Go to navigation
It is currently Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:21 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: St Ambrose
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:01 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:27 pm
Posts: 7
Does anyone know how the pass marks work at St Ambrose?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: St Ambrose
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:43 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:19 pm
Posts: 798
Hi , as far as I am aware the passmark is 320, it was 315 the year we sat it but that was some years ago. Boys attaining this score are offered places , first in the associated parishes and then I think on score order , it used to be distance at one time but I think that changed too. Are you trying to work something out?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: St Ambrose
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:27 pm
Posts: 7
yes we live in stockport so I'm trying to understand if there is a waiting list or something


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: St Ambrose
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:57 pm
Posts: 53
dadoflad - did your ds achieve a score above the 320 pass mark then? My ds only got 312, but as we are in catchment and in a local parish/feeder school, I'm just wondering if it is worth putting ds on the waiting list too? (I've heard there may be quite a few who would decline their offer in favour of AGSB or the indi's?)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: St Ambrose
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:28 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:19 pm
Posts: 798
We live in Stockport too. Did your son pass the test but not get a place? If so , might be worth checking with school where he is on the list. I'd say probably not many boys give up an offer at St A to go private, it seems to happen more at AGSB.

When my son sat for St A, we would have been allocated on distance, hence all boys that passed ( including my own) from primary would have got a place. If it's on score then it won't work like that. Did you get an offer of a local school you would be happy with as an alternative?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: St Ambrose
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:29 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:19 pm
Posts: 798
Ollie's mum,you will need to put an appeal in if you want to be considered for a place. All boys only get one offer so if they put AGSB first and are eligible then that's what they will get and the same for St A. No one will have been offered both on offer day.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: St Ambrose
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:27 pm
Posts: 7
hi tiddly I think we are going to enquire about waiting list tomorrow just to see where it goes


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: St Ambrose
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:47 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:57 pm
Posts: 53
Thanks Tiddlymum! yes - we will put in an appeal. We know it's a long shot. I was just thinking that some of the boys who sat the St Ambrose exam, were doing so as a back up in case they didn't manage to get a pass mark at their first choice - AGSB? In which case these boys will be accepting their AGSB offer, with places becoming available at St Ambrose? :?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: St Ambrose
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:27 pm
Posts: 7
Olliesmum we had the same consideration


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: St Ambrose
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:19 pm
Posts: 798
Ollie's, it doesn't work quite like that. The list operates on blind preference, so if the first choice is offered the second one falls away. So everyone offered a place at St A will either have been first choice or unable to be offered their first choice so the next one down is St A. They will have offered all their places out, but any that are declined ( presumably just for an indie offer) will then usually be offered to those on the wait list.

Good luck with your appeal, if your alternative is BTH, then you need have no concerns, it's an excellent school in every way.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  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