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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:21 am 
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Now that 2008 papers are out for free have just given them to dd to do this morning. There aren't many scores on the 2008 thread. Any chance at all that anyone knows the weigh tings? I think ahap posted the formulas for the 2012 papers, be great if I had an idea for 2008.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:49 pm 
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DS1's scores for 2008 entry:

English Score 36/50
Mathematics score 21/38
Verbal Reasoning Score 58/80
These three results are adjusted to take account of any variations in the difficulty of different papers each year and combined to produce your child's overall, standardised, weighted score of: 346.47.

School Preferences (alphabetical):Southend High School for Boys *
Total Applicants: 839
Your ranked position: 43
Applicants on your ranked list*: 499

* For Southend/Westcliff Grammar Schools there are two offer lists, one for children attending primary school within the ‘Southend Priority Area’ and one for children attending primary school outside the ‘Southend Priority Area’. (i.e.499 in-catchment boys sat the test, of whom DS1 was ranked no.43)There is a minimum 'passmark' for places awarded within the 'Southend Priority Area' of 303.00, below which your child will not appear on a school's offer list. However, a score above the passmark is not, in itself, a guarantee of a grammar school place.


We were/are in catchment for the Southend schools. First choice SHSB allocated.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:02 pm 
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Wow! And I thought I was the Queen of Cobwebby Stats on this forum!

Take a bow, ToadMum! (Or kiss a Prince, if that is what ToadMums prefer? :D )

I also love your signature, but that is a whole other thread ...

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:19 pm 
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Sally-Anne wrote:
Wow! And I thought I was the Queen of Cobwebby Stats on this forum!

Take a bow, ToadMum! (Or kiss a Prince, if that is what ToadMums prefer? :D )

I also love your signature, but that is a whole other thread ...

Sally-Anne


Email from CSSE filed away for sentimental reasons :lol:

Actually, at the time I thought I wouldn't actually get the email at all. Having given my then work email address when I registered DS1 for the test, by the time that Monday March 3rd rolled round we were having big problems with our work spam filter "netting" things at random; it was a "non-working day" for me and although I could access emails from home, I wouldn't be able to get into the filter to find trapped emails :shock: . A very kind IT person volunteered to look for me if necessary, though, and in the event, both the CSSE and the Southend emails got through unchallenged :)

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:58 pm 
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Thank you so much Toadmum, you have made me feel so much better. Dd did them this morning and did really well on English 34/50 ( compared to paper she did before Christmas and got 19!) and then completely mucked up the maths, her best subject, with 20/38. You have made me hope she can still do it, we are trying CEM for CCHS and out of catchment for WHSG :D

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:04 am 
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Hi Araucana girl

You said that the 2008 tests are available - where from? I really need to try and get hold of past papers and can't seem to find any but the most recent. Would really appreciate your help :D


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:20 am 
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The exam papers (2007 & 2008) are available to download from CSSE http://www.csse.org.uk/


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:40 am 
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Thank you so much mitasol - only went on there few days ago and didn't see! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:53 pm 
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Sally-Anne wrote:
Wow! And I thought I was the Queen of Cobwebby Stats on this forum!

Take a bow, ToadMum! (Or kiss a Prince, if that is what ToadMums prefer? :D )

I also love your signature, but that is a whole other thread ...

Sally-Anne



I can give the stats for the 27th November 2004 exam - I've still got DD1's letter - I suspect that's a bit of cobwebby thing, too lol :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:13 pm 
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The scores for maths were atrocious. It was the year with the triangle at the end. It was also the first year of multiple choice VR. The English paper was quite nice, although not easy.

I know of plenty of Southend grammar children who scored below 10 on the maths paper and are predicted great GCSEs.


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