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"WOW! We never expected to see this much material for what we paid, we’re working very hard to get through it. The English writing is really useful as we don’t know how we could otherwise have helped with this. Maths and English comprehensions also look really good. Probably a little too much reasoning work for what we think the CCSE tests for if we are being critical but otherwise perfect."

Lily F

"Thanks for your help choosing this course. We were hesitant because we thought we may have left it too late but we have been reassured by the content of the course that all things may be possible- if we are lucky ! We’ll let you know how we get on."

Mr O’Brien

6-15 Weeks

10-12 Years Old

This course is ideal for children starting their preparation for the  CSSE 11 Plus exam in Essex with around three months to go. The course is broken into 10 parts, is very intensive and represents excellent value. See the preview for a good idea of what’s included.

One of the key advantages of using this course vs books is that everything is planned and organised for you, parents don’t need to worry about what to buy and which topics to do when or what to focus on. It’s all organised so that nothing can get in the way of learning. This is really important when the time you have available is limited.

The cost quoted is for the whole course, there is nothing else to pay.

What does it include ?

  • This course is fully planned and in each part children will work on their Vocabulary Development as well as preparing for the individual Essex 11 Plus exam elements : English comprehension, technical English and the writing test,  Reasoning and Maths.
  • While the course includes over 25 timed papers and tests, it is the focus we place on core skills such as vocabulary development and working accurately in Maths and English which makes the real difference.
  • One of the key benefits of the course is the amount of time we spend helping pupils to improve their written work, which is very important in Essex
  • While most books are just a series of tests our course provides the right materials for children to enable them to develop their skills and actually learn, tests alone will not help children.
  • There are 10 parts to the course with each part providing about 60 pages of learning and testing work. Each part includes full answers with detailed explanations where they are needed. See the preview for more detail on what is included in the course.

Not sitting the 11 Plus exam in Essex?

Our 11 Plus Programme – Boost is also available, providing preparation for the standard GL 11 Plus exam or the CEM 11 Plus Exam sat in other areas.

When should pupils use this course ?

  • It has been designed to help pupils get into very competitive selective Grammar Schools in Essex that use the CSSE test.
  • Typically families will do this course when they have between 6 and 15 weeks to go to the exam.
  • Because the course is very full and intensive we don’t recommend allowing yourself less than 6 weeks to cover it as you won’t get the full benefit from it.

How will it be delivered?

  • Once purchased you will be able to download the first part of the course from the site.
  • The next part of the course will be available to download the following day so you can progress at a pace that suits you.
  • We recommend doing one part per week, however if you have more time available, for example if your child is not at school or during the holidays, you can start the next part whenever you are ready.
  • All our courses are delivered on pdf and designed to be printed out and completed on paper. They are not designed to be used on an electronic device of any sort because children learn best using a pen and paper.
  • Each part of the course includes its own bespoke answers section.


You can choose to preview the course or purchase it below. The cost quoted is for the whole course, there are no monthly costs and nothing else to pay.


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"My daughter's preparation for her 11 Plus exam couldn't have gone better. The advice we received about being committed ourselves was exactly right. We set a time to do the work and broadly managed to achieve it. The course was very intensive so we did need to work hard, but it was worth it in the end. Without this course I'm not sure I would have known where to start or what to do when"

- Mrs Hamilton


"We used a Private Tutor to prepare for the 11 Plus, and they recommended that we use the full 40 part vocabulary course as part of the process rather than vocabulary books. We really can't see how it's possible to boost a child's vocabulary without this sort of work, it had everything- real learning activities, tests, revision, pieces of texts from classic books and even vocabulary puzzles which stretched our son no end."

- Mr Gull

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