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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:38 am 
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Could anybody know if the grammar school classifies the students to different levels? For example, taking a test, then according to the result to classify them into different classes, like top classes, middleclasses and lower classes?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:44 am 
in my child's school,they do place them in sets after tests half termly,termly and end of year.

there is movement up and down sets, spaces permitting.but,the standard is very high so the sets are quite close in abilities. you get only a few who are really struggling with their work.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:31 pm 
It depends on the grammar school. Some have a policy of not streaming or setting children. Others test them at the start of year 7 (or on a Saturday towards the end of year 5) and put them in classes according to their performance.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:32 pm 
Sorry ref. in last post to "year 5" should have been to "year 6"!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:35 pm 
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GM - why don't you post this is the area your child is going - you might get a more meaningful answer.

We had no setting in Year 7 ..


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Dear GM

Agree with guest55, perhaps post in you area..

In Bucks it does seem to vary, some schools do no setting in year 7 others will ensure each class has a mix of children, depending on their SATs results and 11 plus score.....making each class mixed ability.

Setting starts in year 8 [mainly for Maths]

Patricia


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Thanks everybody for your reply. I am in Bucks, my daughter will go to AHS. Setting starts in year 8 is quite reasonable because all children will have one year same education before the testing.


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Many of the Bucks Grammars do this - this means they aren't setted on the basis of how good their Primary School was!

As Patricia says Maths is the most common subject where pupils are setted.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:43 am 
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Thanks Guest55. I am not worried my daughter's maths, she is good at it. I worried her English since English is not her first language.

Maybe I asked another question? When will we know the SATs result for Year6?
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