Out of interest, did anyone out there who had been through the process in Essex before, have a child taking the Essex test last time around.
If so, what did you think about the results format this time? I remember that I finally got through to the CSSE on the Monday (they had been inundated with calls from parents, etc, who didn't really understand the marks) and came off the phone several minutes later no better informed.
My guess is that they might change the result format back this time.
I have just spoken to the CSSE and they told me that their letter this year will show your childs result for each paper and what position they came for each school you put down e.g CCHSG 100/500; Westcliff 200/700 etc. She also confirmed that while they send the letters 1st class on 6th March, the county council may send the letters 2nd class on 1st March which I find ridiculous considering by that time I will have pulled all of my hair out!