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Colchester County High School for Girls

Colchester County High School for Girls

Established in 1909, Colchester County High School for Girls is a grammar school exclusively for girls, holding academy status and situated in Colchester, Essex. Notably, it stands among the pioneers as one of the earliest Science Specialist schools in the UK.

The school's curriculum is meticulously crafted to equip students with the skills necessary to navigate the challenges posed by technological advancements in contemporary society. Offering a comprehensive and ambitious approach, the curriculum encompasses science, mathematics, English, art, and modern languages.

Beyond the classroom, the institution fosters students' creative pursuits by providing a multitude of extracurricular activities. These activities, aligned with the curriculum, reinforce students' knowledge in various areas. Options include participation in clubs such as economics, languages, geography, creative writing, art, and debating. Moreover, students have opportunities to engage in charitable fundraising initiatives.

Central to its mission, Colchester County High School for Girls is dedicated to cultivating an environment that nurtures independent thinking and problem-solving skills. Recognizing the diverse challenges students face, the school focuses on imparting knowledge and abilities to help them cope with the demands of everyday life.

County / Area:
Girls Grammar

CCHSG's priority area spans a 25-mile radius from the school, calculated using straight-line distances from the school's entrance, with data sourced from the Post Office and Ordnance Survey.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
6 applicants for every place
Colchester County High School for Girls, Colchester CO3 3US, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
The 11+ examination for Colchester County High School for Girls comprises two assessments:
1. Mathematics – centering on topics derived from the KS2 National Curriculum.
2. English – encompassing comprehension, applied reasoning, and creative writing.

Colchester County High School for Girls is part of the CSSE Consortium, indicating that all schools within this consortium administer the same examination. The examination format is outlined below:

  • Paper 1: A 60-minute free-response Mathematics Paper.

  • Paper 2: An English paper lasting 1 hour and 10 minutes. Section 1 involves 40 minutes dedicated to comprehension. Section 2 allocates 10 minutes for applied reasoning, and Section 3 consists of a 20-minute segment focused on continuous writing.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
21st September 2024
24th April 2024
21st June 2024 at 4pm

Parents will receive notification of the school offer on National Offer Day, scheduled for 1 March 2024, for admission in September 2024. Those who applied online can view the offer on National Offer Day, while parents who utilized the paper application form will receive letters via first-class post.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the CSSE English and CSSE Maths.  The sessions are online and highly interactive.  Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format.  Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus

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