My DS will be sitting the 11+ from Chelmsford in 2017. Any Chelmsford mums out here who can form a group discussion maybe? Where can one find out about all the important deadlines and dates (Open Days/registration) related to 11+ exam 2017 for a 2018 entry please? The CSSE has dates for 2017 entry only I think.
Is the 2017 format still Maths 25%, English 25% and VR 50%?
Also thinking of some extra coaching classes for DS, although he has been practising with Bond papers (though not every single day just yet!) since last one year.
Can anyone also recommend the best website to buy sample papers from? How can we get sample papers just from Essex please? Is it only the elevenplusexam.co.uk?
The CSSE site may be focusing on the upcoming exam for 2017 entry at the moment, but it also has details about the test (a 60 minute English paper with a bit of VR and a short creative writing section and a 60 minute Maths paper with a bit of NVR - the exam you describe became obsolete with the 2015 entry), free familiarisation papers and links to the CSSE member schools. You can also order past papers via the site, although the office is closed during the holidays so I don't know whether you can do that at the moment.
The open days / evenings tend to be at about the same time each year. If you look at the Calendar on the website of the school(s) in which you are interested, they may already have them up for the coming academic year. When we looked at KEGS (2014 entry), they only had open mornings, some in March and some a little later in the school year. SHSB and WHSB hold open evenings in late June, usually.