I realised they were lower scores and that they didn't need to be so high in Kent with 33 grammar's in your neck of the woods. The children are lucky not to have the 'boot-camp' approach to tests which most do have here, and to have a greater chance of securing a place in a selective school there. It's interesting to see the bigger picture of ability at age 10/11, and how there are subtle age differences between 10 and 11, especially in VR.
We never get to find out scores here, not even dc's one unless they fail to gain a place at Latymer (I'm not sure about QE boys, DAO and HBS) and we request it in writing. We can only guess at what is expected (90%+!?) which is such a shame. Our 1st choice school won't even tell us the order of the exams next Thursday, nor how many questions in each subject (Maths, English, VR and NVR) and how long timewise each paper is. All we know is there are 4 tests and they are standardised!
I was just curious about who were the 'nationally representative sample' and when. It sounds like in Kent more than half the Y6 children sit the test (though with a greater or lesser degree of preparation) so the results published show a reasonable sample of ability range at that age.
I'd better stop now and do something else
The proximity of the test next week is getting to me and I'm spending too long on the forums here....