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 Post subject: Bucks Allocation
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:49 pm 
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Hi,
I've read the' Buckinghamshire: School Allocation Profile by Sally-Anne'(http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/school ... n-profiles). I'm a bit confused with the term 'ALL' which has been used there as 'ALL = All Offered – everyone who applied received a place'.
Does it mean that whoever achieves the score 121 will be offered irrespective of the fact that the student is living outside the school's catchment area or even outside Bucks?
Any answer will be appreciated.
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Mariare


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 Post subject: Re: Bucks Allocation
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:56 pm 
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mariare wrote:
Does it mean that whoever achieves the score 121 will be offered irrespective of the fact that the student is living outside the school's catchment area or even outside Bucks?



Yes, "all offered" means anyone scoring over 121 would have been offered a place for that particular allocation. This is only meant to be a guide, however, and the same might not be true for subsequent years.

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 Post subject: Re: Bucks Allocation
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:57 pm 
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Yes it does but it does change from year to year - you can never anticipate which schools parents will put first.

Which schools are you lookig at?


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 Post subject: Re: Bucks Allocation
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:30 pm 
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Does it mean that whoever achieves the score 121 will be offered .......
I think we're all very uneasy about the tenses you're using, mariare.

What it means is "whoever achieved the score 121 in that particular year was offered a place" (because the number of qualified applicants did not exceed the number of places available). Places cannot be left unfilled if there are qualified applicants (no matter where they live).

As Marylou & Guest55 have pointed out, what happens in other years depends on the numbers. If there are more children scoring 121+ than places available, it follows that not all of them can be offered a place.

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 Post subject: Re: Bucks Allocation
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:10 pm 
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Thanks for all the replies.
Sorry for the tenses I've used, but, it was totally unintentional. I know that the things change every year. I was just trying to understand the meaning of that term ''ALL'' used there , so that I could get an idea of the trend.
I think I will go for the Chesham and the Burnham Grammar schools.

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucks Allocation
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:24 pm 
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They are in quite different parts of Bucks - do think about getting your child to the school.

Theses two schools are also quite different in character so make sure you visit. Look at my thread re 2012 entry for the dates of Open evenings.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucks Allocation
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:44 am 
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Thanks for the reply and definitely I will look at the thread.


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