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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:57 pm 
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Hi,

There is a talk that this year 11+ registration numbers are higher than any others years? Is this correct ??

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:57 pm 
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funny, I heard the opposite from my HT :roll:

Interesting to find out which is right..


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:11 pm 
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This comes up around this time every year as part of the annual cycle of anxiety!

"Now the results are out of the way, what else can we find to worry about until March 1st? Aha! What if there were more children taking the test this year? That would mean my child has less chance of getting a place ... :? "

These are figures that I posted last year in answer to roughly the same question:
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=8901&start=10

Once the turkey, tree and cards are safely sorted I will try to dig out some more detailed numbers for past years and post them on the "Myths & Legends" Sticky.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:26 pm 
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Yes.. what do we do now???
We need to come up with more questions :)
I guess how many took each year will not vary that much... even though people talk about 2000 is the baby boom year!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:35 pm 
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monsoon wrote:
people talk about 2000 is the baby boom year!!!

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=16613&start=0
As hermanmunster puts it so succinctly, the Millennium baby boom was an illusion.

Next question, drummer?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:25 pm 
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Sally-Anne wrote:
Next question,


Was the test easier this year? If it was does it mean that more will pass and my DC will have to compete with more children for the same number of places?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:40 pm 
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I think they set the passmark to ensure the right percentage of children pass. Although the magic mark is 121 this is a standardised score so they can ensure with standardisation that the right amount of children achieve the cut off mark.

The one thing they can't allow for is where in Buckinghamshire these children reside, therefore some schools can be heavily oversubscribed. However, I guess Bucks parents know there children will get into a Grammar school in Buckinghamshire, it just might not be their preferred one.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:27 am 
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I saw a reported figure a few days ago (in one of the local papers I think) which cited the total figures and the Bucks, OOC split. The total was within ca. 20 of last year's total with the OOC total up by ca 200.


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