That's interesting - only 6 Category B kids this time may fail to get a place IF all in Cat A and cat B apply (some may not). Last year, there were 136 kids in cat A+cat B (66 and 70) (so potentially 16 kids without a place).
I'm still not convinced this means they need to change the test though.
Every grammar school's headteacher seems to be 'dreaming' of putting a 'tutor proof' 11+ test in place at their school.
The Reality : No test is 'tutor proof'.
Remember how we as a student were being 'tutored' to pass our university interview?
Remember how we as a job hunter were being 'tutored' to pass our job test/assessment?
The Reality : Every top school is 'tutoring' its students to get better grades in GCSE and A Level.[Edited by moderator]
It's never about how hard the test is, but about how hard we, the child and the parent, try our Best - all about Attitude.
Remember : 1 test does not 'Make All' or 'End All' - with the Right Attitude, 1 is to have All....... in the end.
TerenceLet's never forget : Life is full of Tests