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It's entirely up to the school, and there are some variations. Most will include English, Maths and Science - but you would need to contact the school(s) you are interested in to be sure.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:10 pm 
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Thanks for moving this - wasn't sure where to put it :oops:
I have asked the school and they haven't told me yet, so was hoping for some advance information! They are currently reviewing school reports to see if they think they should test.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:05 pm 
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Well DCGS definitely isn't full in current Y9, for example, the only problem is that a) they've selected their GCSE options already and b) they start these courses this summer term so anyone joining in the autumn term might find they have a little bit of catching up to do.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:02 pm 
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Thanks. The school concerned have no places now but will have some in September due to setting for GCSEs. The fact that they will have started some courses is one of the arguments I am using with DC to presuade them it will be easier to stay put. However there is only so long you can watch your child be miserable! Sooner or later we will have to make a decision :?


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In case anyone is interested the school concerned (BGS) sets tests for year 10 which sound like computerised CATS - VR, NVR and maths. :|


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:10 pm 
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Just in case this is useful or gives anyone hope, DC didn't get the 11 plus 3 years ago (well outside the appeal zone) - just wasn't their type of test. Since going to senior school they have been billed as very bright (to be fair a bit of a late developer). They took the BGS tests for entry into year 10 (see above) with no practice or knowledge of what was coming and passed. This isn't meant as a boast, but a comment that surely a system like that has to be fairer for everyone? As soon as they schools are allowed to set their own tests they become fairer - why can't the 11 plus be something more like CATs? :evil:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:15 pm 
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It is a problem - the tests vary and hence suit different people. North Yorkshire use VR and NVR - whereas many of the local private schools use english and maths - kids may pass one and not the other....


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