

The Essex CSSE consortium has changed the format of the CSSE exams for entry in year 2015.

The 2015 entry CSSE English test was a 60 minute paper that consisted of 3 sections. There was a 30 minute, 12 question comprehension section which accounted for 40 of the total 60 marks, there was a 10 minute, 5 question applied reasoning section which accounted for 5 of the total 60 marks, and a 20 minute continuous writing section which accounted for 15 of the total 60 marks. There were 10 minutes available to read through the comprehension passage before starting the 60 minute English paper.

Analysing the real CSSE 2015 entry English comprehension section, pure comprehension made up approximately 60% of this section, vocabulary and synonyms made up approximately 30% of this section and literary devices made up approximately 10% of this section.

The table below shows the approximate percentage of marks awarded overall in the new 2015 entry English test (i.e. incorporating the comprehension, applied reasoning and continuous writing sections) and the older format Essex CSSE English 11+ tests.

Essex 11+ English New 2015 Entry Test 2011-2014 Entry Test Pre-2011 Entry Test
Comprehension makes up approx. 40% 42% 60-68%
Vocabulary makes up approx. 20% 8% 20-24%
Literary devices make up approx. 6.6% 4% 0%
Applied Reasoning 8.3% 0% 0%
Continuous Writing 25% 0% 0%
Punctuation makes up approx. 0% 20% 12-16%
Spelling makes up approx. 0% 22% 0%
Grammar makes up approx. 0% 4% 0%

We have adapted our old Visuteach English papers to fit the new format and these 2015 entry Essex CSSE style 11+ English tests are now available in our Essex CSSE English membership packages.

Essex 11 plus English papers are quite difficult. The comprehension passages and the vocabulary are difficult. In the past, comprehension passages have been taken from authors such as Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy and Graham Greene. Our Essex English tests contain comprehension passages by Samuel Smiles, George Eliot, Jerome K. Jerome, Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jack London, Thomas Hardy, Emily Brontë and Charlotte Brontë among others.