Go to navigation
It is currently Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:58 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 22 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:50 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:10 pm
Posts: 16
My daughter has North London Consortium school interviews starting next week. I've read that the question "Is this your first choice of school?" may come up. If so, does anyone know whether the correct answer is "Yes, definitely, because ..." or "I'd be happy with any of the schools we've applied to, because ..." In other words, should my daughter lie (to all except her actual first choice)?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:37 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:18 am
Posts: 68
I don't know about your dd but I know mine would fine it extremely difficult to lie.
These schools know that all parents apply to multiple schools.
You may find that your dd gets herself into a terrible pickle if she lies once and then forgets to lie in any subsequent questions.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:26 pm
Posts: 553
Interesting question for the children-some may not know which is their parents first choice for them. Unless you have talked it through at length about your strength of feeling for different schools perhaps best not to try and prepare them for that one and blissful ignorance may shine through. We (as parents) certainly got asked that when interviewed separately from our children and having muttered about all schools being good and being grateful for what we got first time round we realised this was absolutely the wrong answer for this school and gaily lied second time stating it was absolutely our number one first choice :D . Not North London consortium though


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:10 pm
Posts: 16
Thanks for your responses. I agree that it would be difficult for my daughter to lie, but I'm concerned that a school may not take us as seriously if we don't say that it's our first choice. What should she say?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:09 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:46 am
Posts: 182
Hi tancred,
dd was asked at Habs and nlcs what other exams she had written. She answered them completely truthfully reeling off all the grammar school tests and private she did. She got offers from both,so I don't think it makes a difference.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:36 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:33 pm
Posts: 287
Interviews next week already? DD will have Group 2 exam next week...
As for the question, I will not advise to tell a lie. Children may have that uncomfortable look, when not telling the truth...though I know some natural liers and they are very good indeed.
I was five and travelled on reduced fare ticket on the train, and when I was asked how old am i, I truthfully said:"I am actually five, but my mum told me, if somebody ask how old are you, say you are still four..."
Back to OP, can parents be asked the same question? Or the questions about 11+ and did you apply to grammar school as well? what would you prefer-grammar or Indie? And what to wear for the interviews?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:07 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:46 am
Posts: 182
We were not asked if their school was our first choice but were asked why we chose to apply to their school,what attracted us to their school.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:20 pm
Posts: 4660
My dd was asked if she'd sat for other schools and she replied she had. She still got an offer :D

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:04 am
Posts: 82
My daughter was asked during the JAGS interview "out of all the schools you have applied for, what position is this school - there is no right and wrong answer".

My daughter truthfully answered 3rd but omitted to say that 1st and 2nd were grammar schools. I had told her to "be herself".


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:36 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:10 pm
Posts: 16
Thanks everyone for your replies. Scoopy19, did that reply go down ok?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 22 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 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