I guess with the new system, there won't actually be a pass/fail - there will just be a score. And then an application process.
We had our school meeting regarding the changes a while back and the head teacher said that you will be given your score and are aware of the rough pass mark, so you will still pretty much know if you have passed or failed, so to speak unless you are right on the edge. The problem obviously comes when you have eg 303, 304, 305, 306; she said you won't know if you are ok or not. She said if you got 302 or less, then you will not
I'm replying to my own post here, but do others agree with this?
303 has been the pass mark in recent years but how does this work. Will it be the case that 302 will definitely and absolutely fail
and there will be no point in putting any grammar schools down on the list??
I did hear that SHBS had a pass mark of 313 a while back. Does anyone know what happened then? If a boy scored 304 and put SHBS first on their list and WHSB second, did they get Westcliff or was their pass mark high as well? How could a pass mark have been higher for one school-was it simply due to v high scores that year or a higher number of applicants?
I don't understand and think my brain is addled; I just want it all to be over!!