Southend High School for Girls 11 Plus (11+) CSSE Exam Information

Introduction

 

Established in 1913, Southend High School for Girls is located on Southchurch Boulevard in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. The school has academy status and caters for pupils aged between 11 and 18. The school is rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in all 31 inspection areas. Southend High School for Girls specialises in languages, and all Key Stage 3 pupils select two languages to study from a choice of French, German and Spanish.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Southend High School for Girls

 

Address: Southend High School for Girls, Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 4UZ

Admissions Info: admissions@shsg.org

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1036 (approx.)

Number of places in year 7: 180

Open day date: July

Exam date: September

Exam board type: CSSE (Essex 11 Plus)

 

For more information on Southend High School for Girls’ admissions policy, please visit the school’s admissions page. Parents can also take a look at the admissions policy document.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Southend High School for Girls

 

Before applying for a Year 7 place at Southend High School for Girls, parents and students are encouraged to visit the school during its open day, which takes place in July. More information about the school’s open day events can be found here.

 

To apply for a Year 7 place, parents need to complete the CSSE registration form, which can be done online on their website. A Supplementary Information Form (SIF), can also be obtained from the CSSE website.

 

Southend High School for Girls Catchment Area

 

Does Southend High School for Girls have a catchment area?

 

Yes, Southend High School for Girls has a catchment area with priority based on location and distance from the school.

 

Southend High School for Girls 11 Plus Exam Format

 

All CSSE members use the same 11 Plus selection test to ensure that students only need to take one exam. The Southend High School for Girls 11 Plus exam consistes of two tests, covering English and Maths.

 

The English test focuses on comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, creative writing, verbal reasoning and literacy. The Maths paper is based on topics from the KS2 National Curriculum.

 

The test scores are age-standardised and offers of places are dependent on passing the selection tests. However, it should be noted that passing the selection tests is not a guarantee of being offered a place.

 

Test results are sent to parents by first class post in October.

 

How to Prepare for the Southend High School for Girls 11 Plus Exam

 

In addition to working from a study timetable, at Exam Papers Plus, we recommend that students use 11 Plus practice tests to get used to the types of questions they may be asked on exam day. We specialise in producing practice exam papers that are similar in style to those used in the CSEE 11 Plus exam. When used under timed exam conditions, our tests can also help improve students’ time management skills.

 

Practice Exam Papers for the Southend High School for Girls 11 Plus Exam

 

We have a number of practice tests specifically designed to help students prepare for the Southend High School for Girls 11+ exam. You can learn more about them here.

 

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Guides

 

English

 

The CSSE 11+ English paper can include both multiple-choice and open-answer comprehension questions, as well as a writing section and a reasoning section.

 

For multiple-choice comprehension practice, we’d highly recommend:

 

Full Practice Tests

Skill specific practice

 

For open-answer (standard format) comprehension and writing practice, we’d highly recommend these resources:

 

Comprehension

Writing

 

For the reasoning section, we’d highly recommend these practice tests:

 

Full Practice Tests

Skill Specific Practice

 

Mathematics

 

The CSSE 11+ Maths paper covers the KS2 syllabus (including problem solving and arithmetic) as well as some non-verbal reasoning. The maths questions are not multiple-choice.

 

We recommend using the following resources to help prepare for the maths exam:

 

Full Practice Tests

Skill specific practice

 

 

Why do some of the recommendations above show me independent school papers?

 

The main difference between independent and grammar school papers is the question format. Independent schools usually assess with standard format questions, which means students need to write out full answers. Grammar schools usually use multiple-choice format questions.

 

Whilst Southend High School for Girls is a grammar school, they actually use the independent school (standard) format for some of their exams, which is why they are included in the recommendations above.

 

 

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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Southend High School for Girls 11+ past papers. The information provided about Southend High School for Girls was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.

 

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