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 Post subject: over subscription
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:20 pm 
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Where I live the grammar school has its own test, which if you pass allows you entry to that particular grammar school, even if you fail the Kent test. Neither test takes precedence apparently. My daughter passed both tests thankfully, and although not as many in her school passed the Kent test it seems the majority did pass the grammar school test. My fears are that even though this grammar school is the closest one to us, because of our extremely rural location (which incidentally would be the same for any school named) We are likely to miss out on a place because of our location. Spoke to the ht today and she advised if we don't get in to appeal, but what would the reasons I could use to override the decision. She did quite well in the Kent test, OK not super high aggregate score of 406 but good to me. Scored 141 in NVR and vr and 124 in maths. The grammar test I don't understand the scoring but she passed. Needed standardised score of 118 achieved 143. But I don't think this is taken into account on oversubscription. I don't want to leave it until 3rd march to seek advice and be rushed to appeal, would rather gather my fact's now and be prepared and not need it than the other way round. Please advise.


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 Post subject: Re: over subscription
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:35 pm 
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I'll move this post this post to the appeals section, there is also a very comprehensive Q&A bit in that section which may answer some of your questions


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 Post subject: Re: over subscription
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:39 pm 
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Not sure exactly where you are, but at the moment doesn't it depend on the criteria of the actual schools you are looking at?
Does the grammar school go down to a cut off and only at the cut off is distance an issue? Some Kent schools have preferred parishes? I thought that was to help those in rural parts . you need to have a look at the over subscription criteria I think.


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 Post subject: Re: over subscription
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:53 pm 
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bexamy, take a good read of this http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... bed-school

Feel free to come back and ask questions.


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