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 Post subject: Filling in the CAF
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:12 am 
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When selecting a grammar school as one of your preferences there is a question along the lines of ' would you still like to be considered for a place if you don't get one on ability'
Have I misunderstood the question? What does it actually mean? I can't remember seeing it last year..


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 Post subject: Re: Filling in the CAF
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:32 pm 
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stroudydad wrote:
When selecting a grammar school as one of your preferences there is a question along the lines of ' would you still like to be considered for a place if you don't get one on ability'
Have I misunderstood the question? What does it actually mean? I can't remember seeing it last year..

Could that equate to a school that has 'equal banding' as a selection method, rather than an exam? There's at least one of those schools in Gloucestershire, where they try to take an equal percentage of the intake from 6 (or so) ability bands. Or maybe where an academy is allowed to recruit a certain percentage of pupils on an ability in - say - sport or the arts (but not academic ability).

It certainly shouldn't apply to grammars.

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 Post subject: Re: Filling in the CAF
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:21 pm 
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The exact wording of the two questions asked when selecting a GS as a preference:
I believe my child can pass this school's entrance test.?

If my child does not get a place in this school on their ability or aptitude I would still like them to be considered for this school?


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 Post subject: Re: Filling in the CAF
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:45 pm 
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I remember thinking this was a bit wierd last year given I already had the 11+ results and knew which Grammar schools DD was eligible to apply to.


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