Go to navigation
It is currently Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:01 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Test locations
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:50 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:29 am
Posts: 116
Has anyone got a letter yet about where their child will be sitting the test and other details? Handed in my form last week but so far not a dicky bird. It all strikes me as quite last minute.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:59 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:45 pm
Posts: 827
Location: Medway & Kent
I've not received anything either; I do remember from a couple of years ago when DD sat it that it was quite late in coming out...possibly the week before?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:02 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:29 am
Posts: 116
DS has done the Kent test and we had the letter about a month in advance. I'd feel better knowing all the arrangements by now! I do feel there's not nearly enough information for parents.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:13 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:16 pm
Posts: 134
Just had a look in the booklet and it says they post the "pack" out in the first week in October.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:05 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:45 pm
Posts: 827
Location: Medway & Kent
I actually telephoned admissions and they said we will receive the info letter around a week before the test.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:28 am
Posts: 1123
Location: Bexley
This is all sounding very top secret 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:43 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:06 pm
Posts: 52
Location: Medway
I understand the tests are taken in the grammar schools and are according to the primary schools nearest the grammar school - which makes sense if you live near your primary school and therefore the grammar school. However that isn't the case for everyone.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:29 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:45 pm
Posts: 827
Location: Medway & Kent
When my eldest did the medway test two years ago, the letter wasn't greatly exciting I have to say. Just the name of the centre, the test subjects (with approx timetable), and times to drop off and pick up. Oh and what to bring...clear plastic bag/pencil case with pen pencils and rubber etc.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:35 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:29 am
Posts: 116
Only a week before! What if there's a post strike? I'd like to be sure my form was passed on by the school (online registration not working when I tried), that he's registered and where he will be going! Nothing like being informed! :roll:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:54 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:45 pm
Posts: 827
Location: Medway & Kent
I understand your nerves Testbuster but you don't need more than a week to prepare for your journey. As I've already the stated, the letter only tells you what exams your child will be sitting (and you already know), the test centre (well its one of the grammar schools in Medway - easy to find out directions) and what to bring (clear plastic bag with pen pencils rubber).
If you do not receive your letter the week before then you can telephone Medway Admissions who will, I'm sure, be able to tell you where to go. I've already spoken to them and they were quite helpful. I used the online application and received a confirmation email which they said was all fine.
I know this process can seem daunting if you haven't done it before so I do sympathise with your concerns. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

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