Dr Jalal wrote:
Well we're nervously awaiting the outcome of the KES results next Friday. Time seems to be dragging since the 23rd of January, when my son had to attend a scholarship interview. Is anyone else out there in the same boat?
I've been pretty sanguine so far but this last week is
Fortunately we had a very generous offer from Wolverhampton Grammar through the post today, so that relieves the pressure a little.
We shouldn't have had that offer until 9th Feb BTW, so perhaps we (or someone at least :-) will get our KES offers early too?
I was wondering if anyone can allay my fears with regards to rumours that Universities are discriminating against students from Independent Schools (something to do with Government quotas for students from State schools) or is this just another urban myth???
I think you're asking yourself the wrong question there Dr Jalal. What you need to know is 'what the admissions policies/pressures will be in seven years time'. There's just no way the know - is there?
I've completely discounted it from any calculations. If I was going to worry about that then I think there would be far too many other unquantifiable/low probability factors to consider. Part of the reason our children are in such an advantageous position is that we do
worry and try to plan ahead, but this one is well beyond my abilities.
My son's very keen on KES too; it was entirely his idea to apply to the school, having taken his KEVI Grammar exams there. They seemed to organize an incredibly good test day and interview which, I think, led them straight to the top of his preferred list.
I'd be interested to know what the other reasons, besides any financial considerations of course, you had for not preferring KES?