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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:52 pm 
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Reading a wide variety of posts on the forum, what strikes me most is the wide variation of just when each region sets the exam.
I feel quite lucky now that in Gloucestershire the 11+ is October and the results are out before the CAF needs to be filled in.

I see that some people have had the exam but don't get the results until March!
I see that some people don't take the exam until December!

Can anyone list who does the 11+ when? Can anyone make any sense of why there is such variation?

Surely having your results before the CAT is a major advantage?
Surely it is better not to be 11+ing as term ends before christmas - always chaotic.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:57 pm 
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It's the last year it will happen. Next year, results have to available before people fill in the CAF.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:42 am 
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Typical lol. We had to have requests in by October and sat 11+ the last two weekends in January. Results due on Thursday :shock: believe it or not this is better than when my sons were going to sit the 11+. Back then you had to forfeit your admission to your feeder school and were allocated a place wherever you could be fitted in. For that reason none of them took it. One of their friends had an hour and half and two buses travel because he didn't get into the boys grammar. At least DD was able to put in her requests.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:28 am 
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mike1880 wrote:
It's the last year it will happen. Next year, results have to available before people fill in the CAF.

Mike


Not in Buckinghamshire. Somehow they are hanging on for another year!

ETA - I should also say that they sit it pretty early in Bucks (last week/Sept or first couple of weeks Oct), bu they still can't get the results out until after the CAF goes in, partly because of OOC people sitting it in the October half term. It will be much better when they have to do it before the CAF goes in - hopefully should save a lot of unecessary visits to school open evenings as well.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:07 pm 
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The Admissions Code has been watered down slightly in its final form and only says they have to take "all reasonable steps" to inform parents before 31st Oct. But you still have a couple of days to comment on the consultation, and after that if you think there's any doubt about whether they've taken ALL reasonable steps, when they publish the determined arrangements you could always prod the schools adjudicator.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:34 pm 
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mike1880 wrote:
The Admissions Code has been watered down slightly in its final form and only says they have to take "all reasonable steps" to inform parents before 31st Oct. But you still have a couple of days to comment on the consultation, and after that if you think there's any doubt about whether they've taken ALL reasonable steps, when they publish the determined arrangements you could always prod the schools adjudicator.
Mike

That would be the new Chief Schools Adjudicator, then...the old one having resigned over, er, the new Schools Admissions Code. :lol: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/201 ... ect-pupils


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:05 pm 
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Allegedly. IMHO just being answerable to someone like Gove would be a good enough reason to go.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:08 pm 
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Just had a look at Plymouths 11+ dates for 2012/2013 and they are still going to be set in January!


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