Thanks. Can a moderator please move my post to the Essex section? To answer the question - in the (new) catchment.
Well, it was always said that an average of about 55% would get you in if you were within the old SS0/SS9 catchments and there was some talk of it going slightly up when the catchment was increased two years ago. Obviously, the VR had more weighting, so you could get a lot of variation in marks with people doing really well/badly on that paper, affecting their overall mark a lot. DS got a score of 355 when he did it as he did really well in maths and VR, but got less than half marks on the English paper.
An average of 55% across the two papers now would be something like 33/60 in each paper. That doesn't sound very much though!?
I'd like to know what others think...
I do wonder if questions are weighted differently though. If you look at the Maths practice paper the Venn diagram has marks attributed to the inner part of the overlapping circles and the outside of the diagram.
It doesn't say weather you get any marks for leaving those out but getting the inner ones correct if you see what I mean?
I also wonder what they were looking for in creative writing samples....15 marks could make or break ones score....The only part of the practice paper that we didn't have an example or answer key...
I think I have lost the plot. I am obsessed with this 11+ malarkey!!