I'm not sure if today was the last date for bulk resits or not, but don't forget that there may be further exams at a later date for children moving into the region.
There was an exam last March for example to cover children of new relocatees. We know a family who relocated from Europe and whose child took the exam then.
Don't ask me how they allocate places from exam groups like this - I haven't a clue. Durham must have a sophisticated normalisation methodology I guess.
Presumably this would only apply to children who have not been given the opportunity to take any sort of 11+ exam elsewhere in the country.
Raises an interesting general question about what happens when a child passes an 11+ plus exam in one LEA or county and the parents move to another area? How do you compare 11+ exam scores between regions.
viz. If you take an 11+ exam in say Essex and pass with say a standardised score of 121, do the KE foundation just simply treat that as an equivalent score for their exams? Or do they take the Headmasters reports from their previous school?
I am confused...
how exactly are tests administered at a later date for new relocatees? Isn't there a cut off point for all applications?
Just wondering as from our experience we were never under B'ham LEA. In fact, the academic year before DS took the KEG's exam we were living abroad and were told to return to the uk in order to register DS to sit the 11+ exam.
When we did return, (during the year he took the test) we were under a different LEA. He sat the exam on time, nevertheless, along with several other exams under various LEA's. And although, he did win 5/6 grammar school places- I wouldn't imagine that the KE Foundation would treat those scores as equivalent, as they are all based on different types of assessment. But also, if some children sit and pass the KEG's exam in March, will they be guaranteed a Y7 place even when they're full?