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 Post subject: KECHG vs KEVIHS
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:14 pm 
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My dd achieved a safe score for CHG.
However we just can't decide on CHG or KE Handsworth. We live slightly nearer to CHG & my dd likes both (although I prefer Handsworth!).
Any comments on either school? :?


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 Post subject: Re: KECHG vs KEVIHS
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:21 pm 
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If it's only slightly nearer then go for KEHS, brilliant school. Not that CH isn't brilliant , it is, but KEHS is 'warmer'. A lot of parents prefer it.


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 Post subject: Re: KECHG vs KEVIHS
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:23 pm 
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Exactly same dilemma here with DD obtaining safe score for Camp Hill but liking Handsworth. I have just been looking at the FT tables and there seems to be a much bigger difference than I thought from looking at the BBC tables.


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 Post subject: Re: KECHG vs KEVIHS
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:33 pm 
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CaptainCaveman wrote:
Exactly same dilemma here with DD obtaining safe score for Camp Hill but liking Handsworth. I have just been looking at the FT tables and there seems to be a much bigger difference than I thought from looking at the BBC tables.


there is a difference of about about 150.. But I am not sure what to read into these rankings.. I couldn't work out the criteria that they use.


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 Post subject: Re: KECHG vs KEVIHS
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:51 pm 
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reeyah wrote:
If it's only slightly nearer then go for KEHS, brilliant school. Not that CH isn't brilliant , it is, but KEHS is 'warmer'. A lot of parents prefer it.

We had that feeling, 'warmer,' about KEHS as well.
It's an extra 1 hour journey per day from where we live & my dd's school friends are going to CHG & if anything she prefers CHG & so does my partner.
However deep down I know KEHS is the right school for her. :? :? :?


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 Post subject: Re: KECHG vs KEVIHS
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:10 pm 
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Don't quite get the "warmth" thing. I've always found CHG very warm and friendly (Although the last head was maybe a little formal and old fashioned) We love CHG and my DD is very happy there (Year 8 ). Please feel free to pm if you have any specific questions.


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 Post subject: Re: KECHG vs KEVIHS
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:33 pm 
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Using KEHS as an abbreviation for Handsworth is confusing since it's also the abbreviation for the High School.

edit to add:

FT 1000 ranking for the last 5 years:

CH: 80, 132, 137, 137, 101
Hw: 160, 132, 137, 101, 121

Basically no difference.


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 Post subject: Re: KECHG vs KEVIHS
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:31 am 
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Before talking abt my DD, I must first appreciate the help and guidance this forum gave me, and thanks to all who contributed to this forum.


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 Post subject: Re: KECHG vs KEVIHS
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:38 am 
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Can anyone enlighten me re GCSE policy at CHG and KEVIHS?

How many GCSEs do the girls have to take?

I realise CHG occupies a higher league table position, but its easier to interpret if I know how many GCSEs are taken. Obviously the fact CHG creams off some of the best girls means they SHOULD get better results assuming all else is equal. I say some of the best girls, not all, as parent preferences come into it and there are very bright girls in all schools FW, KEVIHS and KEHS. We are not inclined to choose on the basis of league table position alone unlike many parents we know.

I read the new head at KEVIHS is a positive thing. Are there any school politics about either school that we should know about from other parents?


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 Post subject: Re: KECHG vs KEVIHS
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:44 pm 
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We've finally decided.......KEVIHS has to be the ONE!


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