My DS scored 30/60 English 43/60 Maths. Standardised score 311.22 and we are out of catchment near Billericay. We were surprised with his score as he had not had any coaching and only did three familiarisation papers a week before the test. I feel I've let him down by not preparing him for the Tests or sending him for coaching. We honestly didn't think he stood a chance but because he said he wanted to have a go we entered him. We're going to look around Southend school on Thurs 22 Oct. What questions should we be asking? Totally new to all this so would appreciate any advice please. If he should miraculously get a place what are the transport links like?
My son is in year 8, we live in Galleywood and my son's bus goes from Galleywood onto Billericay and then straight through to the Westcliff schools and SHSB.
I'm not sure you will get a place with that score out of catchment, have you seen the guidance sheet which gives you the last scores in etc. My son scored 332.9 and got in off the waiting list when an extra class was added.