Go to navigation
It is currently Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:09 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:34 pm
Posts: 2
Hello everyone,

I wonder if anyone can answer this question?

Are school places at oversubscribed schools generally filled from 1st place choices?

For example:

A candidate has a slim chance of getting into SCHOOL-A (put as 1st Choice) on music/11plus test results, but a stronger chance of getting into SCHOOL-B (put as 2nd choice) on test results and distance.

If they are unsuccessful with getting a place at SCHOOL-A will they now have a lower chance of getting a place at SCHOOL-B because it was their 2nd choice, and SCHOOL-B is now potentially full with 1st choice applicants?


Any opinions/ advice also gratefully taken on board.

Thanks


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:55 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 16, 2011 1:05 pm
Posts: 4019
Location: Reading
Where a school is placed on the CAF makes no difference to the likelihood of getting a place.

If someone who placed a school third is, say, closer to a school (or higher scoring or whatever the admissions criteria are) than those putting it first or second, then if they don't get their first or second choice, they will actually rank higher than those who place it higher.

The schools do not know where they are placed.

Beware the head teacher who tells you otherwise :roll:

Hope that makes sense.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:34 pm
Posts: 2
Thank you Tinkers, that's made me feel a bit better.

I didn't want to scupper a chance of getting our perfectly good number two choice school by taking a shot at slim chance number one.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016