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Grammar Schools

We currently offer three specialist 11+ modules for the Grammar Schools, based on the examination boards the local authority or the school use.



The examination board is GL which can comprise of English, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.  There are variations to this depending on the school.  QE Boys, for example, only use Maths and English.


The examination board is CEM, University of Durham, which assesses pupils’ understanding and application of knowledge and skills taught in the Key Stage 2 curriculum.   

CEM exam's unique focus areas are:

  • Numerical Reasoning (30%)

  • Verbal Reasoning (50%)

  • Non-Verbal Reasoning (20%)

  • ​The grammar schools in Redbridge, among others, currently use CEM.




The Consortium of Selective Schools in Essex is used for the following schools:

  • King Edward VI Grammar School

  • Colchester County High School for Girls 

  • Colchester Royal Grammar School 

  • Shoeburyness High School

  • Southend High School for Girls

  • Southend High School for Boys

  • St. Bernard’s High School for Girls

  • St. Thomas More High School for Boys 

  • Westcliff High School for Girls

  • Westcliff High School for Boys

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