Registration: Tuesday 18th May, 2021
Test Date: Saturday 18th Sept, 2021
The Essex (CSSE) 11+ papers are deceptively challenging. On the face of it, they can appear easier than the CEM and GL 11+ questions, however, don’t be fooled!
Maths questions are a mixture of short and long style, multi-part questions. The English comprehension questions are a mixture of free text and multiple choice.
Across the 10 CSSE schools, there are 1,323 places available for 2022 entry.
Consortium School Name
Colchester County High School for Girls.
Colchester Royal Grammar School
King Edward VI Grammar School
Shoeburyness High School
Southend High School for Boys
Southend High School for Girls
St. Bernard’s High School (Girls)
St. Thomas More High School (Boys)
Westcliff High School for Boys
Westcliff High School for Girls
Each year a statistical test is used to determine if age standardisation is required for the CSSE exam.
In recent years, no such adjustment has been applied. However, in light of the ruling of the Office of the Schools adjudicator, a modified approach to calculating age-adjustment was adopted from October 2018.
In plain English, this means that scores are adjusted according to the childs date of birth. The younger the child, the higher their mark is adjusted.
Using the 2018 standarisation formula provided by the CSSE, we've calculated what the standardised score would be for a child that scored 40/60 in both Maths and English, but at different ages.
As you can see from the table below, being the youngest in the year can add up to 10 marks to your standardised score.
Date of Birth
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