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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:50 pm 
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How big are the teaching class sizes at these schools? Anyone with current experience?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:58 pm 
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Hi, Mine is year 7 at wok and she's in a class of 26


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:38 pm 
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Ah thank you. Is she always taught in a group of 26? Do you know what teaching group sizes they aim at in different subjects / years?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:53 pm 
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I'm so sorry i dont. I believe the largest year 7 is currently 28. They remain as a form ie this size but are streamed in just a few subjects in year 9. But my understanding is the form size remains.

Sorry i cant help more, have you tried their web site ?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:57 pm 
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mystery wrote:
Ah thank you. Is she always taught in a group of 26? Do you know what teaching group sizes they aim at in different subjects / years?

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Yes meant to say she does everything with this group of 26 other than tech/food science that are split in two


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:41 pm 
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How is she finding life at Weald? Am hoping it might suit my dd who leans more towards the creative subjects, if she is lucky enough to pass this Autumn of course. Have heard lots of good things about Togs but have a feeling it might not be right for her.
Very much like the idea of only 26 in the class too!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:35 pm 
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Hi there, she absolutely adores it.

Mine had a place at TOGS as most of her friends were going there but we opted for Wok and it was the best decision we could have made. We felt TOGS was more suited to the highly ambitious very competitive girl ( i don't mean this in a bad way i know may who love it there and do so well there)

But my DD needs a more softly softly approach. Academics are great as is all the crafty stuff but it's the sports that shine for me. She does a club (for fun not just for teams) every lunch time and the sports day held last wednesday was a complete joy they were running in tutus,cheeleader costumes and dressed as bananas dependent on house colour. Such a great atmosphere. I could hear them all chanting miles down the road.

Every day she loves going to school and that meant more to me than any grades... but you get that too :) and the girls she have met are very similar to her. Sweet kind funny girls. We feel very blessed.

I could rave about it forever ... have a little sister who i hope so much will join her in a few years.

If you have any other questions please fire away but i fear i am a little biased now. Good luck to you DD.It's so worth all those Bond papers !!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:51 pm 
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Oh thank you - lovely to hear your dd so happy there and you have described pretty much everything I could want for mine. Have to be careful not to get ahead of myself though. Went through this 5 years ago with ds (now in year 10 at Twgsb and very happy there), but am ridiculously nervous about going through it all again.

Fingers crossed and best of luck to everyone taking the exam this year...
Minty


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:01 am 
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Minty wrote:
Oh thank you - lovely to hear your dd so happy there and you have described pretty much everything I could want for mine. Have to be careful not to get ahead of myself though. Went through this 5 years ago with ds (now in year 10 at Twgsb and very happy there), but am ridiculously nervous about going through it all again.

Fingers crossed and best of luck to everyone taking the exam this year...
Minty


Another benefit of Weald is that they do everything as a class together until year 9... so every subject/break times etc. Togs don't- they have a "form" class but then they split the classes up so that they can mix with other children.They all go to different lessons from many of their form. I have heard this (albeit initially) made friendships harder to establish. At Weald this is not an issue and their class bond very quickly. This works much better for my DD. Just something else to consider. Some girls might of course like the diversity that togs offers in terms of friendship groups.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:44 am 
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TOGS has vertical (mixed age) form tutor groups too.

So doesn't Weald set in any subject until year 9?


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