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 Post subject: hello everyone
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:07 pm 
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 Post subject: Hello everyone.
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:13 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: hello everyone
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:32 pm 
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What is your position, do you have children at Bucks GSs or are you researching for an article or something?


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 Post subject: Re: hello everyone
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 Post subject: Re: hello everyone
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:28 pm 
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It maybe that some GS get better results because they take fewer kids and hence the requirements to get in are higher.
In Bucks more kids get into GS than in some other areas. If you move to another area you have to be sure that your DC will get in - or entirely happy with the non selective schools on offer in the area.


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 Post subject: Re: hello everyone
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:11 pm 
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The top students do just as well as the more selective Grammars elsewhere ..

Bucks GS take the top 30% which is a wider ability range than anywhere else!


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 Post subject: Re: hello everyone
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:44 pm 
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Guest55 wrote:
The top students do just as well as the more selective Grammars elsewhere ..

Bucks GS take the top 30% which is a wider ability range than anywhere else!



Bit like North Yorks - (well 25%)


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 Post subject: Re: Hello everyone.
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:47 pm 
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newto11plus wrote:
Hi, has anyone thought about comparing grammar schools in bucks and other areas? would you relocate outside of Bucks and to an area with grammar schools higher on the league table? for example Surry, Kent, North London, Guildford or even Reading?
DCH's performance seems to be dropped according to the recent publication of league tables?


"No" and "No" I have never even read a league table, and would no more choose my son's school from one, than choose an album from a popular chart list without hearing the music first.

Pleased to hear they may put some people off applying for our schools though :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: hello everyone
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Is it because of IGCSEs distorting the tables, as they're not counted? :?

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 Post subject: Re: hello everyone
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:25 pm 
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Marylou wrote:
Is it because of IGCSEs distorting the tables, as they're not counted? :?

I think some of them are now. It's just the old chestnut about top 30% vs 1-2%. I'm sure the top 1-2% do equally well in Buckinghamshire as elsewhere.


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