Up until now I've only posted on Bucks but we are in the process of organising a move to Minster in March. As we only found out a few days ago, all our efforts have been focused on Bucks 11+ & GS. Now, after taking the Bucks 11+ (no results until Nov 21st), we have to look into the Medway test, for which I understand by this site has already been taken & results published.
Now I'm calling upon all here present
for some much needed advice. I hope you don't mind, I will be asking many questions & hope it's not too annoying if questions have already been answered elsewhere on the forum.
Ok, I believe the Medway test consists of Maths, Writing & VR. Firstly would anbody be able to recommend some good practise papers for the Maths & especially the Writing? DS is very competent at both Maths & English (has been predicted high SATs results) & has done a fair bit of practise work for the VR he had to sit here.
Next is choice of Grammar Schools, there seems to be a very good choice in all areas nearby whether Medway or Kent, however almost all seem to be single sex, only issue that we have with this is that DS has more girls as close friends than boys & he loves that kind of environment. We very much like the look of RMGS, I'm almost certain this would be our first choice, although slightly worried about high pass mark required, as I'm sure many people were, as you never know how DC will do on test day.
Can anyone recommend any other mixed GS in the area? And out of interest how many choices do we get? Also does anyone know about travel services to this school from Minster?
I will be contacting Medway Council on Monday re. applying for test & schools however, does anyone here have 'insider' knowledge of what kind of process we will have to go through now & also if we can apply for the school now so that we get included in first round of allocations and where would DS be asked to sit the test seeing as we haven't moved yet? His current HT would probably be happy to let him take it at the school but not 100% sure as we would be leaving the school before this academic year ends unfortunately. Pinning all hopes on DS achieving a place at a GS as we don't have any local knowledge of Secondary schools in our new location, perhaps people might like to p.m. me some advice??
Well many thanks indeed if you have managed to sit & read all of this
& thanks in advance for all responses!!