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 Post subject: hansworth grammar
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:18 pm 
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hi , slightly confused new to the forum is the rank score for handsworth grammar the actual score attained. have


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 Post subject: Re: hansworth grammar
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:34 am 
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Hi Kausar

Not exactly sure myself - However, from what I have read around the forums etc the rank score may be the position overall. The test for Handsworth Grammar is divided into verbal, English (short written composition) and maths. From what the official literature says, I think they go on more the verbal score than than the maths. But please, don't take this as gospel truth - I may well be wrong.

Hope it helps. Are you preparing for your son for the 2012 test?

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 Post subject: Re: hansworth grammar
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:46 am 
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Hello

Farouq, before the November 2011 exam what you said about the scoring system was applicable. But the November exam we just sat still had the three elements (VR, maths, writing) but all were taken into equal consideration. This will be the case from now on.

Kauser123, your results letter will give you three sets of standardised scores that are added together. The letter also gives you your childs rank against all the others who sat the exam. There were about 1000 applicants for the 130 or so places and the letter states that this year they offered places up until the 385th ranked candidate. That means that there were about 230 of those candidates who qualified but were offered a higher preference. Therefore, the score and rank are two different numbers.

I hope that helps you understand the scores.

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 Post subject: Re: hansworth grammar
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:06 pm 
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Hi

Found this bit of information on their website if it helps.

A. Children have been put in order of performance and the rank gives their position. If the boy’s rank is between 1 and 289, they must have been given a place at a School higher on the preference form.

B. If the boy is ranked between 289 and 388 he will be on our waiting list.

C. If the boy is ranked between 389 and 900, then he has not reached a standard suitable for entry.

So my DS2 who got a rank of 314 (score 303) was declined a place at HGS but he will be placed in the waiting list (not sure of the timeline when he can be offered a place :roll: )


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 Post subject: Re: hansworth grammar
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:02 pm 
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Thanks very much for the information - does this mean that any candidate who was ranked between between 1-289 technically passed and offered a place IF they had Handsworth as their 1st preference?

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 Post subject: Re: hansworth grammar
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:26 pm 
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thank you for your replies much appreciated kauser123


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