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 Post subject: 11+ results and advice
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:10 pm 

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Do ppl think a score or 351 will get a place a wghs? Also if u list it as 1st and don't get it do you risk ur 2nd choice being full and end up with 3rd or even 4th choice?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:06 pm 

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You need to put schools in order of preference.
If your DC does not qualify for your first choice then it is crossed out and your second choice becomes your first choice.
You will not risk anything by putting it first.
Good luck.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:06 am 

Joined: Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:47 pm
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Birmingham offer an equal preference system.This is one of the best explanations I have seen of it given by Kenyancowgirl on a significant date for me my birthday four years ago.

"Take this example: You like Blue School best but must score over 92 to get in there. You like Red School next best but must score over 84 to get there. And Yellow School is your local catchment comprehensive school.

You fill your form in:
1) Blue School
2) Red School
3) Yellow School.

Results come out and you have scored 90....You haven't scored enough to be offered your first listed choice, so you get offered Red School by your LEA. This is because it is your next highest choice that you have listed AND you meet the entry requirements for it. (You are put on the waiting list for Blue School as the LEA realises this is the school you really want). You are removed from Yellow School's list because you have been offered a school (Red) that you listed as a higher preference than Yellow.

In the situation above, you must accept Red School. You might get offered your proper first choice (Blue School) from the waiting list - but you might not. If you do not get your first choice school (in this case Blue School) the LEA will look at your next choice AS IF IT WAS YOUR FIRST CHOICE - if you don't meet the entry criteria for that one, they look at your third choice as if it was your first choice and so on. You must always have one school that you are guaranteed acceptance to (for example your local catchment comprehensive school) - (this would usually be listed as a lower preference to any Grammar Schools) - otherwise, if you do not meet the entry criteria for any of your listed schools, the LEA has to allocate you one, which could be miles away."

351 will get you WGHS as the score is above previous years cut offs but you should only put it first on your list if it is your first preference all schools MUST be put down in your true order of preference.

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

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