Dear Dada and Sally-Anne
Deadline for late transfer is 20 December.....see link page 24
http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/bcc/get//asse ... idance.pdf
Late transfer is Verbal Reasoning, multiple choice, 85 questions, 45 minutes. It would appear to cover the 21 types [plus an odd maths type] BUT as its only one test, there will be only about 12/13 appearing.
In addition, the children are NOT allowed to mark the question booklet, they are given a separate piece of paper for workings out. The answer sheet is a tad different too. eg..a...a compound word question...
[A. all B. old C. sty ] [X.so Y. sow Z. led ]
The answer styled would be answered by putiing a line next to C and Z on the answer sheet.
County will send a small practice test with confirmation of 'allowing to test'
Once you have applied for testing [before 20 December] County will write to your childs current school for a report.....this report has to 1st class... level 5 SATs in year 6 predicted level 7 for year 9 SATs.....good indication of high sets for Maths, English and Science.
Should county refuse to test, then its an appeal.....Etienne has stated that a higher proportion of children get through this appeal.
If you are applying for a foundation grammar, ie, RGS or Beaconsfield High......you apply directly to the school.......they set their own tests..........usually cross curricular.
Any questions just ask......you do not HAVE to employ a tutor.....you CAN teach your child yourself [ DIY ]