Go to navigation
It is currently Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:38 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: MT exam today
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:33 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:25 am
Posts: 60
Heard that there are about 400 students appearing for the test today. The car traffic was very well managed by the MT staff.

Saw a little boy crying just at the drop off point. It just breaks my heart to see all these little 10 year olds go through so much stress. Harsh reality of this age.It was so different when I was 10 years old.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MT exam today
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:16 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:01 pm
Posts: 6683
Location: Herts
Thanks for the update. Glad dropoff went smoothly. I know of students there today, some also did UCS yesterday and will be doing John Lyon on Thursday and Habs on Friday.

How many places are available and how many do they save for 13 plus?

What time do they finish today? DG


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MT exam today
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:44 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:25 am
Posts: 60
No sure how many places are to be allocated. Based on the some of the discussions on this forum in one of the previous years 180 offers were sent out of a total 350 students who sat the exam.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MT exam today
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:01 pm
Posts: 6683
Location: Herts
Thank you. I hope things went well for your ds. DG


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MT exam today
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:44 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:45 pm
Posts: 4601
My understanding is that they have 2 forms in year 7 (50-60) and add another 100 or so pupils at 13+


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MT exam today
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:57 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:01 pm
Posts: 6683
Location: Herts
Gosh that must be a big change for the 50/60 when the 100 turn up. I wonder which prep school is the biggest feeder. DG


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MT exam today
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:27 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:10 pm
Posts: 8199
Location: Buckinghamshire
Daogroupie wrote:
I wonder which prep school is the biggest feeder. DG

From the MT website:
Quote:
Boys travel in from north London, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Middlesex.

Many take advantage of our coach services from Ealing, Highgate, Radlett, Beaconsfield, Harpenden, Harrow, Mill Hill and Stanmore. In response to increased demand from the Camden, Kilburn, Primrose Hill, St John's Wood and West Hampstead areas, we will launch an additional St John's Wood coach route in 2015 running up Finchley Road and along Hendon Way to the M1 (average journey time between 50 minutes and 1 hour).

Many travel on the tube or the Chiltern Line from central London, Hampstead, Highgate and Amersham.

Pure guesswork, but I think Caldicott Prep would be one of the biggest feeders.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MT exam today
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:12 pm
Posts: 11
Caldicott sends very few boys to day schools - it's HM has a preference for boarding hence all the senior boys having to board in their final year


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MT exam today
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:44 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:25 am
Posts: 60
It could be Northwood prep ( which is now integrated in to MTS from this year), ST. Martins, and Reddiford). All these are based near MTS.

Someone confirmed that there were 373 students who appeared for the test for 60 places.

Feedback so far Maths not very hard, English easier than expected and VR too long but managed to finish.

Please can someone shed some light on how much should be written in the creative writing section. Heard a boy mention he wrote just over 3 pages !!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MT exam today
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:50 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:10 pm
Posts: 8199
Location: Buckinghamshire
branmoment wrote:
Caldicott sends very few boys to day schools - it's HM has a preference for boarding hence all the senior boys having to board in their final year

Interesting, and thank you. I knew he was pretty solidly opposed to the 11+ (I know of a boy who took it in the utmost secrecy because it would have been heavily frowned upon), but I didn't know his views on boarding.

Agree that Northwood Prep would be a big feeder.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  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