rabbie burns wrote:
In Birmingham you get a standardised score for each paper and these are added together to give the total score e.g. Paper 1 107, paper 2 124, total 231. Assume all are done the same but who knows. Good luck.
Thanks for this, it's just that I had read on one of the Slough school's websites "The tests themselves will continue to identify the top 30% of the cohort as eligible for consideration for entry to grammar school; the eligibility mark will remain unchanged at 111." therefore I assumed that the Berkshire schools will standardise using the same method as before, anyway, we'll know more after Kendrick Open evening tonight (I hope!).
Say some brilliant child from somewhere along the M4 does both, and wants to be considered for all the schools. Yes, the spread of standardised scores might be slightly affected, but the child can only go to one school, and hence the score needed to get into the other one will drop down to the next person accordingly. I don't think it's different to a child taking both lots of tests at the moment. I think? It can be hard to have an intuitive feel for standardisation
Your probably right........sometimes I think too deep!