Bob1892 I have tried to keep up but I still don't get why the rise in pp scores have caused CHB non pp scores to go down from 243 to 239??? Perhaps I'm being thick.....
Rimjhimm - Let's take an example to explain this. We know CHB intake is 120 and 30 of these are PP candidates. I don't know the exact cut-off numbers, but we do know that PP cut-off this year has gone up by 5 points and non-pp cut-off reduced by 4 points.We also know that if CHB intake was 120, with no PP children allowed, and this is important, then the natural CHB cut-off will be around 238
And what seems to have happened this year is that a lot of PP children might have scored quite highly (240+), thereby taking some top scoring places in CHB from non-PP children. So if you look at the rank order, you might might find that out of 120 places available, the PP scores are not necessarily in the bottom 30 and this causes the non-PP cut-off to go down. At least in theory, but I am rubbish at explaining