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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 2:18 pm 
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Hi.
I was wondering, I have been looking at " pass marks" I notice that Queen Marys was quite a bit higher last year than in previous years, 12 marks if I remember correctly. Is there a reason for this, was calibre of candidate higher, or the exam easier or was it just one of those things.
This is the first time I have used a forum.

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 6:39 am 
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Hi

I don't think anyone knows the answer to this question as yet, although I wish somebody did! It seems to be a very unusual year re QMGS and typically has happened on the year our ds was hoping for entrance.

There was a substantial leap in the cutoff from last year, and so far, the list has only moved 6 places. Cutoff was 337, and so far only down to 336 on the waiting list.

It doesn't help that there is so little information about QMGS historically.

Are you hoping for a place too?


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:33 am 
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The rise in the cut off score this year has been due to the introduction of Pupil Premium (PP) at the school. This means 20% of the places have been allocated to children from disadvantaged families.


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:46 am 
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Hi, Increase in QMGS cut off this year is due to the fact that almost all the boys in our area including burton , derby , Lichfield , Repton , Uttoxeter and nearby are preferring QMGS over BV and I know 22 boys who got admission in QMGS this year .
Next year , I hope it will increase further as now there is a tuition centre started 5 months ago and more people are getting familiar with the concept of 11plus exam.


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:55 am 
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And other point is , QMHS is not considered high in our local community , so people here are either sending their daughters to DHS , Abbott Bromley or Sutton grammar school . As it is not the popular choice , even the shared taxis are not available for QMHS.


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:18 am 
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Proud_mother wrote:
And other point is , QMHS is not considered high in our local community , so people here are either sending their daughters to DHS , Abbott Bromley or Sutton grammar school . As it is not the popular choice , even the shared taxis are not available for QMHS.


Given its pretty 'inclusive' admissions policy, it's interesting to see my old school being regarded as a more desirable alternative by those whose DC could have gone to QMHS :) .

I was there back in the days when it was The School of S.Mary and S.Anne, Abbots Bromley (I'm going to our 40 year reunion at the school next month :)) and seemed to spend a lot of my time in about Upper V (year 11 now and there are apparently boys everywhere now :shock: :lol: ) taking prospective applicants on tours. I can't seriously remember at this distance whether I subsequently noticed any of them turning up at the school, though.

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 11:19 am 
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Thanks all, that sort of answers my question....many factors the "cut off" ! Oh dear....its like navigating a minefield.


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