Yes is the answer. dc sat three tests and has done well in all. I am very hopeful she will win a place at one of her top two choices. However, we always intended to take the Indy's entrance test for two reasons. Firstly, it mantains the continuity as there is a tendency to take the foot off the pedal after the state school entrance tests (as is often the case in the summer holidays as well). Secondly, it would be a huge boost dc's confidence if she were to secure a place at a heavily oversubscribed Indy, especially if a bursary or scholarship were to be offered.
We were expecting a higher degree of competition for the good state schools this year due to the state of the economy. The Indy's, save for HABSG, have all joined hands, 23 of them, with heavy advertising (press, Underground Stations, local press) inviting parents with able children to take the entrance tests whilst dangling the "bursary" carrot. This may have happended in the past but I do find it surprising that schools like St. Pauls B&G, NLCS, Westminster, City, Latymer etc. all appeared on the list. They must have some idea of interest from the number of enquiries and prospectus requests.