Essex 11 Plus

Visuteach provides membership packages that help prepare for Essex CSSE exams and for the English/verbal reasoning part of CEM exams.

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.

Essex CSSE 11+ Demos

Essex Maths Demo:
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. For explanations of the answers, click on the Answers & Explanations link.

Blank Answer Sheet

Demo Test

Completed Answer Sheet

Answers & Explanations

Essex English Demo:

Print out the passage and write your answers to the comprehension and applied reasoning tests on a piece of paper. When you have completed the test, check your answers against the completed answer sheet.

Passage

Comprehension Test

Applied Reasoning Test

Answer Sheet

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 CSSE 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.

For Chelmsford County High School for Girls, which uses CEM 11 plus exams, we have the following membership packages:

CEM English/VR Membership & Comprehension Package Demos

Demo 1:
This demo contains some synonym, antonym, cloze (missing words and missing letters) and jumbled sentence questions.

Demo 1

Demo 2:
This demo contains cloze tests with missing letters in words.

Demo 2

Demo 3:
This demo is a timed comprehension test (with answers at the end of the test).
Print out the passage and then run the demo test.

Passage

Demo 3

 

Each comprehension test can be run in two modes – automatic marking mode or manual marking mode.

In automatic marking mode, questions are displayed online, answers are filled in online, the test is marked automatically, and the answers are shown at the end of the test.

In manual marking mode, questions are displayed online, answers are filled in on paper, and the test is marked manually by comparing the filled in answers to the correct answers which are provided on a completed answer sheet.

Demo of an automatically marked test:
Print out the passage and run the test.

Passage

Demo Test

Demo of a test requiring manual marking:
Print out the passage and the blank answer sheet and write your answers on it. When you have completed the test, check your answers against the completed answer sheet.

Passage

Blank Answer Sheet

Demo Test

Completed Answer Sheet

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