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 Post subject: 11+ trivia question
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:02 pm 
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When did Bucks bring forward their main 12+ selection test to 11+? The 12+ was the standard transfer time during the late 1970's and 1980's.

And did this 12+ transfer time supersede an even earlier 11+ transfer time....in say the 1960's?


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 Post subject: Re: 11+ trivia question
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:00 pm 
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Dad40 wrote:
When did Bucks bring forward their main 12+ selection test to 11+? The 12+ was the standard transfer time during the late 1970's and 1980's.


Off the top of my hat 1996 [will check for accuracy later]

Dad40 wrote:
And did this 12+ transfer time supersede an even earlier 11+ transfer time....in say the 1960's?


Unsure...

Patricia


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My sister and I are in our 40s - she older than me. She did the Bucks 11+, I did the Bucks 12+.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:09 am 
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Thanks both. Be interested in Patricia's more accurate answer when you get a chance to check.

Y, I'm 42 and I did the 12+...... and I was only ever aware of the 12+ at that time (pretty sure my older sister born in 1963 also did the 12+).......

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Found this while surfing -

"In 1974 the age for secondary transfer in Buckinghamshire became 12"

taken from a document published by The Russell School, Chorleywood -

www.russell.herts.sch.uk/downloads/sec_ ... r_2007.pdf


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:53 pm 
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It changed to 12+ when the school leaving age raised in 1970s then it stayed at 12+ to 1999 or so when Secondary schools started taking Y7s. Even then it wan't straightforward and some schools in south Bucks took them before north Bucks did ...


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Many thanks for that ! :D


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In the early 1990s, it was still a 12+ exam.


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Presumably 12+ is no longer an option (to me it would seem preferable to 11+)? 14+ as being adopted in NI - see below - probably even better!
(http://www.deni.gov.uk/outling_a_vision_for_our_education_system)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:52 am 
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Yes there is a 12+ for those not selected at 11 - several of us on here have children in Grammars through this route. However places at 12+ are not guaranteed and the popular schools are already full.

You can transfer at 13 and 14 - but again places are very rare.


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