Thanks. So why are some people worried that the new test could result in high scorers from out of the county winning places over and above "just passes" from nearby?
The last time this happened was 2004, before the main oversubscription criteria for OOCs changed to siblings and/or distance. Even then, as now, priority was always given to in-catchment applicants and there was never any question of their places being given to higher-scoring external applicants - the scores were used merely to differentiate between the OOCs once all the in-catchment children had been allocated places. Though it's surprising how many people are still under the impression that OOCs have to get a higher score...I overheard someone saying this as recently as last Thursday!