Find out information about Southend High School for Girls here and learn about what courses your child should be doing if they hope to pass the entry examination into Southend High School for Girls.

About Southend High School for Girls

For over 100 years SHSG has been supporting young women to develop independence, open minds, curiosity and a keen sense of responsibility.  In the sixth form, they welcome boys and new girls and are delighted that they quickly become part of our school community. The quality of teaching is at the heart of an outstanding school.  At SHSG teaching staff and support staff work closely together to ensure that students have the best opportunities possible.  The curriculum is innovative and challenging and is delivered by expert teachers.  They have high expectations and students achieve excellence in external examinations.

Area Essex
Pupils 1,100 pupils
Places in Year 7 180 places
Competition 6+ applicants for every place
Exam Format Essex 11+ CSSE- English/Maths/VR/NVR
School Website www.shsg.org

Southend High School for Girls Courses

With high entry standards to Southend High School for Girls, your child will need plenty of preparation in order to get in. Parents can choose to use tutors/tuition centres or books/structured courses. The benefits of a structured course are that it is tailored to the area you are applying for and parents can focus on helping their child rather than worrying about which books to buy when and what order to do the work in.

Our courses are used by parents and by private tutors who choose to use them instead of books to help their children.

Which 11 Plus course to choose?

If your child is in Year 3 or Year 4 then please use our primary schools course chooser (link below) as a guide to starting on the right course. These courses focus on core literacy and numeracy skills. They help your child reach their potential before moving onto 11 Plus preparation at the right time.

Primary School- Course Chooser for younger children

If your child is really bright and in the latter half of Year 4 or in Year 5 then please choose from the courses below which have been tailored for the 11 Plus and this school/area.

Complete Courses – Complete preparation for the 11 Plus Exam

The course below is our bespoke course for the Essex CSSE exam and includes everything needed. This course is 40 parts in length with its own dedicated page including full details and free course preview.

The  Complete 11 Plus Programme – Essex (CSSE)

Enhance Courses- For those with a little less time

If you have less time available we have cut our main course down to half the length (roughly 65% of the materials in the complete course are included in our Enhance course). Full details and free preview are available by following the link:

11 Plus Enhance – Essex (CSSE)

Boost Courses- For those preparing without much time to go until the exam

If you are preparing later then we have produced these short courses which are half the length of Enhance courses but contain about 40% of our longest course. Link to the full Boost course below where you will find full details and an in-depth free preview:

11 Plus Boost – Essex (CSSE)

Preparation for Independent School 11 Plus Exams

Often we will find parents are asking their children to sit an 11 Plus exam for a grammar school in September and then are going on to sit an Independent School 11 Plus exam the following January.

Where this is case we have prepared two courses to help with the additional preparation that will be required:

11 Plus Creative Writing Course

11 Plus Maths Stretch and Revision

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