Is the cat test result broken down into its components to indicate any weak areas. The paperwork we get shows how many of each type they completed out of the total. Our teachers can only indicate their thoughts about suitability for grammar, they cannot and do not give any advice on how to potentially improve test scores for either test. They use the cats to indicate areas of whole class weakness, problems a child may have they did not spot n class work, or as with my youngest, when a child is not performing as well in class as his cats suggest he could.
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Our school recently reduced its cat..11+ positive result expectation to 125 from 130 as the cem test is further removed from the cat test than the old style was so they use reading and comprehension ability in combination with it now.
On that basis your dc is not too far away. Our grammars take about 20% of a normal cohort and about 30% of a cohort that includes ooc children with high expectations of passing because their parents have requested they sit the test. I have no idea what your desired school has as a % pass rate, but that may help give you an idea.
Yet again though, one test tells us very little really, over three years maybe a bit more?