Go to navigation
It is currently Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:48 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:39 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:44 am
Posts: 1425
Through various posting over the last few years I have been able to document the respective pass marks for the various KE Foundation Grammar schools.

I thought that parents with children taking the test this year might find this useful when making their LEA preferences:-

I have shown the pass scores below for each KE Grammar School relating to entry into the respective schools from Sept 2005 through to Sept 2013 (viz. exam taken in Nov. 2004 to Sept 2012).
The rounded average age standardised scores per paper or section are shown in parenthesis under the scores.

Non Pupil Premium scores
Year KECHB KEFW KECHG KEA KEVIHS BV SCGSG HGS
2005 347 330 323 324 317 - - -
2006 341 329 329 327 319 - - -
2007 343 328 321 324 318 - - -
2008 346 330 325 328 317 - - -
2009 351 333 330 328 319 - - -
2010 353 336 328 331 321 - - -
2011 232 223 222 217 211 215 207 -
2012 234 225 225 216 215 212 210 -
2013 240 227 229 220 216 217 215 -
2014 232 221 226 213 215 216 210 -
2015 236 226 225 218 216 215 212 203
2016 TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC


Pupil Premium scores
Year KECHG KEFW KECHG KEA KEVIHS BV SCGSG HGS
2015 219 206 210 207 209 n/a n/a n/a
2016 TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC n/a n/a n/a










2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016

KE CAMP HILL BOYS
347, 341, 343, 346, 351, 353, 232, 234, 240, 235 , 243, TBC
(116)(114)(115)(116)(117)(118)(116)(117)(120)(117)(122)(TBC)

KE FIVE WAYS
330, 329, 328, 330, 333, 336, 223, 225, 227, 224, 232, TBC
(110)(110)(110)(110)(111)(112)(112)(113)(114)(112)(116)(TBC)

KE CAMP HILL GIRLS
323, 329, 321, 325, 330, 328, 222, 225, 229
(108)(110)(107)(109)(110)(110)(111)(113)(115)

KE ASTON
324, 327, 324, 328, 328, 331, 217, 216, 220
(108)(109)(108)(110)(110)(111)(109)(108)(110)

KE HANDSWORTH GIRLS
317, 319, 318, 317, 319, 321, 211, 215, 216
(106)(107)(106)(106)(107)(107)(106)(108)(108)

BISHOP VESEY (from 2011 entry)
215, 212, 217
(108)(106)(109)

SUTTON GIRLS GRAMMAR (from 2011 entry)
207, 210, 215
(104)(105)(108)

A few points to note:

Further Update- The scores above are the pass marks for the last successful candidate gaining entry, not all candidates achieving that score would be offered a place due to distance factors. So 1 further mark would be required for guaranteed entry in that year.

The 11+ exams for Bishops Vesey (Boys) and Sutton Coldfield Grammar (Girls) were included in the KE Foundation exams for the first time for the Nov 2010 exam via an examination consortium. In the same year the KE & B/Ham consortium exams were age standardised across 2 papers rather than than the three Maths, Verbal & Non Verbal sections. As a result the age standardised pass scores are lower than in previous years. To work out the average Age standardised score per section or paper, divide the 2005 to 2010 entry results by 3 and the 2011 entry results by 2.

The trend is broadly similar year on year with Camp Hill Boys being the the highest pass mark and Handsworth Girls the lowest (relative but still tough to get in to). Sutton Grammar was the lowest for 2012
It's slightly easier for girls to get places in KE Grammars due to the fact there are more places. The "lowest" boys pass over the last 6 years was 324 (Aston) whereas the lowest girl pass was 317 (Handsworth)

It's important to use your preferences wisely, in particular if you really want to maximise the chance of a KE Grammar education for your child, irrespective of the journey time, them make sure that you include KE Aston(Boys) and KE Handsworth(Girls) as respective choices in your preferences for your Son/Daughter somewhere on the LEA preference list.

For those parents in neighbouring LEAs to Birmingham with limited preference choices (e.g. Worcs and Dudley), think very carefully about your choices. We have seen examples of children who have narrowly failed to get a place at say Five Ways or Camp Hill Boys who were not able to get a place at Aston or Handsworth, even though they passed because that particular school was not included as a preference.

Most importantly don't put a local comprehensive as a higher preference if you really want your child to have a KE Grammar education. There is no penalty for putting KE Grammars (or LEA Grammars) as your 1st or 2nd choice. Every year we have 1 or 2 parents whose child passes the KE Grammar exam but then isn't offered a place because they put another school as a higher preference.

Note: Updated with 2009 figures -
Note: Updated with 2010 figures -
Note: Updated with 2011 figures -
Note: Updated with 2012 figures -
Note: Updated with 2013 figures -
Note: Updated with 2014 figures - to note there is limited information available about how waiting list moved, so they may be slightly lower, than quoted
Note: Updated with 2015 figures


Posts edited and consolidated into a Q&A below
Hope this helps


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016