Essex girl wrote:
Firstly, no it wasn't last year. Suffice it to say that it was during the past 5 years and yes the Consortium laid out the "raw" score for each subject which was easy to turn into a percentage.
Both gained grammar school places but each year is very different and you have to bear in mind that the scores only mirror what the exam was like that year. So, if, for example, the maths paper is particularly hard then a lower percentage might be one of the higher maths scores, whereas if the maths paper is easier (whatever that means!) then scores all round will be higher. In other words, it is quite feasible for 50% on each paper to get a child into their first choice school one year, whereas 90% on each may be required the next. It is all according to the papers and the abilities of the other candidates.
Essex Girl - I hope you don't mind me asking but did they gain places in the Southend grammars and do you live in the catchment for them?