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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:29 am 
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...what % of their cohort they expect to start school already working at Level 5? and even if it mis reasonable to ask, do you think they would tell me?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:33 am 
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You should be able to get a very good idea from the performance tables for last year.
http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/sch ... erview=sec

You need to open the the link to the high school you are interested in and scroll down to the average KS2 points of the pupils. Just below the KS2 points you can locate the percentage of high, middle and low attainers.

If that is still not enough information I'm sure you can ask.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:16 pm 
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No- this is two separate things. We're appealing, but not expecting to get anywhere, so preparing for high school life. I am just interested to know what sort of an academic peer group he'll have. Not something I intend to bring up at the appeal!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:15 pm 
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katel wrote:
No- this is two separate things. We're appealing, but not expecting to get anywhere, so preparing for high school life. I am just interested to know what sort of an academic peer group he'll have. Not something I intend to bring up at the appeal!


It looks as though some of those secondary modern schools do better by their high achievers than they do by their middle and low achievers. That is quite surprising to me: it seems they fail the students they are supposed to serve but do pretty well by students who were more suited to the grammars. But it's hopefully encouraging for you in the event your appeal is unsuccessful.

I imagine most of the students who do well at GCSE at a secondary modern would move on to one of the grammars for sixth form?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:23 pm 
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Firstly, not all students and a grammar will have level 5s across the board when they go in. Even where we are, with super selectives, they don't.

Secondly, a fair number of students even at quite poorly achieving schools like the one I work in will have one or more 5s on intake. Go to a slightly 'better' school and there will be many who have 5s...I have several friends whose children did not sit the eleven plus because of ideological or practical objections and who are very clever indeed.

Thirdly, remember that 5s aren't everything, and that not all clever kids get them.

Finally, remember you haven't lost the appeal yet!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:13 pm 
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katel, DD is at a high school in Bucks (so GS area but not super-selective) and I would say around one-third to one-half of her (top) set in English and maths got level 5s. Not very many got a 5 in science.

Purely anecdotal I know, but may be of some (vague) interest :D


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:18 pm 
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Rob Clark wrote:
katel, DD is at a high school in Bucks (so GS area but not super-selective) and I would say around one-third to one-half of her (top) set in English and maths got level 5s. Not very many got a 5 in science.

Purely anecdotal I know, but may be of some (vague) interest :D

How on earth do you know? Unless the school publishes this stuff...which I have never come across . I have no idea what any other children at my kids' schools got in Year 6 SATs. Perhaps this is the topic of conversation at all those school dinner dances some people go to. :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:02 pm 
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Because I grill every child DD has ever brought through the door (most of them only come to our house once, bizarrely), then hang round at the school gates asking the others. Any DC who looks at me a little weirdly and tries to get away, I mark down as level 4 or below.


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