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CSSE Maths 11+ Practice Papers

Six CSSE Maths Papers covering:

  • Covers every topic to have appeared from 2015 to 2020 entry papers
  • Unique scorecard matrix to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses
  • A mixture of short and longer worded questions in the distinctive CSSE style
  • Each topic has been covered with bespoke questions, so no two questions are similar 
  • A difficultly level comparable to CSSE past papers
  • Answers with explanations where applicable 

CSSE 11+ Maths: Past Paper Results

If your child has been practicing CSSE past papers, then you can use the results table below to determine how their score ranks against the children who sat the actual exam. Your child should aim for a score that sits in the top 40%.

Note: 2021 Entry scores will not be available until Feb 2022. 

2020 Entry Scores

0 to 10

11 to 20

21 to 30

31 to 40

41 to 50

51 to 60

Female (2355)

8%

28%

27%

21%

14%

3%

Male (2634)

5%

20%

25%

26%

20%

5%

2019 Entry Scores

0 to 10

11 to 20

21 to 30

31 to 40

41 to 50

51 to 60

Female (2698)

15%

30%

29%

18%

7%

1%

Male (2937)

11%

26%

26%

22%

12%

3%

2018 Entry Scores

0 to 10

11 to 20

21 to 30

31 to 40

41 to 50

51 to 60

Female (2481)

4%

17%

30%

29%

17%

3%

Male (2901)

3%

13%

27%

30%

21%

6%

CSSE 11+ Maths: Did you know.....


  • The maths papers from the last six years can be split into 22 general subject areas.
  • The majority of questions are multi-part, similar to our practice papers and include Applied Reasoning.
  • Out of 2355 girls to sit the 2020 entry paper, 38% of the girls scored over 50% in Maths.
  • Out of 2634 boys to sit the 2020 entry paper, nearly half of all the boys scored over 50% in Maths.
  • Prior to 2015, the Maths papers were only 35 mins long - the format changing thereafter.
  • Our analysis table below, shows the most frequent topics to appear in the last six years.
CSSE Maths Analysis

CSSE 11+ Maths: Structure


The Maths paper is challenging, but the content is in line with the expectations of Level 5 Key Stage 2 National Curriculum.

Question topics are taken from the full KS2 curriculum, which means that some of the content will not be familiar to students at the point they take the exam as they have yet to complete Year 6. Effectively, their Maths subject knowledge needs to be a year ahead of what is expected at the beginning of Year 6.

Try to leave practicing timed CSSE 11 plus mock papers until your child is secure with the content of the curriculum, or at least, the majority of it. They need to know how to tackle the subject areas well before starting to practise doing things accurately at the right speed. 


  • The Maths paper is taken after the English paper
  • 18 to 22 questions, with many multi-part format
  • There is one paper and one section
  • The total time allowed is 60 minutes with 60 marks in total
  • Each question can vary between 1 and 6 marks