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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:23 pm 
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Hello,
Please help. DD recently sat a mock exam from SD for GL and scored 67% for VR and 69% for NVR and Maths. Is this a good score- I am a bit worried as the average score on both papers were 70% and the top 30% of the cohort achieved around the 77% mark. I understand the raw score depends on the achievement of the cohort and so if DD does not achieve the grades within the top 30%, irrespective of the raw score, she will not get in, is this correct? Pease help as I am quite anxious now.

Shafeena


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:33 pm 
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The cohort you need to worry about is the one sitting the actual Bucks Transfer Test not a mock. No-one I know has ever sat a mock as they get a practice session in school anyway.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:36 pm 
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We live outside Bucks hence the need to do a mock as primarily schools here do not offer any support.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:38 pm 
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Bucks Primaries can't help their children either.

Everyone gets a practice though and in the place where they will sit the real test.

I presume you are near enough to a GS get a place should she qualify?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:01 pm 
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As above really. The cohort for which you've been given statistics won't be anything like the cohort that sits the Bucks test. For a start, I assume the mock was for a select few that paid for it, whereas the real thing is sat by almost every child in Bucks. That makes a big difference to the cohort so it is impossible to extrapolate predicted performance in one to the other.

More importantly, your post suggests a possible gap in your knowledge of the Bucks test. As Guest55 asks, are you living somewhere where qualification could lead to a place? Lots of parents enter the Bucks process every year, oblivious to the allocation process, and are disappointed when they don't get a place because they live too far away.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:17 pm 
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Shafeena, I've sent you a PM


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