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 Post subject: Test center for Sep-2019
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:38 am 
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For Birmingham test - anyone got the confirmation for test centre and time ?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:46 am 
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venu91 wrote:
For Birmingham test - anyone got the confirmation for test centre and time ?


Aren't you planning to move to Kent?

Are you currently in catchment for one of the KE grammars?

Or for HBS?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:15 am 
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Yes for Kent. No for catchment question.




ToadMum wrote:
venu91 wrote:
For Birmingham test - anyone got the confirmation for test centre and time ?


Aren't you planning to move to Kent?

Are you currently in catchment for one of the KE grammars?

Or for HBS?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:18 am 
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Highly unlikely to get into KE grammars if outside catchment (new this year). Hopefully you are not using tests as "free practice" ?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:37 pm 
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hermanmunster wrote:
Highly unlikely to get into KE grammars if outside catchment (new this year). Hopefully you are not using tests as "free practice" ?


Have we got catchment rule for all school ? "free practice" for which test ?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:47 pm 
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venu91 wrote:
hermanmunster wrote:
Highly unlikely to get into KE grammars if outside catchment (new this year). Hopefully you are not using tests as "free practice" ?


Have we got catchment rule for all school ? "free practice" for which test ?


All the KE Birmingham Grammars have a new admission policy which makes it likely that only very few pupils living outside the defined catchments will be offered places.

Have you read the admission policy for the B'ham Grammars?

I just wondered why you were looking at doing a test when you lived way out of the catchment and are planning to move to Kent anyway?

Some people treat exams in other areas as free mocks - unfair on other kids doing them


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:09 pm 
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venu91 wrote:
hermanmunster wrote:
Highly unlikely to get into KE grammars if outside catchment (new this year). Hopefully you are not using tests as "free practice" ?


Have we got catchment rule for all school ? "free practice" for which test ?


A little light reading :)

https://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/forum/11plus/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=56639

https://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/forum/11plus/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=58117

Although I'm not sure how you managed to miss the introduction of catchment areas for the Birmingham grammar schools, given that you must have looked at the website for at least one of the schools, or the KE Foundation website, or visited one or more of the schools? Otherwise, how do you know that your DD wants to attend one of the KE grammar schools so badly that you are willing to uproot your family in order for her to fulfil that desire?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:32 pm 
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hermanmunster wrote:
venu91 wrote:
hermanmunster wrote:
Highly unlikely to get into KE grammars if outside catchment (new this year). Hopefully you are not using tests as "free practice" ?


Have we got catchment rule for all school ? "free practice" for which test ?


All the KE Birmingham Grammars have a new admission policy which makes it likely that only very few pupils living outside the defined catchments will be offered places.

Have you read the admission policy for the B'ham Grammars?

I just wondered why you were looking at doing a test when you lived way out of the catchment and are planning to move to Kent anyway?

Some people treat exams in other areas as free mocks - unfair on other kids doing them


- exactly you have raise the best concern. please write to DFE.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:37 pm 
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ToadMum wrote:
venu91 wrote:
hermanmunster wrote:
Highly unlikely to get into KE grammars if outside catchment (new this year). Hopefully you are not using tests as "free practice" ?


Have we got catchment rule for all school ? "free practice" for which test ?


A little light reading :)

https://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/forum/11plus/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=56639

https://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/forum/11plus/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=58117

Although I'm not sure how you managed to miss the introduction of catchment areas for the Birmingham grammar schools, given that you must have looked at the website for at least one of the schools, or the KE Foundation website, or visited one or more of the schools? Otherwise, how do you know that your DD wants to attend one of the KE grammar schools so badly that you are willing to uproot your family in order for her to fulfil that desire?


please read the catchment rules, still some are outside catchment.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:39 pm 
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venu91 wrote:
please read the catchment rules, still some are outside catchment.


may well be a very small number - quite a long way from Kent to Birmingham


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