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 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