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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:29 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:35 pm 
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Interesting. A very heavy emphasis on what constitutes address fraud. Also, allowing cared for and PP boys in with a score up to 5 points below the cut off.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:38 pm 
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True the number of people with address fraud .
But also they increasing the number of points you require to get into Sixth form with new grading system 9-1


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:21 pm 
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Reading Mum wrote:
Interesting. A very heavy emphasis on what constitutes address fraud. Also, allowing cared for and PP boys in with a score up to 5 points below the cut off.


Yes, they make it very clear about address fraud. Lots of yellow highlighting there.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:49 pm 
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Good for them - and very clear on the possible penalties of such address fraud - a shame that they have had to spell it out though (presumably due to the actions of the few) - and also great that they are attempting to embrace the widening participation agenda.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:12 pm 
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kenyancowgirl wrote:
Good for them - and very clear on the possible penalties of such address fraud - a shame that they have had to spell it out though (presumably due to the actions of the few) - and also great that they are attempting to embrace the widening participation agenda.


I got the impression that they have had previous cases of address fraud but were constrained from taking the appropriate action.These regulations now give them the authority and power to act.There is nothing in them the genuine applicant should fear.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:16 pm 
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I suspect Kendrick will follow suit as the two schools usually take similar approaches.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:31 pm 
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Good approach to tackle fallacious, there were many this year and previous years.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:29 am 
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To tackle address fraud is a good approach. This will affect those who try to cheat the system.

But what I don’t fully understand why new admission is allowed up to 5 marks lower than pass mark for look after and pupils premium? This seems a lot as 1 standardised score can be anywhere ~ 10-30 places.

Let says if pass mark is 108 , boys that are eligible for free school meals during the past 6 years and get standardised score of 103+ will definitely get the place for year 2020 intake. Do I understand it correctly?

From statistical data of last 3-4 years for day pupils, boys who ain’t eligible for free school meals (not look after/ PP) must have 2-3 score above pass mark to get the place i.e. year 2018 intake pass mark 108 minimum score got the place ~110.45 (from memory). So I guess in year 2020, the minimum score to get the place at Reading School will be even higher says 3-4 scores above pass mark for these boys. They need to get at least 112-113 whereas PP boys only need to get 103. All these numbers are guessing of course.

What is the reason for lowering 5 pass mark score as there isn’t any explanation? Social mobility first and a place for academic excellence is secondary?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:36 am 
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They are trying to encourage more PP DSs to actually take the test in the first place.

I don’t know the figures for Reading school, but kendrick had very few PP DDs take their test this year. Lowering the passmark may encourage more to at least have a go.

They are less likely to have have extensive tutoring as parents would not have been able to afford it, so in general will score less even though they are likely to be just as academically able. They have obviously look at previous years when deciding whether to do this and by how much they feel they need to lower the pass mark.

It is worth noting that it isn’t just for PP, it’s also for LAC and SEN.


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