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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:48 pm 
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The test dates for next year have been announced:

Prep test: Tuesday 13th September

Real test: Thursday 15th September

Results: Friday 14th October


Mock testers for other areas need not apply - it will all be too late for you. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:29 pm 
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It will Be interesting to see how the numbers reduce.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:12 pm 
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First Walsall, now Bucks, these are bitter body blows for the 11 plus tourism bus which will remain in the garage unless SW Herts stay with DAO and go for Saturday 3rd September!

Perhaps Milll Hill could go CEM and bring the rest of the UK to their doorstep on Saturday 11th June 2016!

Take note SW Herts if you stick with DAO you will be the only CEM exam with non catchment places before CEM Super Saturday 11th September 2016!!

HBS has not announced yet so it is still possible that the Bucks exam will be before the HBS exam as it was this year. DG


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:30 pm 
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Finally! I've no more children to go through system but great for others. Will be interesting to see how it affects allocation profiles!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:42 pm 
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I don't have any more DC to go through but am so pleased to hear this. As others have said will be interested to see what difference it makes to the entry profile.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:45 pm 
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Excellent, was just the minor adjustment Bucks GSs needed to make to correct their mistake of such early scheduling. Hopefully we'll be rid of the 11+ tourism that has skewed results in the last two years and which has undoubtedly displaced deserving children from Bucks and neighbouring counties.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:47 pm 
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Sally-Anne wrote:

Mock testers for other areas need not apply - it will all be too late for you. :D


Wonderful News!

Patricia


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:55 pm 
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Brilliant news! Well done to all involved in lobbying for this change :)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:04 pm 
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Daogroupie wrote:
First Walsall, now Bucks, these are bitter body blows for the 11 plus tourism bus which will remain in the garage unless SW Herts stay with DAO and go for Saturday 3rd September!

Perhaps Milll Hill could go CEM and bring the rest of the UK to their doorstep on Saturday 11th June 2016!

Take note SW Herts if you stick with DAO you will be the only CEM exam with non catchment places before CEM Super Saturday 11th September 2016!!

HBS has not announced yet so it is still possible that the Bucks exam will be before the HBS exam as it was this year. DG


Is this just playing into the hands of the tuition industry and especially the mock testers. We did Walsall and got 360 - which guarantees a place any any consortium grammar. Same CEM 6 weeks later and we just scrape out a result in Birmingham, which we now nervously await allocations days.

Be careful what you wish for . Collapsing this all down to a single highly charged all or nothing day, does no one any good.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:10 pm 
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Petitpois wrote:
Collapsing this all down to a single highly charged all or nothing day, does no one any good.


People who live in Bucks only really have one shot - and at the moment that 'shot' is being severely affected by tourists because we have a qualify/not qualify test. Every 'tourist' adds to the standardisation and, since they are prepping for other areas, they push the raw mark to qualify up.

We don't have comps - fortunately some of the Uppers [Secondary Moderns] are great but not all of them. If it is a choice between an outstanding school and one in 'special measures' or 'requiring improvement' - what would you choose?


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