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CSSE – Key Information

The CSSE (Consortium of Selective Schools in Essex) 11+ examination consists of 2 papers. Both papers take 1 hour and they are of equal weighting in terms of marks. Both papers are based upon Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum.

Paper 1

The English paper covers the following areas:

  • Comprehension, grammar and vocabulary questions
  • 2 pieces of creative writing
  • Applied reasoning (literacy and verbal)

Paper 2

The maths paper covers applied reasoning (maths and non-verbal)

How can S6 help?

S6 have a huge amount of experience in ensuring that pupils are in the best possible position to tackle the examination process. We offer a variety of services to assist your child including the following:

One-to-One Tuition

Our exceptional One-to-One tuition process has been personally developed by Stephanie Williams. With a 97% success rate and 13 years experience, Stephanie has been able to ensure that almost all of her pupils gain a place in their first choice of school.

Mastering CSSE examinations is not just about practice. Questions can vary in style from year to year and so as well as ensuring that your child is academically competent across all key 11+ areas, our tutors will ensure that their pupils have the practical skills and techniques to approach unfamiliar types of questions. Our resources will always be up to date and take into account recent CSSE changes.

To find out more about our premium One-to-One services, please see One-to-One Tuition

Group Tuition

We run a number of group tuition sessions in various centres across London Essex and Kent. To find out more, please go to:


If availability is limited for your time / locations, please email enquiries@s6tutoringacademy.co.uk to be added to the waiting list and to be kept informed of new course dates and times.

Mock Examination Courses

S6 run CSSE mock exam courses throughout the summer period. These courses will give your child invaluable experience of examination conditions which can help enormously with nerves on the day of the actual 11+. The mock exam courses also enable our tutors to identify any areas of weakness that may still need further reinforcement.

To find out more, please see CSSE Course.

S6 Online Hub

The S6 Hub is an online testing environment that has been carefully developed by our team to ensure that your child gets plenty of practice. With over 14,000 questions and testing across all key competencies, the hub ensures that your child will never be short of practice material.

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Free Revision Pack

Our FREE revision pack can be downloaded here: