Surprised at how far ahead KES is compared to KECH that's all. There are rumpled that KECH may also be going IB, but these need to be substantiated of course. But yes, all roads seem to lead to KES and this report may just be the tipping weightno_ball
- I am sure you will make the best decision for your situation but here's where my DH and I stand.
"The best" school is not as important as what is best for the individual child based on his/her strengths. Factoring money out of this, there are many things the tables do not show. We are a science orientated family, generation after generation of medics/engineers, and as lovely as KES is, we are still unsure how strong it is for the subjects my DS would be interested in. He is only Year 6 but at this point we can see he is not a language buff, humanitarian or classicist. He is a scientist through and through. Of course things may change but that is how things are now and we can only make a decision on how things are now, with these tables at this time.
From the other threads I have read, it seems there is a movement of children towards KES at Sixth Form - lured by scholarships/bursaries - these children would do well wherever they went and would bump up the KES figures. Maybe the same is true in the opposite direction (from KES to the Grammars) I don't know, but it would be interesting to find out.
I have seen the KES Oxbridge/other University figures and on the face of it, they do very well. However for medicine (as an example), the percentages are comparable to Camp Hill, unless I have misunderstood them. I am only citing KES and KECH as examples as they are the schools you are interested in.
KES is undoubtedly strong for language/classics but that's not really what we as a family are looking at.
It is getting harder to compare results as KES does iGCSE/IB and KECH does GCSE/A levels. Hence we are comparing subjects studied at University (the ultimate destination?) rather than raw grades/university destinations per se.
Of course there are the vast extra-curricular options at KES, and the trips around the world (the price of which we have also seen and are factoring in
Anyone else have any thoughts?