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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:41 pm 
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Hello, we are sitting this exam tomorrow. Anyone else sitting it who might like to meet up for a coffee please pm me, thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:58 pm 
Good luck with the exam, I hope she does well and is relaxed! :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:28 pm 
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We are looking forward to going. She appreciates every moment she gets to spend with like minded children. She has come to the very end of her tether with her classmates and would much rather go and sit an eleven plus entrance exam than fight to be able to concentrate among the chatter of the children on her table. She was streamed in English and Maths from Y2 to end of Y5 but now the sets have been unpicked so that the workers can try and help get the others up to Level 4 for May so I was told by her class teacher!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:35 pm 
Are you looking elsewhere seeing as you live in Herts - what will the journey be like?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:42 am 
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Should be quite easy for trains from Hertfordshire to Moorgate.

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 Post subject: Journey to City
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:13 pm 
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Normally this would be the easiest of all the schools we have applied for to get to. One train to the end of the line and then a lovely walkway straight to the door. Today it was very hard but I think most journeys today were very hard. At least the exam was on and now its done, unlike QEB where parents have to wait another week/


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:16 pm 
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That's my train line and it was totally packed this morning. I suppose, looking on the bright side, I can be relieved that it's not usually like that (but it is on some tube lines!)


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 Post subject: Journey to City today
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:44 pm 
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I think the journey today would put a lot of people off. We had a saturday service and trains cancelled and people left on the platform at every stop becuse there was no more room. In year and years of using our line I have never seen overcrowding like it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:55 pm 
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Perhaps it is a good thing that today's test was a 'worst case scenario'? DD1 has a two or three tube station journey to school depending on whether she changes lines. If all else (including buses) fails she can walk (albeit 3 miles). In theory it is a 20 minute journey (TFL) door to door, in reality, allowing for her desire to be in early with eveyone else it is 40 minutes on a good day. It is easy to under estimate these things and the impact they have on day to day life, having an 'awful' reminder at test time might influence a final decision in a way that makes our DCs' lives so much less stressful for years to come. As an aside, for the last 4 years the tubes have been down (and this rarely happens) on the first day of term. Karma?

But yes, for qeb, having a postponement, WHAT A PAIN!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:41 pm 
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So we finally got the email at 16.37pm today with an interview date. It is amazing, we don't have a single piece of paper from City, we applied online, paid online and had all our exam details on email. Anyone else get an interview? Anyone any idea how many they interview?


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