Buckinghamshire Advertiser is the first paper to confirm they were at the press meeting and all Bucks Primary Heads are meeting tomorrow to be briefed on the changes to tests and selection.
Major changes to 11 plus exams
Jan 8 2013 By Suzy Talbot
TODAY grammar school's announced changes to the 11 plus exam system.
The changes were announced at a press conference held at 2pm today at Missenden Abbey in Great Missenden.
Under an embargo placed on the press by the grammar schools details of the changes are not to be revealed until tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 6pm.
However, several grammar schools have already put the draft admissions policy
document on their websites, as part of the ongoing consultation.
The document says the new proposed exam will have two 45 minute tests.
It currently consists of two 50 minutes verbal reasoning tests with pupils' top score put forward to grammar schools.
The document says: "The tests are comprised of elements of verbal, numerical and non-verbal ability.
“Each child’s raw scores in the two tests are added together and the resulting score is converted into an
age standardised score thus setting all children on an equal footing regardless of when their birthday falls in the year.”
The document, which is on the Chesham Grammar School and John Hampden Grammar School website, states that Bucks County Council will continue to administer the test - but this is still subject to final agreement.
Parents will be given a chance to give their opinions on the changes until March 1, 2013.
See this Thursday's paper for the full details of the changes planned.www.buckinghamshireadvertiser.co.uk/sou ... -32567079/