Go to navigation
It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:25 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:43 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:24 pm
Posts: 73
An interesting article in The Telegraph re Grammar School places.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/ed ... place.html


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:15 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:10 pm
Posts: 8208
Location: Buckinghamshire
There are some very odd statements and assumptions in the article:

Quote:
A small number of pupils who applied for and sat more than one test will be included in the figures.
As we well know, there is more than a "small number" of pupils who take more than one test. The crossover in some large 11+ areas such as Berks/Surrey, Bucks/Berks, Herts/Barnet, Kent/Medway/Bromley is considerable, with some children taking 4 or more different tests, and many taking two as a matter of course.

Quote:
They do not include children who have narrowly missed a place at "superselective" schools, which only take the top performers and do not have a pass mark.
In which case, which schools does it include? I find it scarcely credible that 15,000 qualified pupils are turned away from grammars on distance rules alone. In Bucks, where there is a flat pass mark, there are sufficient places for every qualified child, albeit those places may not necessarily be easily accessible and parents may have to turn them down for that reason. It will still amount to no more than a handful of children though.

Quote:
If a similar number of eligible pupils are being rejected from the other 108 grammars in the country, it would mean that nearly 20 more establishments would be needed to meet the demand for places from about 15,000 extra students.
This is the problem - the article is based on an extrapolation that goes waaaay too far.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: ASMS, Bing [Bot] and 1 guest


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