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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:23 am 
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I’m starting this thread to keep all the Reading School results together in one place.

Historic data for admissions can be found here.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=44653


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:53 pm 
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For school admissions info check here for the link.

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Note that no ooc boys have got day places for quite some years.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:44 am 
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It's been a while I haven't posted, but I just stumbled upon some numbers and thought I'd share the fun! (yes, I love data, sue me! :mrgreen: )

It is based on the following official FoI data https://www.reading-school.co.uk/page/? ... sts&pid=65, which contains anonymised score for the entire 2018 cohort as well as OoC status.

* 975 children took the test
* 666 were in catchment, 199 scored the minimum of 108.
* the estimated last admitted child was ranked 241 overall (about top 25%), and 148 within the in-catchment cohort (about top 22%), with a score of 110.59.
* the above would imply that there are only up to 16 children in the waiting list got offered a place
* around that cut-off score, a one point difference would push you up 35 places or down 33 places
* the overall average score is 100 (due to standardisation), the median 101.4
* for in-catchment, the average is 98.5 and the median 100.4
* for in catchment students, 51 had the required score of 108 but were below the cut-off point.
* for in-catchment, you can use a rough rule of thumb saying that each point range contains 15-20 students as long as you are in the 105-115 range

I'll update if I spot any errors or think of other interesting data points.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:53 am 
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Thanks, that mostly matches what I already had in the historic data thread (except the number of in catchment qualifiers is slightly higher, I’m guessing late sitters)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:30 pm 
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Does anyone got into reading school from Slough with very high score in the last 2 ,3 years?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:39 pm 
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Do you mean from outside catchment? If so then no, not for a day place. Only those inside catchment have got day places.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:00 am 
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Thanks for your response, then why are they agreeing to share the test marks for those who are writing at Slough and opted to share with reading school...??


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:34 am 
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Because some areas are covered by both, and Slough schools have different criteria. There also boarding places available at Reading.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:18 pm 
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senjay wrote:
Thanks for your response, then why are they agreeing to share the test marks for those who are writing at Slough and opted to share with reading school...??

Someone living in somewhere like Maidenhead could well be in catchment for both Reading School and one of the Slough schools.
The mark required to get a place at Reading is a bit higher than the mark for Slough schools (at least it has been in the past) so people cover both options with one exam.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:13 pm 
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senjay wrote:
Thanks for your response, then why are they agreeing to share the test marks for those who are writing at Slough and opted to share with reading school...??


What other said, plus the fact that out of catchment children are allowed to actually attend Reading. They simply have a lower priority in the allocation, and it would take a further 51 in-catchment, qualifying kids to decline admission for the school to start picking up in the out of catchment list. Given that only an estimated 16 kids declined Reading, the probability is nil for practical purposes, but not from an administrative point of view.


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