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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:41 pm 
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Please read all the following before posting about the results.

Issuing of results

1. If the test was taken by 1 October 2021, the result should be available for parents at Bucks schools on the Council's website after 3.30 pm on Friday 15 October. A letter from school is expected to be sent home beforehand (on Wednesday), giving instructions on how to access the result.

2. Parents at out of county and partner schools who took the test by 1 October should get their result by email on Friday 15 October.
If you appear not to receive your email, please remember to check your junk folder.

3. If the test was taken after 1 October, but no later than 21 October, the result will be made known on 31 October.

4. The website or email will give you your child's Secondary Transfer Test Score (STTS). It will also tell you what your child scored in the verbal, mathematical and non-verbal sections of the test. It will say whether the STTS qualifies your child for grammar school admission.

5. Further information is available on the Council's website. The relevant page is here.
Scroll down the page for useful information including:

      What the results mean

      Understanding your options

      If your child did not qualify


Scores above 121

6. Every year there are a number of people living a long way from Bucks who come on to the forum asking whether, with a score of 140, they stand a better chance of a place! :?
The flat qualifying mark will be 121, as it has been for time immemorial. All children achieving 121 or more are eligible for a place at a Bucks grammar school, depending upon the remaining admissions criteria for their preferred school such as distance. It makes absolutely no difference to the application process whether your child has scored 121 or 140 (or even higher!).

7. For that reason, please do not post scores above 121! It is not necessary. On this forum it is viewed as boasting.
We are sadly familiar with some parents coming on to the forum to make their one and only post to announce that their precious child achieved fifty zillion marks. We don't want to know that, and any such posts will be edited or removed.
By all means share your good news and happiness with us, but all you need say is "My child has qualified".

8. Read, and make sure you understand, the admission rules for each of the schools you wish to apply for.

9. Complete a CAF form for the Local Authority where you live, and submit it by the published deadline.

Support for those who've scored below 121

10. Please show kindness and sensitivity towards those who have not received the result they hoped for. There is nothing more unedifying than the spectacle of parents whose children have qualified whooping for joy in the presence of those who are not so lucky.

11. If you are among those with a non-qualifying score, but nevertheless think there is academic evidence to show that a grammar school place would be appropriate, we will do whatever we can to support you.
First of all, it is in your interests to be as well-informed as possible about reviews and appeals, but there is no easy short cut. Please do lots of reading before asking questions on the forum. Start here. (There may of course be some changes as a result of Covid-19.)

12. Note that, for a successful review or appeal, extenuating circumstances (such as illness) are very unlikely on their own to be sufficient. Strong academic evidence of grammar school suitability will be needed.

13. Please be aware that, if you opt for a review, and are unsuccessful, this could seriously prejudice an appeal, because any subsequent appeal can only be considered if the Appeal Panel decide that your review was not "fair, consistent and objective". You have been warned! For further information follow the link in point 11 above. Last year most reviews were found to have been "fair, consistent and objective".

Try not to raise your child's expectations with regard to a review or appeal.

14. To be realistic, most reviews/appeals aren't going to succeed. You don't want your child pinning all their hopes on a successful outcome because the sense of rejection at being 'turned down' again can be so very upsetting. The less you say about reviews/appeals at home, probably the better. Play down the possibility of a favourable decision. 'Big up' the likely alternative school.
Appeals, in particular, are a long way off (in the summer term), and some parents - wisely - don't even let on that they are appealing!

Questions

15. General questions and news are welcome on this thread, but if you have specific questions about your own case for review/appeal you must please start your own thread on the Appeals forum. We can do a much better job of helping you if all the information about your case is in one place in your own thread on the Appeals forum.
The Appeals forum can be found here.
Please name your thread:
          "[user name]'s case (Bucks)"

Many children who've not qualified at 11+ go on to be successful

16. Please do not say "My child has failed." He/she may not have got a qualifying score on one particular day in the autumn term of Y6, but many in this situation go on to be outstandingly successful.

      Quote:
      "It's ok to not to succeed. Not succeeding does not shape your personality; it's how you react ...... Do you dust yourself off and mope or do you dust yourself off and come back stronger the next time? Eventually you will win. It may not happen the next time, it may take a little time but you will win in the end."

      Quote:
      “Courage is not defined by those who fought and did not fall, but by those who fought, fell and rose again.”

For words of encouragement from those who have been through the experience of non-qualification in the 11+ (as well as an unsuccessful review/appeal) see here.


• Remember that you are very welcome to post your news on this thread as it arrives, provided that scores above 121 are not stated.

• For specific help with your review/appeal, use the Appeals forum.

• Don't hesitate to state a score below 121 on the Appeals forum - it could well be a significant part of the case. (It is scores above 121 that we don't need to know about.)

• Our very best wishes to everyone anxiously waiting.


Patricia

I would like to thank all the moderators for their help in compiling this information.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:09 pm 
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Bucks OOC email

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We will email your child’s result to you after 4pm on Friday 15 October.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:10 pm 
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We got ours just after 4pm (thanks Bucks for not making me wait any longer). DS has qualified. So relieved. Will finally have 2 children in the same school!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:14 pm 
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Can someone advise how much is the awarded score out of. Many thanks


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:14 pm 
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https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/scho ... t-results/

Looks like the site has crashed.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:19 pm 
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Qualified.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:20 pm 
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Can't access website. Can anyone access website?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:22 pm 
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Cluelesspoet wrote:
Can someone advise how much is the awarded score out of. Many thanks

The score is not 'out of' anything. It is an overall score calculated by standardisation against the cohort sitting the exam.
See here

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:25 pm 
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My son has passed with a very good score. I am happy.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:28 pm 
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I am in County and I can't access results.
All the above results is In-County or Out-County?


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