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 Post subject: Re: CH boys v KES
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:08 pm 
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I know a few kids who have been offered places at KES who only scored just over 200 on the 11+ which tells me the majority of truly bright kids will be found at Grammars. You need to be bright to pass the KES test but not super bright.quote]

We found that too, many boys got into KES from our school though they didn't bag places at CHB/KEFW!


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 Post subject: Re: CH boys v KES
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:26 pm 
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If money is no object go KES....


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 Post subject: Re: CH boys v KES
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:46 pm 
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Not all people who have money chose KES, many still prefer CHB...


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 Post subject: Re: CH boys v KES
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:49 am 
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HappyRobot wrote:
If money is no object go KES....


Not necessarily so, many parents whose children have high aspirations in maths (or physics) at university choose one of the KE grammars to avoid the need to move after GCSEs as IB is acknowledged by many as not being as good a preparation as Maths and Further Maths at A Level

Quite a number of boys leave after GCSE


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 Post subject: Re: CH boys v KES
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:28 pm 
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Agree. Those were main reasons we chose CHB over KES (move to IB, kids with maths/science ability who liked languages much less so potential need to move to an A level school after GCSE)


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 Post subject: Re: CH boys v KES
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:50 pm 
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I have one son at KES. His younger brother is going to CHB, although he had a full fee place at KES (we'd have had to have a discussion with the bursar, but we weren't completely unable to fund it). We have a few reasons (other than the money, which we didn't want to drive the decision if we could manage it):

1. He really wants to (his best friend also has a place).
2. He is a keen mathematician and his brother prefers languages.
3. He is self driven and his brother needs more chivvying/handholding.
4. He is also musical but already involved with Sandwell Youth Music orchestra, so I'm content that CHB music will be more than adequate (we preferred CHB to QMGS for this reason).
5. We worked out that the journey time was about equal.

So it'll be three kids at three different KE Foundation schools. Happy to offer consultations with a wide view on the difference between the provision!


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 Post subject: Re: CH boys v KES
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:27 pm 
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Wow Turtlegirl! You must have your hands full with three journeys, all in different directions. Educationally, have you noticed any glaring difference between KES and QMGS?


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 Post subject: Re: CH boys v KES
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:53 pm 
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I don't do three journeys, thankfully! We are well served by public transport where we live.

The results for QMGS are pretty impressive http://www.qmgs.walsall.sch.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=25&Itemid=137. And of course, the results don't reflect the individual child, so I would expect my youngest to do pretty well wherever he goes to school. All these schools have excellent teaching (with the odd blip) and very bright children. I've not done an exhaustive comparison between the schools though.


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